New students will receive their first CatCard during orientation. New undergraduate or graduate students will be charged a $15.00 fee on their first semester student bill. All others will be charged at the time of production. Please bring a valid government issued photo ID with you to the CatCard office. A CatCard cannot be issued without photo verification.
The same undergraduate or graduate card is used during your entire stay as an undergraduate or graduate student. MSU undergraduates that continue in the MSU Graduate program will need to get a new graduate card in order to access graduate level research material in the library.
University privileges are not available for students until all fees are paid and attendance is confirmed.
Students attending Gallatin College will need to pay the $15.00 CatCard fee at time of production.
A $15.00 replacement fee will be charged for all cards regardless of reason for re-issuance.
Visiting students and ACE students need to bring a letter from their sponsoring department along with a valid government issued photo ID. A CatCard cannot be issued without photo verification. The CatCard fee is $15.00.
The CatCard is your identification card for Montana State University-Bozeman. The CatCard is used as your meal card, library card and laundry card. Your CatCard can also get you in to residence halls afterhours, student activities, the Rec. Sports Fitness Center, computer and math labs, student health services and many more. The locations page lists all the places where you can use your CatCard.
By depositing money online, at the CatCard office or the Residence Life Cashiers Office, your CatCard can be used as a debit card at various campus vendor locations.
Cuisine-N-Clean Cash (CNC cash)
Students who live in the Residence Halls may choose a meal plan option that includes Cuisine-N-Clean Cash. CNC cash can be used on campus for WEPA printing, laundry, concessions, dining halls and retail food operations. This CNC cash can be accessed through your CatCard and is non transferable and non refundable. CNC cash will carry forward semester to semester for all actively enrolled students. Please visit the University Food Services website for more information on meal plans.
Students living in the residence halls can use their CatCards to gain entrance in to the residence halls after hours (10:00pm to 7:00am). Also, the laundry machines in residence halls only use the CatCard. You must have money deposited on to the CatCard in order to use the laundry machine. Laundry costs $1.00/wash and $1.00/dryer.
WEPA Printing Kiosks (Residence Halls)
Use your CatCard to pay for printing and to access the WEPA printing kiosks in Residence Halls. For more information on WEPA printing, please go to the Current Students section of the Residence Life Website.
All dining halls on campus use either the CatCard or a Hand Scan to gain entrance in to the dining halls. For more information on the dining halls and meal plans please contact the Residence Life Cashiers Office at 994-2942 or visit University Food Services.
Student Ticket Info
MSU students taking at least 7 credits or more receive one free ticket to all MSU games. All student tickets are paperless. Football game tickets must be downloaded via msustudenttickets.com. All other games just need a valid CatCard to gain entrance to the game. For more information on tickets please visit msubobcats.com or call 406-994-CATS. Students attending the Gallatin College will have to pay an additional fee. Please go to the MSU Student Accounts Office in Montana Hall to pay for this fee.
(for Freshman and Sophomore students only) Take your CatCard to designated Champ Change events to earn points. For more information, please visit the Champ Change Website.
Student Printing Funds (Campus Labs)
As a current student, you will have access to $7.50 per semester via your CatCard for printing. The printing money is only good on printers, not photocopies or Copy Cats prints. Once this money is depleted you can deposit money onto your CatCard to continue printing.
Recreational Sports and Fitness Center
The Rec. Sports and Fitness Center uses either the CatCard or a Hand Scan to gain entrance in to the center. Gym privileges are not available until all fees are paid and attendance is confirmed. Students attending Gallatin College will have to pay an additional fee for gym access. Please go to the MSU Student Account Office in Montana Hall to pay for this fee.