Affiliates and Alumni

The University of Montana has set up a process by which people working or studying at the University in an unofficial but closely associated manner may obtain access to a variety of University resources. The level of access to these resources is controlled through the approval process in the appropriate office as described below. 

Types of Affiliates


Dependent Affiliates and Griz Visitors are associated with a currently registered student or current employee of UM through a familial relationship such as spouse, partner or child. If you are an employee, you can sponsor your spouse, partner, or dependent. For more information on the services available to Dependent Affiliates and to sign up your family member for Dependent Affiliation, please visit the Dependent Affiliate site.

Faculty Affiliate

Faculty Affiliates and Griz Visitors are associated with an academic department or organization of the University for the purposes of research or academic oversight. For more information and to apply to become a faculty affiliate, please visit the Faculty Affiliate site
Examples: Serving on a graduate committee, preceptor for nursing students, or mentoring students.

Campus Affiliate

Campus Affiliates and Griz Visitors are associated with an external organization that works closely with the University. Please complete the Campus Affiliate form. 
Examples: Employee at the UM Foundation, UM Bookstore, UM Dining or University Center Vendor, or employee of 5-year term maintenance agreement with University.  

Student Affiliate

Student Affiliates and Griz Visitors are associated with the University but not currently registered. For more information and to submit the application, please visit the Student Affiliate site
Examples: Short term international students or students on medical leave.


Alumni Griz Visitors must be annual dues-paying or lifetime members of The University of Montana Alumni Association and must have completed the minimum academic requirements to qualify as a UM alumnus/a. Please contact the Office of Alumni Relations and Alumni Association by emailing or by calling (406) 243-5211.