Adventure Awaits

To make the most of your time in Bozeman, MSU invites students to take part in several programs which complement your Orientation/Class Registration session. Expeditions, Adventures, and Trailheads MSU help students engage with their peers, provide networking opportunities with mentors throughout the campus community, and become even more excited about calling MSU and Bozeman home.


Expeditions MSU

Group of students rock climbing during summer.

Summer 2019

Want to make new friends, build a community and explore the wild side of Montana? Join the Outdoor Recreation Program on Expeditions MSU, a five-day, four-night journey to explore and engage with fellow incoming students as you experience the natural wonders of Montana.

Student trip leaders will share some ways in which to maximize your MSU and Bozeman experience as you backpack in the Spanish Peaks, explore the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem or retrace Lewis and Clark’s Canoe Journey on the Upper Missouri River. You will learn skills to help navigate both the wilderness and the college environment through a fun and challenging group experience.

Trips are offered before and after each summer Orientation/Class Registration session. The cost is $450 with scholarships available.

Questions? Contact the ASMSU Outdoor Recreation Center at 406-994-3621, or register online at the link below.

Adventures MSU

Group of students hiking on a mountain trail in summer.

August 18-20

Beginning college is the ultimate adventure and gaining the tools to succeed is the ultimate opportunity. The adventure of making new friends and exploring Bozeman coupled with the adventure of a high-ropes course, canoeing, hiking and relaxing in the great outdoors makes Adventures MSU an adventure you won’t want to miss.

We’ll ensure your first semester is a huge success with learning management presentations and career development principals taught by our expert staff. Early move-in and peer connections in this three-day adventure plus additional self-reflection and exploration papers throughout the semester make this jump-start opportunity a 1 credit class.

Cost is $450 with scholarship available. Contact the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success at 406-994-7627, or learn more at the link below to register for your adventure today!

Trailheads MSU

Students walk in front of Montana Hall in late summer.

August 18-20

You are at the trailhead to your experience at Montana State University. Strike out on your path by learning from amazing professionals sharing their stories, to empower the next generation of leaders.

This unique program will engage your mind as you lay the trail to your future career. Together we will explore career possibilities based upon your interests, hone your networking skills as you connect with exceptional community leaders and introduce you to individuals who will be your guide during your time at MSU.

Early move-in and peer connections in this three-day experience are an added bonus, plus additional self-reflection and exploration papers throughout the semester make this 1 credit class a can’t miss jump start opportunity.

Cost is $450 with scholarships available. Ready? Join us for Trailheads MSU before Fall Orientation by registering online at the link below. Contact the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success at 406-994-7627 with questions.


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.