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Fall Orientation 2018


Your college experience is already off to a great start because you’ve chosen Montana Western to begin your education career.  We’ve put together an orientation program to help make the transition as seamless as possible.

Orientation is mandatory for all first year and transfer students and because it’s fun and informative — you want to attend.  Orientation events include: convocation (the official start of the school year ceremony), an inspirational talk, a hike to the hillside “M” and much more.

If you are an athlete and will be coming to campus before the start of orientation, you are still required to attend orientation. Your coach is aware of orientation and expects you to attend so you can be successful in and out of the classroom.

Check in times and a final schedule will be posted closer to the start of orientation. Below is a sample schedule to give you an idea of what to expect.

Sample Orientation Schedule

Experience You. Experience Us. Experience One.


Sessions for freshmen or transfer students participating in the Trio Program, Native American students, and Nontraditional and Veteran students will be held.

Parents are cordially invited to join your student for our convocation.



Move into residence halls

Check in at the orientation and residence hall tables in front of Davis Hall

Campus Business

Finalize campus business or explore Dillon, get a campus tour, set up bank accounts, find churches, transfer prescriptions etc. STC Computer Labs Open for students to finish computer related business.

Dinner on your own. A list of restaurants is available at check in.

Nontraditional & Veteran Student Dinner

Meet orientation leaders

Orientation Group Challenge #1

Root Beer Float Social



Continental breakfast for students and parents

Trio Session with Continental breakfast

Invitations will be in Orientation Check-in packets.

Native American Session

Invitations will be in Orientation check-in packets.

Convocation & Keynote Address

Legacy Plaza Ceremony

Orientation Group Challenge #2

Lunch for ALL

Small Group Discussion

Orientation Group Challenge #3

Parent Alumni & Student panel for parents

Orientation Group Antics

Orientation Group Challenge #4

Dinner with Orientation Group


Orientation Group Challenge #5

Presented by KDWG




Get on the bus to the “M”

Hike to the “M”

Orientation Group Challenge #6

Return to Campus

Get on the bus to football game

Tailgate Lunch

Football Game

Orientation Group Challenge #7

Bulldog Feast

Bulldog Brain Teaser

Orientation Group Challenge #8



Continental Breakfast

(Meal plan students only)


(Meal plan and residence hall students only)

All Residents Meeting

Individual Residence Hall Floor Meetings