Great Falls College MSU Campus Commencement 2018

Great Falls College MSU’s 2018 Commencement Ceremony is Saturday, May 5, 2018, 4:00 pm in University of Providence McLaughlin Center.

Graduates will assemble on the Great Falls College MSU (GFC MSU) campus in Heritage Hall at 2:00 p.m. for check-in. At approximately 3:30 p.m., graduates will process to the UProv’s McLaughlin Center for the Commencement Ceremony. 

Doors at the UP McLaughlin Center open to the public at 3:00 p.m., and the ceremony will start at 4:00 p.m.  The ceremony will last 1 to 1.5 hours, followed by a reception for you and your families and friends in GFC MSU Heritage Hall.

When making the decision to attend the Commencement Ceremony, please consider the importance of this event.  By completing your degree program, you have proven to yourself and to the world that you have the intelligence and fortitude to accomplish your goals.  This event marks an important milestone in your life and we truly hope you will choose to be part of this celebration as we honor your achievements along with those of your fellow classmates.

Caps, gowns and commencement announcements may be purchased through the GFC MSU Bookstore through March 31, 2018, and after that through the Josten’s website, jostens.com. Honors cords will be handed out before the ceremony to students who earned High Honors (GPA of 3.75-4.00) or Honors (GPA of 3.50-3.74).  To determine these honors, each student’s GPA at the conclusion of Fall 2017 semester will be used.

All degree candidates or credential recipients participating in the ceremony must wear academic regalia. Mortar boards may be embellished, within reason and using appropriate discretion. If embellishments are deemed inappropriate, however, you will be asked to not wear them in the ceremony.  Adornment to gowns are not allowed. Honors cords are authorized to be worn as part of the regalia. Appropriate clothing should be worn beneath the regalia. Those who are not dressed properly will be asked to leave the assembly area and will not be allowed to participate.

Special Accommodations:   Please contact Kathy Meier, Director of Disability Services at 406-771-4311 (Voice/TDD) if you require accommodations for you or your family members, especially requests pertaining to family floor level seating.

Note: Please leave any valuables at home as there is no way to secure valuables while the ceremony is taking place. You may meet your family and friends after the ceremony back at Heritage Hall at the commencement reception.

Your diploma will be mailed on or before July 31, 2018 after the conclusion of your graduation term to the address requested on your graduation application.  If your address has or will be changing, please provide the Registrar’s Office with this information as quickly as possible. 

Thank You!


Commencment 2018


Accommodations

Please contact Kathy Meier, Director of Disability Services at Great Falls College MSU, 406-771-4311 (Phone/TDD) or katherine.meier@gfcmsu.edu, if you have any questions regarding the seating for the mobility impaired and those needing a sign language interpreter.

Please watch for signage upon entering the McLaughlin Center, and you will be directed to the seating area. Please note that guests sitting in this area will be allowed only one other person to sit with them, due to the limited amount of seating available.

For Mobilty and Hearing Impaired seating information, view the seating chart HERE.


Academic Regalia

All degree candidates or credential recipients participating in the ceremony must wear academic regalia. Corsages or other adornments should not be worn on the regalia, nor should regalia be altered or modified in any way. Honors cords are authorized to be worn as part of the regalia. Appropriate clothing should be worn beneath the regalia. Those who are not dressed properly will be asked to leave the assembly area and will not be allowed to participate.


Application

To walk in the commencement ceremony, graduates must have submitted the graduation application.


Reception

A reception for graduates and their families will be held in Heritage Hall at Great Falls College MSU immediately following the commencement ceremony. Light refreshments will be served.


Questions

For questions, please email us at graduation@gfcmsu.edu or call Julie Freshly at 406-771-4304, or David Pratt, 406-771-4423. 

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