On Campus Fall 2024 Orientation Agenda

View On Campus Fall 2024 Orientation Agenda below.

Off Campus Distance Fall Orientation
See the recorded meeting of the Montana Tech Distance Fall Orientation

A mandatory Orientation is held for new on-campus graduate students during the first week of the fall and spring semesters 

 The orientation consists of two parts:

  • An on-line orientation, which includes mandatory research ethics, conflict of interest, and safety training. The on-line orientation also includes several resources that are being designed to serve you throughout your graduate studies at Montana Tech.
  • A Graduate School social and networking event, which will be held the first week of classes, and will provide an opportunity to meet and greet both new and current students.

Additional information on these graduate orientation events will be posted no later than August 10.

As you begin to arrive on campus, it is recommended that you 

  • Meet with the faculty in your department, and identify a temporary program advisor, if you have not already done so.
  • Discuss your planned coursework with your advisor.
  • Inquire with your department head or program chair about opportunities to meet other new and continuing students in your program.
  • Stop by the Museum building to meet the Graduate School staff (MUS210 and MUS211) to:
    • Sign any necessary paperwork for a graduate teaching assistantship (GTA) or graduate research assistantship (GRA).
    • Get any needed help for registering for Fall classes.
    • If you are unable to stop by in person, please e-mail the Graduate School.
  • Request a parking pass online, if you need one.
  • Stop by the Student Union Building to get your DiggerCard—the Tech ID card that gives you access to computer labs, printers, Library resources, athletic events and facilities, free public bus rides in Butte, and other benefits.
  • Stop by the physical plant to get keys needed for your on-campus research assignment.

Generally, the all-campus orientation is a half-day session and is held on the Thursday or Friday before classes start. It is followed by a lunch or barbecue to which faculty are also invited. Be aware that this all-campus orientation is primarily aimed at new undergraduate students, and is by no means mandatory for you.  Yet, it is a fun way to be exposed to campus and its amenities, and you are welcome to attend any of the events that interest you and partake of the meals that are offered.

Parking Pass

Request a parking pass online.

Digger Card

Learn more about getting your DiggerCard here.


Learn more about how to request keys here.

More about orientation

If you are new to campus, you are more than welcome to attend the all-campus orientation for students. More information can be found here.

Connect with us.

We can answer your questions and help get you started.

Montana Tech Graduate School
MUS 211
(406) 496-4781