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Fall 2016

Workshops for Grades Levels 7th-12th

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

(657-2116) ETS (657-2180 UB)


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.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

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 info necessary.  


Time: 8:30am-12:00pm
Place: MSU-B Lower Gym



Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Seniors & Parents - College Planning, Senior Timeline, and Important Updates Meeting:  This meeting will   provide a college timeline, checklist, and information on important changes for this year’s senior class.  There are many important college dates and deadlines during the senior year.  You will also hear about some extra UB/ETS scholarship opportunities.  This is an invaluable workshop that you do not want to miss.  


Time:  6:00 pm
Place:  MSU-B Student Union Building



Friday, October 21, 2016

Sophomores, Juniors, & Seniors ONLYMontana State University Friday - We will head to Bozeman where you will have an opportunity to get a really in depth look at the campus. Students may pick sessions that they are interested in. These sessions might include meeting with faculty and current students, exploring academic opportunities, touring campus, checking out the dorms, and looking at financial aid and scholarships. This visit is especially important for Seniors and Juniors. Please call the office to sign-up by 10/4/16. Lunch will be provided. Please bring money for souvenirs or extra snacks.

Cap: 40 students
Note: We will depart promptly at 7:30am and return by 5:30pm. Don’t be late to board the bus!


Time:  7:30am-5:30pm
Place:  Meet at the Cisel Hall Parking Lot



Friday, October 21, 2016

All Students Welcome Rocky Mountain College Tour – Come check out the campus of Rocky and learn about some specialized programs.


Time:  9:00am-12:00pm 

Place:  Meet at the Cisel Hall Parking Lot



Monday, October 31, 2016

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. We will have some fun refreshments in the SUB after collecting.

Note: If you participate in this workshop, you will not be able to participate in St. John’s Nursing Home event listed below.


Time:  4:15-6:15pm

Place:  MSU-B Student Union 



Monday, October 31, 2016

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!


Note: If you attend this workshop, you will not be able to participate in the Food Drive listed above.


Time:  4:30-6:30pm

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



Montana College Application Week-Seniors Only
10/31/16 thru 11/4/16

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 classes 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 more information and your school's hosting date/s.


Saturday, November 5, 2016

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:

  • FAFSA ID - To obtain a ID, log on to
  • Correct Social Security numbers (students, parents, guardians)
  • 2015 Federal Tax Returns
  • W2s, tribal income, other aid information (TANF, child support, other benefits)
  • Additional Asset Information (money market funds, stocks, other investments)

Time: 9:00am-12:00pm 

Place: MSU-B Student Union



Saturday, November 19, 2016

All Students WelcomeCommunications and Team Building – Did you know that you can major in Communications in college?  Come learn what types of careers one might go into with this particular degree. Plus, we will spend more than half of the time participating in fun and interactive team building games.  


Time: 9:00pm-12:00pm  
Place: Meet at Cisel Hall Parking Lot



Thursday, December 15, 2016

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.   


Time: 6:00-7:30pm
Place: MSU-B Student Union



Saturday, January 21, 2017

All Students Welcome – Volunteer to benefit the Women’s and Family Shelter-Come help make fleece blankets to help out a good cause.  We will provide all the materials. 


Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Place: MSU-B Student Union



Other possible College Visit Days for Seniors and Parents

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


Friday, October 14th
Friday, November 18th

- or -
College Prep 101

Tuesday, October 4th 7pm
Tuesday, November 1st 7pm

Place: LA room 205
Call: 657-2011 or



Montana State University

Friday, October 21st
Friday, January 27th
Friday, March 10th
Friday, March 24th
Friday, June 16th

Call: 1-888-MSU-CATS

Visit: Website


University of Montana


Friday, October 21st
Friday, November 10th or 18th
Friday, February 17th
Friday, March 6th
Friday, April 7th or April 14th

Call: 1-800-462-8636 or visit

Visit: Website