Conference Planning Support

Conference Planning Services will support you and free you to focus on the content of your program. A unique blend of event organizers, writers, trainers, and planners with over 60 years combined experience, for your conference, symposium, workshop, lecture, or event.

Our exceptional team can help you work out every detail, provide expert advice, and offer helpful suggestions - working with you to fine tune your meeting to match the personality of your group, as well as your budget. We offer a spectrum of high-quality services to help you plan and carry out a successful event.

Services include:

  • Budget development
  • Planning assistance
  • Marketing support
  • Registration services
  • Continuing education credits

Catering and Food Options

The chefs at UM Catering use sustainable, locally sourced ingredients through the Farm to College Program. From a small continental breakfast to a gala reception for one thousand, UM Catering will craft the perfect menu for your needs.

The Food Zoo is UM's dining hall and a great option for group dining. Bring a large group and be sure that many options are available for any dietary needs, including vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and Halal meats.

There are many self-serve options around campus. The UC Food Court has several options, including a salad and soup bar, Noodle Express, the 406 Grill, Doc's Sandwiches and a sushi counter. The UC Market serves up local coffee and espresso, sandwiches, breakfast burritos and much more. There are many coffee shops around campus, like Biz Buzz, Recess and Think Tank.

The Iron Griz is UM's newest dining option, a newly renovated grill at the UM Golf Course. Serving up local beer and wine selections, it's a cozy spot with a patio, fireplace, and spectacular views of the greens.


Powerful, fast and seamlessly integrated into your event.

  • Free, high speed wifi
  • State of the art displays
  • Powerful streaming and recording capabilities
  • Video conferencing
  • Multi-media theater with surround sound and power point projection
  • Special Lighting
  • Audio Equipment
  • AV Technicians


UM works together across campus to be accessible and remove barriers to education and facility use for people with physical or mental disabilities. ALDs available.

Getting Around


Let us save you a spot. We can work with parking services to reserve spaces in the lot closest to your event.


Take a free ride. The Mountain Line Bus is zero-fare and the Bolt! Line connects campus to downtown every 15 minutes.


The Kim Williams Nature Trail makes the quick walk to downtown an easy, traffic-free stroll along the river.


Becoming socially and environmentally sustainable in our operations, classrooms and facilities is at the core of Greening UM initiative. We are mindful of incorporations sustainability practices where possible including facilities and dining program. Sustainable and locally sourced foods are intergraded into all food service programs. Other campus sustainability highlights include recycling, solar power, and LEED certification.

Overnight Accommodations

Stay in the Residence Halls

During the summer months, UM opens up our residence halls for groups needing an economical and convenient choice for an overnight stay. Free wifi and access to laundry facilities.

Stay in the woods

Lubrecht State Experimental Forest offers a rustic alternative to hotels. Just 30 miles from Missoula along the Blackfoot River, Lubrecht has miles of recreational trails for cross-country skiing or hiking. Stay in a cabin, boxcar, apartment or lodge. Meals available.


A few more perks of meeting on campus.

  • ShipEx – don't worry about a trip to the post office. Send your mail right from campus.
  • Campus Quick Copy – Take care of your printing and copying needs here, just steps from the Conference Center.
  • Printing and Graphics – Do your needs go beyond making copies? We have that covered, too.
  • Griz Card – Keep track of everything on one card. Access to housing, meals, the Recreation Center, UMoney and registration, all loaded onto one card.
  • University Bookstore – You don't have to go far to find Griz gear, Montana memorabilia, office and art supplies, technology, and, of course, books.
  • Tours – UM offers athletic, historic, or art-based tours, based on interest.