Expeditions MSU FAQ
Please arrive at the Outdoor Recreation Program Building (1401 W Lincoln St, Bozeman MT) at 3:00pm the day your trip begins.
Scholarships are available for all Expeditions MSU programs on a need basis. A form will be available when registration opens.
3+ weeks: full refund
2-3 weeks- 50% refund (conditional on if there are 6+ participants remaining in the trip)
1-2 weeks- 25% refund (conditional on if there are 6+ participants remaining in the trip)
You can stay in the Bozeman area or on campus in a dorm room.
Only for Session 4-you will be able to move in all your things into your dorm room and they will be kept safe for the duration of the trip. Once you get back from your trip, you'll be able to stay in your dorm room like normal.
If you need accomodations the night before your trip departs for the field, you can visit this link to reserve a room prior or after Expeditions.
Please attend an orientation that works best for your schedule.
Participants are able to leave a small amount of luggage at Outdoor Recreation. The luggae will be kept in a locked location until the students return from the field.
Most of our trip locations do not have reliable cell phone coverage. As well we ask our students and staff to turn off and stow their phones, so they can be present in the experience and part of the group.
If you have an emergency and need to contact a student please reach out to the Outdoor Program at 406-994-3621 for assistance.
All of our trips carry a satellite text message communication device. The trip leaders have been trained on our emergency communication protocols and we maintain an on-call system to respond to issues 24hrs a day.
We hold a no news is good news philosophy. Our trip leaders check in regularly and let the base camp team know about any changes in route or plan.
There is no parking available at the Outdoor Recreation Program.
You will need to purchase a parking pass at $8 a day to.
Our meals in the backcountry can accomodate gluten free, nut allergies, and dairy free. Our food is stored in one facility, so if you are concerned about contamination please contact us about accomodations. Also, if your allergy is severe we will work with you on ways accomodate meals.
When registering for Expeditions you will be asked about your dietary needs so please answer that thoroughly so we can best meet your needs.