UM Days

Prospective Students Invited to UM Days Open House Events

Visit UM on Friday, Jan. 24, for an open house for prospective students and their families. Tour campus, attend an academic open house and sample classes, check out the residence halls and more.

UM biochemistry student works in the Professor Bowler's lab

Biochemistry Program Earns Highest Level of Accreditation

UM’s Biochemistry Program has earned full seven-year accreditation from the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology for its bachelor’s degrees in biochemistry. UM boasts the only...

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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.

 

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Pre-Law Students Earn 91% Acceptance Rate to Law School

Students who participate in UM’s Pre-Law Program have a 91% acceptance rate to law school, a rate much higher than the national average. UM’s Pre-Law Program is an advising option that provides...

students listen to business Professor Michael Harrington lecture at UM

College of Business Begins Direct Admit Program for Freshmen

Beginning fall 2020, UM students interested in studying business will have a faster route into UM’s College of Business. The new program will allow UM freshmen to declare business as their major...

UM President Seth Bodnar sits on steps of Main Hall

UM President, Corporate Partners Present at Dreamforce Conference

UM President Seth Bodnar presented Nov. 20 at the massive Dreamforce conference in San Francisco. This year’s Dreamforce speaker lineup includes former President Barack Obama, Apple CEO Tim Cook,...

Tim Wheeler stands in front of Main Hall

Computer Science Researcher Earns $1.1M Grant for Machine Learning

UM computer science researcher Travis Wheeler recently was awarded a four-year $1.1 million grant to develop machine learning approaches to improving the accuracy and speed of sequence annotation.

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New UM Course Delves into Art and Science of Happiness

This spring UM’s College of Education will offer a new course titled The Art and Science of Happiness, helping students learn about myths and truths of well-lived lives so they can develop a...

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Universities Join Forces to Launch MUS Health Care Institute

The University of Montana and Montana State University have joined together to create a robust, interdisciplinary health sciences education and practice that will benefit patients, students and...

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Best-Selling Novel 'There There' Named Griz Read Title

“There There” by author Tommy Orange is this year’s Griz Read title. All members of the campus community, especially first-year students, are encouraged to read the book. Orange will present a...

UM's Alexander Blewett III School of Law

Law School Now Accepting GRE Scores for Admission

The Alexander Blewett III School of Law will join 44 other American law schools in accepting the GRE in addition to the LSAT as an entrance exam for its 2019-20 application cycle.

From left: UM student Sara Shooshtari, Vice President for Operations and Finance Paul Lasiter, President Seth Bodnar, student Amy Braig and Budget Director Stacey Eve

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...

Freshman Wilderness Experience participants gather on the Oval after returning from the backcountry

Adventurous UM Students Form Bonds, Overcome Obstacles on Wilderness Trips

Backpacks, boots, fly rods and smiles were all in abundance as more than 100 University of Montana students returned to campus Tuesday evening after participating in four days of wilderness...
UM President Seth Bodnar speaks during the State of the University address

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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At UM PEAS Farm Students Grow Community Legacy

On the floor of the Rattlesnake Valley about two miles north of UM, a 10-acre vegetable farm is speckled with the wide brims of garden hats. Underneath most of the hats are UM students, kneeling,...

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Incoming Presidential Leadership Scholars Ready to Succeed

Thirty-two top-tier students will attend the University of Montana this fall as Presidential Leadership Scholars. Recipients are chosen based on leadership, service and academic merit.
Dr. Cornel West

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 Researchers Land NIH Contract to Develop Opioid Addiction Vaccine

UM has received a $3.3 million contract from the National Institutes of Health to develop an innovative vaccine targeting opioid addiction. Dr. Jay Evans, director of UM’s Center for Translational...

Professor Rich Bridges works with two students

Grant Allows UM to Expand Neuroscience Education Across Multiple Colleges

UM's mission to shape agile learners will take a step forward thanks to a $300,000 grant from the W. M. Keck Foundation. The grant will help UM faculty members in neuroscience, literature,...

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Questions about Admissions, Financial Aid, Deadlines and More?

We’re standing by to answer questions from prospective students and their parents. Email admiss@umontana.edu or call 1-800-462-8636 and let us know how we can help.

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Explore UM Housing Opportunities

Attending UM next year and considering your housing options? Visit the UM Housing website to apply online, take a 360-degree room tour, view room assignment information or apply to be a resident...

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Students: Find On-Campus Employment

On-campus employment opportunities for students are posted on Handshake, UM’s hub for student internships, jobs, research and volunteer opportunities, career fairs and more. Log on with your...

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Learn About UM Dining Options

UM Dining serves our students wholesome, high quality and nutritious food while maintaining a commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship. Learn more about UM Dining’s award-winning...

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Merit-Based Aid Available; Visit UM Scholarship Portal

The UM Scholarship Portal is accessible to all incoming and continuing UM students and offers one centralized general application, regardless of a student’s major or program of study. Visit...

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.

Dr. Anna Prentiss, UM Regents Professor

UM Archaeologist Named Regents Professor

Dr. Anna Prentiss, a UM anthropology professor and archaeologist, has been named the University’s 12th Regents Professor. Her fieldwork has taken her and the scores of UM students she has mentored...

UM Grizzly Battalion cadets pose in front of a UH-60 helicopter

Grizzly Battalion Army ROTC Earns Challenge Championship

After months of intensive training, UM’s Grizzly Battalion Army ROTC outperformed 10 other schools in the Task Force East Ranger Challenge Competition at Fort Harrison, near Helena.

UM students perform in “Julius Caesar”

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...

Students pose in front of their flying laboratory

Chemistry Professor, Students Take Flight to Study Wildfire Emissions

Assistant Professor Lu Hu and four UM graduate students were part of the research team that spent more than 100 hours slicing through smoke above fires burning in the West this past summer,...

Students work on a project in UM's College of Business

UM College of Business Ranks No. 1 in Big Sky Conference

UM's College of Business ranks among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report 2019 rankings released in September. The college earned the top spot in the Big Sky Conference...

UM student Nick Hall-Skank visits Stonehenge

Student Finds International Adventure in Fulbright Summer Institute

As a freshman at UM, Nick Hall-Skank applied for and was selected to participate in the Fulbright UK Summer Institute Program. He spent four weeks studying climate change alongside students from...
UM alumna Lisa Parks teaches in the classroom

UM Alumna Named MacArthur Fellow

Last month, Lisa Parks learned she would be named a 2018 MacArthur Fellow, but the UM alumna and Massachusetts Institute of Technology media scholar and professor could only tell one other person...
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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...

UM students learn on a field trip to Glacier

UM Earns Top 25 ‘Best River and Lake Colleges’ Ranking

UM ranked among the best universities in the nation for its “intimate kinship to water,” according to College Consensus’ recent survey. UM, which ranked No. 23, was one of just six universities...

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