Watertown Commencement

You did it! Commencement is an exciting time on every college campus. Our graduation ceremony at Holy Name Catholic Church is always a soulful blend of long-standing traditions, emotional goodbyes, and reflections on the adventures that lie ahead. Here are some things you should know about the big day. 

MMC-Watertown will hold its commencement activities on


COMMENCEMENT: 11:00 A.M. -  Holy Name Catholic Church

We hope you participate in commencement as a way of sharing this accomplishment with your classmates and families. Here are some things to keep in mind.


Mount Marty has partnered with Balfour to supply regalia for Commencement. This process is ALL handled online at https://buildagrad.com/mmc . You will need to complete your order online before April 22 or you will not have a gown for Commencement. Please click the "Undergrad" tab and then "Order Now". Follow all on-screen instructions. The cost is $23.00, via credit card on the website, and you will return the gown and hood after Commencement but keep the cap and tassel.

Line up
Commencement: Gather in the Angelus Center at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church by 10:15 a.m.

We use all of your college work (including transfer work) to determine your graduation honors. Honors announced at graduation are based on the previous term's standing and can change depending on final degree verification. We’ll mail diplomas to students who have successfully completed all coursework and met all financial obligations. 

All the important people in your life deserve to join in the celebration of your accomplishment, so there’s no limit to the number of guests you can invite to the ceremony and no admission tickets are required. The ceremony will last about an hour.

Commencement will be held at

Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church
1009 Skyline Dr.
Watertown, SD 57201 

Visit the Watertown Convention & Visitors Bureau for information on lodging, dining, and other accommodations.

Guests may take photographs during the ceremony but must remain outside the candidate seating area. There will be time for personal photographs on the stage after the ceremony. 

Seating is available for people with disabilities on a first-come, first-served basis. Ushers will be available to help.