University Villages are unfurnished apartments ranging in size from studios to four-bedroom apartments. Housing priority is given to students who are married, students who have dependent children, and students with disabilities. Single graduate and undergraduate students, as well as faculty and staff, may also live in University Villages.
Apartments are offered based on, but not limited to, the following:
- Priority 1) Students with Families
- Priority 2) Single Students
- Priority 3) UM Faculty & Staff
- Priority 4) Current UV Residents requesting transfer of unit
When you may apply
Applications for University Villages apartments are accepted at any time; however, you must be accepted for admission to the University of Montana or Missoula College before housing can be assigned. The date indicated on the application as the earliest housing date wanted will affect your position on the waiting list. If a unit becomes available prior to the date you have indicated, you may not be offered that apartment; therefore, you will want to put down the earliest date you are willing to start paying rent on a unit.
University Villages are conveniently located on the south campus of the University of Montana. University Villages are within close walking distance of the main campus and are a just a short drive or bus ride to Missoula College. The apartments are located between the 300 and 800 block of South Avenue E. and continue toward the main campus along Maurice (pronounced More-EES) Avenue at the base of Mount Sentinel.
The University Villages Office is open Monday-Friday from 8:00 am-5:00 pm. The office can also be reached at (406) 243-6030.
Children living in University Villages are in Missoula School District #1, and therefore must attend one of the following schools: Paxson Elementary School or Lewis and Clark Elementary School, Washington Middle School, and Sentinel High School. The Missoula Public Schools telephone number is (406) 728-2400.
Services Available at UV
The University of Montana's Park-N-Ride stops at the corner of Arthur and Maurice, and also in front of Toole Village. Mountain Line, Missoula's public transportation system, has two designated bus stops within University Villages. These buses service both the main UM Campus and Missoula College.
ASUM Childcare and Family Resource Program (Associated Students of the University of Montana) operates 4 childcare/preschool centers serving children aged 2-6 within the Craighead/Sisson complex. For more information on ASUM Childcare, please call (406) 243-2542.
Located next to the UV Office, the Community Center has a computer lab, copier, large meeting room, kitchen, and a barbecue area with a patio available for UV tenants. The Community Assistants will host educational and social events for UV tenants and their families at the Community Center on a regular basis. The Community Center is open for UV tenants to use 12:00 pm-9:00 pm daily.
University Villages residents may rent the Community Center at a cost of $15.00/hour for private tenant gatherings (e.g., children's birthday parties, meetings, etc). For information or reservations, please contact Kareena Bargabos at (406) 243-6030.
A computer lab is located in the Community Center. The lab consists of several PCs with Internet and E-mail access available. A printer and copier are also available for a small fee.
Four laundry facilities are located within University Villages. Wash houses are locked 24/7 and residents have access through a laundry card. Laundry cards can be checked out at the University Villages Office.
University Villages employs a full-time maintenance staff. Our on-site staff paint, clean, and repair/replace any damaged items in your apartment prior to your arrival. In addition, our maintenance staff is able to respond to any problems that you might have during your stay in the apartment. Please report any needed repairs to the University Villages Office at (406) 243-6030.
Police Officers from UM Police Department patrol University Villages regularly. If you would like to report an emergency to UM Police, call (406) 243-4000. For other questions or concerns, please call (406) 243-6131.
In addition to our regular office and maintenance staff, we provide Community Assistants that are available after regular office hours. These staff members will assist you with lockouts, minor maintenance problems with your apartments, and programming activities, and they are a great resource for campus and community information.
WIC (Women, Infant, and Children) Program
Monthly clinics are held at the University Villages Community Center to provide services and valuable nutrition and health information for all participating families. For more information, please contact the Missoula Office at (406) 258-4740.