Students move in on campus

Concurrent with the Summer and Fall Freshmen Orientations is a special program for parents and families designed to acquaint you with MSU and its programs, facilities and services.

 

Freshman Orientation Dates 2017

Summer

June 12-14*

June 26-28*

July 10-12*

August 23-25

*Students attending these sessions are REQUIRED to stay on campus for the duration of Orientation.

 

Registration Information

The program includes:

  • A variety of sessions with University staff and faculty members
  • A session with the Assistant Dean of your student's academic college
  • Informal discussions with Student Orientation Leaders

There is a program fee per family (which does not include meals or lodging). Information about the Parent/Family program will be included with the Orientation materials your student will receive.

Schedule subject to change. A final schedule of events will be given at check-in.

 

Tentative Parent Orientation Schedules

June & July Parent Orientation Program Schedule

Monday

9:00-11:00am Check-in at the Strand Union Building
9:00-10:30am Campus Tours (departing every 30 minutes)
9:30-10:30am Honors College Information Session
10:30-11:00am

Pre-Vet Information Session

Pre-Health Professions Advising at MSU

11:00am-2:00pm Lunch on Your Own
12:15-12:30pm Parent/Family Welcome
12:30-1:15pm Dean of Students
1:30-2:00pm Orientation Welcome
2:10-3:00pm Living on Campus
3:00-3:30pm Family Q & A with ResLife Panel
3:30-4:30pm

Majors and Academic Advising at MSU

4:45-5:45pm

Health Services Information Session

5:45-7:30pm Parent/Family Reception

Tuesday

7:00-8:00am Breakfast
10:15-11:30am Parent Academics 1: Meet Your Student's College Dean Q & A
10:15-11:30am Bobcat Kids Camp: For Siblings of Orientation Students to Have Some Fun!
11:45am-12:30pm Parents Academics 2: Registrar's Office Introduces Tools for Academic Success
11:30am-2:00pm Lunch on Your Own
1:00-2:15pm Bobcat Kids Camp: For Siblings of Orientation Students to Have Some Fun!
1:00-4:00pm Write a Letter to Your Student
1:00-2:00pm Paying for School
2:05-2:25pm MSU Bookstore
2:30-2:50pm Cat Card: MSU Student ID
3:00-4:00pm Campus Resources for Safety
4:00-5:30pm Extravaganza Information Fair
4:30-5:00pm Inclusion at MSU
4:30-5:00pm Disability Services
4:30-5:00pm Veteran Services
5:00-5:45pm Student Athletics: Required for incoming NCAA Athletes
5:00-7:00pm Dinner on Your Own
After 5:00pm Self-Guided Walking Tour of Bozeman or Open Gym Night

Wednesday

8:00-9:00am From Orientation to Graduation: MSU Support for Your Student
9:00-9:45am Academics: What Your Student Needs to Succeed
10:00-11:30am  Parent/Family Brunch
12:00pm Financial Education Workshop
12:00-3:00pm Residence Life Open House

August Parent Orientation Program Schedule

Wednesday

12:00-3:00pm Orientation Check-in
12:00-3:00pm Campus Tours Departing Every Hour at 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm and 3:00pm
3:45-4:30pm Orientation Welcome
4:45-5:30pm Parent/Family Welcome
5:30-7:00pm Welcome Picnic for all Students, Families and Friends: $8.00 for adults, $5.00 for children 12 and under
 6:30-7:00pm  Honors College

Thursday

7:00-8:00am Breakfast
8:00-9:30am Parent Academics 1: Meet Your Student's College Dean Q&A
9:45-10:30am Financial Education: Information for navigating student loan debt and staying financially sound
10:45am-12:00pm Parent Academics 2: Preview the Advising Tools Your Student Will Use Everyday
12:00-1:00pm Lunch on Your Owb
1:00-2:00pm Counseling and Psychological Services, Health Advancement and Health Services
2:15-2:45pm Financial Aid
3:00-3:30pm Fee Payment
3:45-4:00pm Cat Card: MSU Student ID
4:00 -5:30pm Dean of Students and Campus Resources for Safety
5:00-5:30pm Disability Services
5:15-5:45pm Veteran Services
5:15-5:45pm Pre-Vet Advising
5:15-5:45pm Office of Student Engagement
5:15-5:45pm Diversity and Inclusion
5:15-5:45pm Pre-Health Professions Advising at MSU
5:15-5:45pm ROTC
5:15-6:00pm Student Athletics: Required for incoming NCAA Athletes
5:15-6:00pm Honors Pre-Registration: Required for incoming Honors students
5:00-6:45pm Parent/Family Reception

Friday

8:00-8:45am From Orientation to Graduation: MSU Support for Your Student
9:00-9:45am Academics: What Your Student Needs to Succeed
10:00-11:30am Parent/Family Brunch
11:30am-12:30pm Residence Life/Dining Services Social
12:45pm Campus Tour
1:45-2:30pm Financial Education: Information for Navigating Student Loan Debt and Staying Financially Sound