Even though graduation isn't until Saturday, some students are wasting no time moving out of their dorms.
Cars, trucks and moving vans lined the streets outside of Montana State University's residence halls.
Students went up and down stairs and sidewalks packing their belongings, trying to get everything put away in the 30-minute limit they had to park vehicles in the loading zones.
One outgoing MSU student we spoke to described the day as "chaotic."
MSU freshman Blaine Leonard told us, "For everybody it's always a rush because, you know, you've got to use the elevator. Everybody is 'go, go, go, go,' that's about it, but for everybody it's just a huge hassle. But it's going to be a good summer. Absolutely."
When students leave campus for the summer it can be a big adjustment for Bozeman businesses.
NBC Montana spoke with grocery stores and restaurants to learn what the drop in customer means to them.
The Town & Country supermarket on 11th is preparing for graduation, but not in the way you might think.
Town and Country Foods Vice President Travis Frandsen met at the store Friday to talk about the changes his store sees at end of the semester.
He said, "The students want time off, we're able to give them that time off."
Frandsen tells us it starts with a drop in business that is, "Not as much as we'd probably expect. Maybe about a 10-percent drop off."
Frandsen says day-to-day grocery sales stay consistent, but it's items like deli foods and snacks that see the biggest drop. Other departments take a hit as well.
Frandsen laughed, "A popular one is, yes, we probably don't sell as much beer."
He explained campus business doesn't completely dry up. Summer session classes, community events and campus construction workers continue to shop at the store.
"The university like to keep the school as active as they can throughout the summer which is good for us." Frandsen said.
The end of the semester doesn't just affect businesses near campus. Restaurants popular with students also take a hit.
Pita Pit manager Jason Hew said, "Later at night a lot of college students deliver and come in store especially during the bar rush."
Hew figures he sees about a 25-percent drop in business during the summer. He has to adjust shifts and cut some hours, but summer events like Music on Main and Crusin' on Main help.
Hew revealed, "All the Music on Mains. Even during the Bite of Bozeman. You would think people would be out there eating, but a lot of people still come in."
Hew and Frandsen know the dip in business, for the most part, is only temporary.
Frandsen said, "They'll be back in the fall when we're gearing up with the students again."