Over 2,000 to receive degrees
Montana State University expects 2,040 students will receive degrees during MSU's 124th spring commencement, set for 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7.
MSU will confer degrees on candidates for graduation for the 2015-2016 academic year. This spring semester, there are expected to be 1,464 undergraduate students, 240 master’s students and 40 doctoral students receiving degrees, according to Tony Campeau, MSU registrar. There will also be 133 students from Gallatin College MSU who are expected to receive associate’s degrees or certificates. In addition, 170 candidates for undergraduate degrees and 13 candidates for associate’s degrees or certificates in the summer session will be eligible to participate in spring commencement ceremonies.
There will be two ceremonies, both held at MSU's Brick Breeden Fieldhouse. Students from the College of Agriculture, College of Arts and Architecture, College of Education, Health and Human Development, College of Nursing and Gallatin College MSU will graduate at 9 a.m. with the processional beginning at 8:40 a.m. Willard "Will" Weaver, who from 1985 to 2001 served as dean and CEO of what is now Great Falls College MSU, will receive an honorary doctorate in letters (education) and deliver the charge to the graduates at the morning ceremony.
Students from the Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship, College of Engineering and College of Letters and Science will graduate at 1:30 p.m. with the processional beginning at 1:10 p.m. Jean Bennington Sweeney, a vice president of the global innovation company 3M, will receive an honorary doctorate in science (engineering) and deliver the charge to the graduates at the afternoon ceremony.
to learn more
For more information about MSU's 2016 spring commencement ceremonies, visit http://www.montana.edu/commencement/.