Register Now for MSU Billings' 2022 Spring Semester
December 1, 2021
by katie jones backer
While you may be singing “Deck the Halls” as Christmas approaches, MSU Billings is focusing on filling their halls for Spring Semester. They’ve launched a formal campus-wide registration campaign (for both City College and the University Campus) in an effort to encourage student persistence and completion efforts. According to Julie Pettitt, “These efforts will be used to predict Spring 2022 persistence outcomes and identify barriers for our under-served student populations.” Because Spring Semester begins in January, students are encouraged to meet early with their respective advisors, and prepare for Spring 2022 registration, prior to the New Year.
All colleges, programs, faculty, administration, and staff are providing support, outreach, and assistance while advocating for students to register early and secure their classes by December 17th (finals week).
Julie explained, “Our goal is to increase MSUB’s fall-to-spring retention rate for all students.” Continuing, “This campaign is working to authentically engage faculty, staff, and student support programs in providing proactive and personalized support to students via mentoring programs, such as the Peer Navigators, TRIO Mentors, and/or within MSUB’s residential learning communities.” A postcard was also mailed out encouraging Freshman and Sophomores to register and to provide “a communication pipeline” to Yellowjackets and their families.
A few other outreach efforts include:
- Advising in the Atrium, to help students make appointments with their advisors early
- Letter to MSUB parents regarding early registration from the Vice Chancellor
- “Hold Coffee Hour” with our grads program students to address barriers and help them with account holds
- Also, MSUB is very active on Instagram. Follow @msubacademicsupportcenter to learn more about Spring Semester outreach efforts or visit: Montana State University Billings - MSU Billings | MSU Billings
Katie Jones Backer
Katie Jones Backer “retired” from teaching High School History to adopt her daughter and pursue her dream of writing. She is the author of the Nav’Aria series (kjbacker.com). She has a passion for travel, history, writing, fitness, helping others, and most of all, her husband, daughter, pomeranians, chihuahua, and tortoise!