Montana State University announced on Friday that the 2020 Spring Commencement has been cancelled. The university was notified by the Commissioner of Higher Education, Clayton Christian that due to the coronavirus pandemic, all Montana universities will not be able to hold large-scale, university-wide commencement ceremonies.

MSU President Waded Cruzado posted a letter on the university website Friday stating that the graduation ceremony cancellation is a "sad confirmation of what we were anticipating."

Graduates of the 2020 Spring Class will receive a personalized invitation to  the MSU Winter 2020 Commencement ceremony, to be celebrated on Saturday, December 19, 2020, at the Brick Breeden Fieldhouse.

2020 Spring Class graduates will also receive:

  • a personalized invitation from their respective dean for a fabulous Virtual MSU College Celebration, to be held remotely the second week of May.
  • a celebratory MSU Spring 2020 Commencement in a Box. This wonderful treasure chest will include the MSU diploma cover, a unique Blue-and-Gold tassel exclusively designed for the members of this class, MSU balloons for graduates' own "balloon drop" moment, and other surprises. In culmination, just like every MSU graduate in the past, MSU Spring Class of 2020 graduates will also proudly receive their diploma in a separate mailing.