A visit to the MSU campus will provide opportunities to meet faculty, staff and students, and to explore life at Montana State! Because selecting a college is such an important decision, families are always welcome and encouraged to participate. MSU offers group visits during our MSU Friday events, daily campus visits and the option to do a self-guided tour.

Daily Visits

School & Community Visits

MSU Friday Visits

Self-Guided Walking Tour

 

 
Daily Visits

 Daily visits are available Monday through Friday, year-round, with the exception of major holidays. Students can attend a campus tour, visit our residence halls, meet with an admissions counselor, and get more information from academic departments of interest. Explore available sessions below, and take a look at our sample visit schedule!

  • 8:45am -   Introductory MSU welcome and video presentation
  • 9:00am -   Explore MSU on a campus tour
  • 10:00am - Experience on-campus housing
  • 11:00am - Attend an academic information session
  • 12:00pm - Break for lunch
  • 1:00pm -   Meet with an Admissions Counselor

Academic information sessions are also available at the following times:

  • 11:00am - Architecture Info Session
  • 11:00am - Engineering Info Session
  • 11:00am - Imagine Your Future: Why Humanities Matter
  • 12:00pm - Honors College Info Session
  • 1:10pm - Engineering Info Session
  • 1:10pm - University Studies Info Session (undecided students)

If you are interested in attending any of the sessions listed above, please select them when scheduling your campus visit.
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To schedule your visit, you are encouraged to complete the registration form or call at least two weeks in advance of your planned visit. If you have questions, please feel free to contact the Campus Visit Coordinators in the Office of Admissions at campusvisit@montana.edu, (406) 994-1989 or toll free 1-888-MSU-CATS. You are also more than welcome to just "drop in" and go on a campus tour.  

 

 Available Sessions

Campus tour in front of Montana Hall in winter.

Campus Tours

Monday - Friday

9 a.m. & 2 p.m.

Campus tours are led by our student AdvoCats and encompass the main areas of campus with a narration of the academics, student life and history of MSU. Tours last 45-60 minutes and depart from SUB 201 at 9am and 2pm Monday-Friday.  
Photo of the six admissions counselors.

Meet with an Admissions Counselor

We look forward to answering all of your questions about the admissions process, scholarship opportunities, academic programs, student life, Bozeman life, and everything else that Montana State University has to offer. This is a casual visit (not an interview), so families are encouraged to join in on the fun.

Not sure what to ask? Here are some suggestions.

Students throwing a frisbee in front of Yellowstone Hall in summer.

Residence Hall Information Session

Monday - Friday

10 a.m. & 3 p.m.

The Residence Life tour provides an overview of every living option on campus and allows visitors to view a residence hall room and tour the dining hall. Tours are led by MSU students and typically last about an hour.
For additional info, contact the Residence Life Department at (406) 994-2661 or via housing@montana.edu

Group of students walking in front of Montana Hall in winter.

Visit with a Diversity Ambassador

Diversity Ambassadors are student volunteers within Montana State University’s Office of Admissions that provide guidance and insight for prospective students who are considering making MSU their next home. Diversity Ambassadors serve as a vital resource for underrepresented students throughout every stage of the admissions process.

Learn more about our Diversity Ambassadors online here!

Two students work in an engineering lab.

Samples Classes

By appointment - Fall and Spring semesters only

Please schedule in advance

 Join us for a campus visit and you’ll have the opportunity to observe a real class taught by a real professor. Most professors require advanced notice for prospective students to attend class. Please check out our sample class list and let us know if you find a class you are interested in observing!
A professor speaks to a class on campus.

Academic Information Sessions

Various times weekly

Please schedule in advance

  • Architecture Info Session: This meeting includes information about the Architecture/Environmental Design program, scholarships, academics as well as a tour of the facility.
  • Jake Jabs College of Business Info Session: This meeting includes information about the College of Business, scholarships and academics.
  • Imagine Your Future: Why Humanities Matter: Today’s employers value the skills of critical-thinking, work ethic, teamwork, and strong oral and written communications.
    Come learn how you can get these skills by studying the humanities at MSU.
  • Engineering Info Session: This meeting includes information about the College of Engineering, scholarships, academics as well as a tour of the Facility.
  • University Studies Info Session: This meeting includes information for undecided students and those who want to explore a variety of majors before declaring a specific degree.
  • Honors College Information Session: This meeting includes information about the Honors College.

If you are interested in meeting with a different academic option not listed above, please select it on the visit form and we will do our best to schedule a meeting for you.

 

 
School & Community Visits

We welcome larger group visits every year, including high schools, TRiO programs, and more! We can accommodate these visits Monday-Friday, year-round. Please email or call our Campus Visit Coordinators to discuss what options are available.

Elicia Palmer headshot

Elicia Palmer

Campus Visit Coordinator

   201 Strand Union Building
   (406) 994-1989
   elicia.palmer@montana.edu
Kristine Johnston headshot

Kristine Johnston

Campus Visit Coordinator

    201 Strand Union Building
   (406) 994-1989
   kristine.johnston@montana.edu

 

 
MSU Friday Visit Program

MSU Fridays are a fun way to check out the campus! Our preview days offer tours, meetings with faculty members, advice from current students, sample classes and much more. For more info and to register, visit our MSU Friday page.

 

 
Self-Guided Walking Tour

For individuals who are unable to attend a regularly-scheduled campus tour, our office does offer a self-guided walking tour experience. This tour includes podcast audio to enhance your experience.

The 1.3-mile tour begins in front of the south entrance to the Strand Union Building and takes approximately 1 hour to complete. The number route follows the same path as our regular student-guided tour, however, visitors are welcome to tailor the tour to their own interests using the key below the map. If buildings are open, feel free to go inside and take a look around. If classes are in session, please try to be as considerate as possible.  

 

 


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