Conference & Guest Housing

Residence Halls at the University of Montana are available for participants of special groups, conferences or workshops, and youth camps which are affiliated with or sponsored by the University of Montana.

Various Residence Halls are used to house conference groups, all of which are conveniently located on the main campus.

Our summer conference business typically runs the end of May through the end of July. Some weeks throughout the summer we are very full, so book your conference well in advance to ensure availability.

Amenities in the Residence Halls

Summer Conference RoomClean, comfortable, and convenient room furnishings are provided:

  • single bed
  • closet (hangers not provided)
  • chest or dresser
  • study table
  • chair
  • curtains
  • wastebasket
  • mattress pad
  • pillow
  • pillowcase 
  • 2 flat sheets
  • 2 small towels
  • 1 wool blanket

UM provides both wired in-room internet service as well as a courtesy guest wireless network for campus visitors. The “grizzly-guest” wireless network uses open, unencrypted transmission and is not intended to send or receive sensitive information.

There is a courtesy phone available for local calls. A calling card is necessary to make long distance calls.

Daily maid service is not provided for individual rooms. Each participant is responsible for making their own bed, garbage removal, and general cleanliness of their own room. The shared bathroom facilities and common areas are cleaned daily.

Items we encourage you to bring from home:

  • bath and face towels
  • washcloth
  • soap
  • shampoo
  • water glass
  • fan
  • study lamp
  • personal care items

Dining Options

Many dining facilities are located within walking distance of the residence halls. Please contact UM Dining or the Residence Life Office for more information.

Policies

  • Participants staying in the Residence Halls are expected to comply with all Conference and Guest Housing policies and regulations.
  • Participants will be charged for damages to rooms, lost keys, and lost access cards upon checkout.
  • Electrical appliances for cooking in rooms are not allowed. Sleeping bags are also not permitted.

Reservations for the Residence Halls

To make reservations contact your group coordinator.

For additional information, please contact:
Residence Life Office Summer Conference Coordinator
University of Montana
101 Turner Hall, Missoula, MT 59812
Phone: (406) 243-2612 Fax: (406) 243-2344

Note: The University of Montana is committed to taking affirmative action to provide all people with an equal opportunity for education, employment, and participation in University activities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age, or disability.

Amenities at Lewis and Clark Village

Summer housing is available at Lewis & Clark Village. Summer housing is available only for the months of June and July.  Housing is not available for the month of August or any part of August. Please complete the Summer Lewis & Clark Village Application if you are interested in living in Lewis and Clark Village during the summer only. Assignments for summer are made in mid-April and applications are accepted beginning February 1st.

If you are interested in housing for the upcoming Fall semester you will need to submit a Lewis & Clark Villages Fall Application. Fall housing is for enrolled students at the University of Montana only.  Housing assignments cannot be confirmed until mid-April.  If housing cannot be provided, the full deposit will be refunded.

Due to housing shortage, married couples will be required to rent the entire apartment ($996/month for May and June and July rent amount is pending approval of the Board of Regents. Rates are proposed to have up to a 5% increase of the 2016-2017 rates) or find another couple to share the apartment rent.

Rental Rates

Rent will be paid in full for the requested dates of stay prior to checkin and receiving keys preferably at least 5 business days in advance by calling or sending rent to the Residence Life Office.

The nightly housing rate is $16.60 per bedroom, per night or $498.00 per month for May and June. The housing rate for July is pending approval of the Board of Regents. Rates are proposed to have up to a 5% increase of the 2016-2017 rates. If you stay less than one month (30 nights), you will be charged for one month’s stay.

Cancellations

Cancellations received with greater than 30 days prior to expected arrival will be assessed a $50.00 cancellation fee.

Cancellations received with less than 30 days prior to expected arrival will be assessed a $350.00 cancellation fee.

Driving Directions to Campus

West Bound I-90

  1. Take Missoula's first exit onto Van Buren Street, turn left at the stop sign and merge into the right lane.
  2. At the stop light, turn right onto Broadway Street.
  3. Move into the furthest left lane, and turn left onto Madison at the stoplight. 
  4. Driving over the bridge, stay in the left lane, and veer left at the fork in the road. After the fork, move into the right lane and continue down Arthur Street after the light. Watch the 25 mph speed limit.

East Bound I-90

  1. Take Missoula's last exit onto Van Buren Street, Exit 105. Turn right at the stop sign and merge into the right lane
  2. At the stop light, turn right onto Broadway Street.
  3. Move into the furthest left lane, and turn left onto Madison at the stoplight. 
  4. Driving over the bridge, stay in the left lane, and veer left at the fork in the road. After the fork, move into the right lane and continue down Arthur Street after the light.  Watch the 25 mph speed limit.

From the Missoula County Airport

  1. Leaving the airport, turn right onto Broadway Street.
  2. Take the first left leading you to the entrance of East Bound I-90.
  3. Follow I-90 and take Missoula's last exit onto Van Buren Street, turning right at the stop sign.
  4. Move into the furthest left lane, and turn left onto Madison at the stoplight.
  5. Driving over the bridge, stay in the left lane, and veer left at the fork in the road. After the fork, move into the right lane and continue down Arthur Street after the light.  Watch the 25 mph speed limit. 
  6. Turn left at the light on Beckwith.

From Highway 12 & 93 North

  1. Highway 12 & 93 become Brooks Street through Missoula. Follow Brooks Street through Missoula to Higgins Avenue. Brooks Merges with Higgins at Hellgate High School.
  2. Be sure you are in the right lane, and turn right onto Sixth Street. Follow Sixth Street for six blocks to the entrance of campus.

Directions to Campus

Visitor Parking

Welcome to The University of Montana. Visitor parking regulations apply 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Parking is free on weekdays after 5 p.m., weekends, and University-observed holidays unless posted otherwise. 

  • Quick Stop- Located in most lots and marked by orange signs, Quick Stops are free parking spaces that assist visitors who are running quick errands. Quick Stops have a maximum time limit of 20 minutes or as posted.
  • Day Pass- Can be purchased at the following locations: UM Police Department in Building 32, located near the stadium; and the Source at the University Center Information Desk and Box Office, located near University Hall.  These locations are highlighted on the map. With a day pass, you can park in most lots except for hourly-parking and reserved parking lots. For overnight guests, please contact the UM Police Department at (406) 243-6132 for special restrictions.
  • Hourly parking- Lots are highlighted on the map. Each lot has a coin-operated machine that dispenses hourly-parking permits. Place the permit on your dash board. The cost is $1 per hour. Most machines require quarters. Printing & Graphics (east side of University Center) makes change.
  • Disabled Parking- Visitors' vehicles bearing federal, state, or municipal issued disability hangers or plates are approved for parking in all disability parking spaces and must be accompanied by a daily-parking pass or hourly-parking permit.
  • Bus and Trailer Parking- Contact the UM Police Department (406-243-6132) at least two working days in advance to arrange for parking of buses, trailers, or other large vehicles.

The University Center Event Planning Office assists visitors with scheduling events on campus. Call (406) 243-4113 or (406) 243-4114 for assistance. The UM Police Department, located in Building 32 on campus Drive near the stadium oversees campus parking. If you need assistance, call (406) 243-6132 or stop by their office.