GEAR UP MSU First Year Services
MSU's GEAR UP program is dedicated to providing support and services to first-year students from Montana's GEAR UP schools.
Smart StartGEAR UP MSU is partnering with TRIO Student Support Services to provide a Smart Start Orientation for new and incoming TRIO and GEAR UP first-year students. This will include access to early move-in, personalized information on MSU programs specific to GEAR UP and TRIO students as well as some outdoor recreational activities. More information to come!
At the beginning of each academic school year, our GEAR UP office provides a backpack full of basic school supplies to help offset some of the costs of materials first-year students will need in their new academic experience. All leftover supplies will be kept in stock in our office to help you replenish supplies throughout the semester.
Family SupportThe GEAR UP MSU office wants to encourage parents to support their college student throughout their first year. To encourage this, GEAR UP MSU offers meal tickets to the dining halls on campus for parents or families to visit their student here on campus. For more information on family resources and support services please visit our Parent and Family Resource page.
Partners with TRIO SSSThis year, GEAR UP MSU is partnering with TRIO Student Support Services to provide our first-year students with access to a larger community, more activities, and resources for their success. Many students who are GEAR UP Students most likely qualify to be a TRIO scholar as well. For more information on TRIO or to find out if you could qulaify to be a TRIO scholar visit the MSU TRIO website.
The staff in the GEAR UP MSU office want to provide the best opportunities for GEAR UP students to succeed at Montana State University. To help them navigate the new financial responsibilities that secondary education entails, GEAR UP MSU offers many opportunities to recieve financial coaching from the Office of Financial Education. Learn more about their office here!
Tailored Student Support
The GEAR UP MSU office staff value each and every relationship that we have with our GEAR UP students. This includes current cohort students, past students, and potential students! We will be providing a monthly newsletter for all GEAR UP Students that will have information on office announcements, campus events, highlights of past activities, and information on opportunities for our students. Our office is open for drop-in meetings or you can email [email protected] to set up a date and time, or to let us know how we can help you more.