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  • MMAC Celebrates Montana Artists with Summer Exhibitions

     The Montana Museum of Art & Culture at The University of Montana offers two exhibitions through Aug. 25. 

  • UM Hosts Open House Events for Prospective Students

    Prospective students and their families have a unique opportunity to experience life at The University of Montana during UM Days, the University’s open house program. Prospective freshmen, transfer students and their families are welcome to participate in the free full-day events.

  • Princeton Review Lists UM in Top Green Colleges Guide

    For the third consecutive year, the Princeton Review saluted The University of Montana as one of the nation’s most environmentally responsible “green colleges.”

  • UM Student-Athletes Continue Strong Academic Performance

    For the 13th consecutive semester, University of Montana student-athletes maintained an average cumulative grade-point average above 3.0.

  • UM Hosts Open House Events for Prospective Students

    Prospective students and their families have a unique opportunity to experience life at The University of Montana during UM Days, the University’s open house program. Prospective freshmen, transfer students and their families are welcome to participate in the free full-day events.

  • UM Researcher Earns Title of Regents Professor

    University of Montana Professor Richard Bridges joined an elite group Friday, Nov. 18, when the state Board of Regents unanimously voted to name him Regents Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology.

  • UM, Grateful Nation Unveil Fallen Soldier Memorial

    More than 600 people joined The University of Montana and Grateful Nation Montana on Nov. 4 to dedicate a campus memorial to Montana troops who have died in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • The Strategic Plan for The University of Montana

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  • Autumn Semester at UM Brings Another Enrollment Record

    Total headcount enrollment for autumn semester 2011 at The University of Montana has set another all-time record.

  • Park-N-Ride and UDASH Buses Provide Easy Access to Campus

    It will be easier than ever to access The University of Montana campus when Park-N-Ride and UDASH buses resume service on Aug. 29. Both buses, operated by the Associated Students of the UM Office of Transportation, are free and open to the public.

  • 'Field Notes from a Catastrophe' Named First-Year Reading Experience Book

    All first-year students at UM are invited to participate in the First-Year Reading Experience. The book selected for 2011 is "Field Notes from a Catastrophe" by Elizabeth Kolbert.

  • UM Student, Educator Join Inaugural 'Bhutan Ride For Climate'

    Nicky Phear, instructor and program director in The University of Montana’s Climate Change Studies Program, and UM student Mara Menahan will begin pedaling across Bhutan on July 2 to see firsthand how climate change affects the Himalayan country and its people.

  • UM Students Cycle the Rockies While Studying Energy, Climate Change

    In May eight students and two University of Montana instructors pedaled out of Billings to begin a four-week, 700-mile cycling expedition to explore the state, its opportunities for producing clean energy and the impacts of climate change.

  • ASUM Off-Campus Renter Center Offers Online Housing Finder

    The Off-Campus Renter Center at The University of Montana is offering a website with an online housing finder for use by the UM community.

  • Tom Brokaw's UM Commencement Address

    Delivered Saturday, May 14, 2011, at Washington-Grizzly Stadium

  • Princeton Review Lists UM in Top 'Green' Colleges Book

    For the second consecutive year, The University of Montana’s increased efforts to make campus greener have caught the attention of a national college ranking and guide service.

  • Support for UM Students from Japan

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  • Spring Semester Enrollment at UM Tops 15,000

    The headcount enrollment at The University of Montana in Missoula this semester is 15,106, a record enrollment for spring semester at UM. Enrollment jumped 484 above spring semester last year.

  • ASUM Off-Campus Renter Center Offers Online Housing Finder

    The Off-Campus Renter Center at The University of Montana is offering a website with an online housing finder for use by the UM community.

  • FAQs about the new UM Debit Card refund system

    The University of Montana is focused on offering a faster delivery of student refunds to students. The new method for receiving these student refunds is the UM Debit Card Debit MasterCard®.

  • UM Named Among 'Best Colleges For Winter Enthusiasts'

    The University of Montana again has received national recognition for its great winter lifestyle. UM was among eight schools named this month to U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges for Winter Enthusiasts.”

  • UM Joins the It Gets Better Project

    The University of Montana strives to provide a supportive environment for all students, regardless of sexual orientation.

  • UM Student Volunteer Efforts Boost Missoula Economy

    Recent statistics from The University of Montana’s Office for Civic Engagement show that UM students exceeded expectations for community service during the 2009-10 academic year, with a total of 1,641 students completing 161,246 hours of service.

  • UM Adopts Paperless Financial Aid, Refund Disbursement

    University of Montana students soon will receive UM Debit Cards as part of a new program to electronically disburse all future financial aid and refund payments.

  • Plan your spring semester with Academic Planner

    Every semester, UM students cull through thousands of academic courses that will be offered during the next semester, and choose four or five courses that have seats available, meet general education or major requirements, and don’t have time conflicts with each other.

  • Royce Engstrom Named 17th President of UM

    The state Board of Regents voted Thursday, Sept. 23, in Butte to approve the hiring of UM Provost Royce Engstrom to become the University’s 17th president. Engstrom will begin his new duties Oct. 15.

  • UM Named Among Nation's Top 50 Safest Colleges

    The Daily Beast, an online news site, has named The University of Montana the 23rd safest college in the U.S on its second annual ranking.

  • UM Makes Princeton Review's List of Best Colleges

    The University of Montana once again is ranked as one the top four-year colleges and universities in North America by the Princeton Review.

  • YouChat -- Tuition Increases

    A new Web-exclusive video featuring University of Montana President George Dennison discussing a potential tuition increase is now available on UM’s official YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/UniversityOfMontana.

  • President Dennison Announces Campus Climate Action Plan

    University of Montana President George M. Dennison celebrated Earth Day April 22 by presenting UM’s Climate Action Plan to campus and area community members.

  • Missoula Named in Top Eight Towns with "Authentic College Vibe"

    MSN recently named Missoula, Montana, home of The University of Montana, one of eight towns with an authentic college vibe in an online news story headlined "College Towns: An Honor Roll."

  • Meet Me In Montana

    More than 2,500 undergraduate students and their faculty mentors from around the country will gather April 15-17 at The University of Montana for the 24th annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research.

  • Big Sky Men's Basketball Champions

    A 20-point halftime deficit on the home court at the conference's top-seeded team? If you're the Grizzlies, that's no reason to panic. And if you're senior guard Anthony Johnson, that's no problem.

  • Graduate Student & Faculty Research Conference at UM

    The Graduate Student and Faculty Research Conference at The University of Montana will take place on Saturday, April 24, in the University Center. 

  • UM Offers New Graduate Degree in Environmental Journalism

    The University of Montana School of Journalism is now accepting applications from candidates interested in earning degrees from its new master’s program in environmental science and natural resource journalism.

  • Princeton Review Ranks UM Among Best Colleges

    The University of Montana once again is listed among the top four-year colleges and universities in North America by the Princeton Review.

  • Cycle the Rockies for College Credit

    Each summer a group of energetic University of Montana students and instructors bicycle across the state for four weeks as they explore regional energy choices and the impacts of climate change -- all while earning college credit.

  • Go Green with UM

    Whether working in the classroom, studying in residence halls or completing an internship, there are endless ways to get involved with sustainability initiatives at UM.

  • Common Course Numbering

    In an effort to improve the transfer process for students, the Montana University System is moving to common course numbering for all undergraduate courses.

    Beginning fall semester 2009, all public colleges and universities in Montana will use the same subject abbreviations, numbers and titles for courses taught on more than one campus.

    If a student transfers from one Montana University System college to another, ONLY courses that are also taught at the new campus will transfer as equivalent. All other courses will continue to transfer as electives and will be applied to curricular requirements at the discretion of the faculty.

    Most current UM subject abbreviations and course numbers WILL CHANGE as implementation moves forward. Many familiar course titles also will change. Some courses will change level (i.e. from the 300 level to 400 level).

    The new numbers only affect course abbreviations and numbers. It does NOT affect course content or degree requirements. Course content remains the purview of faculty and will NOT be changed as a result of this process.

    During the transition period, which is likely to last several years, the lists of which courses are required for majors will be updated annually to reflect the changes.

    The New Course Number Translation Guide will help you determine how course numbers have changed. With this guide you can select the old subject abbreviations and see what those courses are now called, or you can select the new subject code and see what they used to be called.

    The online version of UM's catalog will be updated in 2009 to include the new numbers and titles in all curricula.

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  • Curious About UM?

    Whether you live three blocks or 3,000 miles from The University of Montana, a campus visit is the best way to experience life at UM.

  • Science with Style

    Fiery explosions, smoking concoctions and nitrogen ice cream are all in a day’s work for UM chemistry Professor Garon Smith.

  • Grizzly Athletes Make the Grade

    The University of Montana is proud to announce that its 289 student-athletes posted a 3.0 grade point average for the 2008 fall semester. Grizzly student-athletes have an average cumulative GPA of 3.05.

  • UMs New Web Design: Built Around You!

    The University of Montana’s new homepage makes navigation easier by filtering content for different users.

  • Shaping the Future of Western Forests

    Three researchers with The University of Montana’s College of Forestry and Conservation recently won a prestigious grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to create a fellowship program that will train graduate students in natural resource management.

  • UM Ranks in Top 10 "Education Schools with the Right Stuff"

    The University of Montana is among only 10 schools in the nation that met all standards of a recent National Council on Teacher Quality study for preparation of teachers in mathematics.

  • World Class Concerts

    The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Bob Dylan, Keith Urban, Sting, Wilco, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley, James Taylor, Widespread Panic, Alison Kraus, Sawyer Brown.

  • Building Boom

    Take a tour of campus these days, and you’ll quickly realize UM in the midst of a building boom.

  • UM In Top 20 For Producing Peace Corps Volunteers

    University of Montana students and alumni are known for their adventurous spirits and their willingness to help others.

  • The Princeton Review

    "You can enjoy both ´the outdoors and a great education´ at UM, a school that ´is whatever you want it to be,´" begins the two-page profile of UM in The Princeton Review´s 2007 edition of "The Best 361 Colleges."