Student Life

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.

Transportation

ASUM Park N Ride buses

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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Health

Curry Health Center

Between the stresses of school, work, and general life students may need extra care.  Curry Health Center provides quality, affordable, accessible health care for UM students.

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Dining options

University Dining Services

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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Housing

UM residence halls

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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Employment

Student 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

Events at UM

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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Technology Support

Two students working on a laptop at Student Affairs IT

Need Tech Support? The University of Montana campus provides several opportunities for students to receive support for their personal devices. You can find assistance at the Student Affairs IT help desk in the UC, or at the IT Central help desk located in the Social Sciences building.

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About the Area

Missoula

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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