Outdoor Recreation LLC

Community Description

Outdoor Rec PhotoStudents with a passion and interest for the great outdoors have an opportunity to participate in the Outdoor Recreation Living Learning Community. Students in this community will be enrolled in Parks, Tourism, & Recreation Management (PTRM 141Y): National Parks and American Culture, a 3-credit course that satisfies the Democracy and Citizenship general education requirement, live on the same floor in Aber Hall, and participate in outdoor activities through Campus Recreation's Outdoor Program

Being a part of this community, students will be invited to participate in backpacking trips with their neighbors, take class together, and attend focused floor programs with other students interested in the outdoors.

Programs & Events

Students camping in the BlackfootPrograms for this community have included:

  • Hiking the 'M' Trail and the Kim Williams Trail
  • Backpacking trip in the Rattlesnake Wilderness Area
  • Summit to Stuart Peak
  • Rafting down the Clark Fork River
  • Camping trip along the Blackfoot River
  • Learn to slackline as a group
  • Attended a lecture concerning the state of Wilderness and participated in a Q & A with Congressman Pat Williams
  • Watched a film at the Roxy about female skiers and meet a professional freeskier

Housing Location

The Outdoor Recreation Living Learning Community is located in Aber Hall. Male residents live on the 3rd floor and female residents live on the 8th floor. 

How to Apply

Faculty InstructorsTo apply for the Outdoor Recreation LLC, please select this community in the online housing application. There is not a separate application to be a member of the Outdoor Recreation LLC, however, students will be registered for the Parks, Tourism, & Recreation Management (PTRM 141Y): National Parks and American Culture course before orientation in the summer. If a student is not registered for the course associated with the Living Learning Community, they may be removed from the community.

If you have already applied to housing, but did not indicate your interest in the Outdoor Recreation LLC on your application, please contact Casey Cronin about your interest in being assigned to the Outdoor Recreation Living Learning Community.

Contact for Additional Information

For additional information about the Outdoor Recreation Living Learning Community, please contact Dr. Elizabeth Metcalf, Assistant Professor for Parks, Tourism, & Recreation Management, Elizabeth Fricke, Senior Assistant Director for the Outdoor Program in Campus Recreation, John Nugent, Assistant Director of UM Housing, or Steve Thompson, Director of Campus Recreation.