Montana State University

College of Letters and Science
American Studies Program

Montana State University
P.O. Box 172320
Bozeman, MT 59717-3440

Tel: (406) 994-4396
Fax: (406) 994-7420
Location: 2-155 Wilson Hall


Nicol C. Rae


David Cherry

Program Administrator/Advisor:

Cassandra Balent

Graduation Information

Information for American & Liberal Studies Students, 2011

Dear Students,

With spring semester comes the excitement and anticipation of graduation!  Please see below for a schedule and description of graduation-related events applicable to American and Liberal Studies graduates.  Please note, these graduation events are open to students who graduated in Fall 2010 or are planning to graduate in Spring or Summer 2011.  Families and guests are welcome at all ceremonies and receptions.       

In addition, be sure to check out the MSU Commencement website for important information about graduation including how to order caps & gowns, line-up information, FAQ's and more!

Best Wishes,

American and Liberal Studies Staff

Schedule of Events



April 5

Graduation Fair
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
SUB Ballrooms B & C
Co-hosted by Alumni Association, Bookstore, Career Services, and Registrar's Office.  Please see MSU Commencement website for more details. 


May 6

AMST/LS Student Recognition Ceremony & Reception

5:00 - 7:00 pm

*doors open

@ 4:30 pm

Procrastinator Theater & Leigh Lounge, SUB

Students will be recognized in a small ceremony hosted by the American & Liberal Studies programs.  Ceremony includes the presentation of a gift to each graduate, followed by a reception with hors d'oeuvres and music.

Please RSVP to the AMST/LS Office by Friday, April 22! 


May 7

University Graduation Ceremony

1:30 - 3:30 pm

*line-up @ 12:15 pm

Southeast Mezzanine (Undergrads)

Northeast Mezzanine (Master's degree)

Worthington Arena, Brick Breeden Fieldhouse

University ceremony & conferral of degrees.  Please see MSU Commencement website for more details.

Note: AMST/LS are included under University College