Spring Semester 2021 at UM

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UM's spring semester began Monday, Jan. 11 and will conclude Friday, April 30.

Beginning March 28, all Missoula County residents ages 16 and older are eligible for COVID-19 vaccines. UM will announce vaccine clinics for the university community here. UM students and employees, as well as their partners, spouses and household members, are encouraged to schedule an appointment.

All UM students and employees are eligible for Missoula County vaccines clinics. The county vaccine website is the best place to check on availability of vaccines. 

UM’s Health Services Pharmacy inside Curry Health Center will offer vaccine clinics throughout the summer. Register online for your vaccine appointment today. Clinics will be offered most Tuesdays and Fridays throughout the summer.

Curry Health Center continues to offer free, rapid testing for symptomatic students, with results typically available within one hour. Students must call 406-243-2122 to make an appointment for a COVID test before coming in. If at any time students feel ill, they develop symptoms or they want to discuss medical questions, Curry Health Center is ready to help. 

Missoula County is coordinating vaccine administration throughout the county. Visit the county's vaccine website for information on all vaccine clinics and locations that currently have vaccine available. This site contains an interactive map and a distribution dashboard showing how many doses have been administered. The county vaccine website is the best place to check on availability of vaccines. 

UM has updated the Campus COVID Operations Plan to guide us through the spring, summer and beyond as necessary. Most updates to the plan were changes to dates and timelines, refreshing language based on new guidance or adding measures implemented during fall semester. The Healthy Fall 2020 site is still available to reference as needed.

UM and the Missoula City-County Health Department are closely tracking COVID-19 case trends at UM and in Missoula. The MCCHD is releasing information about UM-affiliated cases each day. Find health department information on UM-affiliated COVID-19 cases on this page under the "Data" tab.

We have reviewed our protocols for quarantine and isolation for students in campus housing and have added additional units for this purpose. UM is prepared to support campus residents immediately should they need quarantine and isolation due to COVID-19. Students can find a Quarantine and Isolation Checklist here. 

We are so happy to have you back on campus for spring semester and very proud of the safe behaviors that our students and employees are practicing. Keep up the good work, Griz!

Communications

May 10: UM COVID Communication

Currently, the Montana University System mask requirement and UM’s mask policy remain in effect.

May 10: Students, Earn a Gift for Getting Vaccine

UM’s Health Services Pharmacy inside Curry Health Center will offer vaccine clinics throughout the summer. 

April 16, 2021: UM COVID Communication

The latest updates and information on COVID-19.

April 8, 2021: UM COVID Communication

Answers to some of the frequently asked questions we’ve received recently.

March 30, 2021: A Conversation about COVID-19 Vaccines and Vaccine Safety

Watch a recorded Zoom lecture of UM Researcher Jay Evans, Assistant Professor Sophia Newcomer and Medical Director Dr. Jeff Adams discussing vaccine development and vaccine safety.

March 25, 2021: Registration Opens for Campus COVID Vaccine Clinics

Beginning Sunday, March 28, all Missoula County residents are eligible for COVID-19 vaccines. UM will host vaccine three clinics in the coming days.

March 18, 2021: UM COVID Communication

Our campus team is working quickly on planning a series of vaccine clinics during the coming weeks.

March 17, 2021: UM Planning For Employee Vaccination Clinics

Gov. Gianforte announced that COVID-19 vaccines will be available to all Montanans beginning April 1.

March 16, 2021: Registration Open for COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic This Friday

We are pleased to offer a University of Montana COVID-19 vaccination clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, March 19, at the Adams Center.

March 11, 2021: UM COVID Communication

We’re approaching the one-year anniversary of Montana’s first coronavirus cases and the start of what has been a year of anxiety, uncertainty and disruption.

March 4, 2021: UM COVID Communication

Missoula County residents who fall within Tier 2 of Phase 1b are now eligible to sign up to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

March 3, 2021: Support Available for UM Students

We know how challenging this academic year has been for everyone, and we are sincerely committed to doing everything we can to help you succeed in your studies at UM.

Feb. 25, 2021: UM COVID Communication

The latest news and updates on Missoula County Health Board decisions and vaccine distribution.

Feb. 18, 2021: UM COVID Communication

Weekly news about UM's unchanged mask policy, vaccine distribution and more.

Feb. 11, 2021: UM COVID Communication

Missoula County residents in Phase 1A and Tier 1 of Phase 1B currently are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Feb. 4, 2021: UM COVID Communication

Welcome to the first edition of a weekly, COVID-19-specific campus update. Every Thursday, we will send an update with any new information, as well as some reminders.

Jan. 27, 2021: IMPORTANT: COVID-19 Vaccination Information

An update and helpful information and resources as Missoula County soon moves into Phase 1B for COVID-19 vaccinations.

Jan. 12, 2021: Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing for Students

For the next two weeks, students can participate in voluntary asymptomatic testing for COVID-19.

 

View UM COVID-19 Communications from fall semester 2020.

View UM COVID-19 Communications from summer semester 2020.

View UM COVID-19 Communications from spring semester 2020

View more communications from UM regarding coronavirus.