MSU offers many ways for alumni, friends and families of current students to stay connected.
MSU Alumni Association
The Alumni Association is committed to building positive relationships among Montana State University, its alumni, students and friends. This mission is carried out by keeping alumni informed through the Collegian, an alumni magazine and tabloid and Montana Statements, a monthly electronic newsletter. Tailgates, class reunions, Homecoming, social gatherings, lectures and receptions are held around Montana and throughout the country bringing alumni together to celebrate Montana State. http://alumni.montana.edu/
MSU Foundation, Inc.
The MSU Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit corporation entrusted with raising and administering private, donated funds according to the donor's wishes and the university's special needs. The Foundation receives contributions from a variety of sources, including individuals, corporations, and foundations. These gifts from alumni and friends help by supporting special programs such as scholarships, new equipment and facilities, improvements in laboratories and classrooms, professorships, and awards for scholarly achievements. www.montana.edu/foundation
MSU Parent/Family Association
All parents and family members of MSU students are given automatic membership in the MSU Parent/Family Association. No dues are charged. The PFA offers several notable programs and events designed to encourage a strong relationship between families and the university. They include Parent/Family Fall Weekend, Parent Handbook (www.montana.edu/pfa/pfa_handbook.html), Parents Funder and an Advisory Board. www.montana.edu/pfa