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By Brent Lloyd, GEAR UP Graduate Assistant

Friday, March 25th and Saturday, March 26th, Montana State University will be hosting the 46th Annual American Indian Council Powwow in the Brick Breeden Fieldhouse! GEAR UP is proud to be sponsoring and supporting the powwow and our native student population at MSU. Admission to this event is free and open to all. Native singers and dancers will perform and represent their tribal culture in competition. Come take part in this cultural event and witness a celebration of native pride and tradition on Montana State’s campus. Any questions can be answered by emailing [email protected] or [email protected] 

What are you looking forward to most during this coming spring break?

"This spring break, I am looking forward to seeing my grandparents, during my time off from school!"

-Amorelle  Koontz 

(MSU Freshman)

"Catching up on school work."

-Trevyn Carter

(MSU Freshman)

Spring Break March 14th-18th


March 14th-18th, 2022
There will be no classes the week of March 14th-18th, 2022 to allow for our Spring Academic Recess. Meet us back on campus on March 21st to resume classes. The GEAR UP MSU office will remain open during Spring Break but with irregular hours. Please email [email protected] if you have any questions.
GEAR UP Goes to College


March 2022

High School students from the 17 GEAR UP schools in Montana are scheduled to visit the MSU campus this month. Be looking out for pictures in the "March Highlights" section in the April issue of Keeping Up with GEAR UP.

Registration is a Piece of Cake- Starting March 28th

Registration is a Piece of Cake

March 28th -April 12th

Advising and registration for summer and/or Fall 2022 begins March 28th, and MSU once again wants you to know that Registration is a Piece of Cake! Stop by the GEAR UP office on the 2nd floor of the MSU Library during office hours Monday-Friday on March 28th to receive your cake!

Powwow Vistors! Come visit the GEAR UP Office!

GEAR UP Open House for Powwow Visitors

March 25th from 11am-4pm at the GEAR UP Office

Come by the GEAR UP office on campus on the second floor of the Renne Library on Campus in room 214. Come learn about our program!

Advising and registration for summer and/or Fall 2022 begins March 28th, and MSU once again wants you to know that Registration is a Piece of Cake!

Stop by the GEAR UP office on the 2nd floor of the MSU Library during office hours Monday-Friday during the week of March 28-April 1 to receive your cake!

Registration Schedule

  • Registration time is based on current total earned credits: in-progress coursework is not included. 
  • Each Registration day begins at 6:00 am
  • Meet with your Advisor prior to registration opening to receive your "Alternate PIN" (often referred to as the "Advisor PIN").
Summer/Fall 2022 Registration Timetable

March 28

March 29

March 30

March 31

April 1

Current Graduate Students


Post-Baccalaureate Students

and Seniors with 109 and above earned credits

Seniors with 10 to 108 earned credits
Seniors with 90 to 99 earned credits
Juniors with 76 to 89 earned credits
Juniors with 70 to 75 earned credits

April 4

April 5

April 6

April 7

April 8

Juniors with 60 to 69 earned credits
Sophomores with 47 to 59 earned credits
Sophomores with 40 to 46 earned credits
Sophomores with 30 to 39 earned credits
Freshmen with 22 to 29 earned credits

April 11

April 12

April 13

Freshmen with 12 to 21 earned credits
Freshmen with 0 to 11 earned credits 
Open Registration


Darby Wells from Hardin, MT
From Hardin, Montana

My name is Darby Wells and I am from Hardin, MT. I am currently studying Business-Finance at Montana State University. Here at MSU, GEAR UP has helped me feel as though I have a support system. In both high school and college., having people keep up with how I'm doing is really reassuring. As for the future, in the next 5 years I hope to be working somewhere in the finance sector or potentially going to law school. Outside of school, I like to spend as much time with my friends and family as I can. 

Judi Haskins in Orlando, FL for a First Year Services Conference

Judi Haskins (pictured in center) attended the 41st Annual Conference on the First Year Experience in Orlando, FL, with members of the Montana GEAR UP team.

Trevyn Carter, a GEAR UP Student, at the Bug Buffet

Trevyn Carter, MSU first-year GEAR UP student from St. Ignatius, participates in MSU's 34th Annual Bug Buffet, an initiative that communicates the benefits of bugs as food

Major Madness, 2022

On February 23rd students participated in the Major Madness event exploring majors and minors through other MSU students
(Photo credit: Sheila Gilbertson)

Jessie Cannaday, from Gallatin College giving a virtual tour to GEAR UP students

On February 17th, GEAR UP high school students participated in a virtual tour of Gallatin College, learned about programs and services, and heard from current Gallatin College students. Pictured is Jessi Cannaday, Enrollment Manager at Gallatin College.