In general, students are expected to behave in a considerate and responsible manner which respects the rights of the University and of any other person who may be affected by their actions. All Residence Hall students are expected to abide by the Student Conduct Code. In addition to the Student Conduct Code, UM Housing has outlined the following policies in our 2021-2022 Student Handbook for students living in and visiting the Residence Halls. The 2021-2022 Student Handbook goes into effect August 1, 2021.
Policy expectations during the COVID-19 Pandemic
All students living in the residence halls are expected to abide by the following policy expectations. Violations of these expectations are considered Disruptive Behavior as they are a risk to the health and safety of the community and could initiate in a community standards proceeding which could result in removal from Housing.
Residents are still highly encouraged to use building lobbies, other campus spaces (including the University Center, Mansfield Library, and academic building lounges), and outdoor spaces for alternative study and socializing locations. These spaces can maintain greater air circulation and social distancing. If residents choose to use common spaces within the residential community, they must comply with capacity limits.
Other COVID Policies
All other COVID-specific polices remain in effect. See below for more details.
- Masks/Face Coverings (Updated 9/20/21) - The University of Montana is continuing to monitor the realities of the pandemic and have mitigation strategies to mitigate the spread of SARS-CoV-2, including the more contagious Delta variant. Unfortunately, we have seen a significant uptick in COVID-19 cases in Missoula County over the past few weeks, placing us in a “high risk” category as defined by the CDC. In light of recent MCCHD news regarding COVID-19 cases, as well as the strain COVID-19 is causing in our local hospitals and throughout the greater medical community, UM will temporarily expand our mask requirement to indoor spaces on campus, including indoor common spaces in the residential facilities. This includes lobbies, lounges, community centers, laundry rooms/wash houses, hallways, and bathrooms. The mask requirement applies to public spaces (both public facing and open areas). It does not include residence hall rooms and apartments.
- Noncompliance with quarantine or isolation directives by medical professionals or Missoula County Health Officials.
- Malicious actions that cause fear or threaten the spread of illness, including intentionally standing or walking within six feet of another individual and coughing or sneezing on individuals or objects.
Medical Amnesty Policy
Medical Amnesty Policy
The University of Montana strongly encourages students and organizations to immediately contact University staff, emergency medical services, and/or law enforcement when they have reason to believe that a student’s health or safety is at risk. To mitigate barriers to requesting medical aid that may be caused by consumption or use of alcohol or drugs, a Medical Amnesty policy shall apply to:
- Students who request aid for themselves;
- Students who request aid for another student(s);
- Students for whom aid is rendered; and
- Students whose use or possession of alcohol and/or drugs were discovered because of a call for medical assistance.
In the situation where a student needs medical assistance, the student(s) who requests and/or receives emergency medical aid and fully complies with University, medical, and/or law enforcement personnel will not be issued disciplinary sanctions nor have conduct files created for the use or possession of alcohol and/or drugs that occurred in connection with the reported incident.
For more information regarding the medical amnesty policy, please review the Student Conduct Code (located here).
Residence Hall Contract
In addition to agreeing to the Residence Hall policies, the student must sign and agree to the Residence Halls Contract for the specific term when submitting their housing application. Below is the contract for the indicated term:
- Residence Halls Contract - Academic Year 2021-2022 (applicable for the 2021-2022 Academic Year Residence Halls Application)
- Residence Halls Contract - Academic Year 2022-2023 (applicable for the 2022-2023 Academic Year Residence Halls Application)