General Questions

CatsConnect is your one-stop shop to get connected to the MSU Campus!

  • MSU’s student organizations and events are at your fingertips,
  • See what your fellow Bobcats are up to,
  • See events going on around you using the Corq app.
    • Think of it as one of the cork boards you see around campus but organized and tailored to your interests! RVSP and check-in at events using the app.

It’s customized for YOU!

  • The more you use CatsConnect by joining student organizations and checking into events, more suggestions will be tailored to your interests.

You can track your activities and involvement!

  • COMING SOON: Track your participation within your student organization and at events and programs, and then showcase your involvement with a co-curricular record.

Just log into CatsConnect with your NetID and password by following this link, montanastate.campuslabs.com/engage. No need to create an account, no new passwords to remember!

Your NetID is in the following format, a12b345. If you do not know your NetID, please visit this link (https://ecat1.montana.edu/netid.html) and follow the directions.

 

 Basic Navigation

Navigation Menu Image

Pancake Icon (3 Stacked Lines)

  • This will take you to various areas of CatsConnect or take you to tools for your organization, depending on which switchboard you are on.

Engage Support (Question Mark Icon)

  • This will take you to the Campus Labs Engage Support Website.

Waffle Icon (Grid)

  • This is how users navigate between different views of the site, each view allowing users to accomplish different tasks. Clicking this icon will allow you to switch back and forth between the Explore, Manage, and Admin views.

Explore View

Explore Tab Image

Explore View is the default view when users log into the community. Clicking on "Explore" will by default take you to the community home page, where users can discover new organizations, events, read news posts, and find ways to get involved. The Explore view is also where users can view organization pages and access content created by organization officers or administrators. Every user in the community will have access to the Explore View.

 

Manage View

Manage Tab Image

Clicking on "Manage" takes you into your Action Center. From here, you can manage content for your organization or your administrative branch, such as creating, editing, or deleting content, re-registering your organization or reviewing a form submission. The Manage View is also where branch administrators access branch administrative tools, such as setting up organization registrations and position templates. Every user in the community will have access to the Manage View, but what a user sees will vary based on their management permissions across organizations.

 

Admin View

Admin Tab Image

The Admin View is reserved for your highest-level users, users who need to manage community-wide settings. Certain community-wide configuration also takes place in the Admin View, such as site styles and branding, involvement settings, and CCT set-up. Only a subset of users will have access to the powerful Admin View, allowing them to oversee the functioning of the community.

User Drawer

This is where you can access the tools that are specific to you. You will be able to access your event pass, past involvement history, complete unfinished submissions, and update personal profile. When you click on your initial or photo in the top right of the screen, a panel will appear on the right side of the page. 

CatsConnect Menu 

 

Home Tab

This is the landing page when users first log in. From here, you can search for events, organizations, or news articles; view your organization memberships and current events; see the latest news; and view Campus Links. 

Events Tab

This is a list of all events organized by organizations on campus. You can search, filter by date, branch, theme, category, and perks.

Organizations Tab
This is a list of all RSOs and MSU offices registered through CatsConnect. From here, you will be about to search, filter by branch and category.

News Tab
This tab contains news stories created by admin. You are able to submit news stories

Forms Tab
This tab contains forms available to you based on your memberships.

 After logging into CatsConnect, click the Events tab to find all events. You can filter by branch, theme, category, and perk (like free food!). Click on the event that interests you and RSVP. You can also access all campus events on the Corq app. Follow this link to learn more about Corq by following this link, http://www.montana.edu/catsconnect/mobileeventpass.html.
 Your NetID is in the following format, a12b345. Please visit the NetID Password Portal instead (password.montana.edu) for resetting your password. The NetID Claim/Reclaim tool (https://www3.montana.edu/netidclaim/) can also be used for students who need to find their NetID.
When you log into CatsConnect, click the Organizations tab to find all registered student organizations and clubs on campus! When you find a club you’re interested in, click the club, and then click Join on the main page!
 Simply follow these steps,
  • Log into CatsConnect, https://montanastate.campuslabs.com/engage/
  • On the homepage, you should see a box with a flashing yellow outline that says "Pending Invitations". Click the box to view your invitations.
  • If you were invited and assigned an officer position, you will need to accept being a member and the officer position.
  • If you know you were sent an invitation and do not see it, please make sure the invitation was sent to your preferred email listed in MyInfo.

E-portfolios and co-curricular records are different, but make a great team. CatsConnect helps you identify and collect information about your out of classroom experiences at MSU – these are often the most memorable and skill-building opportunities in your college experience. You may select which experiences you would like to show on an MSU official, personalized Co-Curricular Record (it looks like a resume, listing your memberships and accomplishments. You can print it from CatConnect). An E-Portfolio includes examples documenting the best of your work (both in and out of class), usually through photos or examples, professional skills identification, and reflections.

For more information about the Co-Curricular Record, please visit this link, 

http://www.montana.edu/catsconnect/CCR.html

Any form or registration that you begin to fill out on CatsConnect will be in your Submissions Folder until you submit your form. To access your Submissions Folder,

  • After logging into CatsConnect, click your Profile Icon in the top right corner (this is the circle with your initial or picture)
  • Then click Submissions.

Log into MyInfo. Click Personal Information, then click Update E-mail Addresses. This will update system-wide.

If there any incorrect fields in your account, you will need to contact the Registrar's Office.

Please contact us by email at [email protected], call 406-994-2933, or stop by The Office of Student Engagement (SUB 221/222).

Student Organization Questions

Check out the Student Organization Registration Help Guide by following this link, http://www.montana.edu/catsconnect/registerstudentorganization.html.

 Any form or registration that you begin to fill out on CatsConnect will be in your Submissions Folder until you submit your form. To access your Submissions Folder,
  • After logging into CatsConnect, click your Profile Icon in the top right corner (this is the circle with your initial or picture)
  • Then click Submissions.

For more information, please visit the Student Organization CatsConnect Funding Page here, 

http://www.montana.edu/catsconnect/student_org_funding.html

If you have more questions, please email [email protected].

Certainly! Just follow these steps,

  • Log into CatsConnect, and select the waffle icon in the top right corner and click "Manage".
  • Then, under "My Memberships", select your organization.
  • Click the pancake menu (three stacked lines) on the left side, and then select "Roster" under Organization Tools.
  • Towards the top right, click "Manage Positions".
  • From this page, you'll be able to create your own custom officer and member positions in your organization and you can give that position specific access to manage your organization's page.
    • You are also able to re-name the positions already created-- for example, if your leader goes by Captain instead of President.

Follow these steps,

  • Log into CatsConnect, and select the waffle icon in the top right corner and click "Manage".
  • Then, under "My Memberships", select your organization.
  • Click the pancake menu (three stacked lines) on the left side, and then select "Roster" under Organization Tools.
  • At the top, you should see a box with the primary contact. Click the Pen Icon in the top corner, and then choose the new primary contact.

Simply follow these steps,

  • Log into CatsConnect, https://montanastate.campuslabs.com/engage/
  • On the homepage, you should see a box with a flashing yellow outline that says "Pending Invitations". Click the box to view your invitations.
  • If you were invited and assigned an officer position, you will need to accept being a member and the officer position.
  • If you know you were sent an invitation and do not see it, please make sure the invitation was sent to your preferred email listed in MyInfo.

Follow these steps,

  • Log into CatsConnect, and select the waffle (grid) icon in the top right corner and click "Manage".
  • Then, under "My Memberships", select your organization.
  • Click the pancake menu (three stacked lines) on the left side, and then select "Roster" under Organization Tools.
  • This is where all you will be able to find all current members, pending members (meaning you have sent them an invite or they have requested to join), and prospective members (these are suggested users that may be a good fit for your organization).
  • By clicking the pen on the far right of each member's name, you'll be able to change positions.

Tip: You can create unique positions for your organization. To create a position, click "Manage Positions" towards the top right on the Roster page.

After logging into CatsConnect,

  • Select the waffle (grid) icon in the top right corner and click "Manage".
  • Then, under "My Memberships", select your organization.
  • Once in your organization's page, click the pancake (3 stacked line) icon on the left side, and click "Documents". Your recognition letter will appear here within 3 business days of your organization's approval.

The Advisor Agreement Form can be found at this link, https://montanastate.campuslabs.com/engage/submitter/form/start/296568.


**Student Leaders: Please be sure to copy/paste the link directly from this screen and email it to your advisor(s). If you click on the link and copy the URL from the browser, your advisor(s) will not be able to access the form.

Please contact us by email at [email protected], call 406-994-2933, or stop by The Office of Student Engagement (SUB 221/222).