UM to Continue Remote Instruction for the Remainder of Spring Semester

March 18, 2020

Dear Students,

As the COVID-19 pandemic intensifies around the country and in Montana, the health and safety of students remains our primary focus at the University of Montana. At the same time, we are committed to doing all that we can to ensure that you are able to continue to make progress in your academic programs and achieve your learning objectives.

We know that you have many questions, and we will do our best to provide you with the information you need as well as with updates as things evolve. We will provide these updates via your University email as the situation changes and as new decisions are made. Your UM family is here for you, working hard to put your health and safety first. 

As we shared last week, your professors are hard at work preparing to transition to remote instruction beginning March 23 after spring break. You should be hearing from your individual professors soon (if you haven’t already) with specific plans for each of your courses. You should also be hearing from your advisor.

As you may have seen, the CDC has now issued guidance recommending that organizations cancel in-person events that consist of 50 people or more for the next eight weeks. Out of an abundance of caution, we have therefore decided that we will continue with remote delivery of classes for the entirety of the semester. At this time, there is no intent to return to face-to-face instruction in spring 2020.

Please find the most recent information and guidance for the campus on the UM Coronavirus Updates website

We recognize that moving to remote delivery for the remainder of the semester will raise many questions. We will continue to provide answers on the website and in our FAQs. Please check the COVID-19 website regularly for updates. In addition, you may call 406-243-INFO from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday to get your questions answered. 

Meanwhile, please look for updates from us. Stay safe, be well and take care of one another.

President Bodnar