Farewell Reception for James McKusick, Dean of the Davidson Honors College

The campus community is cordially invited to a farewell reception for Dean McKusick, who will be leaving UM at the end of January 2015 to head up a new honors college at the University of Missouri - Kansas City. Please join us to thank Jim for his valuable contributions to the University of Montana.

The reception will take place from 3:30-5 p.m. on Friday, January 30 in the DHC's Ephron Lounge.

Provost’s Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series

Every fall semester, the Provost invites distinguished UM faculty members to share their expertise with the campus community. All lectures are free and open to the public.

Provost Open Forum

Friday, February 27 from noon - 1 p.m. in UC 330

Monday, April 27 from noon - 1 p.m. in UC 326

UM faculty, staff, students and administrators are invited to share their ideas on academics with Provost Brown and discuss any questions or concerns they may have.

Celebrate Academics

Celebrate Academics highlights the teaching and learning that have been taking place at UM for 120 years and counting.

Student Luncheon - by invitation only - March 18, 2015

Campus Conversation about the Future of Online Programs at UM - open to the public - March 20, 2015

More details forthcoming.

Constitution Day

Each year, the University of Montana commemorates the signing of the United States Constitution on September 17, 1787 with a Constitution Day lecture. The Office of the Provost sponsors this annual lecture, which is free and open to the public.


Academic Convocation occurs each fall and is a celebration to officially welcome incoming students to the University of Montana. UM’s Marching Band leads students to the oval, where they are greeted by university faculty, staff, and administrators. Each college and school hosts a bonfire where students gather to enjoy ice cream and meet people who will inspire, challenge, and support them throughout their UM careers.

Faculty Development Sessions

The Faculty Development Office coordinates and develops opportunities for faculty to grow professionally and personally.

New Faculty Orientation

The Office of the Provost coordinates an orientation for our new faculty members before the start of each Academic Year.