June 22, 2020


Hello Student,

Before we move too much further into the summer, I wanted to take a moment to say congratulations!  Whether you just finished up your senior year of high school or concluded your final term at another college or university, you did it!

We know this has been a strange year. Many of you had special milestones like prom, senior celebrations and graduation ceremonies canceled or moved online. But we at the University of Montana are here for you and we are working diligently to ensure we have the best onboarding and New Student Orientation ready for you in August.

Your future is too important to put on hold and now you can get a head start on your college education with Summer Start at UM.

Summer Start is a virtual experience that allows you to become familiar with campus resources, professors, other students and the ins and outs of college living before the majority of the student body returns for the fall semester — all while earning credits toward your degree. We also are offering a Remote Delivery Summer Discount this summer that partially offsets tuition and mandatory fee charges to help you continue your remote and online learning through this challenging time. For more information please visit the UM Summer Start Website or email UMSummer@mso.umt.edu.

And if you haven’t already done so, all first-year students should complete Online Bear Tracks and register for New Student Orientation, while transfer students should complete the Online New Student Orientation.

Talk to you soon, Griz!

Devin Carpenter
Director of New Student Success
Office of the Vice Provost for Student Success
orientation@mso.umt.edu | 406-243-2332