"The Montana University System is committed to supporting the firefighting efforts in the state of Montana as well as honoring the efforts and contributions of our students fighting the fires and we believe this is a way in which we can accomplish that," said Commissioner Sheila Stearns.
The students will still be required to complete the academic coursework upon their return.
Student firefighters need to call their campus by August 22, 2011 to receive the extension for courses they have pre-registered for. It is also the students' responsibility to contact their professors to find out what assignments they have missed. Students attending MSU-Bozeman can call the Dean of Student's Office at 406-994-2826, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact: MSU Dean of Students, 406-994-2826, email@example.com