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Student Life

A city within a city, the University of Montana boasts a full slate of student services on a beautiful campus that is always bustling with academic, cultural and entertainment events.

Life on the University of Montana campus is anything but dull. Students have countless opportunities to interact with their peers and the greater Missoula community through hundreds of campus groups and organizations. And more than a dozen art galleries, theaters and concert venues bring local and nationally touring art exhibits, musicians, comedians and guest lecturers to campus.

ASUM Park N Ride buses

Transportation

There are many options for getting to and from the UM campus. All students, faculty and staff can ride the ASUM Park N Ride buses and the city's Mountain Line buses for free using their Griz Card. Parking passes are available from the UM Office of Public Safety.

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Recreation

Recreation

The recreation opportunities at and around UM are as abundant as the vast landscape that lies outside your backdoor in Missoula.

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University Dining Services

Dining options

Hungry? Look no further than one of 15 restaurants and coffee shops run by UM Dining for satisfaction. UM offers several meal plan options to meet the needs of every student.

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UM residence halls

Housing

Residence Life at UM provides safe, clean and affordable living facilities that foster an inclusive community living environment for students. The Residence Life Office manages offers nine on-campus residence halls, apartment-style living in Lewis and Clark Village, and family housing in the University Villages. Students who have earned more than 30 credits are eligible to live off campus.

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Student Employment

Employment

There are several types of student employment available at UM, including work study, non-work study, internships and volunteer positions.

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Events at UM

Events

UM hosts a variety of events on campus every day of the week. From intercollegiate athletic events, to music recitals, big-name concerts, art gallery receptions, public lectures and film screenings, there is always something happening on campus.

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Missoula

About the Area

Missoula is the hub of five valleys and three major rivers – the Blackfoot, the Bitterroot and the Clark Fork. With about 66,000 city residents and 109,000 total residents in Missoula County,  the Garden City is a blend of small-town friendliness and big-city amenities. Thousands of students move to Missoula each year to attend UM, and the University's presence enhances the city's diversity and cultural offerings. UM is also the region's largest employer. 

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Montana is celebrated for many things, among them its grand mountains, vast prairies, wide-open sky, cool clear rivers, abundant wildlife and friendly, independent people. The fourth-largest state in the nation, the Treasure State has a population of just more than 1 million people, for an average of only 6.8 people per square mile. 

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