The MSU Library, where the Sophomore Surge office is located, is open to the public with modified hours and safety protocols. Read more on the MSU Library services updates page before coming to the Library.

MSU Freshmen: are you ready for a transformational year?

The Sophomore Surge is here to help!

The Sophomore Surge is a program at MSU where incoming students will be guided and supported throughout their first year of college in order to successfully Surge into their sophomore year.

The Surge will support first-year students in their transition to college through exploration, examination, and development of their identity, interests, strengths, values, and goals.

First year students will participate in the Sophomore Surge through enrollment in CLS 101US, US 101US, or BGEN 104US. The Surge Mentor will involve students in a combination of engagement activities while maintaining a personal, academic, and social relationship. 


"Through Sophomore Surge the class really helped me get more acquainted and discover what the school had to offer."

Fall 2017 Freshman


"My Surge Mentor is a role model of what I want to accomplish at Montana State University." 

Fall 2018 Freshman


"He helped me through quite a bit. Not only with my seminar class, but also my Psychology class, and giving me the confidence to get through and knowing that I can handle it."

Fall 2018 Freshman


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Surge Mentors can be students in their 2nd year and beyond. Now seeking 2019-2020 Mentor applications. Apply online for your chance to be the next Surge Mentor!