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Spring 2017

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.

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: MSUB Student Union Beartooth Room



Saturday, January 21, 2017

Seniors & Parents - What’s Next?  Come learn about scholarships, financial aid, dorms, orientation, and get questions answered.  Bring any important information with you.


Time:  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Place:  MSUB Student Union Building Room 153


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

 Seniors & Parents - FAFSA Help Session—Free Application for Federal Student Aid:  You still have time to complete your FAFSA to receive financial support for college.  Help sessions are dedicated to guide students and their families through the paperwork required to apply for financial aid. Financial Aid officers and other qualified professionals volunteer their time to ensure students receive assistance in understanding and completing the paperwork necessary to receive financial aid.


What to bring:  People can use different pieces of financial information to complete the FAFSA. Bring 2015 tax returns, W2s, tribal income, other aid-(TANF, child support, other benefits, investment  information). All information reviewed by the College Goal Montana volunteers will be kept private and confidential and will not be used for any purpose other than helping the students and families apply for financial aid.


Students AND Parents, bring the following: 

  • FAFSA IDs - To obtain an 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:  5:30pm-7:30pm
Place:  MSUB College of Education Room 417



Thursday-Friday, February 23-24, 2017

9th-12th Grades Only– MSU Bozeman “Women in Engineering Dinner” and “Shadow a College of Engineering Major” Trip:   This is a great opportunity for female and male students that are interested in studying engineering in college.  Activity slips will need to be signed by your teachers and turned in to your UB/ETS advisor for Thursday 5th and 6th periods and all day Friday.  Students must have a current 3.00 GPA and be in good    standing with attendance in order to travel.  Priority will be given to upper classmen.  Meals and hotel are provided.  Please dress appropriately for the weather. 


Cap: 20 spots available

Time:  We will leave promptly at 2:30pm on Thursday and return by 5:30pm on Friday.

Place:  Meet at the Cisel Hall Parking Lot



Saturday, February 25, 2017

7th-12th Grades—Nursing Careers– Do not miss this awesome opportunity to learn all about the different types of nursing programs and careers.  Students will have the opportunity to visit the MSU-B City College and St. John’s Nursing Home.  We will cover everything from CNA– RN.


Time:  9:00am-12:00pm

Place:  Meet at the Cisel Hall Parking Lot 



Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Juniors-ACT Prep for English—Begin prepping for your ACT test in April.  We will be covering sample problems from the English sections of the test.  Don’t miss our on this opportunity!


Time:  6:30pm-8:00pm

Place:  MSUB College of Education Room 417



Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Juniors-ACT Prep for Math—Continue preparing for your ACT test in April. Continue preparing for your ACT test in April by getting some help with Math.  We will mostly cover sample problems from Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II. 


Time:  6:30pm-8:00pm

Place:  MSUB College of Education Room 417



Wednesday, March 15, 2017 

  Juniors-ACT Prep for Science—The last preparation session will revolve around preparing for your ACT the Science section of the ACT.  This is typically a challenging section of the test because of the format.  Come prepare!


Time:  6:30pm-8:00pm

 Place:  MSUB College of Education Room 417




Saturday, March 25, 2017

All Students Welcome—Salvation Army Volunteer Day-Come help out your local Salvation Army with various sorting, clean-up, and food preparation.  This is a great resume builder for scholarships.


Time: 9:00am-12:00pm 

Place: Meet in Cisel Hall Parking Lot



Monday, April 3, 2017

All Grades Welcome– Sheridan College Tour– Come check out this great campus and learn about all the degree opportunities.  They are well know for their Culinary Arts and Dental Hygiene programs.  See if this school might be a good fit for you. 

Lunch will be provided.  Please dress appropriately. 


Cap: 40 spots available

Time: 8:00am-4:30pm  
Place: Meet at Cisel Hall Parking Lot



Thursday-Saturday, April 6-8, 2017

 9th-12th Grades Only– Montana Tech, University of Montana, & U of M Western-  This is a great opportunity to check out some colleges in your home state.  Activity slips will need to be signed by your teachers and turned in to your UB/ETS advisor.  Students must have a current 2.5 GPA and be in good standing with attendance in order to travel.  Priority will be given to upper classmen.  Only Seniors who have submitted an application to one of these schools, may attend.  Meals and hotel are provided.  Please bring money for souvenirs or extra snacks.  Please dress appropriately for the weather. 


Cap: 40 spots available

Time: We will leave promptly at 7:30am on Thursday and return by 3pm on Saturday.

Place: MSU-B Student Union




 Theatre Schedule


We are limited with our tickets  so please call to reserve as soon as you can.  Students are allowed to reserve a total of 2 tickets!  Students must pick up their ticket/s from the office  a week before the event or the ticket/s will be given to the next person on the waitlist. 

NOTE:  These events will NOT be chaperoned by a UB/ETS Advisor


February 17, 2017

 Irish Rovers

"Throughout the years, these international ambassadors of Irish music have maintained their timeless ability to deliver a rollicking, rousing performance of good cheer - one that will soon have you singing and clapping along. Their songs have become anthems of revelry and joy among generation after generation of fans." - BELFAST TELEGRAPH


Time:  7:30 pm                                      

Place:  Alberta Bair Theatre



March 30, 2017

 Black Violin

“Black Violin is the blend of classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B, and bluegrass music. Live, they are accompanied by their incredible band, featuring ace turntable whiz DJSPS and a drummer. Named one of the hottest bands at SXSW in 2013, Black Violin was invited to perform at Bonnaroo and returned to SXSW recently to SRO crowds.”



Time:  7:30 pm                                      

Place:  Alberta Bair Theatre



May 18, 2017


“With a palette that also mixes captivating vocals, intricate choreography and exciting audience interaction       Artrageous takes you on a unique visual journey packed with wild inspiration, creativity and fun! The Artrageous troupe of artists, musicians, singers and dancers pay tribute to a variety of art forms, pop icons and musical     genres culminating in a gallery of fabulous finished paintings. The result? A one of a kind crossover experience! The signature of the Artrageous Troupe is interaction and engagement, so be prepared to be a part of the show!”



Time:  7:30 pm                                      

Place:  Alberta Bair Theatre


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.  

MSU Billings


Friday, February 17th

Friday, March 31st


Native Student Day- Wednesday, April 12th

Place: LA room 205
Call: 657-2011 or



Montana State University

Friday, January 27th

Friday, March 10th

Friday, March 24th

Friday, June 16th

Call: 1-888-MSU-CATS

Visit: Website


University of Montana


Friday, February 17th
Friday, March 6th
Friday, April 7th or April 14th

Call: 1-800-462-8636 or visit

Visit: Website