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Face-to-Face for Fall 2020

The University of Montana is planning to host in-person instruction for fall 2020 classes. You’ll receive a tomorrow-proof education while enjoying all our wide open spaces.

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UM Updates Schedule for Fall Semester

UM has announced an earlier start and end to the fall semester 2020 as a mitigation measure in response to novel coronavirus. Fall semester at UM will start Wednesday, Aug. 19, and conclude...

Juneteenth

A Day to Commit to Work That Remains

Let us not only recognize Juneteenth as a significant milestone in our history but also as a reminder that more work remains to dismantle racism and oppressive practices.
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UM Presents Honorary Doctorate Via Virtual Ceremony

In a sign of the times, UM presented an honorary doctorate virtually for the first time in its 127-year history. The online honor went to William Yellow Robe Jr., a noted playwright, author, poet...

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From the President: A Statement on Racist Incidents

Over the past few weeks, the killings of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd have convulsed communities across the country. We commit to acknowledging that we must do better.
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UM Creates University Design Team to Chart Direction of Flagship’s Future

Imagining a flagship for America’s future is the core mission of the University Design Team, a group of University of Montana employees newly charged with charting the University’s future...

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UM to Light Main Hall and M to Honor Area High School Grads

UM will celebrate Missoula County high school graduates by lighting its historic Main Hall in the various school colors from 9 to 11 p.m. June 1-8, with each high school getting its own evening. 

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UM Announces Spring Semester Graduates

The University of Montana has 1,863 students who are degree candidates for spring semester 2020. 
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Emergency Fund Helps UM Students During COVID-19 Pandemic

The UM Emergency Student Support Fund has been established to help enrolled students with unexpected crisis or hardship created by COVID-19. Funds are made available through the generous donations...

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Professors Create, Post Signs of Support Outside Missoula Hospitals

Two UM professors in the College of the Arts and Media decorated dozens of signs showing support for health care professionals and posted them outside Missoula’s two hospitals earlier this week. A...

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Dance Students Excel at Regional Conference

UM's School of Theatre and Dance bolstered its standing as one of the nation’s most decorated institutions with another extraordinary showing at the recent American College Dance Association...

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Start Planning Your Summer of Learning Today

UM offers more than 200 online courses over seven different session during the summer. Registration is open and no pin is required.

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Options for Applying to UM Are Now Twice as Nice

There are now two ways to apply to the University of Montana! Complete our standard application or apply using the Common App.

 

Rancher Tyrel James Bignell, left, and UM student Jiakai (JK) Lou poses for photo on the Bignell Ranch

Journalism Student Wins National Award for Ranch Documentary

A UM journalism student received first place in the Hearst Journalism Awards – one of the most prestigious honors for college-level journalism – for his multimedia look into Montana...

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Alumna Brings Indigenous Plant Knowledge Home to Her Community

Rose Bear Don’t Walk is returning to her roots — and bringing some traditional knowledge back with her. As the recipient of a prominent Fellowship of the Future from the organization 500 Women...

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UM Completes Successful Bond Sale

The University of Montana issued $146.8 million of taxable and tax-exempt bonds on Sept. 5, which will allow the state’s Missoula-based flagship university to usher in a new era of growth and...

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President Highlights Progress During State of University Address

UM President Seth Bodnar said campus has worked diligently during the past year to move UM from a position of uncertainty to stability as it prepares for future growth.
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Scholar, Activist Cornel West to Deliver President’s Lecture

Dr. Cornel West  ̶  professor, philosopher, theologian, social justice activist and one of the country’s leading scholars on race  ̶  will deliver “The Fight for the Soul of America,” the first...
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UM Production Receives High Honors at Opera Competition

UM’s production of “Julius Caesar” won third place in Division III of the National Opera Association Collegiate Opera Competition. Productions were evaluated them on musicianship, singing...

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,...

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UM Dance Program Selected to Perform at Kennedy Center

UM’s Dance Program bolstered its standing as one of the nation’s most decorated institutions with another stellar showing at the recent American College Dance Association Northwest Regional...

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Get Connected with the UMontana Mobile App

Download the free UMontana app to earn about degrees and majors, view a campus map, check the Food Zoo menu, look up UDash bus schedule and more. Search for “University of Montana” in your app...

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Make Your Summer Count: Enroll in Summer Session Today

UM summer session courses are a great way to earn credits, fulfill general education and major requirements and gain more flexibility in fall credit loads. Check out UM’s summer session offerings...

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Students Honor Women's History Month by Hosting Events

Students in the environmental studies department at UM honored Women's History Month on Monday with two events connecting to women’s health concerns and issues women face. The event kicked off...

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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 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...

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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...

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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.

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Montana Repertory Theatre Announces New Artist Director

Montana Repertory Theatre, the professional theatre-in-residence at UM’s School of Theatre & Dance, has selected Michael Legg to become its next artistic director. Legg currently is director of...

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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...

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UM to Celebrate 125 Years of Excellence at Charter Day

UM President Seth Bodnar invites the campus and Missoula communities to celebrate the University’s 125th birthday during the annual Charter Day awards ceremony and reception at 5 p.m. Thursday,...

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UM Selected to Host Humphrey Fellowship Program

The U.S. Department of State once again has selected UM as one of a handful of U.S. universities to host the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Long-term English Language Program. Up to 20 Hubert...

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President Bodnar on Diversity, Divestment and the Main Hall Pumpkin

Seth Bodnar is unlike any University of Montana president in memory. So for the first cover story of 2018, the Montana Kaimin news editors got to know Bodnar a little better.

Julia Galloway, UM ceramics professor, works in the studio

Ceramics Professor Wins $50,000 Arts Fellowship

Julia Galloway, a Missoula potter and UM ceramics professor, has won a $50,000 fellowship grant. United States Artists, a Chicago-based philanthropic organization, selected 45 artists across the...

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Griz in Europe: Grad Students Take WWII Propaganda Studies Abroad

Four graduate students in UM’s Department of Communication Studies spent fall semester learning about WWII propaganda. Now they are traveling across Central Europe, visiting in person the sites...

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