Section 400: Academic Affairs

Effective: October 25, 1994
Revised: September 2013
Review Date: September 2015
Responsible Party: Chancellor


It is a professional obligation of all Montana State University - Northern administrators, professional staff, and faculty to attend the annual commencement ceremony.


Requests for absences from our annual commencement ceremony should be in writing to the Chancellor stating reason for absence. Requests will be weighed against the following criteria:

  1. The absence is necessary for attendance at a professionally related activity which cannot be scheduled at another time: summer session, workshop, etc.
  2. The absence is necessary for compelling reasons of a personal nature: illness, graduation of a close relative at another campus on the same date, etc.