The Oval at UM

Take a Virtual Tour of Campus Via Google Street View

Curious about what the University of Montana campus looks like? Visit UM via Google Street View! The tour begins from the middle of the Oval at the center of campus.

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Alumnus Wins Young Forester Leadership Award

The Society of American Foresters recently named Jason Parke, an alumnus of the University of Montana W. A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation, the recipient of the 2018 Young Forester...

Two Grads Earn Teaching Assistantships to Austria

Two Grads Earn Teaching Assistantships to Austria

Two UM alumnae, both from Livingston, will teach English during the upcoming school year in Austria. The program brings teaching assistants from the English-speaking world into classrooms in...

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Law School Alumnus Elected American Bar Association President

The American Bar Association has selected a UM alumnus to lead its 400,000 members as the organization’s 142nd president. Bob Carlson, who earned his bachelor’s degree from UM in 1976 and a Juris...

UM alumna Genevieve Lind

Alumna Wins Fellowship at NIH Research Center

A UM alumna has landed a yearlong fellowship with the National Institutes of Health for her dedication toward transforming scientific discoveries into real-world solutions. Genevieve Lind, who...

UM alumna Paula O'Neil

98-year-old UM Alumna Earns Degree After Seven Decades

Paula O’Neil had no idea what was waiting for her under the piece of tissue paper on the table as family gathered at her daughter’s home in Evergreen, Colorado, on Mother’s Day this year. Her...

University of Montana student Andrew Castellanos

UM Student Earns Boren Scholarship to Study in Kazakhstan

UM student Andrew Castellanos has been awarded a Boren Scholarship to study Russian in Almaty, Kazakhstan, at Al-Farabi Kazakh University for the 2018-19 academic year. Castellanos earned a...
UM graduates at Commencement

Davidson Honors College Celebrates Outstanding 2018 Graduates

 The Davidson Honors College at UM recognized nearly 100 graduating students with its University Scholar Distinction, one of the highest academic honors available. More than 25 percent of these...

UM graduate Andrew Sean Greer

UM Creative Writing Graduate Wins Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

UM graduate Andrew Sean Greer, Class of 96, has won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Greer's novel, "Less," is "a generous book, musical in its prose and expansive in its structure and range,...

Eric Sprunk, the chief operating officer for NIKE Inc.

UM Commencement to Feature NIKE Chief Operating Officer

 The 2018 Spring Commencement ceremonies at the University of Montana on Saturday, May 12, will feature words of wisdom from speaker Eric Sprunk, the chief operating officer for NIKE Inc. Sprunk,...
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UM to Award Honorary Doctorate to Sheila Stearns

The University of Montana will award an Honorary Doctorate in Education to Sheila M. Stearns during its May 12 Commencement exercises. On March 9, the state Board of Regents unanimously approved...

UM coach Travis DeCuire talks to players on the court

DeCuire Named Big Sky Conference Coach of the Year

UM head basketball coach Travis DeCuire is the Big Sky Conference Coach of the Year. The award was announced Wednesday morning after voting was compiled by each head coach.

UM student Joshua Teague Rutherford

Aaniiih Gros Ventre Student Heads to Dental School

Joshua "Teague" Rutherford will graduate from UM and head to the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health. The human biology major believes he'll become the first dentist from Fort Belknap.

Josh Herbold’s Accounting Data Analytics class

UM Accounting Master’s Program Ranks in Top 20 Nationally

Public Accounting Report’s 36th Annual Professors Survey ranked the University of Montana Master of Accountancy Program 16th in the country for master’s programs with less than 17 full-time...

UM Alumna Holly Andres

Alumna Cultivates Dual Careers in Fine Art, High-End Editorial Worlds

Holly Andres, a photographer from Missoula, Montana, says she once had a vivid experience in which​ she could recall a memory from her childhood, both the feeling she had in the moment and as a...

UM alumna Vanessa Roy, center, teaches schoolchildren in Zolotonosha, Ukriane

Missoula, UM Continue to Lead Nation in Peace Corps Volunteerism

The spirit of service continues to surge at the University of Montana and in Missoula. Both UM and Missoula lead the nation in yielding Peace Corps volunteers. Per capita, Missoula ranked as the...

Fireworks over Main Hall

125 Years and Counting: UM Celebrates Milestone

As beginnings go, 50 students and six instructors wasn’t necessarily an auspicious start for UM. But 125 years of steady growth, some setbacks and frequent greatness followed.

UM President Seth Bodnar present Professor Rozalyn LaPier with award

UM Honors Professor Rosalyn LaPier, Other Esteemed Faculty

Professor Rozalyn LaPier received the George M. Dennison Presidential Faculty Award for Distinguished Accomplishment on Feb. 15 as part of UM's Charter Day awards ceremony. The award recognizes a...

Tom O'Donnell and Barbara Adams on UM campus in 1939

UM Alumna Lost Husband to War but Her Love Never Died

Barbara Adams grew up in Billings but went east for her first year of college. We don’t know what else she brought with her when she stepped onto the UM campus in the fall of 1939.

Montana football great Dave Dickenson

Dickenson to be Inducted into College Football Hall of Fame

On Jan. 8, the National Football Foundation announced that Montana football great Dave Dickenson will be immortalized as one of the greatest college football players of all time as a member of the...

Students take final exams at UM

Students Earn Degrees from UM

UM had 809 students who were degree candidates for fall semester 2017. Those students are UM degree candidates or have been awarded their degrees for fall semester 2017.

A picture of Emma Lommasson in a pink dress

Emma Lommasson Celebrates 106th Birthday

Emma Lommasson, the namesake for UM’s student transaction building, recently turned 106 years old. Watch the UM alumna and longtime University employee describe the students she served for so...

Dana Fitz Gale

Alumna, Instructor, Doctoral Student Wins Prestigious Literary Prize

A UM alumna, instructor and current doctoral student recently received a prestigious literary award for her novel-in-progress. Dana Fitz Gale earned her MFA in creative writing in 2013 and...

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Regents Unanimously Approve Selection of UM’s Next President

The Montana Board of Regents unanimously gave its stamp of approval Nov. 16 for Seth Bodnar to become the University of Montana’s next president. Bodnar will begin his new duties in January...

Kayla Pierson with Cassie Award

Information Technology Employee Earns Two National Accolades

Kayla Pierson, a designer and user experience specialist for UM’s Information Technology department, recently earned two national awards. Pierson was one of six winners from the research and...

Growing up Griz

Legacy Players Reflect on Family, Finding Their Way to UM

UM has great respect for tradition and perhaps the greatest Montana tradition is its penchant for continuity. Players who were once titans of UM athletics frequently wind up seeing their children...

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‘Brain Scoop’ Creator Interviewed by Neal deGrasse Tyson

Emily Graslie, a UM art alumna and producer of “The Brain Scoop” YouTube channel, was interviewed as a ‘Rising Star’ recently by science personality Neil deGrasse Tyson. UM is mentioned...

Bill VanSickle speaking on a UM stage

Entrepreneur Shares Business Success Stories with Students

UM School of Business Administration alumnus Bill VanSickle built three highly successful companies from scratch. He shared his secrets as part of the Gilkey Executive Lecture Series.

George Gaines, founder of Chilton Skis, presents at Blackstone LaunchPad Techstars Training Camp

UM Entrepreneurs Participate in National Training Camp

Two UM Blackstone LaunchPad entrepreneurs, along with other top college entrepreneurs from around the world, visited New York City for the Blackstone LaunchPad Techstars Training Camp on Oct....

Biologists tag a bear in Glacier National Park

Get This Job: Bear Biologist

What does it take to research one of nature's most powerful creatures for a living? An education at the University of Montana and the tenacity of a mama grizzly, according to Backpacker magazine.

Architect rendering of the new addition to the Phyllis J. Washington Education Center

$10 Million Gift to Expand College of Education and Human Sciences

Building a better education for Montana: That’s one of the primary goals of the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation. Now, it has made another transformative gift to propel high-quality...

Main Hall at night reflected in rain puddles

UM Names Five Recipients of 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award

Five exemplary UM graduates will receive 2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards during Homecoming weekend festivities on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 13-14. The awards are the highest honor presented by...

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UM Hires Bodnar as 18th President

Montana University System leaders announced today that Seth Bodnar has accepted the offer to be the next president of the University of Montana. Subject to Board of Regents approval in November,...

Alumni Band marches in the UM Homecoming Parade

Honor the Past, Shape the Future at UM Homecoming Oct. 8-14

The UM Alumni Association invites alumni and the Missoula community to celebrate Homecoming 2017, Sunday through Saturday, Oct. 8-14. This year’s theme, “Reflections: Honoring the Past, Shaping...

UM campus

Four Finalists for UM Presidency to Visit Campus

The search for UM’s next president has narrowed to four finalists who will visit the campus later this month. “The search committee is excited to bring these finalists to campus,” said Clay...

Artist Mitchell McCabe

Psychology Grad Found Solace, Identity in Art After Paralyzing Crash

Mitchell McCabe's latest work in progress is an abstract drawing of Three Buttes, a mountain west of Route 66 on the Fort Belknap Reservation where he grew up. Three semi-abstract horses, riding a...

UM student Skyler Anderson

UM Student Experience: My Nike Internship

UM student Skyler Anderson just completed a summer internship with Nike in Beaverton, Oregon. “My time in Nike's Skateboarding category was unlike anything I could have imagined,” she says. Read...

UM alumnus Dennis Eck and UM architect Jameel Chaudhry view construction at UM's LA Building

Couple Donates More Than $8 Million to Upgrade LA Building

Over the last three years, Dennis and Gretchen Eck have committed a total of $8.3 million to renovate UM’s Liberal Arts Building, Dennis Eck’s old stomping grounds as a political science and...

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With Independents Ascendant, Missoula's Vault Comics Looks to Future

UM alumnus Adrian Wassel and his brother Damian have teamed up to pursue their dream: launching a comic book publishing company called Vault Comics. The Wassel brothers, joined by and a UM...

UM alumni finalists for Fulbright awards

Alumni Earn Fulbright Funding for Teaching Abroad

Three UM alumni are finalists for Fulbright U.S. Student Program Awards to fund their teaching abroad. Julie Ammons, Ian Strahn and Sam Hines are eligible for Fulbright English Teaching Assistant...

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