MSU Debut is a collection of co-curricular events and activities at the beginning of each semester with the goal of engaging students and showcasing the best of our campus community. This series of events equips students for a successful transition to Montana State University, empowers them to contribute to the Bobcat community, and fosters inclusion, integrity, and belonging.

Get Involved. Get Connected.
Own Your Experience.


volunteer for msu debut

We need your help! MSU Debut is looking for event volunteers for programming that encourages incoming students to get involved, build community, and add value to their college experience. There are a variety of awesome events that should fit your schedule and interests. If you would like to volunteer please click here and we will be in contact with you later this month


welcome new and returning bobcats

Fall 2022 Events

Signature events

Saturday, August 20th

Hypnotist Michael C Anthony
SUB Ballrooms
Doors Open at 7:30pm
Join us for light refreshments and an awesome show. Prepare yourself to be amazed!

Sunday, August 21st

Food Truck Rodeo and Movie on the Lawn
Romney Oval Lawn
Food, yard games, and a magical movie.   

Monday, August 22nd

Centennial Mall and Romney Oval
You don't want to miss this awesome tradition! Over 350 vendors will be there to welcome you to campus.

Tuesday, August 23rd

M Photo and Block Party
Bobcat Stadium and Kagy Practice Field
All incoming freshmen are welcome to join us for the traditional class photo and after-party.

Wednesday, August 24th

First Day Ice Cream Party
Centennial Mall
Welcome back to school- have an ice cream on us! 

Friday, August 26th

Game Night with Rooks
Inspiration Hall
Join for a fun, laid-back night of games and activites!

Saturday, August 27th

MSU Debut Service Saturday
SUB Bus Loop
Lend a hand and give back to the Bozeman community- This is our biggest service of the year! Registration starts at 8:30am and projects are first-come, first-served. Buses will leave at 9am sharp! 

Saturday, September 3rd

Gold Rush
Bobcat Stadium
Cheer on the Bobcats at the first home game of the season! MSU Bobcats vs Mcneese State!

Saturday, September 10th

Rockin the M
SUB Bus Loop
For over 100 years, consecutive classes have worked to maintain the College "M" at the foothills of the Bridger Mountains. Join us this year to continue the tradition and provide the "M" with a much needed refresh with new rocks and paint. Make new friends and connect with history at MSU. Lunch and transportation provided. 


Don't miss these other amazing events!

Tuesday, August 23rd

Student Athlete Welcome and BBQ
Brick Breeden Fieldhouse (West entrance) 

Thursday, August 25th

Jake Jabs College of Business Banana Split Party
Jake Jabs Hall Patio
Come meet your fellow JJCOB students, faculty, and staff!

Monday, August 29th

College of Agriculture Ice Cream Social
SUB Alumni Lounge
Come meet your fellow Ag students, faculty, and staff!

Wednesday, August 31st

Trivia Night
SUB Ballroom B
Join the ASMSU Events Team! Test your knowledge, win prizes, and have a great night!

Thursday, September 1st

Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering Welcome Back Picnic
Green Space South of Norm Asbjornson Hall

Wednesday, September 7th

SUB Ballrooms
Test your musical knowledge with musical singo bingo! 

Tuesday, September 13th

Pounce for Your Purpose
108 Reid Hall & 1st Floor Hallway
Keynote speaker on finding your purpose. Small group facilitation by EHHD student leadership. Student clubs and organization tables & carnival. Dinner will be provided.


Contact Us


Chris Pruden
Student Engagement and Leadership Advisor
Office of Student Engagement

      Chris Pruden 


Dear MSU Students, 

We want to welcome you to your new home!  MSU Debut is the official beginning of your experience as a Bobcat! During MSU Debut you will have opportunities to connect with other incoming students, returning students, faculty, and staff who are excited to welcome you into the Bobcat community.

We understand that there is a lot of uncertainty during this time due to COVID-19. We want to reassure all of you that we are working very hard to make sure that our events this fall are valuable to a variety of incoming and returning students. Although many of these events may look a bit different, there will still be many opportunities to make connections and find a sense of belonging on campus. 

We are excited to welcome all incoming students to the Bobcat Family and we look forward to you being a part of MSU Debut!

Go Cats!




We strive to ensure MSU Debut events are equal and accessible to all. For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations, please contact Disability Services at: 406.994.2824 or visit their WEBSITE for more information.