2022 Bus Parking and Traffic Plan

On April 15, MSU will host the Science Olympics  In order to ensure safety for all and efficient loading and unloading of all visitors, please follow the instructions listed below and approach campus as instructed even if you know the Bozeman area.

We ask Busses and school vans to ALWAYS approach campus from Kagy Blvd

Do not approach campus on Grant Street

Bus and van arrival:

  • Approach campus from Kagy Blvd and South 7th Ave to unload in the SUB Oval or 7th Ave
  • After unloading, buses and school vans should depart eastbound on Grant Street, take South 7th Ave to Kagy Blvd and turn right to proceed to the Fieldhouse Parking Lot (Bobcat 15)
  • Buses and school vans may park in the south section of Bobcat Lot 15 (Bay C & D). School vans must have school information on them, so parking services knows they are not random vehicles.

2022 parking map

Private vehicles

Private vehicles (including cars not labeled as school vehicles and all spectators) must follow MSU visitor parking regulations.  You may want to download the Passport app ahead of time in order to streamline payment. There is no free parking on campus for more than 30 minutes.


  • Buses, school vans and private vehicles can pick up students from the SUB or Fieldhouse.

Schedule of Events

Schedule Overview on Friday, April 15, 2022

7 - 8:30 am

Team Check-In SUB Ballrooms

7:30 - 7:45 am

Assemble in SUB Ballrooms

7:45 - 8:00 am

Opening Ceremony

8:15 am

Impound and Event Sign-ups Open

8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Competition Events

12:45 - 1:00 pm

Make your way to Talks & Tours (if signed up; optional)

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Talks & Tours (sign-up required) or campus time

2:15 - 2:30 pm

Assemble in SUB Ballrooms

2:30 - 4:00 pm

Awards Ceremony: medals, trophies, door prizes


Competition Events Schedule conflicts: If your team has schedule conflicts, on the morning of the competition please check with the Event Supervisor to determine a new time slot.  If a conflict still exists, visit the Registration Desk on the day of the competition.  We will work with you to make sure students are able to compete in each of their prepared events.

Team Numbers

Team numbers were assigned and sent to coaches on April 5, 2022. See the list of numbers here. It is very important that students know their team number for each competition. Do not use a team number from a past tournament, from Scilympiad, or from any other source. Thanks!

Events Map

Competition Events are located on the MSU-Bozeman Campus. View an interactive campus map.

Talks and Tours 2022

Teams can choose to participate in optional talks and tours, which will help you become more aware of some of the cool research going on at MSU! Use Sign-Up Genius to secure spots for your team. Please be courteous to our guest speakers and let us know if you will be unable to make the tour. You can cancel via your Sign-Up Genius confirmation, or contact us at [email protected]

Sign-ups are first-come/first-served. Register your students here.

2022 offerings include:

  • Tour the ceramics lab
  • create art with graphic design students
  • learn about research in the Plant Growth Center
  • play a fun board game designed by students
  • learn about virtual reality and robotics.
  • Tour the MSU campus with the AdvoCats
  • Tour the new American Indian Hall
  • Fake news and images: How social media can trick us

Other things to do on campus

Tours full? Here are other fun things to do on campus:

  • Check out the new parking garage - really! It has Public Art and more art!
  • Into geocaching? There are a few on campus your students can find http://www.geocaching.com
  • Extra time for lunch? Visit MSU’s award-winning Rendezvous cafeteria - open to the public. $13 includes all you can eat lunch, plus a coffee bar. You can even take an ice cream treat to go! 
  • Take a self-guided tour of the new Norm Asbjornson Engineering building - download a map here
  • The SUB Recreation Center is open to the public: Bowling alleys, pool tables, etc. 
  • The MSU Duck Pond is a fun place to hang out