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Bear Tracks Registration Events

Registration events are designed to empower first-year students and their families to visit campus in the spring and take care of business ahead of time. Students must be admitted for the summer or fall term at the University of Montana or Missoula College prior to attending Bear Tracks.

Students will:

  • meet peers
  • complete academic advising
  • complete course registration
  • engage with faculty
  • pick up their student ID card
  • learn about placement testing
  • finalize their financial aid
  • and much more!  

Attending Bear Tracks is crucial to every student's success. In order to be prepared for academic advising and course registration at Bear Tracks, you must first complete the following:

If you come to Bear Tracks with the above items completed, students will leave feeling even more connected to the Griz Family and with their first semester course schedule in hand.

First-year students beginning in Fall 2020 are expected to attend both a Bear Tracks Registration Event and Fall New Student Orientation.

Secure your spot at Bear Tracks now!  Capacity is determined by the number of students from each college attending on any given date.

If you cannot join us on any of these dates you should complete Bear Tracks online.

*Saturday Bear Tracks events will have a similar schedule beginning at 10 a.m. and concluding around 4 p.m. depending on your needs.  Coffee during check in, as well as lunch will be provided on these special days.

Student Schedule

8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Check In & Breakfast
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Student Information Fair
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Get Your Griz Card
9:30 - 9:45 a.m. Welcome
9:50 - 10:20 a.m. Student Activity
10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Registration and Advising Sessions
12:30 - 2 p.m. Lunch
2 - 4 p.m. Placement Test Info
2 - 4 p.m. College Open Houses
2 - 4 p.m. Residence Hall Open House
2 - 3 p.m. Campus Tour
3 - 4 p.m. Campus Tour
1:30 - 4 p.m. Check Out

Family Schedule

8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Check In & Breakfast
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Student Service Fair
9:30 - 9:45 a.m. Welcome
9:45 - 10:30 a.m. The Student Experience
10:30 - 11:15 a.m. Current Student Panel
11:15 a.m. to noon Administrator Q & A
12:30 - 2 p.m. Lunch
2 - 4 p.m. Residence Hall Open House
2 - 4 p.m. College Open Houses
2 - 3 p.m. Campus Tour
3 - 4 p.m. Campus Tour
1:30 - 4 p.m. Check Out