President Cruzado and the Commencement Committee request your presence to acknowledge our students’ success and share a celebration of that accomplishment with family and friends at the Fall 2016 Commencement exercises to be held at the Brick Breeden Fieldhouse on Saturday, December 17th, 2016.

Faculty representation is vital to the Commencement exercises, and we welcome your participation. Notification from you by Monday, November 21stis essential to allow plans and arrangements for seating. 

It is imperative that faculty members RSVP in order for us to set enough chairs to ensure that you are all seated together at the front of the arena. Please RSVP HERE.

The Faculty Line of March for the Processional will assemble in the South tunnel of the Brick Breeden Fieldhouse.

Assemble at 8:00 a.m.

Processional begins at 8:40 a.m.

Ceremony begins at 9:00 a.m.

Please note: Some faculty will line up in a separate area for the Major Professor & Doctoral Student Processional.  The Associate and Assistant Deans will sit with their individual college bachelor degree candidates. 

CAP AND GOWN ARE REQUIRED; Contact Heather Winslow (406) 994-3815 at the MSU Student Bookstore in the Strand Union Building for more information. 

Student Banner Marshals

Regalia will be provided by Registrar's Office on the day of the Commencement Ceremony. However, please still dress professionally, as you will be representing Montana State University.


Arrive dressed up in Basketball/ Volleyball offices at 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast will be provided-help yourselves!

Find a gown that fits and collect your banner to carry.

At 8:30 a.m., process to your designated area with your banner. Find your specific college and wait for your turn to enter the arena.


At 8:40 a.m., the music will begin and this will start the processional.

Lead your college in and stand aside while they file into their seats. There will be ushers guiding the students into the seats, so please step back, but do not leave your college until after all of them have been seated in their rows.

Once your college has been seated, process to the back of the arena and place your banner in its proper stand (they will be labeled) then go and stand in front of your chair.

Please remain standing until President Cruzado has asked you to be seated.

Ceremony (taking students across stage):

When prompted, collect your banner, walk to your designated college and usher them to the stage. You will walk across the stage with the banner. There will be a second marshal to count students to make sure all graduates from that college follow you up to the stage.

After crossing the stage with your banner, return to the floor to the first row of where your college was seated to act as a marker. 

After all students in your college have been seated, please return the banner to the stand and take your seat when done.

After Ceremony:

After the ceremony, please take your satin banners back to the Basketball/ Volleyball office.

Hang up your stole and gown, and you are free to go!