Summer 2020 Communications


July 17, 2020: President's MPulse Message

The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, continues to disrupt every sector of society across the world — including right here at the University of Montana.

July 16, 2020: COVID-19 Cases

Missoula has seen, over the past 24 hours, an increase in the number of cases of COVID-19, and this includes cases within our campus community. 

July 10, 2020: UM Releases Healthy Fall 2020 Plan

Today, we are releasing the University of Montana Healthy Fall 2020 plan. As you look through the plan, please know that this will continue to be a work in progress.

July 8, 2020: MUS Task Force Recommends Mask Requirement

We are pleased to announce that today the MUS Healthy Fall Task Force recommended a mask requirement for all campuses across the system.

July 6, 2020: President's Message on Mask Guidance

Thank you for continuing to provide feedback on our campus-specific guidance for UM’s Healthy Fall 2020 plan. I write today with important updates regarding mask policy and plans for testing on our campus this fall.

July 1, 2020: President's Message on Mask Use

Our plan and the policy language around issues like the wearing of masks are not yet finalized.

June 29, 2020: UM Navigates Budgetary Planning in Time of COVID-19

Vice President for Operations and Finance Paul Lasiter provides an update on UM's continued planning and response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

June 19, 2020: Feedback Sought for Draft Healthy Fall 2020 Plan

I write today to share a draft of the campus-specific guidance for UM’s Healthy Fall 2020 plan. To help our planning teams refine this campus-specific guidance and to help surface considerations not yet addressed, we invite your input on this document.

June 10, 2020: General Health and Safety Guidelines

General Health and Safety Guidelines provide important context for our planning for the fall semester.

June 5, 2020: Fall Planning Measures

Over the past two months, our teams have been hard at work ensuring we have appropriate mitigation measures in place for our UM family to work, learn and live on campus during this world pandemic.

June 1, 2020: MUS Issues Fall Guidelines

The Montana University System Healthy Fall 2020 Task Force has released its comprehensive handbook of guidelines.

May 29, 2020: UM Readies for Phase 2 of Reopening Plan

Beginning Monday, June 1, Gov. Bullock’s phased reopening plan for the State of Montana will proceed to Phase Two.

May 21, 2020: Fall Semester Schedule

While all the details are not quite finalized, UM will start the fall semester Wednesday, Aug. 19. Final exams — and the last day of the semester — will conclude Wednesday, Nov. 25, the day before Thanksgiving.

May 18, 2020: UM is face-to-face for the fall

I am sure you have heard by now that we will be back on campus this fall for face-to-face instruction and we are busy getting ready for you!

May 15, 2020: Message from the President: Fall Semester Timing

To help reduce the risk of infection by the COVID-19 virus, all MUS campuses are encouraged to plan an academic calendar that allows for the completion of the fall semester by Wednesday, Nov. 25.