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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...

University of Montana law Professor Jordan Gross

Law Professor Receives Fulbright Award to Study Indigenous Justice

University of Montana law Professor Jordan Gross has earned a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to serve as a research chair in Indigenous Public Policy and Criminal Justice at the University...

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UM Signs Agreement with Institute in Bhutan

The University of Montana has renewed a memorandum of understanding with the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environmental Research in Bhutan.


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 Launches New Environmental Science and Sustainability Degree

The University of Montana has created a new undergraduate degree program: Environmental Science and Sustainability. Housed in the W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation, the ESS program...

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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...

Alumna Carly Zilge

Communication Studies Graduate Awarded Fulbright Scholarship

Carly Zilge, a recent graduate of UM’s World Languages and Cultures department, has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to study in Russia during the 2020-21 academic year. 

UM alumna and filmmaker Alyson Spery

Alumna Filmmaker to Travel to Mexico on Fulbright Scholarship

 Documenting the lives of Mexicans impacted by immigration and teaching her subjects how to tell their own stories is a project University of Montana alumna and filmmaker Alyson Spery knows...

Hilary Martens, an assistant professor in the UM Department of Geosciences, with Mount Sentinel in the background

Geosciences Program Awarded $1.4M for Mountain Watershed Research

As mountain watersheds store and release water, the Earth’s shape changes ever so subtly. UM’s Department of Geosciences now can track those changes by GPS, thanks to a $1.4 million cut of a...

Nicholas Fry, a graduate of the W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation at the University of Montana

Alumnus Awarded Fulbright for Iceland Energy Studies

Nicholas Fry, a graduate of the W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation at the University of Montana, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study in Iceland during the 2020-21...

UM alumna Margaret Schaefers stands in front of Main Hall in her cap and gown

UM Graduate Earns Fulbright Assistantship to Uruguay

Margaret Schaefers, a 2019 graduate of UM’s World Languages and Cultures department, has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to study in Uruguay during the 2020-21 academic...

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Wildlife Biology Master’s Student Awarded Fulbright Scholarship

Scott Waller, a graduate student in UM’s Wildlife Biology program, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study in Russia during the 2020-21 academic year. Waller will conduct research in the...

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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...

Kathleen Cotter of Helena

Graduate Student Earns Top Speech-Language Fellowship

 For the first time ever, a UM student has earned a highly competitive Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities’ Speech-Language Pathology Fellowship at Oregon Health &...

UM student Jonathan Karlen

UM Student Wins Prestigious Udall Scholarship

UM student Jonathan Karlen has been named a Udall Scholar, considered one of the most prestigious recognitions awarded to students studying in fields related to the environment and issues related...
UM graduate student Claire Rawlings Gilder takes notes while wearing waders in the river

Graduate Student Earns Major NSF Fellowship

Claire Rawlings Gilder, a geosciences graduate student at the University of Montana, has been awarded a prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation.
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UM Receives Over $10M for Research Center on Population Health

As emergent pathogens like coronavirus and climate-related health challenges like wildfire smoke plague human populations, UM has received funding for a center dedicated to understanding and...

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Regents Professor Produces Hand Sanitizer for First Responders

On a normal day, UM Regents Professor Richard Bridges spends his time researching potentially life-saving projects in neuroscience. These days he’s elbow deep in isopropyl alcohol and vegetable...

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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.


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UM Launches Joint Wildlife Biology, Public Administration Degree

Recognizing an increasing demand for careers in wildlife biology and public and nonprofit administration, UM’s Master of Public Administration and Wildlife Biology programs have created a new...

UM Alumna Rose Bear Don't Walk smiles at the camera during her December graduation ceremony

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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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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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,...

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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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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...

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...

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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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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.

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