2011-2013 Undergraduate Catalog

Student Affairs, cont'd

Academic Advising

McMullen First Floor West, (406) 657-2240
City College at MSU Billings Jacket Student Central, (406) 247-3019

The Advising Center offers advising services to all new admitted, transfer, and re-admit students for the first few semesters.  The Advising Center assists students with understanding the coursework and requirements for their major, registration, and academic planning.  Upon completion of the first few semester(s) in good academic standing the student is transferred to a faculty advisor in their major. Students should call this office for an appointment to begin the process of choosing coursework and determining an academic plan of study.

Academic Support Center

Main Campus:  (406) 657-1641
City College at MSU Billings:  A-035, (406) 247-3022

The Academic Support Center provides services that support the academic success of students at MSU Billings and City College at MSU Billings.  All developmental level courses in math, reading, and English are taught in the same buildings as the Centers, and tutorial assistance is provided in the Learning Labs to address the academic needs of students.  Special educational delivery requirements that need to be addressed by persons with disabilities should be directed to Disability Support Services.

Associated Students of Montana State University Billings

SUB 213, (406) 657-2365

The Associated Students of Montana State University Billings (ASMSU Billings) are governed by a Student Senate, the functions of which are to administer and to distribute student activity fees, to act as liaison among students, faculty, and administration, to protect the privileges and the rights of students, and to act as a central agent for student opinion.

Legal Services

The Associated Students of MSU Billings maintain an attorney on staff to assist students with legal problems.  While there is no charge to see the attorney, there may be a nominal fee charged for certain types of legal services such as divorce, wills and name change.

Intercollegiate Athletics

Physical Education Building, (406) 657-2369

Athletics is an integral part of the college life at MSU Billings for both men and women.  All teams are members of NCAA Division II and the Great Northwest Athletic Conference, with the exception of men’s and women’s tennis that compete in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.  Men’s and women’s teams compete on a varsity level in basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, and tennis; additionally, women compete in volleyball and softball, and men compete in baseball.  MSU Billings Athletics also sponsors a coed varsity cheer team.  All MSU Billings students are admitted free to Yellowjacket Athletics events with a valid student ID.  Schedules, news, and stats are available on the Yellowjacket Athletics website at www.msubsports.com.  Follow MSUB Sports on Facebook and Twitter.

MSU Billings Booster Clubs

PE Building, (406) 657-2369

The Yellowjacket Booster Clubs, one for each sport, are made up of alumni and friends of the University who support the educational and athletic goals of MSU Billings and its student athletes.  Booster Club members provide financial assistance to the University’s athletic programs, encourage community support for academic and athletic programs, and create a solid bond between MSU Billings and its many friends nationwide.  The ultimate goal of the Yellowjacket Booster Clubs is to enrich MSU Billings’ Athletic Program.

Jackets and Company

Student Union Building, (406) 657-2121

Jackets and Company (Campus Store) provides the campus community with textbooks, supplies, and supplemental learning tools required in academic courses and operates stores at two locations across the campuses.  Jackets and Company also carries a wide selection of school and office supplies, imprinted apparel, computers, software, electronics, gifts, greeting cards, and sundries at competitive prices.  The Campus Store also features a convenience store along with fountain soda and a custom print shop.

Jackets and Company is located in the Student Union and at City College at MSU Billings.  In addition, books and other items may be purchased online.

Career Services & Cooperative Education

Library 100, (406) 657-2168
City College at MSU Billings Jacket Student Central, (406) 247-3006

A full range of career services is available to help students gain experience and skills that will clarify career goals and facilitate entry into the job market.  Services include Career Workshops, career counseling and assessments, credential file service, career resource library, campus interviewing, Job Locator, and career/job fairs.  See www.msubillings.edu/careers for additional information.

Cooperative Education

Library 100, (406) 657-1717

Cooperative Education (Co-Op) internships create educational partnerships among Montana State University Billings, the business community, and students.  This unique academic experience allows students to earn academic credit while combining classroom learning with practical work experience.  Learn more online.

Career Services/Job Locator

Library 100, (406) 657-1618
City College at MSU Billings Jacket Student Central, (406) 247-3006

The Job Locator coordinates part-time positions for currently enrolled students.  Available jobs can be accessed on the web and range from the service industry to technical positions that are designed to accommodate students’ academic schedules.

Financial aid-eligible work study students can access Community Service and campus positions which enable students to work while attending college.

William R. Lowe Child Care and Enrichment Center

2630 Normal Avenue
(Across from the Liberal Arts Building)
(406) 896-5820

The William R. Lowe Child Care and Enrichment Center was opened in the summer of 2002 to provide child care services for children of MSU Billings students.  The Center is located on campus, and it is designed to accommodate children ages 0-5 on a full-time or part-time basis that will best fit the schedule of the student/parents.  The Center is open Monday through Friday from 6:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  MSU Billings students who are interested in touring the Center, finding out more about the services and the facilities, and/or submitting an application to enroll their child/ren are encouraged to contact the Director of the Child Care and Enrichment Center at (406) 896-5820.

Dining Services

Student Union Building, (406) 657-2383

Montana State University Billings Dining Services offers a dining program for students, faculty, and staff.  Students living in the residence halls participate in the campus dining program by purchasing one of four meal plans consisting of dining dollars and board meals.  Board meals are used for an all-you-care-to-eat dinner in Rimrock Café.  Dining dollars can be used in any of the dining venues including Rimrock Café, Stingers Bistro, Jazzmans, SUB Connection, and the City College at MSU Billings Stingers and Café.  Rimrock Café, located in the SUB, offers an array of choices that includes the Grill, a salad bar, from-scratch soups, Fresh Creations Made-to-Order Deli Sandwiches and Wraps, Ultimate Baja, International Stir-Fry & Sauté, home-style entrees, calzones and stromboli, and assorted beverages and desserts.  Stingers Bistro, the newly remodeled coffee house, is also located in the SUB and features lattes, cappuccinos, smoothies, Italian sodas, assorted bottled beverages, convenient grab-n-go items, and made to order items.  Come relax and watch TV, read, or play a board game.  LA Jazzmans and SUB Connections are located in the Liberal Arts Building.  SUB Connections offers a variety of SUB sandwiches, chips, and beverages.  Jazzmans, the coffee kiosk, features Seattle’s Best Espresso Beverages, grab-n-go items, and a selection of bottled beverages.  The City College at MSU Billings location includes beverages, grab-n-go products, continental breakfast including hot breakfast sandwiches, a daily grill, pizza, from-scratch soups, and a fresh salad bar.

Disability Support Services

Academic Support Center, (406) 657-2283 (V/TTY)
CC A-035, (406) 247-3029

Disability Support Services (DSS) provides direct assistance to students with documented disabilities by encouraging their independence, creating and maintaining an accessible physical and program environment, providing a supportive emotional atmosphere, and serving as a liaison and advocate.

Students with disabilities have the responsibility to identify themselves and request appropriate accommodations.  Students are encouraged to contact DSS at the Academic Support Center, visit our website at www.msubillings.edu/dss or call the number above (voice or text).

Financial Aid & Scholarships

McMullen First Floor East, (406) 657-2188

Paying for education is a concern for all students.  Financial aid is awarded to more than 60% of our students in the form of grants, scholarships, tuition waivers, employment and loans.  This office can assist you in your search for information concerning financial aid and scholarships.  Call (406) 657-2188, or see the Financial Aid section of this General Bulletin.  The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships is located on McMullen Hall first floor east.

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