Orientation

New Grad Student Orientation

Tuesday, August 28 from 2:00 to 7:30PM

The goal of this mandatory orientation is to provide an opportunity for new students to network with others in the W.A. Franke College of Forestry & Conservation (FCFC), to review College policies and procedures, to explore advisee-advisor relationships and other issues critical to your success, and to orient students to the library and electronic resources at UM.

Agenda:
For Forestry, Parks Tourism & Recreation Management, and Resource Conservation Master's students and Forest & Conservation Sciences Ph.D. students.

Davidson Honors College, DHC room 119

  • 2:00-2:10 – Welcome (Tom DeLuca, Dean of the College)
  • 2:10-2:40 – Policies and procedures, FCFC Accounting Office Staff
  • 2:40-3:20 – Student presentations (each student will have 1 minute to share a slide; order of presentations will be alphabetical by last name)
  • 3:20-3:40 – Policies and procedures, FCFC Student Services Staff

Mansfield Library Student Learning Center, ML room 283

  • 3:50-4:50 – Library and Electronic Resources (Barry Brown, Natural Resource Librarian)

Davidson Honors College Patio

  • 5:00-6:00 – Getting off on the right foot - steps for success in your academic program (FCFC Faculty)
  • 6:00-7:30 – Social and networking activities with new and returning graduate students, faculty, and staff (snacks provided)

Agenda:
For Wildlife Biology Master's students and Fish & Wildlife Biology Ph.D. students.

Davidson Honors College, DHC room 119

  • 2:00-2:10 – Welcome (Tom DeLuca, Dean of the College)
  • 2:10-2:40 – Policies and procedures, FCFC Accounting Office Staff

Davidson Honors College, DHC room 117

  • 2:40-2:50 – Welcome (Creagh Breuner, Associate Dean of DBS; Mike Mitchell, Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit Leader)
  • 2:50-3:00 – Introductions and brief presentations of students’ research projects
  • 3:00-3:10 – Policies and procedures, FCFC Student Services Staff
  • 3:10-3:45 – WBIO graduate program policies and procedures (Chad Bishop, Director of Wildlife Biology; Josh Millspaugh, Chair, WBIO Graduate Admissions Committee; Jedediah Brodie, Chair, WBIO Graduate Evaluations Committee)

Mansfield Library Student Learning Center, ML room 283

  • 3:50-4:50 – Library and Electronic Resources (Barry Brown, Natural Resource Librarian)

Davidson Honors College

  • 5:00-6:00 – Getting off on the right foot - steps for success in the WBIO graduate program (Bishop and other WBIO Faculty and Grad Students)
  • 6:00-7:30 – Social and networking activities with new and returning graduate students, faculty, and staff (snacks provided)

Agenda:
For Systems Ecology Master's and Ph.D. students

Davidson Honors College, DHC room 119

  • 2:00-2:10 – Welcome (Tom DeLuca, Dean of the College)
  • 2:10-2:40 – Policies and procedures, FCFC Accounting Office Staff

Davidson Honors College, DHC room 023

  • 2:40-3:20 – Break-out session to discuss policies specific to Systems Ecology

Davidson Honors College, DHC room 119

  • 3:20-3:40 – Policies and procedures, FCFC Student Services Staff

Mansfield Library Student Learning Center, ML room 283

  • 3:50-4:50 – Library and Electronic Resources (Barry Brown, Natural Resource Librarian)

Davidson Honors College

  • 5:00-6:00 – Getting off on the right foot - steps for success in the WBIO graduate program (Bishop and other WBIO Faculty and Grad Students)
  • 6:00-7:30 – Social and networking activities with new and returning graduate students, faculty, and staff (snacks provided)

New Undergraduate Student Orientation

The UM's New Student Orientation provides all the information you need to start your transition to campus.  The Orientation experience extends beyond course registration though; delivering relevant and informative programming to prepare students for success.

New Student Orientation is a program for students who have already applied, been admitted, and who intend on enrolling at UM's main campus or the Missoula College.  All incoming students, whether it is your first time in college or if you are transferring from another school, are expected to participate in an orientation program.

Please visit the New Student Orientation page for additional information.  Just select the appropriate button for information on how to register for orientation and full schedules.