Celebrate Academics

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

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.

Director of Academic Fiscal Affairs Search

The Office of the Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs invites applications for the position of Director of Academic Fiscal Affairs.

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.

Pantzer Award

Provost Brown, chair of Pantzer Award Committee, invites the campus community to submit nominations for the 2016 Pantzer Award.

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

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.

Lecture with Doug Emlen, Montana Professor of the Year

Join us to celebrate Doug Emlen, 2015 Montana Professor of the Year.