Office of the Registrar


Graduation Information Fair

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
Hosted at MSU Bookstore 


Registrar's Office

Office Hours

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday
Excludes University Holidays


101 Montana Hall (campus map)

Important Deadlines


Meet the Office of the Registrar Staff

"Who I Am and How I Can Help You"

Featuring Sarah Deaton, Admissions Evaluator

Sarah Deaton 
What is your favorite part about working in the Office of the Registrar?

"My favorite part about working in the Office of the Registrar is helping students through difficult situations, especially when they weren’t able to find help somewhere else. I work very hard to make sure that if I can’t help a student, I find the person who can, and let them know the student is on their way."

How do you help students at Montana State University?

"I help students change degree programs, walk them through registration, send out their diplomas, check holds on their accounts, process Intent to Register forms, and verify enrollment and degree requests."

What do you like to do when you're not working?

"When I am not at work, I enjoy all summer outdoor activities! I tend to hibernate during the winter months, though, and enjoy crocheting and quilting."

What is your favorite thing to do in Bozeman area?

"My favorite thing to do in the area is visit Chico Hot Springs with my friends. A good soak and a good cheeseburger can fix just about anything!”

What is your best piece of advice to students at Montana State University?

"My best piece of advice to students is: “Be proactive! Seek out the answers and the help you need. Be honest about your situation and take responsibility."

General Information

The Office of the Registrar at Montana State University is the official custodian of unabridged student academic records past, present and future. The Registrar's staff plans and conducts student-registration, maintains and updates academic records, interprets and applies academic policies, certifies eligibility for baccalaureate degrees, determines resident fee classification for tuition purposes, schedules all academic classes and classroom facilities, maintains processes and provides information in support of academic grading and advising, verifies enrollment and degrees awarded, plans and directs the commencement ceremony, and determines eligibility for student participation in athletics, extracurricular and honor society activities, as required.


The Office of the Registrar values and reinforces the land grant mission of Montana State University, Bozeman, by empowering students to achieve their educational goals. This office subscribes to the highest ethical principles of our profession, maintains the accuracy, integrity, and security of all academic student records, and ensures full compliance with all related federal, state, and university regulations. Service is provided through open, collaborative, and accurate communication, respect for diversity, innovative improvements in efficiency and effectiveness, and an active commitment to an environment of collegiality, professionalism, and inclusiveness.

Core Values

Respect: Value respect for diversity in all its dimensions. Respect and civility foster collaboration and open communication, which in turn create productive local, regional, and global communities. Additionally and specifically, the members of the Office of the Registrar demonstrate respect for the importance of accurate data and for all people including self.
Integrity: Value and honesty and professionalism in all work. Each individual is personally accountable for his/her work and behavior. Additionally and specifically, the members of the Office of the Registrar recognize the importance of consistency between policy, practice, and accurate information sharing.
Student Success: Value all students and believe in creating an environment in which they can be successful and reach their full potential. Additionally and specifically, the members of the Office of the Registrar value processes that enable students to achieve independence and their educational goals/credentials.
Excellence: Believe in pursuing the highest quality attainable in all endeavors. Additionally and specifically, the members of the Office of the Registrar believe in seeking feedback to enable continuous improvement, exceeding expectations, and closing the loop (following through).