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Bobcat Quarterly: A bulletin for MSU Parents and Families



Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011




Parent/Family Association Update

Greetings from beautiful Bozeman, Montana! Over the past several months the Parent/Family Association, along with the Office of Communications and Public Affairs, has been hard at work creating new communication pieces directed towards parents and families of MSU Bobcats.

The Bobcat Quarterly is the new and improved Parent/Family Newsletter. This eBulletin will be distributed four times a year (September, November, February and April) and is targeted directly to parents and families with an inside look at what is going on both on campus and in their students' community. Important dates and deadlines, timely campus resources and MSU points of excellence will all be covered.

Parents who would like more regular information are encouraged to also subscribe to the weekly Bobcat Bulletin ( These two e-publications together will keep you well informed of all that is happening at your Montana State University.

Very soon, we will be rolling out a new edition of the Parent/Family web site. The new format will provide parents and families timely information specific to their student's year in school. The new format will also include links to the Bozeman community, book suggestions and a help line where parents can ask questions and find the answers to frequently asked questions.

For now, enjoy the new Bobcat Quarterly! And if there is something missing, let us know. We welcome and encourage your comments and feedback.


Helpful Resources

Career, Internship & Student Employment Services
The mission of Career, Internship & Student Employment Services is to engage students in the career planning process through self assessment and understanding of what is available in the world of work so they can set goals and market themselves. Encourage your student to stop by this office and prepare for the 6th annual "Almost" Spring Job and Internship Fair" set for Tuesday. Feb. 24. Visit...

Office of Financial Aid Services
The Office of Financial Aid Services is a resource center for publications, work-study opportunities, fact-sheets and applications for financial aid programs and services. The office has an experienced and well-trained staff available on a walk-in basis to assist students and answer questions. Visit...

MSU Parent Hotline
The parent hotline is a one-stop resource that offers free direct assistance to parents and family members. The First Year Initiative (FYI) program staffs the parent hotline Monday - Friday from 8:00 am -5:00 pm. The helpful staff is available to answer questions, connect you or your student with campus resources and discuss student concerns. Visit...


Things to Write Home About...

Montana State University Earns Top Spot on 2011 Peace Corps Top Colleges Rankings. Read more...

Tom Brokaw to speak at MSU Feb. 28.

MSU student wins first place in a national science and engineering competition. Read more...

MSU film student wins grand prize in national film contest. Read more...

MSU students work toward ambitious goal in Kenya.

MSU's Casey breaks four-minute barrier at the MSU Dual Invite. Read more...

Forty MSU seniors and mentors win Awards for Excellence. Read more...

Bobcat Bulletin

MSU News

Monday Morning Memo







Important Dates

Monday, Feb. 21

Presidents Day Holiday, no classes and offices closed


Tuesday, Feb. 22

2011 Awards for Excellence


Thursday, Feb. 24

"Almost" Spring Job and Internship Fair - 9am


Tuesday, March 1

Priority filing for FAFSA


Saturday, March 12

Residence halls close at noon for Spring Break


March 14-18

Spring Break


Monday, March 21

Summer and fall session advising begins


Monday, March 28

Summer and fall session class registration begins for current students


Thursday, April 14

Annual Student Research Celebration


Friday, April 15

Last day to drop classes with a 'W'


Friday, April 22

University Holiday, no classes


May 2-6

Final Exams


Saturday, May 7



Term Calendar


Parent/Family Association
Montana State University
PO Box 172630
Bozeman, MT 57917-2630

Tel: 406-994-4571

Jodie DeLay

Chelsea Schmidt

Parent/Family Association Website