Monday, September 27, 2010

MSU Friday

The first MSU Friday is coming up on October 22nd. This is a great opportunity to visit campus and learn more about MSU. The day includes campus tours, sample classes, information about academic programs, facility and residence hall tours and more. There will be two more MSU Friday's offered in February 4th and March 4th. If you cannot make it to an MSU Friday you can always schedule a campus visit Monday -Friday throughout the year.

Jeff Adams an MSU physics professor leads a sample physics class.

Friday, September 24, 2010

MSU Representatives Hit the Road

Now that school is in full swing, 5 MSU Representatives are hitting the road to meet potential MSU students. We will be visiting high schools, attending college fairs and hosting pizza parties while we travel to more than 20 states this fall.

Meeting with a college representative is a great way to find out more about schools you are interested in! We have information about MSU 120 degree options, how to apply for admission, scholarship opportunities, and student life at MSU.

You can visit the MSU website to see if a representative will be in your area at,

We look forward to meeting you this fall!

Welcome back Bobcats! This fall has been quite exciting especially with Bobcat Athletics! The home opener was the "Gold Rush" game, where you will find nothing but prideful fans filling the stadium! The entire crowd is dress in their "Gold Rush" t-shirts creating an endless sea of blue and gold! The MSU football team is 2-1 and has their 3rd home game this Saturday against Eastern Washington. The Lady Cats are also off to an exciting start of the volleyball season. It is a weekend full of Bobcat "awesomeness"!

Monday, May 10, 2010

An Awesome Summer Read

Laying outside and reading a great book is one of the best things about summertime. And if you’re like me and have already finished the Twilight series, you are looking for the next great read. Well, your search ends here! “Double Take”, written by MSU graduate Kevin Connolly, is a memoir telling of his life and travels around the world. Kevin offers a one of a kind prospective as he was born without legs and has always been “an object of curiosity”. His story is not only inspiring but astonishing in how it will make you take a look at how you view yourself and others.
Double Take” will be the point of discussion at the 2010 Freshman Convocation on September 8th. All first year students are highly encouraged to attend Freshman Convocation as it is the perfect welcome to our new students. Kevin Connolly and President Cruzado will be there to greet our new Bobcats. So, start your next great read! And if you just so happen to be a part of MSU’s class of 2014, get ready for an intriguing presentation by Kevin on September 8th!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Congratulations MSU Class of 2010!!

Imagine how shocked I was today to see a packed Student Union Building on the last day of finals week! Students are busy packing all of their things out of the residence halls and loading up their cars to head home for the summer, or move into their summer appartment. On a trip to North Hedges yesterday, I also noticed that the Residence Halls were being "green" and having students donate items they didn't want to take home with them instead of throwing them in the trash. Students and community members can take any of these items for FREE. Now that is within the college student budget!

It has been a busy year, and this weekend will be no exception! Students are showing their families around the campus on this sunny Bozeman day. Of course, they are making the obligatory stop to the MSU Bookstore to load up on MSU gear before they head home! MSU will graduate nearly 2,600 students on Saturday, May 8 at 10am and this will be our 114th Commemcement.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Spring Travel

April is a busy month in the Admissions Office with most of our spring travel occurring at this time. Currently Ren is in New England and Meg is in the Chicago area visiting high schools, college fairs and hosting pizza parties. I will be heading to Texas next week and visiting the Houston, Austin and San Antonio areas. Admissions Reps will be visiting several other states this month as well including Colorado, Minnesota, California, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Be sure to check out our schedules to see if we will be in your area!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Spring Campus Visits

While you are on spring break, consider making a trip to Bozeman and visiting campus! MSU has been seeing many visitors over the last few weeks, and you can arrange your visit by calling 888-MSU-CATS.

There are many things to do when visiting MSU's campus. Check out our visit website for full details.

MSU offers two campus tours Monday - Friday at 9am and 2pm. We also offer a tour of the residence halls at 11am, which will take you into 3-4 residence halls rooms across campus. Other optional tours include our newly rennovated fitness center at noon and a 12:30pm Outdoor Recreation Center tour. The ORC rents outdoor equipment to students for a very low cost!

Along with all of these daily tours, we can also arrange meetings for you with academic departments, financial aid, the University Honors Program and many more. Just call 888-MSU-CATS and we will arrange your day!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Class of 2014 Facebook Group!

Are you curious what other students coming to Montana State University this fall are saying? Well join the Montana State Class of 2014 Facebook Group now and find out where everyone is living, what activities people are excited about, where students are coming from and much, much more!

A reminder to also get your housing application in as housing is done on a first come, first serve basis. Also make sure to get signed up for one of our Orientation Programs this summer as well! Good luck to everyone in the last couple of months this semester!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Big couple of weekends in Bobcat Athletics

The last couple of weekends have provided Bobcat fans plenty to cheer about with Bobcat Athletics and there is still plenty more to come with big basketball games this weekend.

Tomorrow night at our own Brick Breeden Fieldhouse, the Bobcat Men will host Portland State in the quarterfinal playoff matchup. The Cats locked up the three seed after traveling to Missoula and defeating UM in the final regular season Cat/Griz matchup. Because the game tomorrow is a playoff game, no tickets are given away to students, however, thanks to huge support from local company Harrington's Pepsi, 200 tickets were purchased to give away to our student body. Tickets are going fast and hopefully it will be another great weekend to be a Bobcat...actually every day is a great day to be a Bobcat!

Our Bobcat Women have also locked up a post season birth as well and finish up the regular season tomorrow night against Northern Arizona on the road. Last weekend, they started the sweep over our rival UM with a great road victory! They dropped a heartbreaker last night to Northern Colorado by 2, but I have confidence they'll rebound tomorrow...pun intended!

Last weekend also saw the 2010 Big Sky Conference Indoor Track and Field Championship hosted by Montana State University at the Brick. The MSU Men took second and the Women took fifth with 20 student-athletes earning medals! Junior Asa Staven earned the honor of being Field Athlete of the Meet which is voted on by the coaches from around the conference.

Congrats to all of our student-athletes for making MSU proud with their performances in and out of the classroom! Go Cats!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Heading to Seattle & Portland!

I will be leaving for Seattle/Portland tomorrow and will be busy at college fairs and visiting high schools. If you live in the Seattle/Portland area and I am not visiting your high school, I will also be hosting a few pizza parties in Bellevue, Tacoma and Portland.

Pizza parties are a fun way to learn a lot more about MSU! Usually 20 - 40 students and families attend pizza parties and there is a presentation about academics, campus life, admission requirements and of course scholarship opportunities. Check out my complete schedule to see if I will be in your area! I would enjoy the opportunity to talk to you about MSU!