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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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Merit-Based Aid Available for Fall; 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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Students: Find On-Campus Employment for Fall 2018

On-campus employment opportunities for students attending UM in fall 2018 are posted now on Handshake, UM’s hub for student internships, jobs, research and volunteer opportunities, career fairs...

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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.

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...

Immunofluorescence microscopy of B. burgdorferi infected fed nymph midguts

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...

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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...

UM graduate Andrew Sean Greer

UM Creative Writing Graduate Wins Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

UM graduate Andrew Sean Greer, Class of 96, has won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Greer's novel, "Less," is "a generous book, musical in its prose and expansive in its structure and range,...

Noah Hill, a UM junior and member of the QUEST program, presents at a recent panel

City Taps UM Students to Solve Real-World Challenges

Saying UM and the city of Missoula are inextricably linked, leaders from both institutions are turning to students in the Davidson Honors College to help solve some of Missoula’s most pressing...

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UM Students Represent Eritrea at National Model UN Conference

Eleven University of Montana students and members of the Montana Model United Nations team attended the National Model UN conference in New York City in March, representing Eritrea and chairing...

UM's Orion Berryman and the new 3-D color printer

UM Adds Color 3-D Printer for Researchers

The chemistry department at the University of Montana has added a new 3-D color printer. The device will help campus researchers visualize molecules, crystals and other structures used in their...

Eric Sprunk, the chief operating officer for NIKE Inc.

UM Commencement to Feature NIKE Chief Operating Officer

 The 2018 Spring Commencement ceremonies at the University of Montana on Saturday, May 12, will feature words of wisdom from speaker Eric Sprunk, the chief operating officer for NIKE Inc. Sprunk,...
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UM Dance Program Selected to Perform at Kennedy Center

UM’s Dance Program bolstered its standing as one of the nation’s most decorated institutions with another stellar showing at the recent American College Dance Association Northwest Regional...

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Get Connected with the UMontana Mobile App

Download the free UMontana app to earn about degrees and majors, view a campus map, check the Food Zoo menu, look up UDash bus schedule and more. Search for “University of Montana” in your app...

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Make Your Summer Count: Enroll in Summer Session Today

UM summer session courses are a great way to earn credits, fulfill general education and major requirements and gain more flexibility in fall credit loads. Check out UM’s summer session offerings...

UM students Margaret Grayson and Brandon Fulbrook

Students Earn Scholarships for Hindi Language Immersion in India

Two students from Montana’s only Hindi language program have just won scholarships to study Hindi in India. Brandon Fulbrook received an American Institute of India Studies scholarship and...

UM Master of Accountancy student Sahar Qasem Muthna helps a refugee family file taxes.

UM Program Provides Tax Preparation Assistance for Refugees

The University of Montana Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program has partnered with the International Rescue Committee to ensure Missoula refugees a smooth introduction to the American tax system...

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UM Graduate Students Are Co-Authors on Top 'Science' Article

The journal "Science" recently published an article that identified the places on Earth where eight species that turn white in winter to avoid predators were evolving to survive warmer winter...

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Poll: Montanans Divided on Elected Officials, Disapprove of National Monuments Changes

Montanans are divided over the job performance of statewide elected officials but generally disapprove of U.S. Department of Interior recommendations to reduce the size of national monuments,...

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Three Finalists Selected to Interview for UM Provost Position

Three finalists for the position of executive vice president for academic affairs and provost will interview this month at UM. The provost serves as chief academic officer, overseeing the...

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UM to Award Honorary Doctorate to Sheila Stearns

The University of Montana will award an Honorary Doctorate in Education to Sheila M. Stearns during its May 12 Commencement exercises. On March 9, the state Board of Regents unanimously approved...

UM law students Lowell Chandler and Nathan Burke

Law School Team Brings Home Moot Court Competition Awards

Students from the Alexander Blewett III School of Law at UM received accolades at this year’s Jeffrey G. Miller National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition, held on Feb. 22-23 at Pace...

UM student Joshua Teague Rutherford

Aaniiih Gros Ventre Student Heads to Dental School

Joshua "Teague" Rutherford will graduate from UM and head to the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health. The human biology major believes he'll become the first dentist from Fort Belknap.

UM graduate student Isabellah von Trapp works in the field

Geosciences Grad Student Wins Outstanding Presentation Award

UM graduate student Isabellah von Trapp recently received an Outstanding Student Presentation Award at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union. Von Trapp is studying mountain block...

Josh Herbold’s Accounting Data Analytics class

UM Accounting Master’s Program Ranks in Top 20 Nationally

Public Accounting Report’s 36th Annual Professors Survey ranked the University of Montana Master of Accountancy Program 16th in the country for master’s programs with less than 17 full-time...

UM alumna Vanessa Roy, center, teaches schoolchildren in Zolotonosha, Ukriane

Missoula, UM Continue to Lead Nation in Peace Corps Volunteerism

The spirit of service continues to surge at the University of Montana and in Missoula. Both UM and Missoula lead the nation in yielding Peace Corps volunteers. Per capita, Missoula ranked as the...

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125 Years and Counting: UM Celebrates Milestone

As beginnings go, 50 students and six instructors wasn’t necessarily an auspicious start for UM. But 125 years of steady growth, some setbacks and frequent greatness followed.

Michael Legg

Montana Repertory Theatre Announces New Artist Director

Montana Repertory Theatre, the professional theatre-in-residence at UM’s School of Theatre & Dance, has selected Michael Legg to become its next artistic director. Legg currently is director of...

UM President Seth Bodnar present Professor Rozalyn LaPier with award

UM Honors Professor Rosalyn LaPier, Other Esteemed Faculty

Professor Rozalyn LaPier received the George M. Dennison Presidential Faculty Award for Distinguished Accomplishment on Feb. 15 as part of UM's Charter Day awards ceremony. The award recognizes a...

UM President Seth Bodnar talks with Associate Professor Justin Angle

Bodnar Talks Leadership, Change and the Future of UM on Podcast

Seth Bodnar sits down with UM Associate Professor Justin Angle to talk about his first six weeks as president of the University of Montana in the latest episode of Angle’s podcast. 

The City of Missoula uses sheep to help restore grasslands.

UM Research Studies Relationship Between Sheep-Grazing, Native Plant Recovery

New research by University of Montana alumna Eva Masin and restoration ecology Professor Cara Nelson is examining the effectiveness of using domestic sheep to control nonnative invasive plants.

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Spotlight: Students Play Vibrant Role in UM’s Research Enterprise

From the lab bench to the video studio, from the airwaves of NPR to renewable energy generation sites in South Africa, UM undergraduates and graduate students get their feet wet with real-world...

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Edible Lessons at Missoula College's Blackfoot Cafe

The fine dining experience at Missoula College is full of surprises. The Blackfoot Café, staffed by Culinary Arts students, serves lunch Tuesday through Friday. Yes, they take reservations. And...

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UM to Celebrate 125 Years of Excellence at Charter Day

UM President Seth Bodnar invites the campus and Missoula communities to celebrate the University’s 125th birthday during the annual Charter Day awards ceremony and reception at 5 p.m. Thursday,...

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President Bodnar on Diversity, Divestment and the Main Hall Pumpkin

Seth Bodnar is unlike any University of Montana president in memory. So for the first cover story of 2018, the Montana Kaimin news editors got to know Bodnar a little better.

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