Welcome to the Bobcat Family

We are very excited for you to join us for the continuation of your college career! Orientation is your introduction to academic and non-academic life at Montana State University. Transfer students will have two options for completing an Orientation. The first option is for you to complete an individual Orientation. The second option will be to attend a formal transfer Orientation just prior to classes starting.

Students accepted for admission to MSU will receive Orientation materials, which will outline the details for both options, at the following times:

  • Students admitted for Fall Semester-after January 14th
  • Students admitted for Spring Semester-after November 1st
  • Students admitted for Summer Session-after January 14th

Visit the transfer student guide for more information on transferring to MSU.

Learn more:

Orientation & Class Registration Session Options

Orientation Registration Info

Orientation Session Schedules

Specialized Orientation Sessions


 


Session Options

Transfer students can register for courses by choosing one of the following two options:

Option 1

The first way to complete the Orientation process is by visiting campus and completing the Transfer Student Checklist (included in the Orientation information we mailed you) on your own.

This option requires you to spend one weekday on campus and meet with an advisor. These dates vary depending on the semester you plan to enroll at Montana State. 

To register for this option, please mark "Option 1" online through the Undergraduate Admissions Checklist. Then, complete each step on the checklist in the order listed. In order for your Orientation to be considered complete, you are responsible for each item on the checklist.

Option 2

The second way to complete the Orientation process is to attend the Transfer Student Orientation Program.

Dates vary depending on the semester you plan to enroll at Montana State. Please see below for tentative dates.

To register for this option, please mark "Option 2" online through the Undergraduate Admissions Checklist. A confirmation will be emailed upon receipt of your completed registration. Please review the Transfer Option 2 Checklist to assure everything is completed by Orientation.
 

Orientation Registration Information

All new students are required to attend an Orientation, except for students registering for summer courses. Please see below for more information.

To register for Orientation, click the Register Now button and then click on 'Log into MyInfo' with your Student ID number and password, then click on 'Undergraduate Admissions Checklist.' Please select either 'Option 1' or 'Option 2' depending on your preference. Additional info, including tentative schedules, may be found below.

 



 

 

Schedules & General Information

For more information on your Orientation session, including a tentative schedule of events, please select the semester you plan to enroll at Montana State University.

Fall Semester

Spring Semester


Fall Semester Registration Information

Transfer students can register for courses by choosing one of the following options:

Option 1:

The first way to complete the Orientation process is by visiting campus and completing the Transfer Student Checklist (included in the Orientation information we mailed you) on your own. This option requires you to spend one weekday on campus between mid-April and mid-August and meet with an advisor. You cannot complete this option over the phone. You MUST come to campus. To register for this option, please mark "Option 1" online through the Undergraduate Admissions Checklist. Then, complete each step on the checklist in the order listed. In order for your Orientation to be considered complete, you are responsible for each item on the checklist.

Option 2:

The second way to complete the Orientation process is to attend the Transfer Student Orientation Program. To register for this option, please mark "Option 2" online through the Undergraduate Admissions Checklist. A confirmation will be emailed upon receipt of your completed registration. Please review the Transfer Option 2 Checklist to assure everything is completed by Orientation. Transfer Student Orientation Program will be held on on Tuesday, August 20, 2019.

Tentative Fall Orientation Schedule

Tuesday

8:00-9:00am Orientation Check-in at the Strand Union Building
9:05-9:15am Welcome to MSU and Program Overview
9:15-10:00am Academic Tools: Preview the Advising Tools You Will Use Everyday
10:00-11:15am Academics 1: Your Introduction to Your MSU Degree
11:15am-1:15pm Math Placement Exam
11:30am-1:30pm Lunch on Your Own
1:45pm Meet Your Department Head
Following Dept. Head Meeting Departmental Advisor Meeting & Plan Your Fall Schedule
 
After meeting with your departmental advisor, you will be able to complete your course registration online.
3:00pm Course Registration Begins
 

Spring Semester Registration Information

Transfer students can register for courses by choosing one of the following options:

Option 1:

Visit campus and complete the Transfer Student Checklist on your own. This option requires you to spend one weekday on campus between mid-November and early January and meet with an advisor[BROKEN LINK]. You cannot complete this option over the phone. You MUST come to campus. In order for your Orientation to be considered complete, you are responsible for each item on the checklist. This option has limited availability.

Option 2:

Attend the Transfer Student Orientation Program on Monday, January 7 and Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Tentative Spring Orientation Schedule

Monday

8:00–8:45am Check-in
8:10–8:20am Campus Tours Depart every 5 minutes
9:00am Welcome to MSU and Program Overview
9:30am Registration Meeting
10:30am Assistant Dean Meetings
10:30am-1:00pm Departmental Advisor Meetings
1:00-4:00pm Academic Information Sessions

Tuesday

8:00–10:00am Course Registration in MSU Computer Labs

 

Specialized Orientations

Veteran Orientation

Contact the Veteran Support Center at (406) 994-3661 or vets@montana.edu for information or to register.

Non-Traditional Student Orientation

The Non-Traditional Orientation is designed to meet the needs of incoming non-traditional aged students who are attending college for the first time. This program is by invitation only. Eligible students will be notified.

 


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 orientation@montana.edu, or call us Monday - Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm MT at 1-888-MSU-CATS.