MSU Billings Catalog

Academic Support

MSU Billings provides a number of support facilities and services on campus to help you succeed in your academic efforts.  Facilities include such obvious ones as the library, computers, and presentation halls for art, drama, and music.  They also include less obvious areas such as language and scientific laboratories, greenhouses, and centers for reading and the measurement of human performance.

Library

Ms. Darlene Hert, Director

(406) 657-1662 Library Ask Here Desk
On the Web: www.msubillings.edu/library - Chat also available!
Email: library@msubillings.edu

The Montana State University Billings Library, located in the heart of campus, supports the University and City College programs of instruction, research, and service by providing library resources in print and digitally.

The Library is designed to help students with their information needs.  Friendly and helpful staff at the Ask Here Desk assist students in finding books, journal articles, websites, and other resources they need for classes.  The MSU Libraries share an online catalog, which provides quick and easy access to materials in twenty-four academic and tribal libraries in the State of Montana, including all of the MSU Libraries located in Billings, Bozeman, Havre, and Great Falls.  Other databases link the Library's collections to libraries around the world.  Electronic library resources are available 24/7/365 both on- and off-campus.

Books, journals, documents, and other information in the MSU Billings Library are supplemented by a wide variety of digital resources, such as electronic journals, ebooks, databases, online indexes, streaming video and internet resources.  Interlibrary loan is available to provide materials from other libraries for students and faculty.

The Information Commons is located on the first floor of the Library, offering PCs for student use.  The Information Commons is available at all times the Library is open and has a variety of software applications available for student assignments, internet access, as well as access to research databases.  Copiers, printers, scanners, and microfilm readers are available for student use.  Students may use U-card money for copies and printing in the Library.  There are comfortable furnishings and group study areas on all floors of the Library.

The Library building provides excellent access for people with disabilities.  Students who need assistive technology are encouraged to use the computers with adaptive software and other equipment on computers on the Library’s 2nd floor.

Regular Library Hours

(Fall and Spring Semesters)

Day Hours
Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Summer Hours

Day Hours
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday Closed

For specific holiday hours or changes in hours, check the MSU Billings Library website at www.msubillings.edu/library, or call (406) 657-1662.

City College at MSU Billings Library

City College Tech Building, First Floor, A021
(406) 247-3025

Library Hours

Day Hours
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m

Copyright Warning

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.  Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or reproduction.  One of these conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research.”  If a user exceeds “fair use,” that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

Software licensing agreements are very specific, and may prohibit making copies for use by those who have not purchased the software.

Montana State University Billings reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying request, if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the request would involve violation of copyright law, licensing agreements or fair use.

Information Technology

Information Commons - Library 1st Floor, (406) 247-5755

Information Technology provides computer and technology services to students, faculty, and staff.  The office supports over 800 student computers across both MSUB campuses.  Students may go to the Information Commons located on the first floor of the Library to receive assistance with computer issues, software applications, and questions about accessing their student login accounts.  Assistance is also available by calling (406) 247-5755.

Student Computing Resources

Information Commons

Library 1st Floor, (406) 247-5755

The Information Commons, an open access computer lab for MSU Billings student use, is located on the first floor of the MSU Billings Library and is available during regular Library hours.  The Information Commons is operated by the Information Technology (IT) department and has computers, printing, and scanning.  A wide variety of software is available for student use including Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, ArcGIS, Mathematica, Matlab, SPSS, and specific software for various courses and programs. Students will need money in their U-card accounts to pay for printing services.

City College Information Commons

CC Commons and Health Sciences Building

Computer access is available with standard campus software, the internet, email, and the Library’s online catalog as well as other web-based Library resources to all current MSU Billings students during City College campus hours.

eLearning and Media Services Support

COE 328, (406) 657-2192

A new eLearning and Media Services lab is located in the College of Education room 328.  Media Services provides support for media equipment and audio and video production.  Other services include media transfer, video creation, live video feeds, and technical support for Desire to Learn (D2L), the online course platform.  The office is available for support from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  They can also be contacted by emailing msubonline@msubillings.edu.

Wireless Internet Access

Both campuses have wireless internet access available to students in common study areas, academic buildings, residence halls, dining facilities, and most indoor areas.  Students may bring their computers to the Information Commons or to the Information Technology staff at City College for assistance with connecting to the MSUB wireless network.  The network to connect to is MSUB-mobile, by logging in with a NetID and password. This provides a secure, fast connection to the internet.

Native American Achievement Center

2630 Normal Avenue
(406) 657-2144, (406) 657-2182
www.msubillings.edu/naac

The Native American Achievement Center assists American Indian students in making academic, cultural, and social adjustments to Montana State University Billings.  Services include individualized assistance with relocation to Billings, advocacy and referral with campus-based services and off campus services, study skills coaching, and scholarship applications.  The staff help students create internships that are relevant to the American Indian community.  The Native American Achievement Center has a small classroom for some of the Native American Studies classes, or meetings.

The center hosts the annual American Indian Heritage Day, Veterans Medicine Wheel, and the MSUB Powwow.  The Director serves as a liaison with tribal educational representatives and other community organizations.  These relationships foster collaboration with the surrounding communities to host events such as the Montana Indian Athletes Hall of Fame, Riverstone Health’s spring Pink Bingo, and many other social gatherings that help our students feel connected to their culture and other Native people in the Billings region.  The Native American Achievement Center is a home away from home for Native students.

The establishment of the Native American Achievement Center demonstrates that MSUB recognizes and commits to cultural diversity.  The center provides students a familiar setting in an effort to ensure continuing collegiate success.

All Nations Club

All Nations Club is open to all interested students.  The All Nations Club is a student organization, established to assist Native American students in their adjustment to university life, to promote scholastic ability, and to foster pride in the cultural heritage of the Native American.  The club is involved with the planning and sponsorship of an annual Pow Wow, the largest student-sponsored campus event.  Other activities include social events that are culturally appropriate to share in a campus environment such as dances, Native games, documentary films, and Native cuisine.

Yellowstone Public Radio

(KEMC-FM)

406 Marbara, (406) 657-2941

From studios on the campus of Montana State University Billings, Yellowstone Public Radio provides a general adult audience with in-depth news, public affairs, and cultural programming, including classical music, jazz and blues, spoken arts and humanities programs.  This station is affiliated with National Public Radio (NPR), Public Radio International (PRI), the WFMT Fine Arts Network, and American Public Media, along with other program producers and suppliers.  The more than 47,000 listeners reside in Montana and northern Wyoming.

Yellowstone Public Radio consists of ten stations licensed to MSU Billings:  KEMC-FM (Billings), KBMC-FM (Bozeman), KPRQ-FM (Sheridan, WY), KYPR-FM (Miles City), KYPW-FM (Wolf Point), KYPC (Colstrip), KYPB-FM (Big Timber), KYPM-FM (Livingston), KYPH-FM (Helena), and KYPF-FM (Stanford/Lewistown).  YPR also operates 26 translators throughout Montana and northern Wyoming.

Yellowstone Public Radio can be heard on the web at www.ypradio.org, and on the FM dial at these frequencies:

In Montana:  Billings 91.7, Ashland 89.1, Big Sky 95.9, Big Timber 89.3/90.5, Bozeman 102.1/95.9, Broadus 91.9, Chester and the Sweetgrass Hills area 100.1, Colstrip 88.5/89.9, Columbus 88.5, Conrad 91.3, Cut Bank 88.9, Emigrant & Paradise Valley 91.1, Forsyth 91.1, Gardiner & Yellowstone Park 103.9, Glasgow 91.9, Glendive 88.5, Havre 91.7, Helena 89.1, Lewistown/Stanford 89.5, Livingston 90.1/88.5, Miles City 90.7, Red Lodge 89.1, Shelby 90.3, Terry 91.9, and Wolf Point at 88.3.

In Wyoming:  Buffalo 91.9, Cody 88.5, Greybull & the Big Horn Basin 91.5, Lovell 91.5, Powell 91.5/88.5, Sheridan 88.1,Worland 88.5, and in Yellowstone Park at 104.9/103.9.

International Studies

McD 150 (406) 657-1705
www.msubillings.edu/internationalstudies/

Who am I?  What is my place in this world?  The International Studies Program seeks to engage students in a process of awakening.  Through various study abroad programs and the International Studies Minor, students begin to experience the complexity of cultures and the richness of diversity.  The end result produces students who are involved, lifelong learners, with a concern for the world in which we live, and an ability to become leaders who think of future generations.

More prosaically, the Office of International Studies (OIS), McDonald Hall 150, provides support services for current and prospective international students, the International Studies Club, and facilitates study abroad applications, as well as the Be a Foreign Friend (BFF) program.

Drop by the OIS today to see how your educational experiences and your career opportunities can be enriched.  Learn to be a citizen of the world!

The Minor in International Studies is through the Department of English, Philosophy and Modern Languages.

Intercollegiate Athletics

Physical Education Building, (406) 657-2369
www.msubsports.com

Athletics is an integral part of the college life at MSU Billings for both men and women.  All teams are members of NCAA Division II and the Great Northwest Athletic Conference.  Men’s and women’s teams compete on a varsity level in basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, indoor track and field, and outdoor track and field; additionally, women compete in volleyball and softball, and men compete in baseball.  MSU Billings Athletics also sponsors a coed varsity cheer team.  All MSU Billings students are admitted free to Yellowjacket Athletics events with a valid student ID.  Schedules, news, and stats are available on the Yellowjacket Athletics website at www.msubsports.com.  Follow MSUB Sports on Facebook and Twitter.

MSU Billings Booster Clubs

PE Building, (406) 657-2369

The Yellowjacket Booster Clubs, one for each sport, are made up of alumni and friends of the University who support the educational and athletic goals of MSU Billings and its student athletes.  Booster Club members provide financial assistance to the University’s athletic programs, encourage community support for academic and athletic programs, and create a solid bond between MSU Billings and its many friends nationwide.  The ultimate goal of the Yellowjacket Booster Clubs is to enrich MSU Billings’ Athletic Program.

Physical Education Building

The Physical Education Building at MSU Billings includes two gymnasiums, a fitness center, a swimming pool, a racquetball court, a running track and other recreational and health facilities.  During set hours each semester the facilities may be used by students and their families for swimming, workouts, etc.  Use is free to students while family members pay a nominal charge.

Recreational Activities

PE 016, (406) 657-2881
www.msubillings.edu/recactivities

The Recreational Activities Program offers a wide range of activities.  It provides all students, faculty and staff with recreational opportunities in competitive and noncompetitive events as well as organized and informal activities as regularly as their time and interest permit.

Intramural Sports  Competition is scheduled for individual, dual and team sports.  Participation is generally arranged in men’s, women’s and coeducational divisions for each activity.  These range from the traditional team sports of flag football, volleyball, basketball and softball, to the popular individual and dual sports such as racquetball, tennis and golf.  Everyone is encouraged to participate regardless of experience or skill.

Leisure Recreation  This informal activity allows those not wishing to be a part of a structured program to make use of the fine recreational facilities.  The Physical Education Building includes two gymnasiums, a swimming pool, six racquetball/handball courts, a weight/exercise room, an indoor jogging track, and locker rooms.

Military and Veterans Success Center 

COE 106 (406)657-2968

The Veteran Success Center on the University campus is on the first floor of the College of Education in room 106.  It is open weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for military affiliated students to use to relax, watch TV, play x-box, eat, meet, study, etc.

There is also a Veteran Lounge on the City College campus on the 1st floor of the Tech Building.

Montana State University Billings Foundation

2615 Virginia Lane, (406) 657-2244
www.msubfoundation.com

About Us

The Montana State University Billings Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization under Internal Revenue Service code 501(c)(3). A volunteer board of trustees, composed of community leaders, guides the foundation in achieving its mission. Our staff is dedicated to achieving the goals of the foundation and to serving and assisting donors, supporters, students, and faculty of Montana State University Billings.

Mission

The Montana State University Billings Foundation was founded in 1968 to advance the goals of Montana State University Billings by:

  • Establishing lifelong relationships with university students, parents, faculty, alumni, friends, and community partners.
  • Creating pathways to success and sustaining them through philanthropy, stewardship, and community engagement.
  • Seeking and nurturing innovative partnerships to support the realization of current and emerging university priorities.
  • Fostering a culture of inclusivity that celebrates diversity on campus and beyond.

Vision

The Montana State University Billings Foundation will reduce financial barriers to a quality education, enhance the campus experience, and encourage the growth of Montana State University Billings.

MSU Billings Alumni Association

2712 Normal Avenue, (406) 247-5781 or (406) 657-2244
www.msubillings.edu/alumni

The Montana State University Billings Alumni Association spans the globe, with more than 31,000 alumni living and working worldwide. This dynamic group of leaders works to build affinity to the university through programming and events. Working with the MSUB Foundation, the MSUB Alumni Association serves to promote the university, build philanthropic outreach, and engage alumni wherever they may be.

Parking

Parking Garage, (406) 657-1704
Office hours:  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., M-F, except holidays.

MSU Billings parking regulations are a necessary component in providing convenient and safe parking, in addition to efficient and effective traffic control, for all students, faculty, staff and visitors to the university campuses.  They are part of the terms and conditions pertaining to students who are enrolled at MSU Billings, to faculty and staff who are employed by the University, and are applicable to all vehicle owners/drivers on campus, including guests and visitors.  Parking on MSUB campuses is a privilege, not a right.

All vehicles parked on University property must display a current MSUB parking permit.  Parking permits may be purchased online at www.msubillings.edu/police/parkinginfo.htm and also at the University Police & Parking Services office, in the southwest corner of the parking garage on Poly Drive.  Parking regulations/maps are also posted online.