Commencement Information

It is with great pleasure that the deans, faculty, and staff of the School of Business Administration congratulate the SoBA Graduating Class of 2016-2017 on your accomplishments. Below is specific information for the 2017 Commencement Ceremony at the University of Montana, which will take place on Saturday, May 13, 2017.

University of Montana Commencement Ceremony – 10:00am in Washington Grizzly Stadium

Students are encouraged to attend the full Commencement Ceremony as the School of Business’s ceremony immediately follows it in Adam's Center. Information regarding the Commencement Ceremony can be found on the Registrar's Website. To line up for the processional, please be on The Oval by 8:30am. Click on the map found here to see where the students for the School of Business Administration will be lining up. You can find it in line B (between the Liberal Arts Building and Main Hall), and a sign will be present that says “School of Business Administration”.

Once the Commencement Ceremony concludes, immediately go to the main floor of the Adam's Center for the School of Business's Departmental Ceremony, which will commence at 12:00pm. Students will be seated in the following manner: Master of Accountancy students, Master of Business Administration students, Master of Science in Business Analytics students, and then Undergraduate students. You will not be required to sit in any specific order or by major as undergraduate students, so feel free to sit in whatever order you please.

School of Business  Departmental Ceremony – 12:00pm in the Adam's Center Fieldhouse (Please remember your blue card given to you when you pick up regalia)

For students not planning to attend the UM Commencement Ceremony, meet on the floor of the Adam's Center Fieldhouse by 11:30 am to wait for the Commencement Ceremony to conclude. Representatives of the School of Business will be available to direct you to the right place. Seats are not reserved for the ceremony, and your family members do not need any tickets. Students will be seated in the following manner: Master of Accountancy students, Master of Business Administration students, Master of Science in Business Analytics students, and then Undergraduate students. You will not be required to sit in any specific order or by major as undergraduate students, so feel free to sit in whatever order you please.

Photography

There will be an area roped off near the stage exit for parents to stand to take pictures. We just ask that the parents take their place in their seats prior to you walking across stage and after you have walked to make room for other parents.

Post-Commencement Refreshments – Courtyard outside of the Gallagher Business Building

A brief reception with refreshments will be available for students and their parents immediately following the SoBA Department Ceremony. Please join the deans, faculty, and staff of SoBA to celebrate your accomplishments.

If you have additional questions, please contact the SoBA Student Success Center at (406) 243-5971 for assistance.