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University of Montana

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At the University of Montana, we are committed to helping our students think critically, explore creatively, communicate effectively and live ethically.

Happening at UM

UM Days

Prospective Students Invited to UM Days Open House Events

Visit UM on Friday, Jan. 24, for an open house for prospective students and their families. Tour campus, attend an academic open house and sample classes, check out the residence halls and more.

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UM Fall Commencement Set for Dec. 14

The second-ever Fall Commencement at UM will take place at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, in the Adams Center. Distinguished UM scholar Dr. Albert Borgmann, Regents Professor Emeritus of Philosophy,...

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Options for Applying to UM Are Now Twice as Nice

There are now two ways to apply to the University of Montana! Complete our standard application or apply using the Common App.

 

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Pre-Law Students Earn 91% Acceptance Rate to Law School

Students who participate in UM’s Pre-Law Program have a 91% acceptance rate to law school, a rate much higher than the national average. UM’s Pre-Law Program is an advising option that provides...

students listen to business Professor Michael Harrington lecture at UM

College of Business Begins Direct Admit Program for Freshmen

Beginning fall 2020, UM students interested in studying business will have a faster route into UM’s College of Business. The new program will allow UM freshmen to declare business as their major...

UM President Seth Bodnar sits on steps of Main Hall

UM President, Corporate Partners Present at Dreamforce Conference

UM President Seth Bodnar presented Nov. 20 at the massive Dreamforce conference in San Francisco. This year’s Dreamforce speaker lineup includes former President Barack Obama, Apple CEO Tim Cook,...

Tim Wheeler stands in front of Main Hall

Computer Science Researcher Earns $1.1M Grant for Machine Learning

UM computer science researcher Travis Wheeler recently was awarded a four-year $1.1 million grant to develop machine learning approaches to improving the accuracy and speed of sequence annotation.

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New UM Course Delves into Art and Science of Happiness

This spring UM’s College of Education will offer a new course titled The Art and Science of Happiness, helping students learn about myths and truths of well-lived lives so they can develop a...

30 Days of Innovation Nov. 8-Dec. 13

New Innovation Factory at UM Launches with 30 Days of Events

UM’s Innovation Factory opens Friday, Nov. 8, with the launch of 30 Days of Innovation. Events held throughout the 30 Days of Innovation will introduce IF to the community and coalesce a network...

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Universities Join Forces to Launch MUS Health Care Institute

The University of Montana and Montana State University have joined together to create a robust, interdisciplinary health sciences education and practice that will benefit patients, students and...

Esports expert T.L. Taylor

Esports Expert T.L. Taylor to Present Lecture at UM

T.L. Taylor, MIT professor and co-founder of AnyKey, will present "Esports in the Age of Networked Broadcast" on Friday, Nov. 15, in the UC Ballroom as the next installment of the President's...
There There by Tommy Orange

Best-Selling Novel 'There There' Named Griz Read Title

“There There” by author Tommy Orange is this year’s Griz Read title. All members of the campus community, especially first-year students, are encouraged to read the book. Orange will present a...

UM's Alexander Blewett III School of Law

Law School Now Accepting GRE Scores for Admission

The Alexander Blewett III School of Law will join 44 other American law schools in accepting the GRE in addition to the LSAT as an entrance exam for its 2019-20 application cycle.

From left: UM student Sara Shooshtari, Vice President for Operations and Finance Paul Lasiter, President Seth Bodnar, student Amy Braig and Budget Director Stacey Eve

UM Completes Successful Bond Sale

The University of Montana issued $146.8 million of taxable and tax-exempt bonds on Sept. 5, which will allow the state’s Missoula-based flagship university to usher in a new era of growth and...

Freshman Wilderness Experience participants gather on the Oval after returning from the backcountry

Adventurous UM Students Form Bonds, Overcome Obstacles on Wilderness Trips

Backpacks, boots, fly rods and smiles were all in abundance as more than 100 University of Montana students returned to campus Tuesday evening after participating in four days of wilderness...
UM President Seth Bodnar speaks during the State of the University address

President Highlights Progress During State of University Address

UM President Seth Bodnar said campus has worked diligently during the past year to move UM from a position of uncertainty to stability as it prepares for future growth.
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At UM PEAS Farm Students Grow Community Legacy

On the floor of the Rattlesnake Valley about two miles north of UM, a 10-acre vegetable farm is speckled with the wide brims of garden hats. Underneath most of the hats are UM students, kneeling,...

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Incoming Presidential Leadership Scholars Ready to Succeed

Thirty-two top-tier students will attend the University of Montana this fall as Presidential Leadership Scholars. Recipients are chosen based on leadership, service and academic merit.
Dr. Cornel West

Scholar, Activist Cornel West to Deliver President’s Lecture

Dr. Cornel West  ̶  professor, philosopher, theologian, social justice activist and one of the country’s leading scholars on race  ̶  will deliver “The Fight for the Soul of America,” the first...
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UM Researchers Land NIH Contract to Develop Opioid Addiction Vaccine

UM has received a $3.3 million contract from the National Institutes of Health to develop an innovative vaccine targeting opioid addiction. Dr. Jay Evans, director of UM’s Center for Translational...

Professor Rich Bridges works with two students

Grant Allows UM to Expand Neuroscience Education Across Multiple Colleges

UM's mission to shape agile learners will take a step forward thanks to a $300,000 grant from the W. M. Keck Foundation. The grant will help UM faculty members in neuroscience, literature,...

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Questions about Admissions, Financial Aid, Deadlines and More?

We’re standing by to answer questions from prospective students and their parents. Email admiss@umontana.edu or call 1-800-462-8636 and let us know how we can help.

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Explore UM Housing Opportunities

Attending UM next year and considering your housing options? Visit the UM Housing website to apply online, take a 360-degree room tour, view room assignment information or apply to be a resident...

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