Carroll College, Helena Montana


Save the Date!

The Class of 2015 will celebrate its Commencement on Saturday, May 16, 2015.

More details will follow. Please see below for information from last year's Commencement ceremony.

Congratulations to the Class of 2014

The graduating Class of 2014 was honored at Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 10th, 2014. Carroll College graduates from the Class of 1964 and 1954 were also honored.

Congratulations, Parents

I want to extend my sincere congratulations to you as a parent. Your guidance, moral support, and financial assistance have played an important part in your son or daughter's college journey. Thank you for entrusting us with your student. Now it is time to celebrate your son or daughter's significant achievement!

If you have questions or need additional information, please feel free to call the Registrar's Office at (406) 447-5435.

Cassie E. Hall

2014 Commencement Calendar

Wednesday-Thursday, May 7-8, 2014


10:00am-3:00pm, O'Connell Hall Lobby/Conference Rooms
Graduates pick up cap, gown, hood, Baccalaureate Mass tickets, and line-up number, and also complete a brief survey.

At this time, graduates may bring items for the class time capsule. Smaller mementos like ID cards, name tags and photos are the best because space is limited. Graduates need to complete the financial aid exit interview and clear all bills at the Business Office (parking tickets, library fines, etc.) beforehand.

Friday, May 9, 2014

1:00pm, PE Center
Rehearsal for Commencement. This event is mandatory for all graduates. We'll explain all details for Commencement Day including where you line up and how you wear your hood.

3:00pm, St. Al's Lawn
President's Toast to the Class of 2014 and Unveiling of the Bricks. This event will occur near St. Al's on Alumni Walk, hosted by the Alumni Office and Student Activities. During this event graduates will fill their class time capsule. Only Dr. Tom & Lisa Evans and the graduates will be toasting, but families and special guests are all invited to attend.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

10:00am, Baccalaureate Mass, Cathedral of St. Helena
Graduates will assemble on the south lawn of the Cathedral at 9:30am. In case of inclement weather, gather in the Brondel Center (basement) of the Cathedral which can be accessed through the north doors facing the parking lot. Because of limited seating capacity in the Cathedral, each graduate is issued two (2) tickets. Please let your family and friends know that admission to Baccalaureate Mass is by ticket only. Immediately following Mass, your class will process to the front steps of the Cathedral for a photograph.

Graduate11:00am-1:00pm, Commencement Brunch, Campus Center
Commencement Brunch is offered for graduates, family and guests for $15 per person, with children age 10 and under charged $8 (Graduates are free!). Tickets must be purchased online by Thursday, May 1st. All tickets will be distributed to the graduate at cap-and-gown pick-op on Wednesday or Thursday. No charge for graduates, but you STILL NEED TO ORDER YOUR TICKET.

2:00pm Commencement, PE Center
Degree candidates assemble at the south side of Guad Hall at 1:30pm. In case of inclement weather, graduates assemble in the Fitness Center of the PE Center. Commencement seating is open to all and families are encouraged to arrive early to select suitable seats. Doors to the PE Center open at 1:00pm.

Additional Information

GraduatesCommencement 2014 Remarks

Commencement Address
by Mark Semmens
Carroll College Board of Trustees Chair
Watch the remarks

Student Address
by Stuart Allyn, Class of 2014

Closing Address
by Dr. Thomas M. Evans
President of Carroll College

Helena Photography will be taking a class and individual photographs at graduation. Kevin Hudson, the owner of Helena Photography, will be sending information to graduates and their families about how to order pictures. He can also be contacted via

Graduation Announcements
Standard graduation announcements can be ordered at the Carroll Bookstore at the cost of $1.50 each. For personalized graduation announcements, visit to place your order.

Need Lodging
Families planning to seek lodging in the Helena area should make your reservations as soon as possible. For information about lodging, visit the official Travel Montana website.

Special Accommodations
Guests who might need special accommodations during the 2pm Commencement ceremony, such as wheelchair access or seating on a lower level, can contact the Registrar's Office at (406) 447-5435. We will do our best to help meet your needs.

Brunch Tickets
Carroll graduates, students, families and guests are encouraged to join in the Commencement Brunch. Brunch tickets must be purchased online by Thursday, May 1st, and will not be available at the door. Tickets are $15 per person, with a reduced price for children under the age of 10 at $8 per child. No charge for graduates, but you STILL NEED TO ORDER YOUR TICKET.

Additional Questions
If you have any questions regarding rehearsal, Baccalaureate Mass or Commencement, please feel free to stop by the Registrar's Office, call (406) 447-5435, or email