We are excited that your student has chosen the University of Montana. We understand the important role you have played in preparing your student to attend college. We also know how important it is for parents, the university and students to work together to make sure that your student is successful. Sending your student to a new country is an exciting process and we know that you have many questions.
Studying in the U.S. is life-changing for students. For them, this will be a time of personal and academic growth and transition into adulthood. For you, this will also be a time of transition from parenting a child to building a relationship as a mentor and adviser. You will always have an important role to play in your student's life and one of the best things you can do is to help them become successful and confident adults.
The University of Montana is proud of its international student population. We welcome and support international students from all over the world. More than 11,000 students enroll at UM each year and of those, we have 70 countries represented and about 63 students arrive each summer to pursue their academic goals at UM.
Staying connected and informed about University of Montana is important as your child prepares for their time in Montana. We hope you find this site to be a helpful and easy resource. Please feel free to contact ISS if you have any questions or concerns.
Below are some resources you may find useful. If your child is currently attending UM, please visit our Current Students section for information. If you and your prospective student are looking at University of Montana as an option, please visit our Admissions website.
- Admitted Students
- Current Students
- University of Montana Admissions
- Residence Life Office
- Curry Health Center
- Public Safety
- UM Dining
- Montanan (Alumni Magazine)
- Contact Us
Traditions are very important at UM. We call ourselves Grizzlies and our colors are maroon and silver. Our mascot is Monte and we belong to the Big Sky Conference.
Wearing UM clothing on campus and in our daily lives is normal. Wherever we go in the world, when we see someone wearing an UM hat or shirt it's common to say "Go Griz!" to them. They will always answer "Go Griz" with a big smile.
Being a Grizzly brings together more than 104,000 living UM graduates, called alumni, worldwide. They represent some of the biggest names in their industries — those who have won Pulitzer Prizes, Emmys, Grammys and Oscars. We have several Rhodes Scholars in our midst.
Giving to UM
Universities and colleges in the U.S. rely on donations of time, talent and financial resources from alumni, their families, and community members to support academic programs, scholarships, and services. While UM is a public university, meaning we receive funding from the State of Montana through taxes paid by Montana residents, it is not enough to support the university fully. This is common for public universities and colleges in the U.S.
Giving their time, talent, and financial resources are a few of the ways that Grizzlies support UM. The UM Foundation and Alumni Association encourage you to consider giving to the university to enhance the UM experience for students, faculty and staff.