Montana State University

MSU sets fall commencement ceremony for Dec. 13

December 2, 2014 -- MSU News Service

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Montana State University expects around 900 students will receive degrees during MSU's 121st fall commencement, set for Saturday, Dec. 13.

MSU will confer degrees on candidates for graduation for fall 2014, according to Bonnie Ashley, MSU registrar. This fall semester, there are expected to be approximately 772 undergraduate students and 132 graduate students receiving degrees. In addition, 176 master’s and doctoral students who graduated in the summer will be eligible to participate in fall commencement.

The ceremony for all MSU colleges will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at MSU's Brick Breeden Fieldhouse, with the processional beginning at 9:40 a.m. During the ceremony, Brooke D. Anderson, an accomplished American diplomat who has served as an ambassador at the United Nations, as chief of staff and counselor for the White House National Security Council and most recently as senior adviser to the U.S. Secretary of State on the Iran nuclear negotiations, will receive an honorary doctorate in letters and science. She will also deliver the charge to the graduates.

For more information about MSU's 2014 fall commencement ceremony, go to

Contact: Bonnie Ashley, MSU registrar, (406) 994-2603 or