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Hands holding gears up as if they are turning togetherWelcome! The School of Extended & Lifelong Learning creates innovative learning experiences for diverse audiences, at the University of Montana, in the Missoula community and beyond.

We provide educational opportunities for community members.

SELL is responsive to community needs, and seeks partnerships that create programs to help enrich the lives of community members. We design training programs tailored to help local companies meet their goals, and provide meeting space or planning services for educational conferences.

Individuals aged 50+, enjoy MOLLI short courses in the fine arts, humanities, current and political affairs and natural and social sciences. These lifetime learners enjoy courses without the added pressure of grades, tests, or homework.

Community members who are looking to enhance their career potential need not look any further than our Professional Development program.

Working through a major life challenge? Consider taking a Life Transitions workshop, in the areas of movement, creative expression, or resilience.

Interested in Beekeeping?  We even have something for you. SELL offers an online certificate program for serious beekeepers that is taught by one of the nation’s premier bee research teams. Beekeeping is just one example of the creative educational programming that is incubated at SELL.

We Support UM.

SELL supports the entire campus community by offering a range of administrative, design and technical services associated with Summer Semester, Wintersession, and UMOnline. SELL’s Innovation Studio helps faculty members bring their subject matter to life with instructional design, content creation, and accessibility support.  We also provide technical support for Moodle (UM’s learning management system) and coordinate UM’s Summer Semester and Wintersession academic programs.

We accommodate all your conference planning and meeting needs.

If you need help planning a conference, symposium, or large educational event, SELL has a Conference Planning Services team that can help make your event a success.

Need meeting space? The Continuing Education Conference Center at SELL can accommodate your needs with meeting rooms that can seat anywhere from 2-300 people.

These are just a sampling of the ways SELL meets educational needs and provides diverse learning opportunities. We strive to broaden educational access by meeting our audiences where they are, thinking outside the box, and providing excellent customer service.