Orientation for Parents and Families

Students move in on campus

Concurrent with the Summer and Fall Freshmen Orientations is a special program for parents and families designed to acquaint you with MSU and its programs, facilities and services.

 

Orientation Dates 2017

Summer

Coming soon!

 

Registration Information

The program includes:

  • A variety of sessions with University staff and faculty members
  • A session with the Assistant Dean of your student's academic college
  • Informal discussions with Student Orientation Leaders

There is a program fee per family (which does not include meals or lodging). Information about the Parent/Family program will be included with the Orientation materials your student will receive.

Schedule subject to change. A final schedule of events will be given at check-in.

 

Tentative Parent Orientation Schedules

June & July Parent Orientation Program Schedule

Monday

9:00-11:00am Check-in at the Strand Union Building
8:30-11:00am Campus Tours (leaving every 30 minutes; last tour departs at 10:30am)
8:30-11:00am Library Self-Guided Tours
8:30-11:00am Fitness Center Tours
9:00am & 11:00am Museum of the Rockies Tours
10:00-10:45am Honors College
11:00am-1:00pm Lunch
1:00-1:45pm Parent/Family Welcome
2:00-2:40pm Orientation Welcome
2:45-3:30pm Residence Life/Living on Campus
3:45-4:30pm Dean of Students
4:30-5:00pm Residence Hall Tours
5:10-6:00pm Pre-Health Professions Advising
5:00-7:00pm Dinner- On Your Own
7:00-8:30pm Parent/Family Reception
7:15-8:00pm ROTC
7:15-8:00pm Pre-Law Advising
7:15-8:00pm Pre-Vet Advising

Tuesday

7:00-8:00am Breakfast
8:00-8:45am Campus Resources for Safety
9:00-10:00am Health Services, Health Advancement and Counseling & Psychological Services
10:15-11:30am Bobcat Kids Camp: For Siblings of Orientation Students to Have Some Fun!
10:15-11:45am Parent Academics 1: Meet Your College Dean Q & A
11:30am-12:30pm Lunch
1:00-2:15pm Parents Academics 2: Registrar's Office Introduces Tools for Academic Success
1:00-2:15pm Bobcat Kids Camp: For Siblings of Orientation Students to Have Some Fun!
2:30-3:00pm Financial Aid Information Session
2:30-3:00pm Financial Education
3:10-3:40pm Fee Payment
3:45-4:15pm Cat Card
4:00-5:30pm Extravaganza Information Fair
4:30-5:00pm Disability Services
4:30-5:00pm Veteran Services
4:30-5:00pm Diversity & Inclusion
5:00-5:45pm Student Athlete Session- Required for incoming Division I athletes.
5:00-7:00pm Dinner on Your Own

Wednesday

8:00-8:45am From Orientation to Graduation: MSU Support for Your Student
9:00-9:45am Academics: What Your Student Needs to Succeed
9:00am-1:00pm Career Coaching & Academic Advising
10:00-11:30am   Parent/Family Brunch
12:00pm Financial Education Workshop

August Parent Orientation Program Schedule

Wednesday

9:00am & 11:00am Museum of the Rockies Tour
12:00-3:00pm Math Placement Testing for Students
12:00-1:45pm Check-in for parents/families of students last names A-K is outside of the South entrance of the Strand Union Building.
12:00-3:00pm Campus Tours Departing Every Hour at 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm and 3:00pm
1:45-3:30pm Check-in for parents/families of students last names L-Z is outside of the South entrance of the Strand Union Building.
3:45-4:30pm Orientation Welcome
4:45-5:30pm Parent/Family Welcome
5:30-7:00pm Welcome Picnic for all Students, Families and Friends: $8.00 for adults, $5.00 for children 12 and under
 6:30-7:00pm  Honors College

Thursday

8:00-9:30am Parent Academics 1: Meet Your Student's College Dean Q&A
9:45-10:30am Financial Education: Information for navigating student loan debt and staying financially sound
10:45am-12:00pm Parent Academics 2: Preview the Advising Tools Your Student Will Use Everyday
12:00-1:00pm Lunch
1:00-2:00pm Counseling and Psychological Services, Health Advancement and Health Services
2:15-2:45pm Financial Aid
3:00-3:30pm Fee Payment
3:45-4:00pm Cat Card: MSU Student ID
4:00 -5:00pm Campus Resources for Safety
5:00-5:30pm Disability Services
5:15-5:45pm Veteran Services
5:15-5:45pm Pre-Vet Advising
5:15-5:45pm Office of Student Engagement
5:15-5:45pm Diversity and Inclusion
5:15-5:45pm Pre-Health Professions Advising at MSU
5:15-5:45pm ROTC
5:15-6:00pm Student Athletics: Required for incoming NCAA athletes
5:15-6:00pm Honors Pre-Registration: Required for incoming Honors students
5:00-6:45pm Parent and Family Reception

Friday

8:00-9:00am From Orientation to Graduation: MSU Support for Your Student
9:00-9:45am Academics: What Your Student Needs to Succeed
10:00-11:30am Parent/Family Brunch
11:30am-12:30pm Residence Life/Dining Services Social
12:45pm Campus Tour
1:45-2:30pm Financial Education: Information for navigating student loan debt and staying financially sound