This is it!

During your First-Year Experience, ̳ will become your home away from home. Your First-Year Experience includes courses, programs and activities that will help you transition during your first year away from home.

Here are some of the things you'll cover throughout your First-Year Experience:


Once August hits and you’re ready to move to campus, you'll take part in your . You'll meet other students, get your Cobber Beanie, familiarize yourself with the campus and prepare for your first semester. 

First-Year Seminars

All first-year students take a First-Year Seminar. These courses will help you develop valuable learning skills and get to know some friendly faces on campus.

Cobber Expo

There are many cocurricular activities available to you, including athletics, theatre, music, service-learning, media and more. Attend the Cobber Expo in September for more ideas on how to get involved.

Meet Your Faculty Advisor

During registration or your first week on campus, you’ll be assigned a faculty advisor. You’re encouraged to meet with your advisor throughout your four years to discuss your career goals, academic concerns and to register for future classes.

First-Year Experience

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From Montana to Mechanical Engineering

Big Sky native Kelleigh Staples ’27 shares how she embraces the Cobber life as a soccer player and pre-engineering student.

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