Montana State University

Office of Student Success

177 Strand Union Building
P.O. Box 174180
Bozeman MT 59717-4180

Tel: 406-994-7627
Fax: 406-994-5488
Email: success@montana.edu

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Usernames and Passwords

You will have several different usernames and passwords while you are a student at MSU. Be sure you know what your usernames are, where you use them, and memorize your passwords! Click here for more info.
Step-by-Step Guide

Student Email

Email is a vital piece of campus communication. Your professors and university offices will use your automatically assigned student email to keep you informed. Be sure to check your email frequently! To learn how to set up or forward your account, follow our step-by-step guide. To learn more, call ITC at 994-1777 or visit their student website.

CatCard

Your CatCard is not only your form of identification at MSU, but it is also your ticket to various services and events around campus including dining halls, the gym, sporting events, and much more. Forgot your CatCard? No problem! Just use the hand scanners. To learn more, please visit the CatCard website, or call them at 994-2273.
Step-by-Step Guide

IClicker

The iClicker is an easy to use remote that allows for dynamic classroom participation by allowing the user to submit attendance and responses to in class quizzes. If an iClicker is required for your classes, you can purchase one at the MSU Bookstore and register it here.
Step-by-Step Guide

ITC

ITC is an excellent resource for tech related questions. If you are looking for tech help, stop by their new convenient location in the Rene Library – just look for the Ask desk in the commons area. You can also reach them by calling 994-1777. Click here to visit their site.

D2L

Desire to Learn is an interactive online supplement for many MSU courses. D2L makes it easy to submit assignments, stay up to do date on course information, and offers a dynamic learning environment. Make sure you know which of your professors utilize D2L and check it frequently!

MyInfo

MyInfo is an important tool you will use throughout your academic career. From here, you can register for classes, pay your bill, accept financial aid and much more!

Step-by-Step Guide

Google Docs & Calendar

Through your student email, you have access to Google’s numerous and useful tools. Check out the various features to see how they can help you. Log into your email and explore the many ways these services can help you stay organized!

Library

As an MSU student, you will need to know how to navigate the physical and virtual library. If you have any library related questions, don’t hesitate to utilize the “Ask a Librarian” page where you can chat, text, or email a reference librarian. Make sure to check out their online tutorials as well.

Student Computer Labs

Student Computer Labs are a great place to work on your assignments. Printing services are also available. To see a map of lab locations, please click here. Not all labs are open at the same time, so make sure you know what hours the computers are available.

Computer Tutor

Not so technologically savvy? No problem! Your Computer Tutor will assist you with a variety of issues so that you can confidently complete your assignments. Call the Office of Student Success at 994-7627 to learn more.

Smart Pen Rental

A Smart Pen is an excellent tool that allows the user to record a lecture while taking notes. The audio can then be played back at points that coincide with whatever section of notes the user is reviewing. If you would like to learn more about renting a Smart Pen, please call the Office of Student Success at 994-7627, or drop by the office in SUB 177.

msuTube

Stay up to date on the latest news by following msuTube. Here you will find videos about innovative research, features on students and faculty, informational videos on career options, and so much more!

Academic Resources

Explore these following links to discover useful academic resources that will give you an edge in your coursework and research:
Khan Academy
Wolfram Alpha
Google Scholar

MSU Internet Services

Need help getting connected to the internet at MSU? No problem! VisitStudent IT Resources to learn how to get internet in your dorm room or on your laptop. Still have questions? Give them a call at 994-1777.

MyCatCareers

MyCatCareers.com is you portal to explore and apply for part-time student employment, full-time jobs, work study, and internship positions. Click here to make your free profile today. Follow our step-by-step guide if you need assistance setting up your account.

SmartyCats Tutoring

Did you know you can request your free tutor online? Just go to the SmartyCats webpage and click on the “I Want a Tutor” button and log in with your NetID. You may also drop by the Office of Student Success in 177 SUB to fill out a request form.

ChampChange

ChampChange is a program for freshman and sophomore students developed to connect you to MSU’s academic and extra-curricular events and activities. You can earn points for participating in these events that you can spend to win prizes. Check out the ChampChange webpage to learn more about earning and spending points.

MSU Alert

MSU Alert is a notification system to deliver critical information to MSU students, faculty and staff in the event of an emergency. The system delivers emergency messages through text messaging to cellular phones and e-mails. Enrollment in MSU Alert is easy! Just text “MSU Alert” to 69310, or click here to add your phone and/or email address.

GPA Calculator

Use this handy calculator to see what grades you need to get to achieve your GPA goal!

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Welcome to the Bobcat Tech Hub!  At the Office of Student Success, we believe that being a student should be easy.  That is why we created the Bobcat Tech Hub; your one-stop shop for all MSU tech services.  Please spend some time exploring the different services above.  Some, such as Usernames and Passwords, Student Email, Desire to Learn, and My Info are all vital, mandatory resources on campus that you will use regularly.  Others, such as Smart Pen Rental, Google Docs, Computer Tutor, and Khan Academy are recommended resources that will help you be a successful MSU student.  If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the Office of Student Success at 994-7627.