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MSU Virtual World

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For many, the freshman year of college might come as an intimidating task. Plus, sometimes it’s just not possible for students to tour a campus or attend a college fair.

Now, there’s a solution.

At their most recent meeting last week, an announcement was made about a proposal by Montana State University that’s bringing us one step further into the 21st century. 

The Board of Regents just announced an initiative to create a ‘virtual game’ for first-time college students.

MSU has been awarded a grant and is teaming up with an independent software developer to develop a virtual game in order to reach people who may not have access to a college fair or not know how to go about starting their college career.

Students will create an avatar that will walk across a virtual campus of MSU to perform activities such as buying books, paying tuition, talking with an advisor etc. 

Anything you would normally do in person, you can do in the game! The idea is to have a much more engaging and in-depth approach to helping students preparing for college.

Several grants were announced at the Board of Regents meeting in order to help fuel education across the entire state of Montana.