University Relations and Communications

Orientation sessions begin for MSU Billings

May 13, 2008

 

Contacts:

Shelly Andersen, New Student Services, 657-2888
Dan Carter, University Relations, 657-2269

 

MSU BILLINGS NEWS SERVICES — New and transfer students to Montana State University Billings for the 2008-09 academic year can register for classes and get a full slate of advising during orientation sessions beginning this month.

 

Shelly Andersen, director of New Student Services at MSU Billings, said the orientation sessions offer first-time or transfer students and their parents an opportunity to get acquainted with MSU Billings and its resources in a relaxed atmosphere.

 

During orientation, students will have the opportunity to:

  • Take placement tests for English and Math (Compass)
  • Meet with an academic advisor to register for classes and discuss your major program worksheet
  • Tour the campus
  • Meet with other new students
  • Meet our faculty and staff
  • Discover opportunities to get involved on campus

In addition, parents can attend a “Parents in Transition” program that shares tips and advice on handling their child’s evolution from home to college life.

 

There are a variety of dates make attending new student orientation convenient. Students and their parents can choose one of a variety of dates from May to August. Sessions will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and separate orientation and registration sessions will take place at the MSU Billings College of Technology.

 

Orientation on the MSU Billings main campus will take place on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, May 21
  • Friday, May 30
  • Tuesday, June 3
  • Friday, June 6
  • Friday, June 20
  • Wednesday, June 25
  • Thursday, July 17
  • Tuesday, July 29
  • Friday, Aug. 8
  • Friday, Aug. 15
  • Friday, Aug. 22

A variety of orientation and registration sessions are set for the MSU Billings COT.  COT registration sessions are: 

Morning sessions (8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)

  • May 20, 22, 28, 
  • June 4, 11, 17, 19, 27
  • July 10, 16, 18, 22, 23, 30
  • August 1, 5, 12, 14

Afternoon sessions (1-5 p.m.)

  • May 29
  • June 5, 9
  • July 8, 14
  • Aug. 4, 6, 18

Evening sessions (5-9 p.m.)

  • June 12, 24
  • July 24

MSU Billings COT orientation dates are:

Morning sessions (8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

  • Aug. 21, 25
  • Sept. 2

An afternoon session (12:30-5 p.m.) has been scheduled for Aug. 19 and an evening COT orientation (5-9 p.m.) has been scheduled for Aug. 27.

For more information about orientation sessions, contact the Office of New Student Services at 657-2888.