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You can register online through your Undergraduate Admissions Checklist in MyInfo. Follow our step-by-step guide to finding your Undergraduate Admissions Checklist and registering for Orientation here.
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.
REQUIRED, online Orientation/Class Registration program
Students complete an Orientation/Class Registration "class," meet with their Academic Advisor, and register for their fall semester courses during this program. Our online Orientation/Class Registration program introduces students to their academic plan of study, MSU technology, campus resources, items required before the start of school and more.
OPTIONAL, in-person Bobcat Boot Camp
Students may choose to register for a Bobcat Boot Camp that builds upon the online program and focuses even more on community building. During our Bobcat Boot Camps, students will meet peers, staff and faculty from the MSU community, engage in small group activities, learn where their classes will be, learn about MSU history and tradition, dig deeper into MSU resources and services and more.
Yes. All incoming students are required to complete a formal, online 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 in order to register for classes.
Bobcat Boot Camps are optional, but students are required to participate in the entire Boot Camp if they choose to register.
The Boot Camps will be held primarily over a two day period of time. Students should plan on reporting to campus mid-morning on Monday and check out of the residence halls by 10:00am on Wednesday. We will post more information regarding the schedule of events, check-in and check-out procedures on the website soon.
Yes, students will be busy for the duration of the two days. Your schedule will include small group activities, informational sessions, finding your classrooms on campus and more! Students and families should not plan any outside activities during the duration of our Bobcat Boot Camps. Students should plan on reporting to campus mid-morning on Monday and check-out of the residence halls by 10:00am on Wednesday.
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.
No. Bobcat Boot Camp is an optional, add-on experience to the required, online Orientation/Class Registration program. The required, online Orientation/Class Registration program alone will ensure that you are registered for your fall semester courses and ready to begin in the fall.
The $40 non-refundable Orientation/Class Registration Program Fee covers the costs associated with building and maintaining the online Orientation/Class Registration program, as well as costs associated with mailings and communications from the Office of Admissions regarding Orientation/Class Registration.
The $175 non-refundable Meals & Lodging Fee covers the direct cost of student housing on Monday and Tuesday nights of Bobcat Boot Camp as well as six meals during the program.
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.
Online Orientation/Class Registration Sessions #1-3 are currently full, but we can place you on a waitlist.
Yes! Veteran and Non-Traditional Student Orientations will appear as an option for students that have self-identified with either group on their application.
Parents will not be able to attend the Student Bobcat Boot Camp with their student, but may participate in the Parent Bobcat Boot Camp program that coincides with the student’s Boot Camp. These programs are entirely separate and there will be limited time to see one another. The parent program will provide resources that will cover information on your student’s academic course curriculum, student support services, confirming one’s bill, contact information and more.
As many COVID-19 guidelines are continuing to change and lift, we are excited to announce that parents and family members now have the option to stay on MSU's campus during our Boot Camp programs!
For the duration of the Bobcat Bootcamp, parents and family will be able to stay in Hapner Hall at a rate of $25 per night, using our Group Promotion Code: bootcamp2family. Parents and family members can check-in at the earliest at 12:00 PM on Sunday before the program and check-out will be no later than 1:00 PM on Wednesday. If you would like to book accommodations to stay on-campus with us, you can do so by visiting our Summer Housing Accommodations page. Here you can view rates, items that are included with your room, and more details as you prepare for your trip to campus. Please note that students and parents will be housed in different Residence Halls. If you have any questions, please contact the MSU Summer Housing Office directly at [email protected].
If you prefer to stay off-campus, we encourage you to visit the Bozeman Chamber of Commerce website to arrange for off-campus lodging while visiting Bozeman.
Non-degree seeking students are not required to attend a formal Orientation/Class Registration session. On or after Monday, August 23, please contact the Academic Advising Center at (406) 994-3532 to register for your course(s).
Starting in early November, you can register online through your Undergraduate Admissions Checklist in MyInfo. Follow our step-by-step guide to finding your Undergraduate Admissions Checklist and registering for Orientation here.
Yes. All incoming students need to complete a formal Orientation session before registering for classes.
Summer course offerings can be found online at montana.edu/myinfo (click on Schedule of Classes and select 2021 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 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.
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).
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