The Residence Halls at the University of Montana are designed for single students and provide housing during Autumn and Spring semesters.
Students from the University of Montana and from Missoula College, of all academic standings, may live in the residence hall.
Any student with less than 30 credits and without dependents is required to live in the Residence Halls. Please see the Freshman Residency Requirement for more information.
Housing is available over Winter Session for students living in the residence halls both Autumn and Spring semesters.
Housing is available in the summer to UM students, even if not living in the residence halls during the academic year.
Top 5 Reasons to Live in the Residence Halls
- Convenience- Living on-campus allows for the convenience of waking up 5 minutes before class and still making it on time, heading back to your room for a nap between classes, and not fighting the daily parking space battle while trying to get to class.
- Social- The Resident Assistant staff host social and educational events for students to connect with others in their community and across campus. Students also have the convenience of attending events in the UC and activities hosted by clubs and organizations across campus.
- Affordability- Everything you need is offered in one affordable price and you do not have to pay separate utility bills including heat, electric, water, Internet, and cable. Plus, you do not have to split costs with a roommate.
- Safety- Campus Police and Residence Life Staff are available 24/7 as resources for students. In a Fall 2012 survey, 98% of respondents agreed or strongly agreed that they felt safe in their residence hall community.
- Dining- Students have two meal plan options (three options will be available in Fall 2017), several dining locations, and access to a nutritionist/dietitian to help them with any dietary questions or concerns.
The University of Montana offers students a variety of options for their on campus housing experience. We have nine different residence halls offering single rooms, double rooms, triple rooms, three-person pods, and four-person suites.
We have one all-female hall, one all-male hall, and seven co-ed halls available to students. We also offer several Living Learning Communities for students within the residence halls.
We encourage you to check out all of your housing options before applying to live on campus. Please feel free to call the Residence Life Office at 406-243-2611 with any questions.
Amenities and Options
Residence Life offers a wide-variety of amenities for students in the residence halls, including:
- Living Learning Communities
- Sinks in Rooms
- Community Kitchens
- Wireless Internet
- Laundry, at no additional charge
- Cable Access in Rooms
- Rental Storage Units
- In Hall Printing
- TVs in Laundry Rooms
- In room technology support via appointment with SAIT staff
To view a comparison chart and see amenities available in individual residence halls, please visit the Photos & Descriptions page.
Residence Halls vs. Dorms
At many universities, it is common to hear the word "dorm" to refer to on-campus housing facilities. Here at the University of Montana, you will find we call our buildings "residence halls" and not "dorms". We do this as we see our residence halls as more than just a place to sleep while living away from home, but as your home away from home.
Residence Halls at the University of Montana are a part of the academic mission for the students. Students who live in residence halls tend to do better academically and in their social adjustment at the University. We offer social and educational opportunities for our students within their residence hall.
We have a talented and highly trained student and professional staff here to assist you with your transition to college and to remain as a resource your entire college career. We are proud to be a part of the university experience and proud to have you living in one of our residence halls.