Undergraduate Spring Commencement Program


Prelude Music

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“Pomp and Circumstance No. 1” by Edward Elgar

  • University Marshal and Mace Bearer—Robert Hutchinson, President, University Senate

National Anthem

“The Star Spangled Banner” by Francis Scott Key

  • performed by Michigan Tech Vocalist


Richard J. Koubek, President, Michigan Technological University

Student Address

Vincent Barfield, Graduating Senior

Commencement Address

Chang Park, '73, President and CEO, Universal Remote Control Inc.

Presentation of Degrees

  • ROTC Commissioning
  • Undergraduate Degrees

Alumni Welcome

Emily C. McDonald ‘12, President, Michigan Tech Alumni Board of Directors

Final Remarks

Richard J. Koubek


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If you are able, please stand for the Processional and National Anthem. At the conclusion of this ceremony, please remain seated until all of the graduates have recessed. 


  • Marika Seigel, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education and Dean of the Pavlis Honors College
  • Laura Bulleit, Vice President for Student Affairs

Color Guard 

  • Cadets Zack Horsch and Brandon Grzadzinski, Air Force ROTC
  • Cadets Josh Collier and Nathaniel Groth, Army ROTC



Real-time captions of the ceremony are available on any device via StreamText. Scan the code on the back of the program to get started.

Drinking Water

Drinking fountains are located in the main lobby of the Student Development Complex (SDC) near the Central Ticket Office.

First Aid

A medical station is available in the training room across from the main entrance of the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena. Emergency services are on standby. Ask an usher for assistance.


A vending area and the Coaches Corner Café are located near the main lobby. Some ice arena concession stands are also open.


Arrangements have been made to have photos taken of each graduate. Proofs will be sent to each graduate within two weeks of graduation. Photo locations will be available in the Multipurpose Room following the ceremony.


Facilities are located on the concourse level of the ice arena, as well as in the SDC main lobby.

MTU Apparel and Souvenirs

Campus retail stores are open. University Images is located in the SDC, and the Campus Store is located in the Memorial Union Building on the lower campus.

Wi-Fi Access

Complimentary internet access is available in the SDC. Connect by selecting MichiganTechGuest or PFN from the list of available networks on your device. After connecting, proceed to a web browser and read and accept the Terms of Service Agreement to be connected to the network.

The SDC is an alcohol-free and tobacco-free facility.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Presentation of Degrees

Undergraduate Degrees

Presented by Andrew Storer


Presented by Lt. Col. Tide Gile
Sworn in by Col. Galen Ojala, US Space Force

Air Force ROTC

Presented by Lt. Col. Ben Zuniga
Sworn in by Col. Galen Ojala, US Space Force

Interdisciplinary Programs

Presented by Dean Johnson

  • Construction Management 
  • Mechatronics
College of Business

Presented by Dean Johnson

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Engineering Management
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
College of Computing

Presented by Dennis Livesay    

  • Computer Network and System Administration
  • Cybersecurity
  • Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Software Engineering
College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science

Presented by David Flaspohler

  • Applied Ecology and Environmental Science
  • Forestry
  • Natural Resources Management
  • Sustainable Bioproducts
  • Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
College of Sciences and Arts

Presented by Ravindra Pandey

  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Biology Focus)
  • Biological Sciences
  • Computational Biology
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Human Biology
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Nursing
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Chemistry Focus)
  • Chemistry
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Psychology
  • Humanities
  • Communication, Culture, and Media
  • English
  • Scientific and Technical Communication
  • Exercise Science
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Applied Physics
  • Physics
  • Anthropology
  • History
  • Social Sciences
  • Sustainability Science and Society
  • Audio Production and Technology
  • Sound Design
  • Theatre and Electronic Media Performance
  • Theatre and Entertainment Technology
College of Engineering      

Presented by Audra Morse   

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geospatial Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Robotics Engineering
  • Engineering
  • Applied Geophysics
  • Geological Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

The commencement ceremony at Michigan Technological University is a symbolic celebration of graduation for the candidates. Participation in commencement does not constitute the completion of degree requirements, and the list of graduates and honor recipients on the commencement website is not an official list.