MSU annual Homecoming Parade in Downtown Bozeman


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Online Resources

Our online resources include helpful links for parents and families as they navigate the university system. 


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Freshman Year Resources

We have an entire page geared to helping students adjust to campus life. Topics range from Residence Life to Scholarships.

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Sophomore Year Resources

This page is dedicated to tackling the stressors that are new from freshman year. Links to Study Abroad and Leadership opportunities can help students explore MSU. 

Students at the MSU Career Fair

Junior Year Resources

Junior year has a lot of important decisions ahead of it. This page helps parents and students explore their potential employment opportunities.

Students hugging in their graduation attire to celebrate Commencement

Senior Year Resources

The end of the college experience often brings a lot of questions to the surface. This page includes details of graduation and links to career development options. 

Students at annual Catapalooza on campus

Transfer Student Resources

Like any new experience, transferring to a new university can be both an exciting and daunting. This page gives guidance for joining and succeeding at MSU.

Students at the international food bazaar hosted by the MSU Office of International Programs

International Student Resources

MSU understands the challenges of studying abroad, and are committed to giving international students a safe and welcoming experience.


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Scholarly Readings

Here is an exhaustive list of our favorite academic articles to help parents, families and students adjust to college.



Academic Support

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Please encourage your student to take advantage of these excellent services for student academic success:



Student Life

Students and parents receiving assitance from Champ and Move In Weekend Volunteers

Moving your student into their residence hall room can be physically and emotionally taxing, especially if they're a first-year student. And Move-In Weekend always seems to fall during the hottest time of the year, resulting in emotions rising along with the temperature. However, we want you to know that we'll be there to help you every step of the way on or off campus.



Money Matters

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Inflation is high and budgets are tight these days. We understand negotiating the investment in college can be challenging, but the Office of Financial Aid Services’ staff of advisors are there to help you and your student understand your options and make sure there are no surprises. Call the office at 406-994-2845 or email [email protected].



Bozeman and Beyond

Photo of three students walking in downtown Bozeman

Finally, if you travel to Bozeman with your student, we hope you will have a chance to enjoy all the community offers! Bozeman has a wide variety of cafés, coffee shops and restaurants offering everything from bison burgers and pasta to sushi and tacos in historic Downtown Bozeman. You can also explore the city's Main Street to the Mountains trail system or check out the Museum of the Rockies (also part of your university), featuring the world's largest collection of dinosaur fossils and research.