Montana State University's 128th commencement ceremonies are set for 9:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5.

The university expects approximately 1,551 undergraduate students, 242 master’s students and 50 doctoral students will receive degrees, according to Tony Campeau, MSU registrar. There will also be 154 students from Gallatin College MSU who are expected to receive associate’s degrees or certificates.

In addition, 162 candidates for undergraduate degrees and 16 candidates for associate’s degrees or certificates in the summer session will be eligible to participate in spring commencement ceremonies.

There will be two ceremonies, both held at MSU's Brick Breeden Fieldhouse. Students from the College of Arts and ArchitectureJake Jabs College of Business and EntrepreneurshipCollege of Letters and Scienceand Gallatin College MSU will graduate at 9 a.m. with the processional beginning at 8:40 a.m. Bill Pullman, a renowned Hollywood actor who started his career at MSU, will receive an honorary doctorate in arts and will deliver the charge to the graduates at the morning ceremony.

Students from the College of AgricultureCollege of Education, Health and Human DevelopmentNorm Asbjornson College of Engineering and College of Nursing will graduate at 1:30 p.m. with the processional beginning at 1:10 p.m. Martin Goldsmith, a classical music radio announcer whose voice has graced Montana’s and the nation’s airwaves for decades, will receive an honorary doctorate in arts and will deliver the charge to the graduates at the afternoon ceremony.

This year’s ceremonies will also include a procession of international students carrying the flags of their native countries. There are expected to be 116 international students representing 31 countries graduating this spring, according to Deborah Chiolero, international student adviser with the Office of International Programs.

For more information about MSU's 2018 spring commencement ceremonies, click here.