Montana GEAR UP 4th Annual Leadership Academy

To register click here!

The leadership conference will be two days of engaging leadership training, team building activities, speakers, and a whole lot of fun! All meals and lodging during the training will be covered by Montana GEAR UP. Students will arrive in Helena the evening of April 30th and leave Helena on the afternoon of May 2nd. Students will travel to Helena with their schools GEAR UP liaison and be chaperoned by the leadership conference staff while in Helena.

Students will stay in rooms with other GEAR UP students at the Best Western Great Northern Hotel.

After registering for the Leadership Academy please complete the student permission slip, and return to your GEAR UP Liaison as soon as possible.

For questions, please contact Jamie Jones: or 406-449-9142.

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Orientation 2018

Let Montana GEAR UP pay for your Freshman Orientation expenses! GEAR UP will reimburse for expenses including:
  • orientation fees
  • mileage to and from campus at $0.27/mile
  • meals not included in orientation at a rate of
    • $5 for breakfast
    • $6 for lunch
    • $12 for dinner
  • hotel for guardian if applicable
Steps: Submit reimbursement documents:
By mail: Montana GEAR UP
PO Box 203201
Helena, MT 59620-3201

By fax: 406-449-9171
By email to Jamie at

Campus specific Orientation Registration Instructions:

University of Montana: Select “Montana GEAR UP” when completing UM online registration. This will indicate to UM’s registration system that the payment portion of registration confirmation does not need to be included. Questions regarding orientation at UM/Missoula College contact Devin at 406-243-2332.

Montana State University
: students need to either call Hilja to register by phone, 406-994-2827, or print the registration form and mail it in. Mailed in registration forms must be marked “GEAR UP”.  Students must register 2 weeks prior to orientation in order to be reimbursed.  Those registering less than two weeks from orientation will be reimbursed after attendance at orientation is confirmed.

Other Campuses: No orientation fee, GEAR UP will provide travel reimbursements for travel to attend an orientation event.

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