Frequently Asked Questions
If you have registered for Orientation/Class Registration and are looking for instructions or information about a schedule, check-in, etc., please reference the "confirmation page" that is linked on your Undergraduate Admissions Checklist in MyInfo!
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Summer course offerings can be found online at montana.edu/myinfo (click on Schedule of Classes and select 2022 Summer Session) or in the Summer Bulletin. To obtain a Summer Bulletin, please contact the Office of Summer Session at (406) 994-7136, 212 Montana Hall, Bozeman, MT, 59717, via email at [email protected] or visit the summer session website at montana.edu/summer.
To register for summer courses, register for and complete a formal fall Orientation/Class Registration program.
If you are a freshman student who will not be able to complete an Orientation/Class Registration program before the start of your desired summer course, please contact the Academic Advising Center at (406) 994-3532. Academic Advisors can help you register for your summer course(s). Then you must complete the formal Orientation/Class Registration program before registering for fall courses.
Non-degree seeking students are not required to attend a formal Orientation/Class Registration session. Please contact the Academic Advising Center at (406) 994-3532 to register for your course(s).
Students can find this information on their Undergraduate Admissions Checklist in MyInfo. Follow our step-by-step guide to finding your Undergraduate Admissions Checklist here. Once on your Undergraduate Admissions Checklist, you should see that the Orientation line item has a checkmark. Click on the link in the line item to view details of your Orientation/Class Registration program.
Yes. All incoming students are required to complete an Orientation/Class Registration session before meeting with their Academic Advisor and registering for classes. Each part of Orientation is crucial and you must participate in the entire program (both the online pre-Orientation and the in-person Orientation/Class Registration program), in order to register for classes.
Yes. You are required to stay on campus for Monday and Tuesday nights of the June and July Orientation sessions. We do not accept housing or roommate requests for Orientation. If you require additional accommodations (ADA accessible room, etc.) please contact [email protected].
If you cannot stay on campus during our June and July sessions, please register for the August Orientation, which takes place at the end of August prior to the start of the fall semester.
The Orientation Office will arrange for students' lodging for Monday and Tuesday nights of in-person Orientation/Class Registration, but if you need to arrive early or stay late and need additional accommodations, please visit the MSU Summer Conference Housing website. Parents are also able to stay on campus (information at the site above) during the June and July sessions.
Check-in will take place from approximately 8:00-10:30 AM on Monday morning and check-out will take place by 2:00 PM on Wednesday for June and July sessions.
Online pre-Orientation will be conducted online prior to the in-person session. Pre-Orientation includes information such as confirming one’s area of study, practicing logging into MSU technology, online math and writing placement, uploading a photo for your CatCard and more. By completing these steps prior to our in-person session, students will have a strong foundational understanding before meeting with their Academic Advisor.
The August in-person Orientation/Class Registration program itself is not longer, but the programming will coincide with the start of school and Move-In Day. As a result, we have dedicated more time to help students over the course of four days.
Classes are gradually released throughout the summer so that all incoming freshmen have a comparable selection of classes to choose from. All students will be able to register for a full schedule of classes regardless of which Orientation/Class Registration session they choose to participate in. However, students attending the August session may be more limited on time selections. By attending an earlier Orientation/Class Registration session, you may have more flexibility in your course scheduling.
The $135 non-refundable Orientation/Class Registration Program Fee directly covers a student's on-campus lodging for the two nights spent on campus of in-person Orientation/Class Registration and the six meals starting with lunch on the first day and ending with breakfast on the third day. It also helps cover additional programmatic costs such as student Orientation Leader pay, online pre-Orientation maintenance, mailings, etc.
Yes. If you would like to switch your Orientation session, please email [email protected] with your full name, your Student ID number and which session you would like to switch to:
- June 13-15 (FULL, NOT AVAILABLE)
- June 27-29 (FULL, NOT AVAILABLE)
- July 11-13 (FULL, NOT AVAILABLE)
- August 20-23
Yes! Veteran and Non-Traditional Student Orientations will appear as an option for students that have self-identified with either group on their application.
Student Orientation/Class Registration and Parent/Family Orientation programs are entirely separate and there will be limited time to see one another. Please plan to pack separately from your student if you choose to attend.
Non-degree seeking students are not required to attend a formal Orientation/Class Registration session. Information regarding class registration will be mailed to you over the summer before the fall semester begins.
Yes. All incoming students are required to complete a formal Orientation session before registering for classes.
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If you have questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us! You can email our
staff at [email protected], or call us Monday - Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm MT at 1-888-MSU-CATS.