Thank you for joining us in celebrating our 125th anniversary at the Bobcat Birthday Bash. Here's to another 125 years of empowering people and transforming the world at Montana State University.

Don't forget to check out our Bobcat Birthday Bash photo album! 



Friday Events | Saturday Events | Venue Map 

Schedule of Events

Friday, February 16 - 12pm to 10pm

Opening Prayer Ceremony and Welcome at the Future Site of the American Indian Student Center 12pm-1pm Hannon Lawn
Open Skate 12pm-10pm Hannon Ice Rink
Open Ski 12pm-6pm Dobbie Lambert Fields
The Past, Present and Future of Computing panel discussion 12:15pm-1:45pm  Procrastinator Theatre - SUB
Abraham Lincoln Statue Unveiling 2pm SUB North Entrance
*Reception following in Leigh Lounge
Big Sky Tuner Track & Field Meet 3:30pm Brick Breeden Fieldhouse
Awards for Excellence (Invitation Only) 5pm-7pm SUB Ballrooms
125th Opening Ceremony & Fireworks 7pm Spirit Plaza
Ferris Wheel 7:30pm-10pm Centennial Mall - West
Wagon Rides by Yankee Creek Carriage 7:30pm-10pm Centennial Mall


Snow Globe Photo Booth 12pm-10pm Montana Hall - Southeast
Community Food Trucks:
Fork in the Road, Chef's Table, Sauce, Grill 406, Thai Basil
12pm-10pm Centennial Mall
Hospitality Tents: food, drink 12pm-10pm Centennial Mall, Spirit Plaza
MSU Bookstore Tent 12pm-10pm Centennial Mall
Live Music



Hamilton Lawn
Music DJ 8pm-10pm Hannon Lawn
Bobcat Beverage Tent 8pm-10pm Centennial Mall


Saturday, February 17 - 10am to 8pm

Curling 10am-10:45am Hannon Ice Rink
Costume Cross Country Ski Race (1K) 10am-11am Lambert Fields
Coffee, Cocoa, Cookies 10am Outdoor Rec Building
Human Bowling 10:45am-11:30am Hannon Ice Rink
Fat Tire Bike Races 11am-12pm Lambert Fields
Figure Skating Demonstration 11:30am-12pm Hannon Ice Rink
MSU Club Hockey Alumni Game 12pm-1pm Hannon Ice Rink
Open Skate 1pm-6pm Hannon Ice Rink
Tailgate Games 12pm-6pm Hamilton Lawn
Ski Demos/Lessons 12pm-6pm Lambert Fields
Fat Bike Demos/Lessons 12pm-6pm Lambert Fields


Live Music Provided by Student Groups -
Hamilton Hall Lawn
Set Time
Featured Instruments
Emma & Samantha


Guitar, Mandolin

Cooper Tedford


Guitar, FX Board

Samuel Buenrostro





Wind & the Willows


Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Trumpet

Jacob Rountree


Guitar, FX Board

Marty Anderson





Guitar, Bass, Vocal, Drum, Congas, Keyboard,

Flute, Saxophone, Trumpet


Club Demos - Centennial Mall
Thrive on Plants & Sustainability Now - Sample smoothies mixed on a blender bicycle 10am-12pm
Big Sky Timber Sports - Wood cutting demonstrations 12pm-2pm
Tactical Action Gaming (Humans vs. Zombies) - Observe practice drills that will engage
the public in a game of tag. Who will be the humans and who will be the zombies?!
European Martial Arts - Showcase fighting styles from the 1300s-1700s. Spectator sport only! 3pm-4pm


Innovation Road Show: 10-minute Faculty Lectures 10am-8pm SUB Ballroom A
Free Bowling & Billiards 10am-Midnight SUB Rec Center
Wagon Rides by Yankee Creek Carriage 11am-4pm Centennial Mall
Champ's Birthday Party 
Wear your Cat colors for $5 admission! Free for Champ's Kids Club
members. Includes ticket to basketball game.
1pm - 2pm Brick Breeden Fieldhouse -
Westside Bleachers
MSU Women's Basketball v. Eastern Washington University 2pm Brick Breeden Fieldhouse
125th Special Dinner - Meal tickets may be purchased at the door for $12 4:30pm-7pm Miller Dining Commons
Stoneback Sisters Trumpets - $5 students/$10 non-students 7:30pm Willson Auditorium
Undergraduate Scholars Poster Show 10am-6pm Leigh Lounge - SUB
Graduate Scholars Poster Galleria 10am-6pm SUB Ballroom C
ArtCade - Vending machine featuring student artwork 10am-8pm Outside of Admissions Office
(SUB 201)
Live Music Performed by Student Groups 10am-6pm Hamilton Hall Lawn
Ferris Wheel 10am-6pm Centennial Mall - West
Community Food Trucks:
Fork in the Road, Chef's Table,Sauce, Grill 406, Pad Thai 
10am-6pm Centennial Mall
Snow Globe Photo Booth 10am-6pm Montana Hall - South
Guest Services Tent  10am-6pm Outside of Renne Library
Refreshments 10am-8pm
SUB Ballroom B

Ongoing Exhibits

 125th Anniversary Poster Exhibit February 5-23  Exit Gallery - SUB 
125 Years on the Hill: Celebrating Montana State University February-December 2018 Museum of the Rockies


Venue Map

Campus map showing event locations