University Relations and Communications


June 8, 2017

 orientation sign at MSUB


New Student Summer Orientations starts today!!



Advising and Career Services, 406-657-2240

University Relations, 657-2266


MSU BILLINGS NEWS SERVICES — New Student Summer Orientation season is upon us! Our Orientation Peer Leaders, faculty, and staff are ready to welcome the new group of Yellowjackets for both university campus and City College.  As an institution, we have collaboratively worked together to develop an orientation program that provides students with an engaging experience.


The three components to our first-year student orientation program here at MSU Billings include:

  1. The Virtual Hive which is a program that students complete online in Desire2Learn (D2L) prior to the overnight orientation.  Students will learn about services and programs on campus, as well as, start to connect with other students.
  2. The On-Campus Orientation program which is a two-day, overnight orientation here on campus.  This is an engaging orientation experience where students meet face-to-face with students, faculty, and staff.  Students will register for fall courses during this portion of orientation.
  3. The Virtual Hive Post-Orientation is a continuation of the orientation program online in D2L.  Students will learn additional information needed to get ready to start college in the fall and to help set them up for a successful transition into college.

The On-Campus Overnight Orientation dates are:

  • June 8th-9th
  • June 22nd- 23rd
  • July 13th-14th
  • August 3rd - 4th

We are excited to welcome new Yellowjackets to campus.


There is still time to get signed up to get started. If you have questions about getting started at MSU Billings please contact the New Student Services office at 406-657-2880.