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Dear Campus Community,
 
I cannot express how much I appreciate you during these challenging times. You are all doing the best you can in this situation, and I applaud your resiliency, dedication, and determination.
 
I want to let you know that in alignment with a decision made collectively by the Montana University System, and with clear guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention discouraging travel and large gatherings, Montana State University Billings will be postponing the spring 2020 commencement.

This includes all graduation events, college convocations and campus-wide commencement. Many consider commencement to be the most important event we hold. I know this is disappointing to us all, but especially to our students who were looking forward to celebrating this incredible milestone at the end of this semester. We know their families and loved ones share in their disappointment. This has been a unique and trying semester for all of us, and this decision was made with the health and well-being of all members of our campus community and their loved ones in mind.
 
The new 2020 commencement date is December 19, 2020, at end of fall 2020 semester. It will take place on the MSU Billings university campus instead of at Metra Park. We want to bring commencement to campus, in hopes that it will help provide a greater sense of school spirit and unity. City College will continue to hold their own ceremony and details will be forthcoming.
 
Our campus community is strong, adaptable, and dedicated to each other. We take comfort knowing that in these uncertain times, our graduates are leading us into the future. We appreciate your understanding and commitment to unite as a community and nation to support our collective efforts to protect those most vulnerable to the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Be well,
 
Office of the Chancellor
McMullen Hall, Room 207
406.657.2300