Even though Bozeman is considered to be a relatively safe community, there are several actions you can take to be even safer:

  • Lock your exterior doors and windows even if there is someone home.
  • If walking around at night, stay in well-lit areas, avoid walking alone and keep your cell phone handy in case you need to call the police.
  • Be attentive to what is happening around your community and do not be afraid to report any suspicious activity to the Bozeman Police.
  • Lock your car doors and do not leave any valuables in plain sight.
  • Close the window shades to your apartment when not at home.
  • Do not allow illegal drug or alcohol activity in your rental. This includes prohibiting persons less than 21 years of age to drink alcohol.
  • Know the guests that may be entering into the rental.
  • Be sure the address is clearly posted to facilitate emergency response from the fire and police departments.
  • Regularly test the carbon monoxide and smoke detectors to make sure they are working properly and immediately replace batteries to the detectors if they are not working.
  • Report any damages or repairs that threaten the safety and security of the property to the landlord as soon as possible so that he/she may schedule a time to repair the issue(s) immediately.
  • Do not leave spare keys in hiding places.
  • Ask neighbors to keep an eye on your place when leaving town.
  • When leaving for extended periods of time, like for breaks, leave your heat on to no less than 55 degrees so that the water pipes do not freeze and break, which can flood your rental.
  • Locate the water shut off valve, electrical panel and gas shut off valve.

  • Know how to reach your landlord in case of plumbing, heating or electrical problems.

  • Know where emergency exits are for each sleeping area.

  •  Ensure there is a fire extinguisher in the kitchen.

Checklist for Party Safety

  • Do not allow anyone under the age of 21 into the party if alcohol is going to be served. 
  • Know who is in attendance at your party and do not allow anyone you do no know to attend.
  • Keep alcohol inside of the party. This will help keep the noise down and limit the size of the party.
  • Designate a sober monitor to oversee the party, control noise and monitor people who may be drinking excessively. 
  • Inform your neighbors about the festivities well in advance.
  • Keep the noise down. The number one reason why police are called to a party is because of noise. 

Food and Nutrition

rendezous dining hall

Dining on Campus

Just because you no longer live on campus doesn't mean you can't eat on campus! In addition to multiple retail dining options, there are are two dining commons--Miller Dining Commons and Rendezvous Dining Pavilion--that feature their own unique atmosphere and different daily menus. Commuter Meal Plans are available.

Nutrition Services 

The Office of Health Advancement provides nutrition services for all students taking seven or more credits. Individual services can be provided by a registered dietitian and licensed nutritionist. If you are taking less than seven credits and choose to pay the Student Health Service fee for the semester, nutrition services may be utilized as well.

Services include:

  • Helping students to plan simple, economical meals.
  • Helping a person learn to live with food allergies, intolerances, or special dietary needs.
  • Helping sort out basic nutrition facts.
  • Helping persons who want to lose body weight or achieve fitness.
  • Helping persons who have an eating disorder.
  • Helping student groups by providing presentations or materials.
  • Helping athletes and active adults with nutrition-related topics and meal planning for competition.
  • Helping with specific health problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol.
  • Gut issues or other medical concerns. 
  • Generalized well-being and how to move toward food and activity choices that support a thriving lifestyle.

To schedule an appointment, please contact the Office of Health Advancement at 406-994-4380.

Bounty of the Bridgers Food Pantry

bounty of the bridgers food pantry

The MSU food pantry is open three days a week and is available to all students, staff and faculty who may be experiencing food insecurity. Visit the Bounty of the Bridgers website for more information.