Welcome to the Bobcat Family!

Orientation registration for new students attending MSU in the fall of 2020 is now open. Please read the information below for more information on the program, including how to obtain parent and family resources.

Our Orientation programs are currently in the process of transitioning toward an online delivery format for the summer of 2020. We will be posting information and updates here as they become available. Please check this page regularly throughout the spring for more information.

Orientation Sessions

Fall 2020

  • FULL - Session #1: June 3-12
  • FULL - Session #2: June 17-26
  • FULL - Session #3: July 1-10
  • Session #4: July 22-August 7*

*two weeks to provide additional time for academic advising

Parent and Family Orientation Information

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our in-person Parent and Family Orientation Programs have been canceled. Instead, parents are invited to view valuable online resources available at the conclusion of your student's online Orientation/Class Registration program. These resources will cover information on your student's academic course curriculum, student support services, confirming one's bill, contact information and more. These resources will be provided free of charge.

To make sure that you receive notifications about the Parent and Family Orientation Information, up to two parents and/or family members can provide their contact information on their student's Orientation registration form at the time that the student registers. If your student has previously registered for Orientation and you do not already receive emails from MSU, please email orientation@montana.edu with your first and last name and your preferred email.

If you had already registered and paid the $50 Program Fee for the in-person Parent and Family Orientation Program, a refund of $50 will be processed.

Bobcat Parent and Family Program

Click here for more information on the Bobcat Parent and Family Program.


Orientation registration for new students attending MSU in the fall of 2020 is now open. Please consult with your student regarding registration for the parent program.


Questions? We're here to help.

If you have questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us! You can email our staff at orientation@montana.edu, or call us Monday - Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm MT at 1-888-MSU-CATS.