Conference & Guest Housing

Conveniently located on the main campus of the University of Montana, the Residence Halls provide housing for participants of special groups, conferences or workshops, and youth camps which are affiliated with or sponsored by the University of Montana.

Our summer conference season typically runs from the end of May through the end of July. Certain dates during the summer have been known to be especially popular, thus resulting in limited occupancy, so we recommend that you book your conference well in advance to ensure availability.

Amenities in the Residence Halls

Summer Conference RoomClean, comfortable, and convenient room furnishings are provided:

  • standard twin bed
  • closet (hangers not provided)
  • chest or dresser
  • study table
  • chair
  • curtains
  • wastebasket
  • mattress pad
  • pillow
  • pillowcase 
  • 2 flat sheets
  • 2 small towels
  • 1 wool blanket

The University of Montana provides both wired in-room internet service as well as a courtesy guest wireless network for campus visitors. The “grizzlyguest” wireless network uses open, unencrypted transmission and is not intended to send or receive sensitive information.

There is a courtesy phone available for local calls.

Daily housekeeping service is not provided for individual rooms. Each participant is responsible for making their own bed, garbage removal, and general cleanliness of their own room. The shared bathroom facilities and common areas are cleaned daily.

Items we encourage you to bring from home:

  • fan (none of our Residence Hall facilities are equipped with air conditioning)
  • bath and face towels
  • washcloth
  • soap
  • shampoo
  • water glass
  • study lamp
  • personal care items

Dining Options

Many off-campus dining venues are located within walking distance of the Residence Halls. Groups are not permitted to supply their own food in the Residence Halls (e.g., continental breakfasts), but they have the option to contract meals on campus with Campus Dining or eat off campus. Please contact Campus Dining or the UM Housing Office for more information.

Policies

  • Participants staying in the Residence Halls are expected to comply with all Conference and Guest Housing Policies and Regulations.
  • Participants will be charged for damages to rooms and lost access cards upon checkout.
  • Electrical appliances for cooking in rooms are not allowed. Sleeping bags are also not permitted.

Reservations for the Residence Halls

To make reservations, contact your group coordinator.

For additional information, please contact:
UM Housing Office Summer Conference Coordinator
101 Turner Hall, Missoula, MT 59812
Phone: (406) 243-2612; Fax: (406) 243-2344

Note: The University of Montana is committed to taking affirmative action to provide all people with an equal opportunity for education, employment, and participation in University activities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age, or disability.

Amenities at Lewis and Clark Village

Summer housing for UM students is available at Lewis and Clark Village. Coordinating move in and move out dates with the closing and opening of Residence Halls is possible based on availability.

Summer guest housing is available at Lewis and Clark Village for summer only students and UM affiliates without dependents beginning mid-May, June, and July. Housing may be available for the beginning of August for students and affiliates only based on availability.

Please complete the Lewis and Clark Village Summer Only Housing Application and submit the application and the full deposit to the UM Housing Office.

If you are interested in housing beginning in May through the upcoming Fall Semester, you will need to submit a Lewis and Clark Village Fall Application. Fall housing is for enrolled students at the University of Montana only. Housing assignments cannot be confirmed until the end of April. If housing cannot be provided, the full deposit will be refunded.

Rental Rates for Lewis and Clark Village

Due to housing shortage, married couples will be required to rent the entire apartment ($1078.00/month for May and June. The nightly housing rate is $17.97 per bedroom, per night, or $539.00 per month for May and June. The July rent amount is pending approval of the Board of Regents - rates are proposed to have up to a 2% increase of the 2018-2019 rates).

If you stay less than one month (30 consecutive nights), you will be charged for one month's stay (30 nights).

Rent will need to be paid in full for the requested dates of stay prior to check-in and receiving keys - preferably at least 5 business days in advance - by calling or sending rent to the UM Housing Office.

Cancellations for Lewis and Clark Village

Cancellations received with greater than 30 days prior to expected arrival will be assessed a $50.00 cancellation fee.

Cancellations received with less than 30 days prior to expected arrival will be assessed a $350.00 cancellation fee.

Driving Directions to Campus

West Bound I-90

  1. Take Missoula's first exit onto Van Buren Street, turn left at the stop sign and merge into the right lane.
  2. At the stop light, turn right onto Broadway Street.
  3. Move into the furthest left lane, and turn left onto Madison at the stoplight. 
  4. Driving over the bridge, stay in the left lane, and veer left at the fork in the road. After the fork, move into the right lane and continue down Arthur Street after the light. Watch the 25 mph speed limit.

East Bound I-90

  1. Take Missoula's last exit onto Van Buren Street, Exit 105. Turn right at the stop sign and merge into the right lane.
  2. At the stop light, turn right onto Broadway Street.
  3. Move into the furthest left lane, and turn left onto Madison at the stoplight. 
  4. Driving over the bridge, stay in the left lane, and veer left at the fork in the road. After the fork, move into the right lane and continue down Arthur Street after the light. Watch the 25 mph speed limit.

From the Missoula County Airport

  1. Leaving the airport, turn right onto Broadway Street.
  2. Take the first left leading you to the entrance of East Bound I-90.
  3. Follow I-90 and take Missoula's last exit onto Van Buren Street, turning right at the stop sign.
  4. Move into the furthest left lane, and turn left onto Madison at the stoplight.
  5. Driving over the bridge, stay in the left lane, and veer left at the fork in the road. After the fork, move into the right lane and continue down Arthur Street after the light. Watch the 25 mph speed limit. 
  6. Turn left at the light on Beckwith.

From Highway 12 & 93 North

  1. Highway 12 & 93 become Brooks Street through Missoula. Follow Brooks Street through Missoula to Higgins Avenue. Brooks merges with Higgins at Hellgate High School.
  2. Be sure you are in the right lane, and turn right onto Sixth Street. Follow Sixth Street for six blocks to the entrance of campus.

Directions to Campus

Visitor Parking

Visitor parking regulations apply 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Parking is free on weekdays after 5:00 pm, weekends, and University-observed holidays unless posted otherwise. 

  • Quick Stop - Located in most lots and marked by orange signs, Quick Stops are free parking spaces that assist visitors who are running quick errands. Quick Stops have a maximum time limit of 20 minutes, or as posted.
  • Day Pass - Can be purchased at the following locations: UM Police Department in Building 32 located near the stadium, University Center Bookstore, the Treasury Office in the Lommasson Center, and the cashiers' window at Missoula College. With a day pass, you can park in most lots except for hourly parking and reserved parking lots. For overnight guests, please contact the UM Police Department at (406) 243-6132 for special restrictions.
  • Hourly Parking - Each lot has a machine that dispenses hourly-parking permits. Place the permit on your dash board. The cost is $1.50 per hour.
  • Disabled Parking - Visitors' vehicles bearing federal, state, or municipal-issued disability hangers or plates are approved for parking in all disability parking spaces and must be accompanied by a daily parking pass or hourly parking permit.
  • Bus and Trailer Parking - Contact the UM Police Department at (406) 243-6132 at least two working days in advance to arrange for parking of buses, trailers, or other large vehicles.

The University Center Event Planning Office assists visitors with scheduling events on campus. Call (406) 243-4113 or (406) 243-4114 for assistance. The UM Police Department, located in Building 32 on Campus Drive near the stadium, oversees campus parking. If you need assistance, call (406) 243-6132 or stop by their office.