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Fall 2017

Out of School Activities for Grade Levels 6th-12th

Please Call your Program Office at #657-2116 to Sign-up for the activities you are interested in!



Note: Some sessions are capped. If you sign-up for a session and are unable to attend, please call or email us. We usually have a wait list of students and want to make sure that we open the opportunity up to the next student on the list.


9/19/17    Tuesday                                 

Time:  8:30am-12:00pm                   

Place:  MSU-B Gym 


Seniors - College Fair:  Seniors may sign-up for this event at their high school.  You will be excused  during     certain periods in the morning to go gather information from various colleges throughout the United States.  This is a really important event to attend at the start of your senior year.  You will also be registered for a scholarship drawing by signing up.  Wait for announcements at your school to sign-up or see your counseling office for more information.  UB/ETS advisors will be at the event to help answer questions and make sure you are getting all the applications and information necessary. 



9/30/17   Saturday        

Time:  10am-Noon              

Place: MSU-B Student Union Building


 Seniors & Parents - College Planning, Senior Timeline, and Important Updates Meeting:  This meeting will   provide a college timeline, checklist, and information on any changes for this year’s senior class.  There are many important college dates and deadlines during the senior year.  Two lucky attendees will win a $100 scholarship drawing.  This is an invaluable workshop that you do not want to miss. 



10/19/17 & 10/20/17   Thursday & Friday   

Time: 7:30am-5pm    

Place:  Meet at the Cisel Hall  

 High School Students ONLY– -Great Falls College, University of Providence, Carroll College, and Helena College Tours -We will head to Great Falls and Helena to  tour and learn about the different college majors each offers.  We will spend the night in Helena and head back to Billings on Friday.  Upperclassmen will be given preference.  Students should have at least a 2.5 GPA and be in  good  standing with attendance. 

Cap:  40 students

Note:  We will depart promptly at 7:30am on Thursday and return by 5pm Friday.   Don’t be late to board the bus!  Food and lodging will be provided.  Students may bring extra money for souvenirs if they wish. 





10/19/17   Thursday                     

Time: 10am-Noon                   

Place:  Meet at the Cisel Hall Parking Lot


All Students Welcome– MSU-Billings College Tour– Come check out the local campus and learn about some specialized programs. 


10/30/17   Monday                             

Time: 5-7pm                       

Place:  MSU-B Student Union  


Halloween Food Drive  (All Grade Levels Welcome)- We are partnering up with MSU-Billings students to collect food for the Food Bank.  We will be breaking up into groups and collecting donations from area houses.  Please wear a Halloween costume if you’d like.   



10/31/17   Tuesday    

Time: 4:30-6:00pm

Place: Meet at St. John’s Nursing Home (3940 Rimrock Rd.)  



St. John’s Nursing Home Volunteer Event (All Grade Levels Welcome) -Come hangout with the residents at St. John’s and help distribute candy to the trick-or-treaters; it is a wonderful community service!  




11/4/17   Saturday               

Time: 9am-12pm                          

Place:  MSU-B Student Union  


Seniors & Parents - College Goal Montana—Free Application for Federal Student Aid:  Don’t miss this opportunity to get help completing your FAFSA.  Make sure you bring all the following materials:      

  • FSA ID - To obtain a ID, log on to
  • Correct Social Security numbers (students, parents, guardians)
  • 2016 Federal Tax Returns
  • W2s, tribal income, other aid information (TANF, child support, other benefits)
  • Additional Asset Information (money market funds, stocks, other investments)






Montana College Application Week-Seniors Only

11/6/17 thru 11/10/17

Throughout this week, high schools across the state will host events to assist students with the college application process.  Each high school throughout Yellowstone County will participate in the Montana College Application Week effort, with the goal of ensuring that all members of the senior class apply to at least one two-year or four-year college or university this fall.  In most cases the application fee for these institutions will be waived during this time.  Please listen for more information at your particular school or check with your UBETS advisor for more information and your school’s hosting date/s.



11/18/17  Saturday                             

Time: 9am-Noon                  

Place:  Meet at Cisel Hall Parking Lot   


All Students Welcome– International Exchange Day– Are you interested in studying abroad in college?  Come learn about all the different options you have.  You will also have the opportunity to meet exchange students attending the MSU-Billings campus and play some games. 



12/14/17   Thursday                            

Time: 6pm-7:30pm                              

Place:  MSU-B Student Union  

 UB/ETS Holiday Party- All grades are invited to come celebrate the holidays.  We will play games, have holiday snacks, and make holiday cards for the residents at St. John’s Nursing Home.  If you’d like to bring a new stuffed animal to donate to the residents as well, please do so.     



1/20/17   Saturday                              

Time: 10am-Noon                    

Place:  MSU-B Student Union 


All Students Welcome– Blankets and Bracelets -Come help make fleece blankets and friendship bracelets to donate to kids and exchange students.  We will provide all the materials. 



Other possible College Visit Days for Seniors and Parents

Note:  Please call the individual colleges to sign-up for these dates.  You are responsible for your own transportation for these events.





Friday, November 17th

Friday, February 23rd

Friday, April 6th


Call:  657-2888 or visit




Montana State University


Friday, October 20th

Friday, January 26th

Friday, March 9th

Friday, March 23rd

Friday, June 15th

Call: 1-888-MSU-CATS or visit





University of Montana


Friday, October 27th

Friday, November 3rd or 17th

Friday, February 16th

Friday, March 23rd

Friday, April 13th


Call:  1-800-462-8636 or visit