Freshman Students

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  • Orientation Info & Dates
  • Orientation Signup Info
  • Spring, Summer, and Fall Orientation Schedules

Transfer Students

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  • Orientation Info & Dates
  • Registration information for Spring and Fall
  • Schedule for Spring and Fall Orientations

Parent Information

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  • Orientation Information
  • Schedule for Summer and Fall Orientations
  • Information for Parents and Families
  • Bobcat Parent and Family Program

Frequently Asked Questions

Travel Information




Placement Exams

Additional Campus Resources

Orientation is required for all new, incoming students and is designed to provide help in the following areas:

Academic & Social Success

  • Provide academic advising, articulate degree requirements, and facilitate student class registration.
  • Introduce support services.

Becoming a Bobcat

  • Inform students about the history, traditions, campus cultures, and engagement opportunities to facilitate identification with and integration into the institution. 
  • Provide opportunities for students to interact with other new students, current students, faculty, and staff. 
  • Provide opportunities for experienced students to share and develop leadership skills.


  • Prepare students to successfully navigate physical environment
  • Articulate student role and responsibilities as a member of the Bobcat community.
  • Communicate academic expectations of students at a public, land-grant, high-research institution.

    Questions? We're here to help.

    If you have questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us! You can email our staff at, or call us Monday - Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm MT at 1-888-MSU-CATS.