Fall 2016 Orientation
Your college experience is already off to a great start because you’ve chosen Montana Western (recently ranked best in Montana by Money Magazine) 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 by speaker Tyson Wooters, a hike to the hillside “M” and much more.
If you are an athlete and will be coming to campus before Thursday, Aug. 25, 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.
Please check in at the orientation table on Thursday, Aug. 25, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. located in front of Davis Hall (750 E. Cornell, Dillon Mont. on your GPS).
See the orientation schedule below for complete details.
Fall 2016 New Student Orientation Schedule
Experience You. Experience Us. Experience One.
Freshmen or transfer students participating in the Trio Program are encouraged to attend the TRIO Session on Friday, Aug. 26 @ 8 a.m. in the STC Board Room
Native American students are invited to attend the Native American session on Friday, Aug. 26 @ 9 a.m. in the STC Board Room
Nontraditional & Veteran Student Dinner on Wednesday, Aug. 24 @ 6 p.m. in the Heritage Room. Must RSVP by Monday, Aug. 19.
Wednesday, Aug. 24
Nontraditional & Veteran Student Dinner (Heritage Room)
Thursday, Aug. 25
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Move into residence halls
Check in at the orientation table in front of Davis Hall
Finalize campus business or explore Dillon, 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.
Meet orientation leaders (Keltz Arena)
Orientation Group Challenge #1
Root Beer Float Social (Tundra)
Presented by Chi Alpha and KDWG.
Friday, Aug. 26
8 – 9 a.m.
Continental breakfast for students and parents in the dining hall.
Special Interest Group Meetings
Invitations will be in Orientation check-in packet.
Convocation & Keynote Address (Straugh Gym)
Orientation Group Challenge #2
Lunch for ALL (Mathews Lawn)
Orientation Group Antics (Tundra)
Orientation Group Challenge #3
Small Group Discussion
Dinner with Orientation Group (Dining Hall)
Dance (Keltz Arena)
Orientation Group Challenge #4
Presented by KDWG
Saturday, Aug. 27
Breakfast (Dining Hall)
Get on the bus to the “M” (Atlantic Street)
Hike to the “M”
Orientation Group Challenge #5
Return to Campus
Lunch with Orientation Group (Mathews Lawn)
Small Group Discussion (Beier Aud. #1 on Map)
Orientation Group Challenge #6
Bulldog Feast (Keltz Arena)
Bulldog Brain Teaser
Orientation Group Challenge #7
Sunday, Aug. 28
8:30 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.
Continental Breakfast (Dining Hall)
(Meal plan students only)
Dinner (Dining Hall)
(Meal plan and residence hall students only)
All Residents Meeting (Beier Aud. #1 on Map)
Individual Residence Hall Floor Meetings
FALL 2016 KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Always Wear Your Head
Tyson Wooters, a former Oregon Duck mascot, is coming to Montana Western to deliver a fun and engaging talk on community, servant leadership and how student involvement in their community can bring meaningful change.
Community members, faculty and staff:
Looking for ways to volunteer in the community? The Montana Western Moving Company (MWMC) has you covered. The MWMC was formed this year to help students and their families move into residence halls on opening day.
All you need to do is sign up for a shift below and you will be invited to attend a brief orientation on Wednesday, Aug. 24 at 5:30 p.m. in the JDC Lobby, where you will be able to pick up your free t-shirt and name tag.
This fun event will allow community members, faculty and staff to meet new students and show them just how great and welcoming the community of Dillon and Montana Western family is.
There are several three-hour shifts available so please register by Wednesday, Aug. 24 at 3 p.m. Move-in takes place on Thursday, Aug. 25 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
What: Montana Western Moving Company
When: Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016
Shifts: 8 a.m. - 11 a.m, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: Montana Western Residence Halls: JDC and Mathews