Formal recruitment for the Fall 2022 - Spring 2023 AdvoCat program has concluded, but we may individually interview interested candidates over the summer on a limited basis. Please fill out the below application and then email Holly Hillis at [email protected] if interested.

Thank you for your interest in the AdvoCat tour guide program! Below, you will find our application form. Before submitting an application, please read all of the information listed below carefully.

Position Summary:

MSU AdvoCats are the Office of Admissions’ Student Ambassadors and serve as one of the initial points of contact for prospective students visiting Montana State University. They provide campus tours one day per week at scheduled times (10:00am or 3:00pm), help coordinate and facilitate MSU’s large-scale preview days, MSU Fridays, and engage with Deans, Directors, and other faculty/staff members across campus.

AdvoCats are required to enroll in HLD 496, a one-credit training course in BOTH the fall and spring semesters, where they learn how to give campus tours by learning about various academic programs, student initiatives, support services/resources and MSU history and traditions.

AdvoCats must be at Sophomore standing or higher and be in good academic and conduct standing with Montana State University.


  • Provide daily campus tours for prospective students one day per week at either 10:00am or 3:00pm.
  • Help host prospective students during MSU Fridays (~6 each year).
  • Volunteer for “special” tours for high school groups, prospective faculty/staff members, specific interest groups, etc.


  • Students must be of sophomore standing or above during the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 semesters.
  • Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75.
  • Students must assist with one scheduled campus tour per week and all MSU Fridays.
    • AdvoCats are scheduled for a weekly campus tour during the fall and spring semesters.
    • AdvoCats give campus tours at MSU Friday and help direct participants around campus.
    • AdvoCats are excellent representatives for MSU!
  • Students must enroll in HLD 496 – AdvoCat Training Seminar, a one-credit, 400-level training course held in both fall and spring semesters. Being an AdvoCat is a one year commitment (excluding senior students graduating after the fall semester). Students will complete 2-3 short writing assignments, quizzes and a course evaluation each semester.
    • Fall Semester: 4:10-5:30pm

      • Tour guide training

      • AdvoCat Retreat

    • Spring Semester: 4:10-5:00pm

      • Additional tour guide training
      • Student Appreciation Banquet
  • Students must be supportive of the mission statement at Montana State University.
  • Students must be enthusiastic and have a sincere desire to assist in the recruitment process of prospective students.


AdvoCats is an outstanding organization that is well-respected at Montana State University. Being an AdvoCat takes responsibility, dedication and hard work. Thank you for your interest! We look forward to reviewing your application!

Please contact the AdvoCat Program Coordinators, Anders Groseth and Holly Hillis, at [email protected] and [email protected] with any questions.


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AdvoCats are given a t-shirt to wear on tours and during MSU Friday.
Academic Information
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Please email Holly Hillis at [email protected] to schedule an interview.