Frequently Asked Questions
The safety of our students and families is MSU’s top priority. With the ever changing environment due to COVID-19, MSU is closely monitoring our new student programs including Orientation. Students are encouraged to register for Orientation now to save their place at MSU. In the event that we are no longer able to hold an in-person Orientation this summer, MSU will refund any fees that were paid for the room and board costs associated with the MSU summer Orientation programs. We hope this will provide a sense of security in deciding to register for the session of your choosing. To stay up-to-date on our virtual campus visit programs, and how our office is responding, please visit our COVID-19 resources page.
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Yes. If you sign up for one of the June or July Orientations, you are required to stay on campus and pay the $175 Meals & Lodging Fee. If you would prefer not to stay on campus and/or pay the fee associated with the June or July programs, please register for the August session.
Starting in mid-January, you can register online through your Undergraduate Admissions Checklist. To get there, go to www.montana.edu/myinfo, click on "Log into MyInfo," log-in using your NetID and password, then click on "Undergraduate Admissions Checklist" and scroll down to the Orientation/Registration section.
Yes. All incoming students need to complete an Orientation in order to register for classes.
Classes are gradually released throughout the summer so that all incoming freshman have a comparable selection of classes to choose from. All students will be able to register for a full schedule of classes regardless of which Orientation they choose to attend. However, students attending the August session may be more limited on time selections.
Freshmen attending the June and July Orientations are required to pay the $175 fee which covers meals and housing for students during Orientation. Meals will begin on Monday and end with breakfast Wednesday morning. Housing will be provided for Monday and Tuesday nights.
Parents interested in attending the Parent/Family Orientation can register along with their student online. If your student has already registered and you would like to register later, please contact the Orientation Office at (406) 994-2827 or email@example.com.
*Please note that as we are working remotely more often, registering for the Parent/Family Orientation after your student registers for their Orientation will become more difficult. We ask that you please be sure to register for the Parent/Family Orientation when you register for the Student Orientation.
The Program Fee includes campus tours, information sessions, sessions with the Assistant Dean of your student’s academic college, a Parent/Family Social and a Parent/Family Breakfast. This fee does not include housing or other meals.
Absolutely! Contact the Orientation Office to see what sessions are still available. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Please note that as we are working remotely more often, it may become more difficult to change Orientation sessions if there is a fee difference.
Starting in early November, you can register online through your Undergraduate Admissions Checklist. To get there, go to www.montana.edu/myinfo, click on "Log into MyInfo," log-in using your NetID and password, then click on "Undergraduate Admissions Checklist" and scroll down to the Orientation/Registration section.
Yes. In order to register for spring semester courses, you must complete an Orientation.
Summer course offerings can be found online at www.montana.edu/myinfo (click on Schedule of Classes and select 2020 Summer Session) or in the Summer Bulletin. To obtain a Summer Bulletin, please contact the Office of Summer Session at (406) 994-7136, 212 Montana Hall, Bozeman, MT, 59717, via email at email@example.com or visit the summer session website at www.montana.edu/summer.
To register for summer courses, contact the Academic Advising Center at 406-994-3532 to discuss advising and registation. Registration for Summer 2020 will begin in late April.
Incoming freshmen need to register for and attend a formal Orientation. Incoming transfer and non-degree seeking students are required to meet with an advisor before registering for fall semester classes. Additional details on how to register for fall semester will be mailed to you.
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