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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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Students: Find On-Campus Employment

On-campus employment opportunities for students are posted on Handshake, UM’s hub for student internships, jobs, research and volunteer opportunities, career fairs and more. Log on with your...

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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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Learn About UM Dining Options

UM Dining serves our students wholesome, high quality and nutritious food while maintaining a commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship. Learn more about UM Dining’s award-winning...

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Merit-Based Aid Available; Visit UM Scholarship Portal

The UM Scholarship Portal is accessible to all incoming and continuing UM students and offers one centralized general application, regardless of a student’s major or program of study. Visit...

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Take a Virtual Tour of Campus Via Google Street View

Curious about what the University of Montana campus looks like? Visit UM via Google Street View! The tour begins from the middle of the Oval at the center of campus.

Dr. Anna Prentiss, UM Regents Professor

UM Archaeologist Named Regents Professor

Dr. Anna Prentiss, a UM anthropology professor and archaeologist, has been named the University’s 12th Regents Professor. Her fieldwork has taken her and the scores of UM students she has mentored...

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Grizzly Battalion Army ROTC Earns Challenge Championship

After months of intensive training, UM’s Grizzly Battalion Army ROTC outperformed 10 other schools in the Task Force East Ranger Challenge Competition at Fort Harrison, near Helena.

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UM Production Receives High Honors at Opera Competition

UM’s production of “Julius Caesar” won third place in Division III of the National Opera Association Collegiate Opera Competition. Productions were evaluated them on musicianship, singing...

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Chemistry Professor, Students Take Flight to Study Wildfire Emissions

Assistant Professor Lu Hu and four UM graduate students were part of the research team that spent more than 100 hours slicing through smoke above fires burning in the West this past summer,...

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UM College of Business Ranks No. 1 in Big Sky Conference

UM's College of Business ranks among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report 2019 rankings released in September. The college earned the top spot in the Big Sky Conference...

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Student Finds International Adventure in Fulbright Summer Institute

As a freshman at UM, Nick Hall-Skank applied for and was selected to participate in the Fulbright UK Summer Institute Program. He spent four weeks studying climate change alongside students from...
UM alumna Lisa Parks teaches in the classroom

UM Alumna Named MacArthur Fellow

Last month, Lisa Parks learned she would be named a 2018 MacArthur Fellow, but the UM alumna and Massachusetts Institute of Technology media scholar and professor could only tell one other person...

Alumnus Wins Young Forester Leadership Award

The Society of American Foresters recently named Jason Parke, an alumnus of the University of Montana W. A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation, the recipient of the 2018 Young Forester...

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UM Earns Top 25 ‘Best River and Lake Colleges’ Ranking

UM ranked among the best universities in the nation for its “intimate kinship to water,” according to College Consensus’ recent survey. UM, which ranked No. 23, was one of just six universities...

Two Grads Earn Teaching Assistantships to Austria

Two Grads Earn Teaching Assistantships to Austria

Two UM alumnae, both from Livingston, will teach English during the upcoming school year in Austria. The program brings teaching assistants from the English-speaking world into classrooms in...

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College of Business to Celebrate Centennial Sept. 21-22

UM’s College of Business invites all alumni and friends to help celebrate its centennial anniversary on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 21-22. Festivities will include an outdoor luncheon, brunch with...

Law School Alumnus Elected American Bar Association President

The American Bar Association has selected a UM alumnus to lead its 400,000 members as the organization’s 142nd president. Bob Carlson, who earned his bachelor’s degree from UM in 1976 and a Juris...

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Summer School Enrollment Jumps by 400 Students

Summer semester enrollment at UM grew 17 percent from a year ago, with 2,932 students compared to 2,493 last year. Students use summer courses to shorten their time to graduation, take advantage...

UM Scientists Bring Ocean Research Techniques to Flathead Lake

Associate Professor Matt Church and the researchers in his Church Lab for Microbial Biogeochemistry and Ecology are bringing knowledge learned on the open ocean to Flathead Lake.

UM alumna Genevieve Lind

Alumna Wins Fellowship at NIH Research Center

A UM alumna has landed a yearlong fellowship with the National Institutes of Health for her dedication toward transforming scientific discoveries into real-world solutions. Genevieve Lind, who...

Assistant Professor Andrea Luis reads the eartag of a deer mouse

Professor Studies Complexities of Biodiversity, Disease Transmission

Biodiversity is disappearing at an alarming rate as infectious diseases increasingly spill over from wildlife to humans. Disease ecologists fervently debate whether biodiversity loss leads to an...

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Researchers Receive $700,000 to Study Tick-Borne Lyme Disease

University of Montana researchers Dan Drecktrah and Scott Samuels were recently awarded $449,998 from the National Institutes of Health for the first year of a five-year project to study the...

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AIBL Students Win Business Plan Competition at National Conference

UM's chapter of American Indian Business Leaders attended the 24th annual National AIBL Leadership Conference in Chandler, Arizona, in April, and earned first place in the University Division of...

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UM Welcomes 2018 Presidential Leadership Scholars

This fall, the Davidson Honors College at the University of Montana will welcome more than 200 of the best and brightest students from across the country and state. Thirty-one of these students...

UM alumna Paula O'Neil

98-year-old UM Alumna Earns Degree After Seven Decades

Paula O’Neil had no idea what was waiting for her under the piece of tissue paper on the table as family gathered at her daughter’s home in Evergreen, Colorado, on Mother’s Day this year. Her...

University of Montana student Andrew Castellanos

UM Student Earns Boren Scholarship to Study in Kazakhstan

UM student Andrew Castellanos has been awarded a Boren Scholarship to study Russian in Almaty, Kazakhstan, at Al-Farabi Kazakh University for the 2018-19 academic year. Castellanos earned a...
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Postdoctoral Fellow Wins National Award for Graduate Research

UM postdoctoral fellow Rachel Dalton recently received a Presidential Trainee Award at the 2018 American Society for Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics annual meeting. The award recognizes the...

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Davidson Honors College Celebrates Outstanding 2018 Graduates

 The Davidson Honors College at UM recognized nearly 100 graduating students with its University Scholar Distinction, one of the highest academic honors available. More than 25 percent of these...

Dr. Lilian Calderón-Garcidueñas, a professor in the department of biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences at UM

Alzheimer’s Disease Starts in Childhood, UM Study Shows

A new study lead by a UM researcher found shocking evidence to suggest that Alzheimer's begins in childhood, with babies younger than a year old displaying signs of the disease. 

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