Orientation for Parents and Families

Students move in on campus

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

 

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 $40 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 Orientation Schedules

June & July Orientation Program Schedule (View August)

Monday

9:30 - 11:00am Check-in
11:00am Presentations on ASMSU Outdoor Recreation Program, ASMSU and the Office of Activities and Engagement, Study Abroad and tours of the fitness facility, the library and the Museum of the Rockies
12:00pm Museum of the Rockies Tour
12:00-1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm Parent/Family Welcome
2:15pm Student Welcome
3:00pm Assistant Dean Meetings
4:15pm

Walking Tour of Campus

Information Sessions:

  • Honors College
  • Jobs and Careers- there is a difference!
5:00pm Dinner - Miller Dining Hall ($8.75) or on your own
   

Tuesday

7:00am Breakfast - Miller Dining Hall ($6.75) or on your own
8:00am What to Expect: The College Years
8:30am Financial Aid Information Session
9:00am Fee Payment Information Session
9:45am Academic Department Meetings
11:00am The Nitty Gritty of College Life
Your chance to find out what MSU is like from a current student's perspective.
11:30-12:30pm Lunch - Miller Dining Hall ($7.75) or on your own
12:05pm Cat Card information Session
1:00pm Student Health Services Information Session
1:45pm What MSU is Doing to Help Your Student Succeed
Making the transition from high school to university can be very difficult. Come learn about the transition process (for your students and YOU), including services and support available to make the first year (and beyond) a rewarding experience.
2:15pm Campus Resources for Safety
MSU offers many services to ensure your student has a safe and healthy MSU experience.
3:00pm MSU Bookstore information Session
3:30pm Residence Halls - An Educational Experience
Slide Show and residence hall tours.
5:00pm Dinner - Miller Dining Hall ($8.75) or on your own
6:00pm Army ROTC Info Session
6:15pm College Debt: What Can Your Family Afford
6:15pm Student Athlete Information Session
6:30pm

Information Sessions:

  • Greek Life (Fraternity and Sorority Life)
  • Air Force ROTC
  • Disability Services
7:30pm Parent and Family Reception
   

Wednesday

8:00am Parent/Family Breakfast - Our treat! (Advice from Freshman Orientation Staff)
9:00am

Information Fair 
This is your opportunity to check out some of MSU's great clubs, groups, organizations and services.

   

August Orientation Program Schedule (View June & July)

Wednesday

10:00am-2:00pm Check-in outside south entrance of the Strand Union Building.
10:00-11:30am Campus Tours Departing every 10 minutes.
11:00am
1:00pm
Museum of the Rockies Tour
11:00am
1:00pm
Facility Tours and Information Sessions
12:15pm Student Welcome (for student last names A-K)
1:00pm Parent/Family Welcome (for student last names A-K)
1:30pm Assistant Dean Meetings (for student last names A-K)
2:15pm Student Welcome (for student last names L-Z)
3:00pm Parent/Family Welcome (for student last names L-Z)
3:30pm Assistant Dean Meetings (for student last names L-Z)
4:45pm Student Health Services Information Session
4:45pm Honors College Information Session
5:30pm Welcome Picnic - (Available for purchase)
7:00pm Parent and Family Reception
   

Thursday

8:00am What to Expect: The College Years
8:30am MSU Libraries Information Session
8:45am MSU Bookstore Information Session
9:00am What MSU is Doing to Help Your Student Succeed
9:45am Academic Department Meetings
10:45am The Nitty Gritty of College Life
Your chance to find out what MSU is like from a current student's perspective.
11:30pm Lunch - on your own
1:00pm Financial Aid
1:30pm Fee Payment Information Session
2:00pm Cat Card Information Session
Everything you've ever wanted to know about the MSU Student ID!
2:15pm Academics: What Your Student Needs to Succeed
2:45pm Campus Resources For Safety Information Session
4:00pm Residence Halls - An Educational Experience
Your student's life on campus. Slide show and residence hall tours.
5:00pm

Information Sessions:

  • Greek Life (Fraternity and Sorority Life)
  • Air Force ROTC
  • Army ROTC
6:30pm

Information Sessions:

  • College Debt: What can your family afford?
  • Disability Services
  • Veteran Services
  • Student Athletes
  • Pre-Law
   

Friday

9:00am Parent/Family Breakfast - Our treat! (Advice from Freshman Orientation Staff)