One of my responsibilities as an Admissions Representative is coordinating the student campus tour guides. At MSU we call our tour guides AdvoCats since we are bobcats...aren't we clever! This year we have more than 50 student volunteers who will be giving tours to over 4,000 students and family members who visit campus. Above is a photo from our ice cream social last spring.
We had our first class yesterday and they are such a great group of students! Yesterday's class was full of information and we finalized the campus tour schedule. Soon the 2009 AdvoCats will be featured on our Meet our Students webpage, and you can get to know more about them!
The AdvoCats also have a blog, so you can keep up to date with this student group if you would like. AdvoCats are volunteers, but they have some pretty amazing opportunities throughout their year of service. Last year, we were able to have dinner at the President Gamble's house, tour the underground steam tunnels that run through campus and go on a behind the scenes tour of the Museum of the Rockies. That's us to the left with Big Mike (the full size bronze sculpture based on a T-Rex found in Eastern Montana in 1988).
Hopefully you will have a chance to go on a tour led by and MSU AdvoCat this year. You can find out about our visit opportunities and contact the MSU Office of Admissions at 1-888-MSU-CATS to arrange your visit to campus.