Academic Support

MSU offers a wide array of academic support services to support students with course content, help to develop study skills and time managment, encourage motivation and momentum, address financial concerns, offer disability services, assistance with questions about major/programs and more. 

If you have a concern or question about a service that does not appear on this page, please reach out to the department and we will see what we can do to help connect you with additional support services.

Advising Commons

Writing Center

Math and Stat Center - MSC

If you are a freshman or an incoming transfer student, and you have declared a social science or natural science major, you will recieve inital advising in the Letters & Science Advising Commons. 

One-on-one tutoring for undergraduate and graduate students. Open fall, spring and summer. Check their website for the most current hours of operation and to make an appointment

The MSC offers a quiet space to study and do math/stats homework with the option to recieve free one-on-one tutoring. No appointments are necessary but your cat card is required to enter, and you must be enrolled in a math or statistics course.

Location: CLS Advising Center Wilson Hall 1-106 (across from the Writing Center)

3 locations: Wilson Hall 1-114, MSU Library on the 1st floor and Romney Hall 207.

Location: Romney Hall 220



TRiO Student Support Services

McNair Scholars Program

Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success

Through grant funding, TRiO supports underrepresented students at MSU. There is an application process and you must qualify. Visit their website for more information. Eligible scholars are selected who have demonstrated strong academic potential and are committed to attending graduate school and pursuing a doctoral degree. There is an application process and you must qualify. Visit their website for more information

Houses Career, Internship & Student Services, Financial Education, SmartyCats tutoring, the Champ Change Program, Return2Learn, Hilleman Scholars Program, peer mentoring and more! Visit their website for more information.

Location: Reid Hall 314 Location: Reid Hall 405

Location: Strand Union Building (SUB) 177 



Office of Disability Services

Veterans Services

Financial Aid

Provides access to all college programs, services, activities and facilities for students with disabilities. Provide accomodations, support for students returning to college and veteran education benefits. Veterans Services partners with Disability Services, Financial Aid, and the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success. They can help veterans apply for benefits and select the best program for your situation. 

Financial Aid can help students pay their bills, discuss funding and enrollment, determine which programs are eligible for aid, provide FAFSA help and more! Visit their website for more information.

Location: Strand Union Building (SUB) 174 Location: Romney Hall 136

Location: Montana Hall 21



Study Abroad



The Office of International Programs offers 250+ study abroad programs in 60+ countries. Study Abroad provides resources, advising and support to students in all majors wishing to enhance their college education by studying aboad.  Students at MSU may find themselves being asked to create eportfolios in some of their classes. Academic Technology and Outreach has partnered with Adobe and the eportfolio program to provide resources to help guide students in the process. Please visit their website for more information.


Location: Strand Union Building (SUB) 183 Location: Academic Technology and Outreach Barnard Hall 128



Non-Academic Support

We recognize the importance of caring for and supporting the whole student. MSU offers a variety of non-academic resources and support services to help students succeed in life beyond academics. We know that our students encounter stress outside of their academic committments that have a huge effect on their success as students. 

If you have a concern or question about a service that does not appear on this page, please reach out to the department and we will see what we can do to help connect you with additional support services.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS

VOICE Center

The Center for Recovering Students

FREE confidential counseling for all students, crisis support, suicide prevention, online self-help resources, and more. Please reach out if you are feeling anxious, suicidal, like self-harming or in any way unwell. We are all here to support you. Visit their website for more information.  

Provides FREE and confidential services and information for all people impacted by sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, and harassment; including friends, family and loved ones of survivors.

VOICE Center 24-Hour Confidential Support Line: (406) 994-7069 (call or text!)

A community of students in sobriety, their allies, and those looking to gain or maintain recovery from addictive disorders. To enroll, students must be currently enrolled, or have interest in attending or working at MSU and believe in the committment to a clean and sober lifestyle. Visit their website for more information.
Location: Swingle, 2nd floor Location: Student Union Building (SUB) 370 Location: 1102/1106 S. 6th Avenue, Bozeman.

Diversity and Inclusion Student Commons (DISC)

Office of Student Engagement

Office of the Dean of Students

The DISC promotes inclusion and understanding of difference, supports students from underrepresented identiy groups and encourages critical thinking about diversity topics. The DISC offers programs and trainings to students, staff and faculty as well as special events. Visit their website for more information.  Provides and facilitates student engagement opportunities for MSU students through a variety of programs, events, services and activities. THE HUB for students interested in creating and maintaining a strong Bobcat community! Works with individual students, student groups and other campus offices to ensure student success and adherence to community and academic standards. 
Location: Strand Union Building (SUB) 286/185 Location: Strand Union Building (SUB) 221& 222 Location: Strand Union Building (SUB) 174

University Police

University Student Housing

ASMSU Legal Services

Provides police service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Provide safety escorts across campus, jump-starts and vehicle unlocking, parking services, campus crime alerts and reporting.

Dial 911 for emergencies

(406) 994-2121 for non-emergent matters.

MSU provides housing options for undergraduate students as well as for families and graduate students. All questions regarding housing must be directed to University Student Housing.  The Associated Students of Montana State University (ASMSU) have partnered with Cromwell Law, PLLC to offer students affordable legal services. For $10 you can meet with experienced lawyers. Common services: MIP, criminal, landlord/tenant, family, name changes, business/nonprofit advising, consumer issues and immigration.
Location: 7th Ave. and Kagy Blvd. Location: Hedges Complex 31 Location: Student Union Building (SUB) 221

Bounty of the Bridgers - MSU Food Pantry

Medical Services

Nutrition Counseling and Wellness Coaching

The Bounty of the Bridgers Campus Food Pantry is a student-driven initiative to combat food waste and food insecurity on the MSU campus for students, faculty and staff. Provides assistance to apply for SNAP benefits.

Permanent pantry - nonperishible goods, breads and produce

Pop-up pantry - only bread and produce

Did you know you can recieve medical care without leaving campus? Recieve same-day (urgent care) and primary care complete with a clinical laboratory, pharmacy, radiology services and vacciations available on campus. Any currently enrolled student who has paid the University Health Fee, can visit the clinic for services. The student health insurance policy is not required.  Meet with certified nutritionists, dieticians and wellness coaches to identify and create the conditions you need to make lasting change in regards to your wellness goals. Counseling and coach can help you identify and achieve your nutrition/wellness goals. 
Location: 1102/1106 S. 6th Ave. 
Pop-up location: 1518 S. 15th Ave. (grad housing)
Location: Swingle Building 100 Location: 1102/1106 S. 6th Ave. Bozeman

Nutrition Services

Wellness Coaching


Build Community

Clubs and University Events

Do you have a special interest or hobby you would like to maintain while in college? Or, maybe you would like to try something for the first time! Aside from going to class every day, student clubs are a great way to create community and develop relationships on and off campus. With over almost 300 options, we think just about everyone can find something fun to do or connect with someone who shares similar interests!

Cats Connect logo

CatsConnect is MSU's one stop shop to get connected on campus! Find MSU's student organizations and events to see what your fellow Bobcats are up to! 

Find organizations, attend events and track your involvement 

Requires your NetID and password to login (NetIDs follow this format: A12B345).


The department puts together a newsletter called The Hotline that is sent out to all Political Science majors and minors every Friday afternoon fall and spring semesters. During the summer, they're sent on a less frequent basis and prioritized based on content. It's filled wtih important information regarding timelines for the academic year, events specific to our department and college, jobs and internship opportunities. We strive to include only the most relevant information for our students so please read it and let us know if you are not receiving it so we can make sure you are on the list! Contact the department at: [email protected]