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Behind the Photo

The University of Montana is planning to host in-person instruction for fall 2020 classes. Read President Bodnar's message on how UM is preparing for fall.

Coronavirus resources

Coronavirus updates

All MUS campuses, including the University of Montana, will transition to remote delivery of instruction effective March 23. See UM's Coronavirus Information page for more details.

Students: Keep on Learning

UM students can find remote learning tools, tips and support on UMOnline's Keep on Learning webpage.

Faculty: Keep on Teaching

UM faculty members can find remote learning tools, tips and support on UMOnline's Keep on Teaching webpage.

Employees: Keep on Working

UM employees can find information on leave polices and remote working options on UMOnline's Keep on Working webpage.



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Face-to-face for fall 2020

The University of Montana is planning to host in-person instruction for fall 2020 classes. You’ll receive a tomorrow-proof education while enjoying all our wide open spaces.

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UM Announces Spring Semester Graduates

The University of Montana has 1,863 students who are degree candidates for spring semester 2020. 
Congratulations Class of 2020

Congratulations, Class of 2020

We are proud of you and wish you well as you graduate this weekend from the University of Montana! While we will not all be together, there are plans to celebrate at the departmental level and we...

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Emergency Fund Helps UM Students During COVID-19 Pandemic

The UM Emergency Student Support Fund has been established to help enrolled students with unexpected crisis or hardship created by COVID-19. Funds are made available through the generous donations...

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Graduate Student Earns Top Speech-Language Fellowship

 For the first time ever, a UM student has earned a highly competitive Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities’ Speech-Language Pathology Fellowship at Oregon Health &...

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UM Student Wins Prestigious Udall Scholarship

UM student Jonathan Karlen has been named a Udall Scholar, considered one of the most prestigious recognitions awarded to students studying in fields related to the environment and issues related...
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Graduate Student Earns Major NSF Fellowship

Claire Rawlings Gilder, a geosciences graduate student at the University of Montana, has been awarded a prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation.
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UM Launches Initiative to Aid Businesses Affected by COVID-19

Businesses impacted by COVID-19 now have a single point of entry to assistance and expertise, thanks to the new Business Emergency Assistance and Recovery (B.E.A.R.) Powered by UM initiative.

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Professors Create, Post Signs of Support Outside Missoula Hospitals

Two UM professors in the College of the Arts and Media decorated dozens of signs showing support for health care professionals and posted them outside Missoula’s two hospitals earlier this week. A...

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Dance Students Excel at Regional Conference

UM's School of Theatre and Dance bolstered its standing as one of the nation’s most decorated institutions with another extraordinary showing at the recent American College Dance Association...

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UM Receives Over $10M for Research Center on Population Health

As emergent pathogens like coronavirus and climate-related health challenges like wildfire smoke plague human populations, UM has received funding for a center dedicated to understanding and...

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Regents Professor Produces Hand Sanitizer for First Responders

On a normal day, UM Regents Professor Richard Bridges spends his time researching potentially life-saving projects in neuroscience. These days he’s elbow deep in isopropyl alcohol and vegetable...

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Keeping UM Connected

Stay connected even while you learn remotely! Find virtual activities with other UM students to have fun, pass the time, stay healthy and prepare for your future. 

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Start Planning Your Summer of Learning Today

UM offers more than 200 online courses over seven different session during the summer. Registration is open and no pin is required.

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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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UM Launches Joint Wildlife Biology, Public Administration Degree

Recognizing an increasing demand for careers in wildlife biology and public and nonprofit administration, UM’s Master of Public Administration and Wildlife Biology programs have created a new...

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Journalism Student Wins National Award for Ranch Documentary

A UM journalism student received first place in the Hearst Journalism Awards – one of the most prestigious honors for college-level journalism – for his multimedia look into Montana...

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Alumna Brings Indigenous Plant Knowledge Home to Her Community

Rose Bear Don’t Walk is returning to her roots — and bringing some traditional knowledge back with her. As the recipient of a prominent Fellowship of the Future from the organization 500 Women...

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UM Students Make Dean’s List, President’s 4.0 List

At the University of Montana, 2,429 undergraduate students made the fall semester 2019 Dean’s List or President’s 4.0 List. That represents more than one-third of the University’s undergraduate...

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Biochemistry Program Earns Highest Level of Accreditation

UM’s Biochemistry Program has earned full seven-year accreditation from the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology for its bachelor’s degrees in biochemistry. UM boasts the only...

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Journalism Student Places in National College Photographer Competitions

Sara Diggins, a student at the University of Montana School of Journalism, keeps winning awards She recently earned second-place honors in photography from the Hearst Journalism Awards Program,...

Mathematics faculty member Lauren Fern

Mathematics Educator Honored for Impact on Students

Lauren Fern, a faculty member with UM’s Department of Mathematics, recently was named a 2019 Montana University System Teaching Scholar. Fern lectures and serves as student success coordinator in...

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African-American Studies Director Named MUS Teaching Scholar

Tobin Shearer, a University of Montana history professor and director of the African-American Studies department, recently was named a 2019 Montana University System Teaching Scholar.

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UM Educator Recognized for Promoting Intercultural Exchange

Sara Schroeder, an instructor with UM's English Language Institute, recently was named a 2019 Montana University System Teaching Scholar. Schroeder is one of 12 faculty members across Montana...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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