We plan to hold an in-person Spring 2021 Commencement on Saturday, May 1 at MetraPark. Out of an abundance of caution and for the health and safety of our graduates and their guests, two separate in-person commencement ceremonies will be held:

May 1 at 10 a.m.: Graduates from the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and City College

Graduates whose last names begin with the following letters are asked to arrive for seating at the following times:

Last Name Graduate Arrival Time
A-J 9:00am
K-R 9:15am
S-Z 9:30am

 

May 1 at 2 p.m.Graduates from the College of Business, College of Education, and College of Health Professions and Sciences

Graduates whose last names begin with the following letters are asked to arrive for seating at the following times:

Last Name Graduate Arrival Time
A-J 1:00pm
K-R 1:15pm
S-Z 1:30pm

 

IMPORTANT:

All graduates and attendees MUST wear a face covering at the commencement ceremony. Graduates will receive a special "Commencement" face mask.

All attendees must have a ticket to attend the commencement ceremony so we can track the number of attendees.  There are no limit to how many guests a graduate can have at commencement, but all guests will sit in their assigned seats. Tickets are available in even number sets, as they are designed to be seated in "pods" with distances from other groups. There is no charge for tickets. 

Tickets can be acquired on the MetraPark website.

Commencement Program

Commencement Frequently Asked Questions

The 2021 Commencement will be held on May 1, 2021 at MetraPark.

Out of an abundance of caution and for the health and safety of our graduates and their guests, plans are moving forward to hold two separate commencement ceremonies.

10am     Graduates from the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences and City College

2pm       Graduates from the College of Business, College of Education, and College of Health Professions and Sciences

By now, you should have submitted your graduation application and indicated if you plan to attend the ceremony. If you aren’t sure, or want to change your response, please contact Karen Mikelson, Graduation Specialist at 406-657-1782 or karen.mikelson@msubillings.edu

YES! We are asking all guests to wear a mask. We were unable to have an in-person celebration last spring. Our COVID-19 safety plan for in-person Commencement, requires that all parties wear masks.

All attendees must have a ticket to attend the commencement ceremony so we can track the number of attendees.  There are no limit to how many guests a graduate can have at commencement, but all guests will sit in their assigned seats. Tickets are available in even number sets, as they are designed to be seated in "pods" with distances from other groups. There is no charge for tickets. 

Tickets can be acquired starting at 10 a.m. on March 5 via the MetraPark website

Please to go to the MSUB Campus Store website, click on the GRADS tab and select GRADUATION REGALIA. Follow the ordering instructions on the Oak Hall web site. Your gown will be sent directly to you. Deadline to order online is April 9th, 2021. Gowns will be available at the Campus Store after April 1st. For more information call the Campus Store at 1-800-201-3794.

After grades are due and finalized by the Registrar’s Office (anticipated May 5, 2021), we will begin posting degrees. This is not an automated process, and thus takes six to eight weeks to finish.

If you have a priority need (licensure, pending job offer, etc.) and need your degree posted as soon as possible, please emailregistrar@msubillings.eduwith your name, degree, and contact information.

You can order official transcripts atMy Student Centeror through your myInfo secure area. Please note “hold for degree” if your transcript request requires your degree to be posted.

Diplomas will be mailed to graduates when they arrive.  We anticipate receiving spring 2021 diplomas by early September.

Undergraduate students whose overall GPA meets the requirements outlined in ouracademic policy for honors(honors, high honors, cum laude, magna cum laude, summa cum laude) will receive notification by April 16, 2021 along with information about picking up honor cords.

These designations will be posted to your academic transcript when your degree is awarded.

Yes.  The online commencement program for spring 2021, posted by April 30, 2021.

The MSU Billings Alumni Association is thrilled to welcome the class of 2021 to their ranks! Please visit the MSUB Foundation Alumni page to learn more about this diverse network of more than 31,000 alumni worldwide. You can contact them directly at alumni@msubillings.edu or (406) 247-5781. They will also be contacting you once your contact information is released to them from the university in the fall of 2021.