Orientation - Spring 2018

Fall 2018 International Student Orientation: Monday, August 20th and Tuesday, August 21st at the Strand Union Building. Times will be announced when the schedule is finalized. This international student orientation is mandatory and must be attended.

All degree seeking students must also attend the mandatory Montana State University Orientation on August 22nd, 23rd, and 24th. 

First day of fall semester classes is Monday, August 27, 2018.


Montana State University does not require a deposit, but please fill out the confirmation form as to whether you are attending Montana State University or not. We would greatly appreciate it.                           

It is important that you apply for housing as soon as possible. If you are an undergraduate students, please apply on the Residence Life Office website. If you are graduate student, please apply on the Family & Graduate Housing website. Only freshmen are required to live in the dorms. If you are not a freshman and if you are interested in off-campus housing options, we suggest you arrive at least 2 weeks before orientation.

If you have reserved a room in the residence halls or wish to reserve one, you may report to the Residence Life Office in the Miller Complex on campus to get information on accommodations. This office is open from 8am-5pm Monday-Friday.

If you plan to live off-campus, you will need to stay in a local hotel until you find an apartment. You can find local accommodation by utilizing websites such as Kayak.com, Priceline.com, and Hotels.com, to name a few.

Once you have your flight itinerary, please fill out the Airport Pick-Up Request Form. We will arrange for a representative from MSU to greet you at the airport and assist in getting you on your shuttle to campus. Please make sure to reserve a plane ticket to Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN). This service is free.                        


NOTE FOR FALL 2018 ARRIVAL:  The free airport shuttle service will be offered on August 16th, 17th, 18th, and 19th only (the four days prior to MSU international student orientation on August 20th). Your shuttle request must be made by August 2nd, 2018. Please use the link above to register. 


You WILL NOT be allowed to register for classes until all MSU immunization requirements are met and the Student Health Service checks and clears your records. Therefore, it is critical that you take care of meeting these requirements and return the Montana State University Health History Form as far in advance of orientation and registration as possible.

Required immunizations include two (2) MMRs (measles, mumps, rubella) and completion of Montana State University’s Tuberculosis Screening Form. Forms for reporting this information can be found online at http://www.montana.edu/health/immunization.html