Spring 2023 Commencement will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 6, at MetraPark


The livestream will begin on May 6 at 8 a.m.

Commencement Program

Frequently Asked Questions

The 2023 Commencement will be held on May 6 at 10 a.m. at MetraPark.

Please to go to the MSUB Campus Store website, click on the GRADS tab and select GRADUATION REGALIA. Follow the ordering instructions on the Oak Hall web site. Your gown will be sent directly to you. Deadline to order online is April 16, 2023. Gowns will be available at the Campus Store after April 24, 2023 for purchase. For more information, call the Campus Store at 1-800-201-3794.

Tickets are not required for Commencement for you or your guests. There is no limit to the number of guests who may attend in your honor.

Lifetouch is on site to photograph each graduate receiving a diploma and exiting the stage.  

New in 2023, Lifetouch has adopted PhotoDay as their image platform for ordering.

Parents and/or students have the option to text the Picture Day Code to PhotoDay:

You will receive a link that invites you to purchase an Advance Pay credit. Should you select that option (which is not required) you will receive a text message verifying your selection and you will be notified when the images are ready for purchase.

You can also choose not to opt into AdvancePay, and the photos will still be available for purchase using the same link when posted to PhotoDay. Parents and/or students will have the option of viewing ALL photos, searching by "tags" or FaceFind.

Lifetouch is providing this as a service - graduates are under no obligation to purchase photos. 

Should family members wish to take pictures, they may do so during or after Commencement but are not permitted on the floor with the graduates during the ceremony.

You will receive a name card when you pick up your cap and gown that your must prepare and hand to the "Reader of Names" on the stage. Please print your name clearly. There will be extra cards available at the information table at Metra Park lower level as well.

Due to construction at Metra Park, parking is available through the Bench Blvd entrance to the upper lot for the May 6, 2023, Commencement ceremony. The lower lot is unavailble due to construction and the fairgrounds' parking will be in use for other events. Limited shuttle service will be available for the guests who need it. Suggest to relatives and friends that they allow enough time to park, walk to Metra Park and be seated by 9:45 am. There are a limited number of handicap accessible parking spaces available directly in front of the main entrance to Metra Park.

Metra Park construction

After grades are due and finalized by the Registrar’s Office (anticipated May 17, 2023), we will begin posting degrees. This is not an automated process, and thus takes six to eight weeks to finish.

If you have a priority need (licensure, pending job offer, etc.) and need your degree posted as soon as possible, please email registrar@msubillings.edu with your name, degree, and contact information.

You can order official transcripts atMy Student Centeror through your myInfo secure area. Please note “hold for degree” if your transcript request requires your degree to be posted.

Diplomas will be mailed to graduates when they arrive.  We anticipate receiving spring 2023 diplomas by early September.

Undergraduate students whose overall GPA meets the requirements outlined in our academic policy for honors (honors, high honors, cum laude, magna cum laude, summa cum laude) will receive notification by April 17, 2023 along with information about picking up honor cords.

These designations will be posted to your academic transcript when your degree is awarded.

Yes.  The online commencement program for spring 2023, posted by May 5, 2023.

The MSU Billings Alumni Association is thrilled to welcome the class of 2023 to their ranks! Please visit the MSUB  Alumni Association page to learn more about this diverse network of more than 31,000 alumni worldwide. You can contact them directly at alumni@msubfoundation.com or (406) 657-2246. They will also be contacting you once your contact information is released to them from the university in the fall of 2023.