All classes will continue online until the end of spring 2020 semester.
City College will be closed effective March 19 until further notice.
University campus will be open from 8am-5pm and will be promptly locked at 5pm.
All public events and activities (clubs, organizations, meetings, etc.) on campus
are cancelled through April 15.
Recreational Activities (including fitness center and pool) will close starting March
16 at 5pm through April 15.
The Northcutt Steele Gallery is closed until further notice.
Campus store is closed until further notice.
University campus cashier and student accounts hours of operation: M-W-F, 8am-5pm
University campus mailroom hours of operation: M-W-F, 9:30am-1:30pm
Student Health Services
Call Student Health Services to schedule an appointment. More info.
University Campus Clinic open Mon-Fri 8:00-5:00; Saturday-Sunday: CLOSED
City College Clinic: CLOSED
*Counseling services will move from in-person appointments to phone appointments
*Medical services—will be available
** If you need to make an appointment, please contact Student Health Services at 406-657-2153.
Student Union Building
Monday – Friday: open 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday: open 10:00 am - 12:00 pm and 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
**Weekend hours are subject to change
Campus Store: Closed
Computer lab access
The Rimrock and Diversity Center computer labs are open to MSU Billings students during
Monday – Friday: open 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday: open 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
If you do not have access to a computer or device in order to take your online classes,
please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request to borrow a laptop. You will need to bring a valid ID and sign a waiver
CLOSED: Through April 15th
*April 15th date is tentative pending continued restrictions.
Academic Support Center
The Academic Support Center on both campuses will be CLOSED; however, they are offering
online services. By following instructions that will be clearly posted on the ASC website, MSUB students will be able to access the full complement of ASC services, including
- Virtual one-on-one Tutoring for Writing, Math, and Science will be available by making
an appointment (either instantly or in advance) through WCONLINE.
- Virtual Supplemental Instruction Sessions for select courses will be conducted via
Webex or Zoom; dates and times, along with information for accessing these sessions,
will be published on our website.
- Peer Mentoring for participating students will continue via text messaging and email
(these are already the primary means of communication).
Internet Connectivity for students who don't have it
- FCC agreement stating that providers will waive late fees, not cutoff service for lack of payment,
and open hot-spots.
- Comcast COVID-19 response: offers free WiFi for 2 months to low income families plus all Xfinity hot-spots
are free to the public during this time
- Charter Free Internet offer for 2 months
- AT&T COVID-19 response: offers open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans
to low income families
- Verizon COVID-19 response: no special offers, but following the FCC agreement.
- Sprint COVID-19 response: follows FCC agreement, provides unlimited data to existing customers, and, starting
Tuesday, 3/17/2020, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no
extra charge (I expect others will follow).
- T-Mobile COVID-19 response: follows FCC agreement, plus unlimited data to existing customers, and, coming soon,
will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge (I expect
others will follow).
Dining Services Information
Effective March 19, dinner is take-out only through Rimrock Café.
All Friday, March 20 meals will also be take-out only through Rimrock Café.
Effective Saturday, March 21, Rimrock Café will close until further notice and ALL
meals move to take-out from Stingers.
Stingers weekend hours (Saturdays and Sundays):
10 am – 12pm (Brunch)
5pm – 6pm (Dinner)
Stingers hours Monday-Friday:
9am-1:30pm (regular menu available)
Additional hot food items will be available during the following times:
9am – 10 am
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Stingers is closed: 1:30pm-5pm
5pm-6pm: Dinner served
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Reporting of positive COVID-19 cases
To protect patient privacy, the Montana University System cannot legally release the
immediate location of individuals being screened for or confirmed to have COVID-19.
Confirmed and suspected cases will be reported by the Montana Department of Health
& Human Services. Montana’s Department of Health and Human Services tracks possible, negative, and confirmed
cases on their website.
In the event that a member of one of our Montana University System campus communities
were confirmed or suspected to have COVID-19, the campus would follow the lead of
the local county health department to initiate appropriate quarantine and public health
Housing & Residence Life
Yes, residence halls and dining services are still open. We are encouraging all on-campus
students to seek an off-campus living arrangement if possible. Those students who
do not have an acceptable living arrangement off campus are able to reside on campus.
Please visit the COVID-19 Central webpage for Dining Services updated information, including hours and locations. Please
note both Housing & Dining Services are implementing strict social distancing policies
and guidelines for students remaining on campus.
The residence halls are expected to stay open for the duration of the spring semester.
The halls will officially close at the end of the spring semester on Friday, May 1,
2020 at 12:00pm.
MSU Billings is asking students not to return to campus to retrieve their personal
belongings from on-campus residences, even if they live in Montana.
Housing & Residence Life will be communicating directly with students on how they
can get their most essential items and when it is safe to return to campus to collect
belongings. This is a strong recommendation based on evidence that the best way to
slow the COVID-19 pandemic is to stop people from congregating in their communities
and around the country.
MSU Billings is asking students to take this recommendation very seriously. People
who have no symptoms can still carry the disease, and while you may feel perfectly
fine, you might still be a carrier. Each of us has a responsibility to prevent others
from getting sick.
To discuss your personal residence hall housing situation, please contact Housing
& Residence Life at email@example.com.
Yes, students can check-out and leave campus. Check-out stations are in each residence
hall lobby. If you would like to schedule an in-person check-out, please email us
Family Housing residents do not have to move out of their homes. Family Housing is
a much different living environment, allowing individuals and families to maintain
social distance from neighbors and self-quarantine if needed.
Through the rest of spring 2020 semester. It is too early to determine how summer
classes will be affected.
Campuses will remain open and operational for students, including residence halls,
dining, computer labs and most other campus services.
MSU Billings has cancelled all public events and gatherings through April 15, 2020.
Decisions about campus commencement ceremonies will coordinated through the Office
of the Commissioner of Higher Education as a statewide university system. Please rest
assured that, as soon as we receive pertinent information, we will share it immediately.
Check out the latest library info and resources
The University Campus Library and the City College Library are both closed until further
notice; library staff will offer virtual research assistance and answer other library
questions M-F, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. via: