Commencement Extras


A professional photographer is on hand to take photos of each graduate as he or she is congratulated on stage. Proofs and ordering information is sent to your home address within six weeks of graduation. You can also access the proofs on the GradImages website.

University photographers are at the event taking pictures, which are shared on social media, including Facebook and Flickr.

Guests may take pictures during the ceremony. However we ask that you remain seated, so you do not disrupt the ceremony or block the view of others.

Celebratory Events

President's Reception for Graduates

President Richard J. Koubek will host a reception for graduates and their families from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 26, 2024. The reception will be held in the Memorial Union Ballroom (MUB). Complimentary hors d'oeuvres will be provided and a cash bar will be available. Business casual attire is requested. 

Please RSVP (requested but not necessary). If you have any questions, please contact the President's Office at 906-487-2200.


Graduation announcements may be purchased directly from Balfour or Herff Jones.

Gifts for the Graduate

The Campus Store and University Images carry a variety of alumni merchandise including diploma frames, alumni gifts, and souvenirs.

Local Information

Additional information about the local area is available online.


Show your #HuskyPride and celebrate your graduation with MTU swag. If there is any swag you would like to see please contact us at

Commencement Celebration Decorations

Download Michigan Tech decor such as cake designs, cupcake toppers, graduation cap decorations, and much more.

Animated GIFs

Michigan Tech's Giphy account is filled with animations to display your husky spirit or celebrate your graduation. On Instagram, Snapchat, and other social media platforms, search for "Michigan Tech" when adding GIFs to your post.

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Snapchat Lenses

Snapchat Lenses AR experiences transform the snaps that you share. Scan a lens with your phone to get started:

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MTUGrad Snapchat lense
Yellow square with black dots and a husky wearing a graduation cap image in the middle.

Zoom Virtual Backgrounds

Zoom virtual backgrounds allow you to display an image or video as your background during a Zoom Meeting.

MTU Grad Zoom Background - Yellow
MTU Grad Zoom Background - Cap
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Download Zoom Backgrounds