MSU sets fall commencement


Montana State University in Bozeman expects more than 1,190 students will receive degrees during MSU’s fall commencement, set for Saturday, Dec. 16.

MSU will confer degrees on candidates for graduation for fall 2017, according to Tony Campeau, MSU registrar, in a MSU News Service release. This fall semester, there are expected to be approximately 803 undergraduate students and 203 graduate students awarded degrees at commencement. In addition, 187 students who graduated in the summer will be eligible to participate in fall commencement.

The ceremony for all MSU colleges will be held beginning at 9 a.m. in MSU’s Brick Breeden Fieldhouse, with the processional beginning at 8:40 a.m. During the ceremony, Dan Wenk, the superintendent of Yellowstone National Park, who has been called “an eloquent advocate and steward of the world’s first national park,” will receive an honorary doctorate in letters. He will also deliver the charge to the graduates.

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