The NCUR Open Houses, Receptions, and Tours provide an excellent opportunity for participants to network with peers and colleagues who are pursuing the same academic and professional interests, and learn more about the unique programs and facilities that MSU offers for both undergraduate and graduate research and studies across a variety of fields. Make sure to select an open house or reception when registering for NCUR to receiving additional details about the experience you've selected.


Open Houses

Thursday, March 26

Lawrence Berkeley National Labs Lunch + Open House

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Location: Inspiration Hall, Norm Asbjornson Building

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry 

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Location: Chemistry & Biochemistry Building Main Floor

Join us for a meet and greet and tour of the facilities. Drinks and snacks will be provided.

Open House with Mathematical Sciences 

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Location: Wilson 1-144

The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers a wide range of technical and research degrees and is a recognized leader of research in the mathematical sciences. Much of the research is conducted in collaboration with various science departments, university centers, and collaborators worldwide. Speak to faculty and staff while discovering your future among our seven degree programs designed to encourage growth and development within the Mathematical Sciences.

School of Architecture 

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Location: Cheever Hall, Lower Gallery

Please visit the School of Architecture to learn about exciting community engagement and research projects. Additionally graduate students will conduct ongoing facility tours to highlight projects and offer insight to “a day in the life of an architecture student”. Participants are welcome to attend the Open House at any time during the scheduled times.

Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Location: Barnard Hall Atrium - Norm Asbjornson Building

The Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering (Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical and Industrial Engineering) welcomes you to engage with our students and faculty during our Open House. The college is dedicated to providing an inclusive, hands-on learning environment that supports academic excellence and innovative research. Learn about the innovative programs and experiences that make our college a great choice for your graduate degree. To learn more about our graduate programs, check out our website

We look forward to meeting you!

Physics Open House

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Location: Barnard Hall Atrium

The Physics Department will host an evening reception for everyone interested in learning about the exciting research happening in MSU’s Physics Department. Enjoy some snacks while you chat with students and faculty, learn about our PhD program or tour our labs.

Optical Technology Center Open House

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Location: Norm Asbjornson Building in Room 324

Come see demos of exciting optics and photonics technology being researched at Montana State University or commercialized in one of the many laser and optics companies in Bozeman. Meet students, faculty, and business leaders who are part of the dynamic Bozeman optics and photonics community.

Contact: Joe Shaw,

RSVP: None required



Thursday, March 26

Former & Current Goldwater Scholars Community Event 

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: SUB Ballroom B

Women’s Networking Event

4:30 - 6:00 pm

Location: Shroyer Gym

Come celebrate women in research! At this women's networking space, MSU will be recognizing Senior Distinguished Female Faculty Members from each academic college. Refreshments and appetizers provided!

Friday, March 27

Affinity Spaces

7:00 am - 8:15 am

Location: Various -- see below. Breakfast and coffee provided

Affinity Spaces are intentional spaces for people from marginalized and underrepresented identities to build community, share resources, and heal with one another during events in which they are often a numeric minority. All affinity session breakfasts will take place on Friday, March 27th from 7:00-8:15 AM on the first floor of Reid Hall. NCUR participants are encouraged to attend one or multiple of these sessions during this time. Allies (though appreciated) are not encouraged to attend all sessions, but are encouraged to attend the ally affinity session that same morning in Reid Hall.

  • Low income, first-generation students, students with disabilities - Reid 101

  • Veteran students, non-traditional students - Reid 102

  • Allies for Inclusion and Equity - Reid 104

  • LGBTQ+ - Reid 105

  • Black, Indigenous, Latinx, People of Color, Multiracial/ethnic - Reid 108

Contact: Micah McFeely,

International Student Reception

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Location: SUB Ballroom B