Montana State University

The Graduate School

Montana State University
P.O. Box 172580
Bozeman, MT 59717-2580

Tel: (406) 994-4145
Toll Free: 1-800-255-7962
Fax: (406) 994-4733
Location: 108 Montana Hall


Dr. Karlene A. Hoo, Dean

The Graduate School

Orientation Guides

Orientation for new graduate students was on January 6, 2014. Below you will find handouts and videos from each section. Please take the time to review each video (5-15 minutes in length).  These videos are mandatory for all graduate students to view.   

Graduate Teaching and Research Assistants are required to watch the additional videos marked GTA/GRA’s as well as take the required tra

Any questions about the videos or links, contact:

Speaker, Topic and Video Handouts


Welcome from Dr. Martha Potvin, Provost


James Junker, Graduate Student Union Representative


Leslie Taylor, Legal Counsel

Diane Letendre,Office of Instutional Equity. Title IX/Discrimination Policy and REQUIRED training for GTA/GRA students.

Justin Cook. Research Compliance


Brenda York. Veterans and Disability Services


Anna Zelaya. MSU Graduate Summit


Bonnie Ashley, Registrar. Gaining residency