Online Orientation is an introduction to college life at Montana State University Billings. 

This is a virtual orientation experience where you will connect with students, faculty, and staff.  Traditional Freshmen ages 18-21 will also register for your fall courses during this time. Adult Learners and transfer students will want to set up an advising/registration appointment with one of our advising offices prior to attending orientation, call: University Campus Advising (406) 657-2240 or City College Advising (406) 247-3007.

The Orientation program provides an important campus experience including both academics and student life. In addition to academic advising, class registration, and workshops, you will meet and connect with other freshmen.

The deadline for orientation registration is one week prior to the scheduled session. Orientation sessions have limited space. Reserve your orientation date now. Complete the registration form online by selecting the date you wish to sign up for:

Remember you need to apply for admission and have been accepted for fall 2021 in order to sign up for orientation.

Select a date below to register for orientation

University Freshman

Age 18-21. No prior college experience. Graduating High School Dual Enrollment students also fall into this category.

July 19 - July 23

Aug. 9 - Aug. 13

Students will register for classes during these orientations. 

See important FAQ below.

City College Freshman

Age 18-21. No prior college experience. Graduating High School Dual Enrollment students also fall into this category.

July 19 - July 23

Aug. 9 - Aug. 13

Students will register for classes during these orientations. 

See important FAQ below.

University Transfer & Adult Learner

Taken classes at another college or university and received credit or you are over age 21 and never taken college level courses.

Must be registered for classes prior to attending orientation, call Advising at 406-657-2240

Aug. 19

Aug. 25

See important FAQ.

City College Transfer & Adult Learner

Taken classes at another college or university and received credit or you are over age 21 and never taken college level courses.

Must be registered for classes prior to attending orientation, call Advising at 406-247-3007

Aug. 19

Aug. 25

See Important FAQ.

 

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Parent and Family Orientation    

MSU Billings Values Yellowjacket Parents and Supporters and we have a virtual program just for you. Virtual Supporter Orientation will be offered throughout the summer. 

Please be sure to include your parent/supporter contact information on students Orientation registration form.

Frequently Asked Questions

We will be providing you additional information to access the virtual orientation platform closer to your scheduled orientation. You will have access to online videos as well as live sessions. These sessions and times will be spread throughout the week to prepare you for your advising appointment to register for your classes.

You will meet via WebEx online platform or over the phone one on one with an Academic Advisor to register for your fall semester classes. A MSUB representative will reach out to you to schedule your advising appointment. 

Yes, all new freshman are required to attend orientation. 

A virtual orientation experience will be provided for parents and supporters on multiple occasions throughout the summer and you will have the opportunity to select which session works best with your schedule.

Please be sure parent/supporter contact information is provided on students virtual orientation registration form.

For more information about Parent and Family Orientation, please contact Aaron Like at aaron.like@msubillings.edu or 406-657-2376.

Individuals who have been out of high school or completed their HiSet over three years ago will be encouraged to take the Accuplacer placement test to assist with placement into English, reading, math and some program courses. Please note that there is a fee ($7.50 or $15) associated with the Accuplacer test(s), pending on which test(s) are taken.

For more info or help setting up an Accuplacer test please call: 

University Advising Center - (406) 657-2240 or

City College Advising - (406) 247-3007

You will receive your confirmation via email. Make sure to look for updates in your inbox throughout the summer and be sure to check your spam of junk folder in your email.

Orientation fees will be added to your fall statement. Please do not send money before.
 If you took classes at…

 MSU Billings: We have your records on file. You do not need to send a college transcript.

 Another institution: Please send your transcript(s) to

MSU Billings
Attn: Admissions
1500 University Dr
Billings, MT 59101

Please send a copy of your transcript before orientation so an advisor can evaluate your credits before you register for classes. If your grades have not posted yet, an unofficial transcript can be used in the meantime.