Montana Hall Renovations

Construction has begun on a renovation project designed toMontana Hall photoimprove the overall safety, functionality and accessibility of historic Montana Hall.

When complete, the improvements will allow Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant access to all floors of the building thanks to the installation of a new elevator. Previously, only the basement level was accessible. Also, for the first time in the building's history, an ADA-compliant restroom will be available on each floor. The building's safety will be improved, as well, with a new fire-rated exit stairwell and a new fire hydrant placed near the building.

Work is expected to last into December 2018.
If students, faculty or staff with accessibility needs must visit our offices in Montana Hall
call us directly at 406-994-4125 for alternate accommodations
or the Office of Disability Services at 406-994-2824.

MSU International Doctoral Student Wins Award for Wheat Rust Research

Bernard NyamesortoBernard Nyamesorto, a doctoral student from Ghana in the College of Agriculture at MSU, recently won the graduate research competition at the Borlaug Global Rust Initiative technical workshop in Morocco for his research on rust-resistant wheat. Read about his research and the competition in this MSU News story





MSU Graduate's Research of Wildlife Movement Patterns Wins Recognition from Ecology Organization

Meredith McClure MSU News

Meredith McClure, who earned her doctorate in MSU’s Department of Ecology in 2012,won the Outstanding Paper Award in Landscape Ecology from the U.S. Regional Association of the International Association for Landscape Ecology. She received the award at the organization’s annual meeting in April. Read about her paper and current work as a lead scientist at Conservation Science Partners, a nonprofit organization based in Truckee, California.



Graduate Student Conversations: Our Values about Student-Faculty Relationships

Join MSU Relationship Policy Task Force for a community conversation about values and policies regarding faculty-student relationships. Universities across the country are revisiting their policies regarding consensual relationships between faculty and students. Join one of these discussions to consider scenarios, listen to your colleagues, and describe your values. Come with an open mind and a willingness to offer suggestions to guide MSU’s policy-making process. 

During the workshop, participants will

  • Analyze the power difference between faculty and students that results from the position of authority conferred on the faculty member by the university.
  • Articulate community values concerning faculty-student consensual romantic relationships
  • Evaluate pros and cons of various types of university policies regarding faculty-student relationships

Upcoming dates:

  • Monday, November 26, 2018, 11:00 – 12:00 PM , SUB 233
  • Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 10:00 – 11:00, SUB 235
  • Thursday, November 29, 2018, 12:00 – 1:00, SUB 235

Send questions about this workshop to Joe Hicks at or Kellie Peterson at

Gallatin College, MSU Dual Enrollment Access and Outreach Project VISTA

Serve with Gallatin College to increase first generation, low income, rural high school students’ access to post-secondary education through dual credit courses. As a VISTA you will use technology to remove barriers for students through the creation and implementation of an online dual enrollment orientation, registration process, and instructor training workshops. Apply to serve here.

Focus Fridays with The Writing Center

The Writing Center offers workshops and open writing time for graduate students. Workshops take place three times a semester and are held at the Innovative Learning Studio (ILS) in the Library. At each meeting, a Writing Center tutor will give a short presentation on various writing topics. After the presentation, tutors will be available to answer questions and work one-on-one with writers on their individual projects, including dissertations, job applications or personal statements. The workshops are scheduled from 9 am to noon, and writers should feel free to drop in at any point.  Coffee and bagels are provided! Dates for fall semester Focus Fridays are below:
September 14
October 12
November 9


Orientation photoDates & Deadlines 

February 5, 2019 — Last day for graduate students to file spring Graduation Application

Review additional deadlines for the 2018-2019 academic year

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Wondering what to expect at the Commencement Ceremony? 

Check out our short Commencement Tutorial video to find out more.