Transfer Orientation

We are excited you chose to become a Grizzly! Here's some information to help you get started with your transition to campus. You have several options to choose from to complete your New Student Orientation, depending on which semester you enroll and how much assistance you feel you may need. 

We recognize that as a transfer student, you have probably already gone through an Orientation program and feel rather confident in this transition.  We also know that colleges and universities can be very different, so Orientation can be an important experience for those who would like a little more insight into the way we do things at UM.  In addition to course registration and advising, New Student Orientation provides you an opportunity learn about all the wonderful things UM has to offer outside the classroom, about the tools we have to help you be a successful student, about your new responsibilities as a UM student, as well as some of the situations you might find yourself in living away from home.  The decision to attend an on-campus Orientation program in addition to the online module is entirely yours.

Spring Admits:

Option 1: Online Orientation for Transfer Students

All admitted transfer students will be registered in the Online Orientation for Transfer Students. Once you complete the steps in the Online Orientation you will be able to register for classes without having to physically come to campus. Students who complete the Online Orientation are not required to attend an on-campus Orientation, however, if you would like to visit campus and learn a little more about the University you are more than welcome to join us. 

NOTE: The University includes a mandatory Orientation fee of $67 for all new students, which is included in their first-semester tuition and fees. Even if you choose to complete the Online Orientation you will be charged this fee.

Registration for Online Orientation is not open at this time.  All students admitted for Spring 2018 will be invited to register by email as we draw closer to January. To simplify this process, please use the registration link provided to you in your invitation email.

Option 2: Spring Orientation: January 17-19, 2018

Spring Orientation is designed to provide you with an early college experience with your future classmates and the campus community. The Orientation program spans three days; check-in will run from 3:00 – 6:00 PM day one and the formal program will run approximately from 8:00 AM day two until 3:00 PM day three.  Please plan your travel accordingly.

Students living in the Residence Halls can move in to their room for this Orientation; however, the official move-in day for the Residence Halls is January 20, 2018.  Anyone arriving prior to this date will be required to pay an early-arrival fee of $22 per night.  Families and guests will need to make their own arrangements, as housing is not available on campus.

Registration for Spring Orientation is not open at this time.  All students admitted for Spring 2018 will be invited to register by email as we draw closer to January. To simplify this process, please use the registration link provided to you in your invitation email.

Fall Admits:

Option 1: Transfer Transition: April 16, 2018

Transfer Transition is an early registration day for students who plan to transfer to the University of Montana. During the daylong event, students will meet with academic advisors to develop schedules and register for classes. Information will also be available about campus resources, on-campus and off-campus living options, and the costs and payment options associated with attending UM.

Benefits of attending Transfer Transition:

  • You will be among the first new students to register for classes
  • Students who attend Transfer Transition do not need to attend a Summer or Fall Orientation, but are more than welcome to join us

Registration for Transfer Transition is not open at this time.  All Transfer students admitted for Fall 2018 will be invited to register by email as we draw closer to February. To simplify this process, please use the registration link provided to you in your invitation email.

Option 2: Online Orientation for Transfer Students

All admitted Transfer students will be registered in the Online Orientation for Transfer Students.  Once you complete the steps in the Online Orientation you will be able to register for classes without having to physically come to campus. Students who complete the Online Orientation are not required to attend an on-campus Orientation, however, if you would like to visit campus and learn a little more about the University you are more than welcome to join us during one of the following two Orientation Programs.

NOTE: The University includes a mandatory Orientation fee of $67 for all new students, which is included in their first-semester tuition and fees. Even if you choose to complete the Online Orientation you will be charged this fee.

Registration for Online Orientation is not open at this time.  All students admitted for Fall 2018 will be invited to register by email as we draw closer to February. To simplify this process, please use the registration link provided to you in your invitation email.

Optional On-campus Orientations

Summer Orientation: June 20-22, 2018

Summer Orientation is designed to provide you with an early college experience with your future classmates and the campus community. Although most of the content is targeted towards our new First-Year population, Transfer Students are welcome to join the summer program, during which we will offer some special sessions just for you. The Orientation program spans three days; check-in will run from 3:00 – 6:00 PM day one and the formal program will run approximately from 8:00 AM day two until 3:00 PM day three.  Please plan your travel accordingly.

Upon registration for a summer program, you will be charged an additional $130 Supplemental Summer Orientation fee.  Payment must be received upon registration for Summer Program or your reservation will be cancelled.

This fee is non-refundable and includes:

  • Housing in the Residence Halls for the student for two nights (on-campus housing is not available for family members or guests)
  • Breakfast and lunch on days two and three
  • Unlimited family member access to the Family Program

NOTE: Missoula residents and non-traditional students who choose not to stay in the Residence Halls during Orientation can email orientation@mso.umt.edu to be considered for a partial refund. These will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Registration for Summer Orientation is not open at this time.  All students admitted for Fall 2018 will be invited to register by email as we draw closer to February. To simplify this process, please use the registration link provided to you in your invitation email.

Fall Orientation: August 22-24, 2018

Fall Orientation is designed for students who do not attend Summer Orientation. Students will get the same information, while making only one trip to Missoula right before classes begin. The program is a full two days, so please plan your travel accordingly.  The Orientation program spans three days; check-in will run from 3:00 – 6:00 PM day one and the formal program will run approximately from 8:00 AM day two until 3:00 PM day three. 

Students living in the Residence Halls can move in to their room for this Orientation; however, the official move-in day for the Residence Halls is August 25, 2018.  Anyone arriving prior to this date will be required to pay an early-arrival fee of $22 per night.

Registration for Fall Orientation is not open at this time.  All students admitted for Fall 2018 will be invited to register by email as we draw closer to February. To simplify this process, please use the registration link provided to you in your invitation email.

 Winter and Summer Session Students

Incoming students who choose to begin during Winter or Summer Session are in a unique position.  You will need to communicate with your academic department so that you are able to speak with an advisor and complete course registration prior to the times our Orientation programs are regularly scheduled.  As an incoming Transfer student, you are expected to complete an Orientation program, and as such you will be charged the $67 Orientation fee.

Additional Information

The University includes a mandatory Orientation fee of $67 for all new students, which is included in their first-semester tuition and fees. Even if you choose to complete the Online Orientation or Transfer Transition you will be charged this fee.

If you are a First-Year student, please visit our New Student Orientation page here