Griz Welcome 2017

2017 Griz Welcome Information

Griz Welcome DanceThe Griz Welcome is our way of making new incoming students feel comfortable and at home. During this time, students will participate in our fall orientation which includes information about class registration, Residence Halls, financial aid, and more. We will also be offering services to students like Move-in Crew that will help freshmen move into their new home away from home. In order to help new students be set for their first semester at U of M, we will be offering special shopping trips for students only. A variety of different activities are put on in order to welcome incoming students to campus as well as to their new community - beautiful Missoula, Montana.

Are you interested in volunteering for the Move-in Crew? Find out more!

Check out the Griz Welcome Detailed Events Schedule for more information.





Friday, Aug. 25th 6 pm - 10 pm Game Room Night UC Gameroom
Saturday, Aug. 26th 7 pm - 9 pm Speedfriending UC North Ballroom
Sunday, Aug. 27th 8 am - 4 pm Rafting Trip Campus Rec-ODP
Sunday, Aug. 27th 12:30 pm - 3 pm Free Shuttles to Bed Bath and Beyond Multiple stops
Sunday, Aug. 27th 7 pm - 8:30 pm President's Stadium Social Washington Grizzly Stadium
Monday, Aug. 28th 7 pm - 9 pm Bear Fair University Center
Tuesday, Aug. 29th 8 pm - midnight Silent Disco Oval
Wednesday, Aug. 30th 8 am - 4 pm Rafting Trip Campus Rec-ODP
Wednesday, Aug. 30th 10:30 am - 12 pm Environmental Ethics in and Outside the Classroom Campus Recreation
Wednesday, Aug. 30th 8:30 pm - 10 pm Convocation Dennison Theater
Thursday, Aug. 31st 4 pm - 6 pm University Center Art Gallery Opening Reception University Center Art Gallery
Thursday, Aug. 31st 5 pm - 9 pm Residence Hall Floor Meetings Residence Halls
Thursday, Aug. 31st 9 pm - 11 pm Outdoor Movie - The Incredibles Oval
Friday, Sept. 1st 7 pm - 9 pm Grocery Bingo UC South Ballroom
Saturday, Sept. 2nd 10 am - 12 pm Hike the M with an Advisor M Trailhead
Saturday, Sept. 2nd 1 pm Kickoff Griz Football Game (vs. Valparaiso) Washington Grizzly Stadium
Sunday, Sept. 3rd All Day Free Fitness Week Begins Campus Rec
Sunday, Sept. 3rd 4 pm - 7 pm Campfire and Games on the Oval


Monday, Sept. 4th 5:30 pm Shakespeare in the Park


Tuesday, Sept. 5th All Day Free Freshmen Golf

UM Golf Course

Tuesday, Sept. 5th 5:30 pm Shakespeare in the Park


Wednesday, Sept. 6th 12 pm - 3 pm Open Play on the Oval


Thursday, Sept. 7th 9 am - 4 pm Student Employment Fair

UC Ballroom

Thursday, Sept. 7th 4 pm - 7 pm Rainbow Welcome


Thursday, Sept. 7th 9 pm - 11 pm Outdoor Movie - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them


Friday, Sept. 8th 11:30 am - 1:30 pm Welcome Feast


Friday, Sept. 8th 7 pm - 10 pm Glow Fest

Fort Missoula Bella Vista Pavilion

Saturday, Sept. 9th 9 am - 12 pm Service Saturday 

UM Dining Garden

Saturday, Sept. 9th TBD Research Adventure with Erick Greene

Osprey nest

Saturday, Sept. 9th 12 pm - 3 pm Out of Darkness Missoula Walk

McCormick Park

Saturday, Sept. 9th 7 pm - 9 pm Trivia Night

UC Ballroom

September 10th - 15th Fraternity and Sorority Recruitment

University Center