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126th Annual Commencement

May 6, 2023 @ 10:00 am 1:00 pm

The University of Montana Western will celebrate its 126th Annual Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 6, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. in the Straugh Gymnasium on the UMW campus. The Commencement Ceremony Speaker will be Taylor Nahrgang and the Distinguished Alumni Service Award Recipient will be Phil Willett.


Graduates and degree candidates will need to arrive dressed in their full regalia for check-in no later than 9:00 a.m. at the Lucy Carson Library.


Guests can begin seating in the Straugh Gymnasium and Keltz Arena (both located in the BARC) at 9:00 a.m. Seating in the Straugh Gymnasium requires tickets reserved in advance by all participating graduates and degree candidates. Seating in the Keltz Arena, an additional ceremony viewing location, is open and does not require tickets. Visit for more information.


For those who are unable to attend in person, a livestream of Saturday’s Commencement Ceremony will be available starting at 10:00 a.m. on May 6 by visiting