Transfer New Student Orientation

Welcome to the University of Montana Family!

We are excited you chose to become a Grizzly! Here's some information to help you get started with your transition to campus. Before completing New Student Orientation be sure to complete your Pre-Orientation Checklist.

We recognize that as a transfer student*, you may have 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 here.

The New Student Orientation experience extends beyond course registration. It provides you an opportunity to learn about all the wonderful things we have to offer outside the classroom, the tools we have to help you be a successful student, as well as your new responsibilities as a UM student. We encourage all new students to join us on campus for our orientation sessions.

*To be considered a transfer student, you must have completed 12 semester credits at a college or university, post-high school graduation, and earned at least a 2.0 GPA. College credits earned by students still in high school do not count toward this 12 credit requirement. If you are not a transfer student, please visit our First-Year New Student Orientation page instead.

Students Beginning in the Fall

Fall 2021 Online New Student Orientation

This online orientation will walk you through the steps necessary to clear your holds, learn about our registration system, familiarize yourself with campus resources, schedule an advising appointment, and register for classes. Once you complete the program you will be able to register for classes without physically coming to campus.

Students who complete the online orientation do not need to attend an on-campus program.

Registration for fall 2021 orientation will open in early spring.

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Fall 2021 Optional On-Campus Orientation

Fall New Student Orientation

Students who complete the online orientation do not need to attend an on campus orientation program, however you are welcome and encouraged to join us for the full UM experience! 

You can find more information about New Student Orientation here.


Summer Session Students

Incoming students who choose to begin during 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 student, you are required to attend an Orientation program.  Please choose from one of the options described above.

Students Beginning in the Spring

Spring 2021 New Student Orientation

All incoming transfer, first-year and distance only students are expected to complete an Online New Student Orientation program.  This will introduce students to campus, academic and social resources, current UM students, and more. 

In addition, the online program will walk students through the completion of all necessary tasks in order to prepare them for academic advising and course registration

Upon completion of the Online New Student Orientation program students will be connected with their assigned academic advisor to arrange an individual advising appointment.

Spring orientation has passed



Spring 2021 Residence Hall Move-In

The first official day of campus housing is Wednesday, January 6, 2021.  Stay tuned for more information about move-in and other details.

Post-Baccalaureate Students

Post-baccalaureate students are not required to complete an orientation program. You are able to register for classes on your own, or contact an academic advisor for assistance.

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