Are you looking for something to do while you are at MSU and in Bozeman? Jabs has put together a guide for you!

We know that it is hard to find ways to get involved or engaged right now.  This activity guide was built with the intention of helping you find things to do both on and off campus that will help you relax, get involved, have some fun, and advance your professional development skills.  This guide is not inclusive of all on and off campus activities and events, but a great place to start. Enjoy!

Questions? Please email [email protected].

Coffee Shops

Studio Coffee Roasters: Next to campus, and has pastries.

International Coffee Traders (ICT): Right next to campus, makes those random breaks easy.

Starbucks: If you haven't tried mobile ordering when you're running late - it is a MUST-DO.

Crossroad Cafe: Located in the Bozeman Food Coop.

Rockford: Awesome study spot and even better pastries.

Steep Mountain Teahouse: Get your Bubble Tea, Kombucha, and loose leaf teas here!

Treeline Coffee: The matcha is a must have here.

Wild Joe's: Right next to Stuffed, makes a morning trip easy.

Zocalo: Best iced chai around!

Cafe M: Serves Ghost Town Coffee along with pastries and breakfast burritos at three locations (East Main, Kagy, Belgrade)

City Brew: Great for group projects and RedBull drinks.

Cold Smoke: Another great place for groups to meet.

Ghost Town: If you like what you get in the SUB, go here!


Granny's Donuts: Cash Only. Some of the best donuts in town.

Storm Castle Cafe: A President Cruzado fav and featured on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives.

Cateye Cafe: Banana Bread French Toast (The BBFT). Check it out.

Jam!: You HAVE to try the home fries, and if you're of age, the fun bucket.

Main Street Over Easy: Great service and that blueberry pancake.

Nova: Great GF options.

Salted Caramel Cafe: Sweet, savory and GF options.

Stuffed Crepes and Waffles: Easy and a great weekend go-to.

Western Cafe: Really cute, really good food, and you have to get there early or be willing to wait awhile. SO worth it though.

Feed Cafe: Not sure what "artisan comfort food" means, but it is really good.

Lunch & Dinner

Bridger Brewing: Good for group projects. You have to try the elote pizza.

Colombo's Pizza: Great deals and awesome pizza.

Pickle Barrel: Quick and easy pick up right next to campus! Don't forget to drop by next door and grab some Wilcoxson's ice cream.

Taco Montes: Late night hours and incredible tacos and nachos.

Low Brow (formerly U Burger): Good burgers and TATOR TOTS. Also milkshakes!

Backcountry Burger: The burgers and fries are to die for.

Blackbird Kitchen: Phenomenal bread and pizza.

Blacksmith Italian: Not to be confused with Blackbird, but the tiramisu is so good.

Bozeman Coop: Groceries, to-go food, smoothies, juices, and more!

Copper: Big portion bar and grill fare

Five on Black: A tasty way to eat healthy and build your own bowl again. Try the cheeseballs.

Mackenzie River Pizza: Another go-to for visitors! Definitely order lodge poles for the table.

Montana Ale Works: A must-go for when you have visitors.

Revelry: If you love good brussel sprouts (and lots of other great food & drinks), this is the place.

Rice Thai Food: Awesome options for all food allergies and the awesome crispy roll are just that, awesome and crispy.

Sweet Chili Asian Bistro

Whistle Pig Korean: Awesome vegan options.

Farmacy: Build your own bowl, but make it vegan.

Farmer's Daughter

Fork & Spoon: Meals are pay-what-you-can. When you pay the suggested cost or more, it helps provide meals for those who may be struggling financially.

Fresco Cafe

Hachi Sushi Pub: Good happy hour and upstairs gaming area.

I'Ho's Korean Grill: Support local and authentic.

Little Star Diner: Tuesday through Saturday, 5pm-close. Farm fresh.

Mo'Bowls: The BEST mac 'n' cheese in Bozeman

Roost Fried Chicken

Seven Sushi: Fan Favs: Sweet fries and the Jaw Dropper

Sidewinders: A little expensive, but tons of great options.


Other Food Options

Brookie's Cookie Dough: Cannot get enough of their edible cookie dough and ice cream bowls.

Cholms Burger (7th Ave): The perfect smash burger does exist.

El Rodeo (Mexican): I've heard this is the best Mexican in Bozeman.

Knuckle (Sandwiches): Find in the Taco Monte's parking lot

Mountain Berry Bowls: Acai bowls? In Bozeman? AND affordable?

Click here for more food trucks.

The Candy Jar: Sooo much sugar, but sooo worth it.

Genuine: Small-batch, hand-made ice creamery on Peach St.

Sweet Peaks: Cannot rave about this place enough.

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Other Things to Do Around Bozeman


Workout Scene


Must get item: Bozeman Day Hikes book found in most bookstores has directions to trailheads and trail maps.

Bozeman Sourdough Trail

Champagne Falls

Dinosaur Park

Gallagator Trail

Hyalite Resevoir Loop

Painted Hills

Palisade Falls

Story Hills

Sypes Creek

Beehive Basin

College "M" Trail

Drinking Horse

Emerald Lake & Heather Lake

Fairy Lake

Frazier Lake

Kirk Hill Short Trail

Lava Lake

Leverich Canyon

Middle Cottonwood Trail

Mystic Lake

Sourdough Trail

Sypes Canyon

Triple Tree

Baldy Peak

Bridger Ridge

Hyalite Peak: SEVEN waterfalls on this trail!

Mount Blackmore

Mount Ellis

Rosss Pkea

Sacagawea Peak

Saddle Peak

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Get Outside & See Montana

Resource: How to rent gear at Outdoor Rec:


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Things to do at Home

Did someone say bleach dye?

>Meal Prep
>Spend some time outside
>Get moving, even if it is just a little bit!

Keep up-to-date by clicking this link to and keeping up with your favorite bands.
Keep up-to-date by following local Drag Queens & Kings on Facebook for their events.

Professional Development

Join a business club or student organization.

Join other MSU clubs.

On-Campus Events (Workshops, Guest Speakers, etc.)

Go to the Bracken Business Communications Clinic (BBCC): Help with resumes, scholarship apps, research papers, etc.

Learn a new skill, online! Click here to access skillshare. You also have access to LinkedIn Learning (formerly through the MSU Library.

Future Employer Communication: Research and email employers or recruiters that you may be interested in.

Update LinkedIn: Add a new picture, new header picture, change your bio, etc.

Find Grad Programs & Deadlines: Start early to see what you should be planning for if you are interested in an advanced degree program.

Update Resume: Head to the BBCC or Job Services Bozeman if you need help or a second set of eyes.


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Questions? Please email [email protected]