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Major Madness, sponsored by University Studies, ASMSU, and The Office of Student Engagement, is an interactive event that lets exploring and declared students learn about programs of interest from successful upper-division students. Major Madness is structured in ‘speed rounds’ to allow exploring attendees to rotate through different areas of interest approximately every 10 minutes. Join us on Wednesday, February 23rd from 6:30-8:00 pm in SUB Ballroom A. Music, light refreshments and raffle prizes are provided. 
GEAR UP hopes to have more information on a special event for GEAR UP students out soon!

"Study groups are so important to be able to learn while also being able to help others!"

-Denali Sandberry

"Wisely use those small pockets of time between classes. Don't take them for granted!"

- Abby Woida

GEAR UP Goes to College

GEAR UP Goes to College (Virtual Event)

Thursday, February 17th, 2022 from 1:30-2:30 PM
High school students from GEAR UP schools across the state of Montana will virtually visit Gallatin College MSU on February 17th to learn about programs and services. They'll also hear from current Gallatin College students who are GEAR UP alumni. 
Spring Career Fair

Spring Career Fair

February 15th-18th 2022

MSU's Career Fair is a large event for students seeking part time and full time jobs, internships, and careers.  Career Fair is also a great place to explore career opportunities. All events will be held in the SUB Ballrooms. For details and a full schedule of events visit:

Valentine's Day Dinner

Valentine's Day Dinner

Wednesday, February 16th, 2022 from 4:30-7:00 PM

MSU Culinary Services will be hosting a special Valentine's Dinner  in both Miller and Rendezvous Dining Halls.  Grab a sweetheart, your roommate, or friends, and join in on the food and fun! Visit the University Culinary Services website to view the menu for the night!

President's Day: NO CLASSES

President's Day: NO CLASSES

Monday, February 21st, 2022

There will be no classes, and campus offices will be closed for the recognition of President's day on Monday, February 21st 2022. 


The American Indian & Alaska Native Student Success Center in American Indian Hall (AIH) has posted their Spring 2022 Tutoring Schedule. Tutors are available Monday through Friday in the Voyich Student Commons in AIH. There are 12 tutors who can tutor you through multiple subjects and course topics. Tutoring is a drop-in style, so there is no appointment necessary. Please take advantage of this service through the American Indian & Alaska Native Student Success Center. The tutors here are committed to your success and enjoy working with you to provide you with the best opportunity available. 

Find the AIH schedule of tutors available, subjects, and tutor bios at:

All GEAR UP MSU students also have the ability to recieve FREE tutuoring through SmartyCats tutoring when you contact our GEAR UP office. 


Isaac O'Rourke from Libby, MT

Isaac O'Rourke

From Libby, Montana

Isaac is a freshman at Montana State University studying Mechanical Engineering Technology and grew up in Libby, MT. Originally Isaac planned to go into the medical field but after attending some workshops, decided that Mechanical engineering would be better for his interests. Is orientation here on MSU campus is really what made his decision to go into the Mechanical Engineering Technology field easier. Growing up in a GEAR UP school, Isaac was able to see the college campus life from a young age and realized that through GEAR UP, anyone can make it to college if they want to. Since being in college, Isaac says that GEAR UP has been a huge help in his studies so far. When not attending classes, Isaac loves to fly fish and go hunting, that and the amazing scenery were some of the things that drew Isaac to MSU in the first place. 

Housing Priority Application Dates

Housing Priority

Attention GEAR UP Freshmen

Are you interested in living on campus at MSU again next year? If so, now is the time to apply! 
Visit the University Student Housing website for details and to apply.

Spring Involvement Fair

Spring Involvement Fair

Tuesday, February 8th from 10am- 2pm 

The Involvement and Study Abroad Fair offers a one-stop shop for all to engage in opportunities through our local and global community. Come learn about international opportunities, join a student organization of your interest, make connections, and get involved! 

MSU Office of Health Advancement Wants to Ensure Your Health

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