A visit to the MSU campus provides opportunities to meet faculty, staff and students, and to explore life at Montana State! Because selecting a college is such an important decision, families are always welcome and encouraged to participate. Check out what programming we have available for you below!

Daily Visits


School & Community Visits


MSU Friday Visits


Self-Guided Walking Tour



Daily Visits

Daily visits are available Monday through Friday, year-round, with the exception of major holidays. Students can attend a campus tour, visit our residence halls, meet with an admissions counselor, and get more information from academic departments of interest. Explore available sessions below, and take a look at our sample visit schedule!


Schedule a virtual or in-person campus visit today.




The times below are for any visits scheduled after August 26th, 2021. Please select "Schedule a Visit" above for times offered until then. 

Available Sessions

Photo of the six admissions counselors.

Meet with an Admissions Counselor

Monday - Friday

9 a.m. & 2 p.m.

By appointment as needed otherwise

We look forward to answering all of your questions about the admissions process, scholarship opportunities, academic programs, student life, Bozeman life, and everything else that Montana State University has to offer. This is a casual visit (not an interview), so families are encouraged to join in on the fun.
Campus tour in front of Montana Hall in winter.

Campus Tours

Monday - Friday

10 a.m. & 3 p.m.

Campus tours are led by our student AdvoCats and encompass the main areas of campus with a narration of the academics, student life and history of MSU. Tours last 45-60 minutes and depart from the Strand Union Building at 10am and 3pm Monday-Friday.  
Students throwing a frisbee in front of Yellowstone Hall in summer.

Residence Hall Information Session

Monday - Friday

11 a.m. & 4 p.m.

The Residence Life tour provides an overview of every living option on campus and allows visitors to view a residence hall room and tour the dining hall. Tours are led by MSU students and typically last about an hour.
For additional info, contact the Residence Life Department at (406) 994-2661 or via [email protected]

Group of students walking in front of Montana Hall in winter.

Visit with a Diversity Ambassador

Diversity Ambassadors are student volunteers within Montana State University’s Diversity & Inclusion Student Commons (DISC) that provide guidance and insight for prospective students who are considering making MSU their next home. Diversity Ambassadors serve as a vital resource for underrepresented students throughout every stage of the admissions process.

Learn more about our Diversity Ambassadors online here!

A professor speaks to a class on campus.

Academic Information Sessions

Various times weekly

Please schedule in advance

  • Architecture Info Session: This meeting includes information about the Architecture/Environmental Design program, scholarships, academics as well as a tour of the facility.
  • Jake Jabs College of Business Info Session: This meeting includes information about the College of Business, scholarships and academics.
  • College of Nursing Information Session: 

    This meeting includes information about the College of Nursing, scholarships, and academics.

  • Ecology Info Session: This meeting is designed for students interested in the Fish and Wildlife Ecology and Management, Conservation Biology and Ecology, Organismal Biology, or Biology teaching concentrations offered by the Department of Ecology. It will include information on academics, department resources, and scholarships.
  • Engineering Info Session: This meeting includes information about the College of Engineering, scholarships, academics as well as a tour of the Facility.
  • University Studies Info Session: This meeting includes information for undecided students and those who want to explore a variety of majors before declaring a specific degree.
  • Honors College Information Session: This meeting includes information about the Honors College.

If you are interested in meeting with a different academic option not listed above, please select it on the visit form and we will do our best to schedule a meeting for you.




School & Community Visits

We welcome larger group visits every year, including high schools, TRiO programs, and more! We can accommodate these visits Monday-Friday, year-round. Please email or call our Campus Visit Coordinators to discuss what options are available.

Elicia Palmer headshot

Elicia Palmer

Campus Visit Coordinator

   201 Strand Union Building
   (406) 994-1989
   [email protected]




 MSU Friday Visit Programs

MSU Fridays are a fun way to check out the campus! Our preview days offer tours, meetings with various offices around campus,  and much more. For more info and to register, visit our MSU Friday page.




Self-Guided Walking Tour

For individuals who are unable to attend a regularly-scheduled campus tour, our office does offer a self-guided walking tour experience. This tour includes podcast audio to enhance your experience.

The 1.3-mile tour begins in front of the south entrance to the Strand Union Building and takes approximately 1 hour to complete. The number route follows the same path as our regular student-guided tour, however, visitors are welcome to tailor the tour to their own interests using the key below the map. If buildings are open, feel free to go inside and take a look around. If classes are in session, please try to be as considerate as possible.  



Questions? We're here to help.

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.