Welcome to the Yellowjacket Family!

We are very excited for you to start your academic career at Montana State University Billings! Special Fast Pass Registration sessions are reserved for first-time freshman and adult learners, providing you specialized guidance from our New Student Specialists and Advising teams.

Step 1 - RSVP for a Fast Pass Registration Session:
Fast Pass Registration sessions are designed to fast track your course schedule and ensure you get the classes you want and need to graduate on time! Orientation, which is a seperate event, is designed to ensure you are connected to the campus, meet new friends, explore the Billings community, and experience life as a 'Jacket! Registering for a Fast Pass Registration session or New Student Orientation serves as your intent to enroll, letting us know that you are planning to attend MSUB!

In your registration session, you will:

  • Register for your Fall semester courses and leave with your schedule, in hand
  • Learn how to navigate MSUB course planning and class registration systems
  • Apply for specialized campus programs, EARLY
  • Take your Campus ID picture and obtain your UCard
  • Address your holds, get support with financial aid, confirm your account, and more!

Step 2 - RSVP for New Student Orientation:
New Students are highly encouraged to attend the New Student Orientation event.This two day event is designed to welcome you as a new student and provides meaningful sessions, timely information, and activities where you'll meet new Yellowjackets, explore student service programs, master the art of navigating campus programs, preview college clubs and organizations, and participate in workshops that prepare you for your first year at MSU Billings. Parents and supporters are welcome to attend New Student Orientation as we have specialized sessions just for them!

*All students are highly encouraged to register for Fall term courses prior to attending New Student Orientation.

  • Learn how to successfully transition to life at MSUB
  • Engage with University services and resources
  • Connect with other incoming Yellowjackets
  • Connect with MSUB staff and Academic Advisors
  • Apply for specialized campus programs and student support services early
  • Engage in specialized sessions and workshops that will prepare you for the first day of classes

Click or tap on one of the options listed below to learn more.

Step 1:
Fast Pass
Registration Sessions


Friday, April 19th

Friday, May 10th

Thursday, May 30th

Friday, June 7th

Tuesday, June 18th

Thursday, June 27th

Friday, July 12th

Tuesday, July 23rd

Friday, August 2nd

Step 2:
New Student Orientation


August 8th - August 9th, 2024

 Join us for an impactful, fun and engaging overnight experience as part of MSUB Orientation.  The opportunity to stay in the residence halls with other new MSUB students is a great time to get acclimated to the on campus experience while having the opportunity to meet other students and begin to form your college friendships. 

Step 3:
Fall Kickoff Event

RSVP's Open August 1st!

Tuesday, Sept., 3rd, 2024

The Fall Kickoff provides you the opportunity to meet your professors, staff, and fellow new students. Wear your event tee and easily identify other students who attend your college! The Kickoff is full of free giveaways, food trucks, student clubs, and engaging activities hosted by MSUB professors and campus programs. 
*Be among the first 400 students to pre-register (online or at Orientation), and you'll have early access to score your Kickoff pack on move-in day (Sept. 1st), guaranteeing your VIP access (free food truck tickets, kickoff t-shirt, and more)!

Parent & Supporter Information


Parent & Supporter sessions embedded in the Orientation programming provides opportunities and initiatives for parents and families, to appropriately engage in the academic, social, residential and co-curricular experience. MSUB strives to connect parents and families with the University, the community and each other.