Member Benefits

As a dues paying member of the Montana State University Alumni Association, you get more than the satisfaction of staying connected and making a difference. Check out the variety of benefits awaiting you with your membership! Not a member yet? Join today!

Campus privileges & discounts

Kickoff Kid: Your child at Bobcat Stadium

Is your son or daughter a Bobcat football fan? Nominate him or her to be the MSU Alumni Association Kickoff Kid, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for kids aged 4–12 whose parents are members of the MSU Alumni Association. One lucky child will be chosen before every regular season home football game, and will receive a team jersey, four game tickets, field access during warm-ups, a chance to stand alongside Bobcat football players during the coin toss and on-field recognition before kickoff.

Members, nominate your child online here!

 

Cat/Griz home football ticket lottery

The Alumni Association provides members with the chance to purchase tickets for home Cat/Griz football games through our random drawing process. Winners of the lottery may purchase two game tickets for the sold out game! 

 

Volleyball, Men's Basketball and Women's Basketball ticket discount

MSUAA members receive 20% off season and single game tickets for volleyball, men's basketball and women's basketball. To purchase your tickets, please call the MSU Ticket Office at 406-994-CATS.

 

MSU Bookstore 15% discount coupon

Enjoy 15% off any single item of MSU Bobcat merchandise at the MSU Bookstore. This coupon is distributed in your membership kit mailer, or you can also pick one up at the Foundation/Alumni Center when you visit campus. This coupon is valid for in-store use only. GO BOBCATS!!

 

Special invitations to Alumni Association & campus events

The Alumni Association hosts a myriad of campus and regional events throughout the nation each year. MSU Alumni Association members are personally invited to share in the fun and stay connected. We also contact MSU Alumni Association members for their input and ideas regarding the Alumni Association and Montana State University in general.

 

Museum of the Rockies admission discount

MSUAA members have the opportunity to save $2 off admission to the Museum of the Rockies. This offer is only open to MSUAA members, who must show their valid AA membership card. http://www.museumoftherockies.org/

 

MSU Outdoor Recreation Center

Members receive access to equipment rentals from the MSU Outdoor Recreation Center. Members must show their MSUAA Membership Card to rent equipment.

Member services & programs

MSU Alumni Association Chapters

Alumni chapters offer area Alumni Association members exclusive opportunities to learn about MSU and from one another, have fun, and network—both professionally and socially—with other alumni. Chapters also provide alumni with new, unique ways to give back and support MSU, especially through volunteering. In addition to the chapter locations in the Houston area, Puget Sound area, Twin Cities area, and Billings, volunteer alumni are working to establish a chapter encompassing the towns of Shelby, Choteau, and Conrad, Montana. Future plans call for establishing pilot chapters in Denver, Washington, DC, Portland, and at least two other Montana communities.

 

MSU Alumni Legacy Scholarships

The Legacy Scholarships of $500 are awarded in recognition of excellence in organizational leadership and academic achievement while attending Montana State University. Applicants must have one parent who attended Montana State University Bozeman and at least one parent of the applicant must be a member (annual or life member) of the Montana State University Alumni Association.
More information and application

Publications

The Collegian magazine

The Collegian features news of outstanding alumni, scientific discoveries, campus activities and MSU history and traditions. The Collegian is published three times a year. Two issues are mailed to members only.

 

Mountains & Minds magazine

The Mountains & Minds magazine was developed to tell the stories of Montana State University– its people, programs and its impact on the world beyond – in the most engaging format possible. This prize-winning magazine is published twice yearly and distributed to MSUAA members.

 

MSU calendar

To kick off the new academic year, members receive a beautiful, high quality calendar every August.  The calendar is filled with stunning, full-color photographs and reminders of exciting MSU events throughout the year.

 

Outside Bozeman

Members receive a discounted rate of $10 for a one-year subscription (4 issues) to Outside Bozeman magazine, a savings of 33%! With your subscription, you’ll receive a FREE copy of the MSU Pocket Guide featuring Bozeman-area business coupons and discounts. Please call the MSU Alumni Association (800-457-1696) or e-mail (alumni@msuaf.org) us so we may verify your membership status and send you a subscription form.

Bozeman area discounts

Alara Jewelry

20% off all in-stock jewelry, 10% off all jewelry special orders and custom jewelry design, loose diamonds excluded from discount. Click here to visit their website.

 

Burger Bob’s

Members buy one combo get one half off at one of Bozeman’s favorite burger joints.

 

Cello

Members receive 10% off at Cello, a retail store/gallery showcasing beautifully handcrafted items—much of which is lovingly created from re-purposed materials. Click here to visit their website.
 

Chocolate Moose

Members receive 10% off at the Chocolate Moose, an old fashioned candy shop and soda fountain. Click here to visit their website.

 

City Brew

Members receive 10% off any specialty coffee beverage, limit 1 per visit. Good for all stores in Montana except kiosks. Click here to visit their website.

 

Food for Thought

Members receive $2 off a sandwich at this deli, which specializes in creative and healthy foods prepared fresh daily on site, for you to enjoy at home or in their newly expanded café. Click here to visit their website.

 

Heyday

Members receive 10% off at this lifestyle store that offers a fresh approach to home decor and everyday gift-giving. Click here to visit their website.

 

Icing on the Cake Events

Celebrate the special occasions of other Bobcats! $200 off for MSU Alumni Association members celebrating a party, wedding, celebration, funeral or other event you want coordinated and planned. Some limitations apply, good for one event per year per Alumni Association member. Click here to visit their website.

 

Moberry Premium Frozen Yogurt

Members receive 10% off their order. Click here to visit their website.

 

Rocking R Bar

Members receive one free drink on Alumni Fridays from 4-7 p.m. Click here to visit their website.

 

Vino per tutti

Members receive 10% off one regular priced item at Vino Per Tutti, which features carefully selected wines, helpful service, and an inviting, attractive place to shop, all at a great price. Click here to visit their website.

National shopping discounts

Office Depot

Save up to 60% on 175 most commonly purchased items for home or office. Save at least 5% on most other items when you shop at any of the 1,000+ Office Depot locations in the U.S. With an online account, receive FREE delivery on orders of $50 or more. Visit Office Depot online to start saving today!

 

Working Advantage

Save up to 60% on movie tickets, theme parks, ski resorts, museums, zoos, attractions, aquariums and more! Find great seats and super deals on a huge selection of Broadway shows, family events, concerts and sporting events nationwide. Working Advantage has also partnered with your favorite online retailers to bring you excellent discounts on apparel, books and music, electronics, office supplies, flowers, food and home. Select the "employees click here" button and use ID number 958060927 on the Working Advantage site here to redeem your savings.

 

Show your pride member gifts

MSU alumni member static decal

Display your school spirit everywhere you go with your membership decal.

 

Life Member license plate frame

Show your lifetime commitment to MSU with your life member license plate frame. Single Life Memberships receive one license plate frame. Dual Life Memberships receive two.

Travel discounts

Choice Hotels International

Members save up to 20% on hotel room rates with the various Choice Hotels International properties. View savings details.

 

Alamo

Members save up to 25% on car rentals with Alamo. View savings details.

 

AVIS

Members save up to 15% on car rentals with AVIS. View savings details.

 

Budget

Members save up to 10–25% on car rentals with Budget. View savings details.

 

C’mon Inn

Stay with our Official Hotel for just $81.99/night! Call 406-587-3555 Visit their website to book your trip.

 

Destination Europe

Members save up to 25% on car rentals with Destination Europe. View savings details.

 

Hertz

Members save up to 15% on car rentals with Hertz. View savings details.

 

Love Home Swap

MSU alumni can test this exclusive network free of charge for 28 days, then receive 25% off the annual membership fee. Try it out for four weeks and arrange the holiday you’ve been waiting for. Save $1000s on hotel bills! All you need to do is list your own home, add some photos and then contact other members to arrange your swap—then go on holiday! How to claim: Visit LoveHomeSwap.com/msualumni

 

National

Members save up to 20% on car rentals with National. View savings details.

 

Finance & insurance opportunities

MSUAA Bank of America WorldPoints®  MasterCard

Show your pride and support your school with the Montana State Alumni Association MasterCard from Bank of America. Earn WorldPoints® with every purchase and use your points to get cash back or travel. When you open an account or make a purchase, Bank of America makes a contribution to the MSU Alumni Association at no additional cost to you. Learn more about the MSUAA Bank of America WorldPoints MasterCard.

 

GradMed® Short-term Health Insurance

Inexpensive, comprehensive short-term health insurance for alumni and family members under age 65. Great for new grads and other alumni between jobs. Learn more about GradMed® short-term health insurance.

GEICO Auto Insurance

Low rates, exceptional 24-hour customer service and high-quality auto insurance to over 12 million policyholders in the United States. In addition to car insurance, GEICO can help insure your motorcycle and the GEICO Insurance Agency can help you with homeowners, renters, condo, boat insurance, and more. For your free rate quote visit geico.com/alum/montanastate or call 1-800-368-2734 to find out how much you could save today!

 

Alumni Aboard™ Travel Health Insurance

This group of four plans provides temporary health insurance to those traveling outside the U.S. or their home country. Insure against medical expenses, trip cancellation and/or baggage loss while traveling. Learn more about Alumni Aboard™ Travel Health Insurance.

 

AlumniTerm® Group Life Insurance

Affordable life insurance protection for alumni and their spouses up to age 60, in policy amounts up to $200,000. Learn more about AlumniTerm® Group Life Insurance.