Graduation Information

Students who have received federal student loans are required to complete loan exit counseling online at nslds.ed.gov. You are encouraged to meet with the Financial Aid Office if you have additional questions. Please contact them at 406.657.1096 or in the lower level of Prescott Hall.

Caps, gowns, and announcements will be available after April 1st in the RMC Bookstore. Announcements are $1.45 each and a package of 10 is $14.50. If you have any questions, please contact the RMC Bookstore at 406.657.1091 or rmc@bkst.com.

Students should be aware that the services provided by Career Services remain available to them as alumni. Examples include help with résumés and interviews skills; access to local, regional, and national job postings that are geared toward recent college graduates; and assistance formulating a job hunt strategy. You are encouraged to meet with Lisa Wallace in the Office of Career Services if you have additional questions. She can be reached in the Bair Family Student Center, or at 406.657.1039.

Students who are interested in temporary health insurance until they are employed are encouraged to stop by the Dean of Students Office or contact them at 406.657.1018.

Commencement Events

Academic Awards Banquet – April 8, 5:30-7:00 p.m., McDonald Commons in the Bair Family Student Center
This annual event honors students who have excelled academically throughout the year. If you plan to attend, please contact the Dean of Student's Office at 406.657.1018 or email teresa.rowen@rocky.edu for tickets by Friday, April 4.

International Honors Banquet – April 24, 6:00 p.m., Great Room in Prescott Hall
Current international students and students who have studied abroad are invited to attend this event, celebrating RMC's international programs.

Closing Reception for the Senior Art Show – May 1, 4:00-6:00 p.m., Ryniker-Morrison Gallery in Technology Hall
Come visit and celebrate with graduating seniors as they close their Senior Art Show, which runs April 9-May 3. Featured seniors include Stephanie Karklin, Sarah Nitschke, Melissa Justice, Jassica Sure Chief, Adrien Barrett, Caitlin Alweis, Chelsea Scott, and Shane McClurg. For more information, please contact Sally McIntosh, director of the Ryniker-Morrison Gallery, at sally.mcintosh@rocky.edu.

2014 Commencement Weekend

Friday, May 2nd

3:00 p.m. Graduation Rehearsal – Fortin Education Center, Gymnasium
5:00-6:30 p.m. Graduate and Family Reception, Hosted by President and Mrs. Wilmouth – Great Room in Prescott Hall
7:00 p.m. Baccalaureate Robing and Lineup – First Presbyterian Church, 2420 13th Street West
7:30 p.m. Baccalaureate – First Presbyterian Church, 2420 13th Street West


Saturday, May 3rd

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Graduate and Family Brunch – McDonald Commons, Bair Family Student Center
12:30 p.m. Robing and Lineup – Fortin Education Center, Small Gymnasium
1:00 p.m. Commencement – Fortin Education Center, Gymnasium


*Dress Code:
Rocky Mountain College Commencement is a formal ceremony for staff, faculty, friends, and most importantly, students. The College therefore requires all students to adhere to a formal dress code for the ceremony; men are expected to wear dress slacks and dress shirts and women appropriate skirts, dresses, or slacks. As there is a significant amount of walking and standing during the ceremony, comfortable shoes are recommended, and flip-flops will not be allowed.

Each student participating in the ceremony is required to wear the provided cap and gown, and no personalization of the caps may be made. The College recognizes that many students would like to wear uniforms or other cultural dress, and this is encouraged and accepted at all other graduation events, as well as under the cap and gown during the commencement ceremony.

*Note: In keeping with the formal tradition of commencement, noisemakers such as airhorns or cowbells are not allowed into the ceremony. The College asks that you and your family/guests honor this request.


Helpful Links

Graduation Application

Students must fill out a graduation application and turn in their $100 application fee by April 1, 2014, for May 2015 graduation. For December 2014 graduation, the application deadline is February 1, 2014. There is a $25 late fee for applications received after those dates.

Students must also meet with Carole Peterson the semester before their expected graduation date in order to review degree progression.

 
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