University Relations and Communications
Orientation sessions begin for MSU Billings
May 13, 2008
Shelly Andersen, New Student Services, 657-2888
Dan Carter, University Relations, 657-2269
MSU BILLINGS NEWS SERVICES — New and transfer students to Montana State University Billings for the 2008-09 academic year can register for classes and get a full slate of advising during orientation sessions beginning this month.
Shelly Andersen, director of New Student Services at MSU Billings, said the orientation sessions offer first-time or transfer students and their parents an opportunity to get acquainted with MSU Billings and its resources in a relaxed atmosphere.
During orientation, students will have the opportunity to:
- Take placement tests for English and Math (Compass)
- Meet with an academic advisor to register for classes and discuss your major program worksheet
- Tour the campus
- Meet with other new students
- Meet our faculty and staff
- Discover opportunities to get involved on campus
In addition, parents can attend a “Parents in Transition” program that shares tips and advice on handling their child’s evolution from home to college life.
There are a variety of dates make attending new student orientation convenient. Students and their parents can choose one of a variety of dates from May to August. Sessions will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and separate orientation and registration sessions will take place at the MSU Billings College of Technology.
Orientation on the MSU Billings main campus will take place on the following dates:
- Wednesday, May 21
- Friday, May 30
- Tuesday, June 3
- Friday, June 6
- Friday, June 20
- Wednesday, June 25
- Thursday, July 17
- Tuesday, July 29
- Friday, Aug. 8
- Friday, Aug. 15
- Friday, Aug. 22
A variety of orientation and registration sessions are set for the MSU Billings COT. COT registration sessions are:
Morning sessions (8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)
- May 20, 22, 28,
- June 4, 11, 17, 19, 27
- July 10, 16, 18, 22, 23, 30
- August 1, 5, 12, 14
Afternoon sessions (1-5 p.m.)
- May 29
- June 5, 9
- July 8, 14
- Aug. 4, 6, 18
Evening sessions (5-9 p.m.)
- June 12, 24
- July 24
MSU Billings COT orientation dates are:
Morning sessions (8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)
- Aug. 21, 25
- Sept. 2
An afternoon session (12:30-5 p.m.) has been scheduled for Aug. 19 and an evening COT orientation (5-9 p.m.) has been scheduled for Aug. 27.
For more information about orientation sessions, contact the Office of New Student Services at 657-2888.