Campus Still Open With Move to Remote Learning

March 12, 2020

Dear UM Students,

While the University of Montana will offer its classes remotely beginning March 23, campus will be open during spring break and when you return from break. The residence halls and dining facilities will be open — and will be open throughout spring break, actually! — as will Campus Recreation, Financial Aid, Admissions, the Registrar's Office, the library, the University Center and the rest of campus.

You are free to come back to campus and live in your residence hall room, eat in the Food Zoo, study in the Mansfield Library and even work on research projects. We are just limiting ways in which large groups can gather and possibly spread COVID-19 — like large classrooms where there can be close contact.

For those of you staying with us during spring break, our residence halls will remain open and staff will be available for necessary support. The following dining options are available during spring break:

  • The UC Food Court will be open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • The UC Market will be open 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • The Iron Griz will be open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

Campus Dining has instituted enhanced hygiene measures that include requiring all patrons to use disposable gloves when accessing self-service food items, and some items will be served to our students as necessary.

We are open, Griz. Stay with us during break or come back after! The only change will be the way you “go” to class.


Sarah Swager
UM Vice Provost for Student Success