MSU colleges to host virtual celebrations for graduating students May 7-9

Montana State University’s colleges will commemorate the spring class of 2020 with Virtual College Celebrations scheduled for Thursday, May 7, through Saturday, May 9.

Every graduating student in the spring class of 2020 will receive a personalized invitation from their respective dean for their event, which will be streamed online.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the university will not hold in-person commencement events. Spring 2020 graduates are instead invited to attend fall commencement on Dec. 19. Each graduate will also receive in the mail a celebratory “Commencement in a Box,” filled with balloons, their diploma cover and more to mark the monumental moment from home.

Information for each college event can be found at The website will be updated to include links to where each program will be streamed. The start time and date for each college celebration is as follows:

Thursday, May 7

  • 7 p.m. - Honors College

Friday, May 8

  • 11 a.m. - Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering
  • 12:30 p.m. – College of Nursing Caring for Our Own Program Celebration
  • 2 p.m. - College of Nursing
  • 3 p.m. - College of Education, Health and Human Development
  • 3 p.m. - Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship Master of Professional Accountancy Celebration
  • 4 p.m. - Gallatin College
  • 4:30 p.m. - College of Agriculture
  • 5 p.m. - Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship

Saturday, May 9

  • 9 a.m. - Graduate School
  • 11 a.m. - College of Letters and Science
  • 3:30 p.m. - College of Arts and Architecture

Diplomas will be mailed in July to each graduate upon a successful completion of degree requirements.

For more information and for contact information for each college, visit