Letter from the Director

My name is Camp Howard, and I’m the director of Campus Dining at the University of Montana.  Welcome to our beautiful University! 

Some of the first things students and their parents want to know about campus is, “How’s the food?”  “Where will I eat?”  “What about my dietary needs?”

I’m happy to take this opportunity to put your mind at ease.  We’ve been in this business for a long time, and we’re great at what we do.  We understand that, for many students, this will be their first time living away from home. You may experience homesickness, a change in diet, or a packed schedule. To help with this, we have 21 venues to choose from across campus and two unique meal plans tailored to accommodate your schedule and make sure you get the nutrition and quality food you deserve.  Our super-friendly staff and inviting facilities will make you feel right at home.

Camp Howard

In addition to providing outstanding service and delicious, wholesome food, UM Dining is known nation-wide for its award-winning team of chefs, sustainability programs, and special dining events.  For those who have allergies or other special dietary needs, our all-you-care-to-eat dining room, the Food Zoo, features gluten-friendly, vegan, vegetarian, and halal entrees at every meal, and all items are marked with allergen information.  If you need additional support or guidance, we have a wonderful on-staff registered dietitian who is here just for you!  She can assist you with nutrition counseling – free for meal plan holders – and identifying a variety of foods you are able to eat.  We also offer additional programs that provide an excellent value for students, faculty, and staff who reside off campus.

Whether you’re here visiting or have made University of Montana your academic home, I encourage you to tour our locations, check out our website, and stop in and say hello in the Lommasson Building, Room 114.

Welcome to our table.  You are our guest, and we look forward to serving you.