A number of events to be held at Montana State University have been canceled or postponed as a precaution due to the coronavirus disease COVID-19. The events are listed below by date, with non-dated notices listed at the bottom of the page. Where appropriate, please follow the links for more information about individual events or how to contact organizers with questions.

Those seeking more information about Montana State University events should consult the university’s calendar at montana.edu/calendar. You are encouraged to use the information on the calendar pages to contact event organizers for the latest updates.

Event cancellations can be reported to [email protected] for inclusion on this list.

List updated: 4/6/20 at 9:52 a.m.

March 19

  • The Montana Family, Career and Community Leaders of America’s leadership conference, which was scheduled for March 19-20 at MSU, is postponed until further notice.
  • Performances of Montana Shakespeare in the Parks’ production of “Cyrano de Bergerac” for March 19-22 are canceled.

  • A March 19 MSU Wonderlust presentation, “Public Land, Business and Local Community: A National Wildlife Refuge Example,” which had been planned in partnership with the Belgrade Community Library, is canceled.
  • A March 19 MSU Wonderlust presentation, “Life History of the Mountain Bluebird,” which had been planned in partnership with the Friends of the Livingston-Park County Public Library, is canceled.

March 22

  • KGLT radio's annual fund drive, originally scheduled for March 22 to April 4, has been postponed. For more information, visit kglt.net.

March 23

  • The 994-Calling! event, scheduled for March 23 from 4 to 5 p.m., is canceled.

March 24

  • The March 24 performance of Baby Shark Live! at Brick Breeden Fieldhouse will be rescheduled for a later date. More information will be available at babysharklive.com.

March 25

  • A March 25 Montana Institute on Ecosystems’ Rough Cut Seminar Series lecture by Todd Koel, “Invasive Lake Trout Induce Cascading Changes in the Yellowstone Lake Ecosystems,” is canceled.
  • A March 25 lecture by Andrew Hansen, “Growing Pains in the Western U.S.: Land Use Change, Loss of Wildlands and Consequences for Biodiversity,” is canceled.
  • Montana State Athletics has announced the postponement of the public groundbreaking ceremony for the Bobcat Athletic Complex, previously scheduled for March 25. While this will not delay construction on the facility, it is in the best interest of our Bobcat Family to limit the spreading of COVID-19 by avoiding large crowds and gatherings. More information on a future public event will be released later in the summer.

March 26

  • The National Conference on Undergraduate Research, which had been planned for March 26-28 on campus, is canceled. Those who had registered to attend NCUR 2020 and need additional information are encouraged to visit the NCUR national conference website. MSU’s NCUR website is at montana.edu/ncur2020.
  • The College of Letters and Science's Kopriva Science Seminar Series lecture set for March 26, "Making Proteins Glow Brighter for Neuroscience," by Rosana Molina, a doctoral candidate and recipient of a 2019 Kopriva Graduate Student Fellowship, is canceled.
  • A March 26 lecture, “Statistics and Data Visualization: Current Challenges with Applications to Environmental and Health Sciences,” with Mark Greenwood, professor of statistics in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, is canceled.

March 27

  • Performances of Montana Shakespeare in the Parks’ production of “Cyrano de Bergerac” for March 27-29 are canceled.

March 30

  • The 994-Calling! event, scheduled for March 30 from 4 to 5 p.m., is canceled.
  • The Soil Health Innovations Conference, which had been planned for March 30-31 at MSU, is postponed. The conference is now rescheduled for March 8-9, 2021, on the MSU campus.
  • Take Back the Night events, which were planned for March 30 to April 3 in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, are canceled.

April 1

  • An ASMSU ice cream social planned to be held at the MSU Library on April 1 is canceled.
  • MSU's third annual Council on Councils Day, which had been scheduled for April 1, is canceled.
  • MSU's University Council meeting scheduled for April 1 is canceled. 

April 2

  • The MSU Spring Rodeo scheduled for April 2-5 has been postponed. Potential reschedule dates are being identified and will be announced at a later time if confirmed. Currently held tickets will be honored for the new dates. No action is needed to keep your tickets and current seat locations. Your ticket will be honored for the rescheduled dates. For any further ticket inquiries please, including requests for refunds, please reach out to Bobcat Ticket Office at 406-994-2287.

April 3

  • The MSU Initiative for Regulation and Applied Economic Analysis’s Innovation and Regulation Conference, which had been scheduled for April 3, is postponed.
  • An April 3 screening of the award-winning film, “The Weight of Water,” is canceled.

April 4

  • The April 4 subject GRE administration is canceled. Examinees with questions should contact MSU Testing Services at 406-994-6984 or [email protected].

April 7

  • The MSU Library’s annual Trout Lecture, which was scheduled to be delivered April 7 by Jim Goetz, is postponed.

April 8

  • A Pop-Up Pups event, planned to be held at the MSU Library on April 8, is canceled.

April 9

  • A College of Letters and Science’s Distinguished Speakers Series lecture set for April 9, "We All Know That Human Rights are Universal: U.S. Support for LGBTI Human Rights, Then and Now," with Cynthia Burack, professor at Ohio State University, is canceled.

April 10

April 13

  • An April 13 lecture, “Using Research to Improve Health Care for America’s Veterans,” by Rachel Ramoni, chief research and development officer for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, is postponed.
  • The Festival of the West presented by the Ivan Doig Center for the Study of the Lands and Peoples of the North American West, which was scheduled for April 13 at MSU, is canceled.
  • The 994-Calling! event, scheduled for April 13 from 4 to 5 p.m., is canceled.

April 14

  • The Friends of MSU Library book group’s April 14 discussion of “Dear Life” by Alice Munro is postponed. The discussion will likely be rescheduled for the summer or fall.  

April 15

  • An April 15 lecture by Olympian and Women’s National Basketball Association great Tamika Catchings is postponed. Current ticketholders may apply for a refund. MSU is working to reschedule Catchings’ lecture and visit to campus sometime during the next academic year, according to Carmen McSpadden, director of the MSU Leadership Institute.

April 16

  • The 2020 Employee Recognition Program awards ceremony scheduled for April 16 is postponed.
  • The College of Letters and Science’s awards ceremony scheduled for April 16 is canceled. Awards honoring outstanding faculty, students and staff, as well as retiring faculty and staff, will be announced later this spring in an MSU News Service release and on the college’s website at http://www.montana.edu/lettersandscience/awards/index.html.
  • The inaugural Montana State University $50K Venture Competition, which was scheduled for April 16, is postponed. 

April 17

  • An April 17 event sponsored by the MSU Veteran Support Center, “17 to ZERO: Communities Coming Together To End Veteran Suicide,” is canceled. 
  • The International Food Bazaar, which was scheduled for April 17, is canceled.

April 23

  • The annual Student Veteran Appreciation and Scholarship Banquet, which had been scheduled for April 23, is canceled.

April 27

  • The MSU Library's spring Paws to De-Stress events, planned for dead week and finals week (April 27 through May 8) of the spring 2020 semester, are canceled.

April 30

  • A Hoof it to the Library event, planned to be held at the MSU Library with Alpacas of Montana on April 30 and May 1, is canceled.
  • The Pure Gold reception that was scheduled for April 30 is canceled. 

May 7

  • The Dan Scott Ranch Management Program’s spring production symposium that was planned for May 7, “Calving Date – Key to Ranch Profitability,” is canceled. 

May 9

  • On April 3, the Commissioner of Higher Education announced that the Montana University System would not be able to hold large-scale, university-wide commencement ceremonies on the previously planned dates for each campus due to the coronavirus pandemic. In lieu of the in-person spring commencement ceremony that had been scheduled for May 9, MSU will invite all graduating students of the Spring Class of 2020 to attend the winter commencement ceremony, scheduled for Dec. 19 at the Brick Breeden Fieldhouse, and have their names appear in the printed program. Additionally, graduating students will be invited to virtual celebrations with their colleges and receive a gift box including their diploma cover, a unique tassel and other items.

    Read President Cruzado's full email about commencement

May 14

  • The Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship’s annual Women’s Circle of Excellence conference, which was scheduled for May 14-15, is canceled. 

May 26

  • The Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) national conference, which MSU was to host on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 26-27, is canceled.

Non-Dated Cancellations and Postponements

  • The Center for Faculty Excellence has canceled all in-person trainings until further notice. Many workshops will be transitioned to online formats. Visit the CFE website for the latest information.
  • All Wonderlust Lifelong Learning events are suspended until further notice.
  • As of March 19, MSU Testing Services is closed to all examinees, and all exams are canceled. Testing Services staff members remain available at [email protected] or 406-994-6984 to assist with questions or provide information about rescheduling.  
  • Summer/fall 2020 priority registration for continuing studentshas beenpostponed. The new dates for priority registration are March 30-April 15. Students can visit the registration website at montana.edu/registrar/registration.html to view their new registration date for summer/fall 2020.
  • The online Grad Fair for spring 2020 graduation is postponed until April 15. This graduation information fair is for students planning on graduating in the spring of 2020 as well as for undergraduates planning on graduating in the summer of 2020. Starting April 15, a link will be availablel on the commencement website at montana.edu/commencement/ for graduation and commencement-related information.