Directions to Campus & Parking

Visitor Parking

Visitor parking regulations apply 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Parking is free on weekdays after 5:00 pm, weekends, and University-observed holidays unless posted otherwise. 

  • Quick Stop - Located in most lots and marked by orange signs, Quick Stops are free parking spaces that assist visitors who are running quick errands. Quick Stops have a maximum time limit of 20 minutes, or as posted.
  • Day Pass - Can be purchased at the following locations: UM Police Department in Building 32 located near the stadium, University Center Bookstore, the Treasury Office in the Lommasson Center, and the cashiers' window at Missoula College. With a day pass, you can park in most lots except for hourly parking and reserved parking lots. For overnight guests, please contact the UM Police Department at (406) 243-6132 for special restrictions.
  • Hourly Parking - Each lot has a machine that dispenses hourly-parking permits. Place the permit on your dash board. The cost is $1.50 per hour.
  • Disabled Parking - Visitors' vehicles bearing federal, state, or municipal-issued disability hangers or plates are approved for parking in all disability parking spaces and must be accompanied by a daily parking pass or hourly parking permit.
  • Bus and Trailer Parking - Contact the UM Police Department at (406) 243-6132 at least two working days in advance to arrange for parking of buses, trailers, or other large vehicles.

The University Center Event Planning Office assists visitors with scheduling events on campus. Call (406) 243-4113 or (406) 243-4114 for assistance. The UM Police Department, located in Building 32 on Campus Drive near the stadium, oversees campus parking. If you need assistance, call (406) 243-6132 or stop by their office. 

Driving Directions to Campus

West Bound I-90

  1. Take Missoula's first exit onto Van Buren Street, turn left at the stop sign and merge into the right lane.
  2. At the stop light, turn right onto Broadway Street.
  3. Move into the furthest left lane, and turn left onto Madison at the stoplight. 
  4. Driving over the bridge, stay in the left lane, and veer left at the fork in the road. After the fork, move into the right lane and continue down Arthur Street after the light. Watch the 25 mph speed limit.

East Bound I-90

  1. Take Missoula's last exit onto Van Buren Street, Exit 105. Turn right at the stop sign and merge into the right lane.
  2. At the stop light, turn right onto Broadway Street.
  3. Move into the furthest left lane, and turn left onto Madison at the stoplight. 
  4. Driving over the bridge, stay in the left lane, and veer left at the fork in the road. After the fork, move into the right lane and continue down Arthur Street after the light. Watch the 25 mph speed limit.

From the Missoula County Airport

  1. Leaving the airport, turn right onto Broadway Street.
  2. Take the first left leading you to the entrance of East Bound I-90.
  3. Follow I-90 and take Missoula's last exit onto Van Buren Street, turning right at the stop sign.
  4. Move into the furthest left lane, and turn left onto Madison at the stoplight.
  5. Driving over the bridge, stay in the left lane, and veer left at the fork in the road. After the fork, move into the right lane and continue down Arthur Street after the light. Watch the 25 mph speed limit. 
  6. Turn left at the light on Beckwith.

From Highway 12 & 93 North

  1. Highway 12 & 93 become Brooks Street through Missoula. Follow Brooks Street through Missoula to Higgins Avenue. Brooks merges with Higgins at Hellgate High School.
  2. Be sure you are in the right lane, and turn right onto Sixth Street. Follow Sixth Street for six blocks to the entrance of campus.

Directions to Campus