Montana Tech Announces 2019 Commencement Activities


Montana Tech will celebrate its 119th Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in the Butte Civic Center. The university is expected to award 685 degrees and certificates to 577 students.

Reunion weekend kicks-off on Thursday at 11:00 am with a reunion luncheon with campus leaders and alumni sharing Montana Tech’s achievements with reunion guests. The event will take place in the Mineral Museum. Later Thursday evening, Montana Tech will honor the members of the classes of 1959, 1954, 1958, 1974, and 1979 at the Montana Tech Reunion Dinner. The event begins at 5:00 pm with cocktails at the Chancellor’s Residence followed by the reception in the Natural Resource Research Center beginning at 6:00 pm. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased by calling 406-496-4402 or emailing

On Friday morning, reunion guests and commencement honorees will begin the morning with breakfast followed by optional High Tea at the Chancellor’s home, tours of the Distillery and Butte Brewery. Montana Tech is expecting a number of alumni to return for the weekend.

Graduates will go through a rehearsal ceremony on Friday at the Butte Civic Center at 3:00 pm in preparation for Saturday.

On Friday evening a number of alumni, graduates, families and friends will gather at the Clarion Copper King Inn for the Graduates Banquet, held in honor of the graduating class of 2019. The event begins at 6:00 p.m. with no-host cocktails followed by the banquet at 7:00 p.m. Guest speakers for the event are Montana Tech alumni, Anthony and Dr. Jonna Laslovich. Anthony graduated from Montana Tech in 2010 with a bachelor's degree in General Engineering with a Civil option and in 2011 with a master's degree in General Engineering. He works in Butte for Water & Environmental Technologies as a Project Engineer. Jonna graduated from Montana Tech in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences and earned her doctorate degree and specialized in orthodontics at the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health. Reservations are required for the banquet which is sponsored by the Montana Tech Alumni Association. If you have questions, please contact Peggy McCoy at 406-496-4402 by April 26, 2019.

Saturday morning will kick-off with the Nursing Pinning Ceremony in the Library Auditorium at 8:30 a.m. The Montana Tech Nursing Pinning Ceremony is a symbolic welcoming of newly graduated nurses into the nursing profession. At the ceremony, 23 Bachelor of Science (BSN) students and 1 Bachelor of Science Completion (BSN) student will be presented with nursing pins by Montana Tech Nursing Department faculty.

The Order of the Engineering Ring Ceremony will also take place on Saturday beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the Butte Civic Center. Montana Tech is expecting around 70 individuals to participate in the Order of the Engineering Ring Ceremony.

At approximately 10:15 a.m. on May 4, 2019, degree candidates will begin assembling in the halls of the Butte Civic Center in preparation for the Commencement Ceremony, slated to begin at 11:00 a.m. A reception for graduates, family members, and friends will occur immediately following the Commencement Ceremony (approximately 1:15 pm) in the annex of the Butte Civic Center.  The ceremony will be streamed live. Please visit The stream will be live at approximately 10:55 am on May 4, 2019.

For more information, please contact Amanda Badovinac at 406-496-4828 or