Navigate for Students

What Navigate Means For You

There are a lot of people at the University of Montana to help guide you on your path to success! We understand that managing your way through college takes time, and the University of Montana wants to help you stay focused on achieving your ultimate goal of graduation. Navigate gives you the ability to connect with the correct resources and people as you travel down the road to graduation.

Why use Navigate:

  • Get step-by-step guidance: Navigate is a free mobile app that will help you thrive at UM. Navigate can help students at all levels, whether you're just getting started or nearing graduation. Think of it like a personal advisor in your pocket!
  • Have answers at your fingertips: Find the information you need without the wait.
  • Make connections: Whether you're looking for academic advising, experiential learning opportunities, tutoring, or ways to have fun outside the classroom, Navigate will connect you to the right people and resources.
  • Never miss important events: Navigate's academic calendar feature can integrate with your smartphone, so you're ready for everything from class registration to fun events on the Oval.


  • Major explorer: Match your interests and career goals with the right major and look at transferable skills and career options for each major.
  • Journeys: Step-by-step guidance and tips on paying for college, making progress towards your degree, getting involved on campus, and much more.
  • Class Schedule: View your class schedule and integrate it into your smartphone with the push of a button.
  • Hold Center: Connect to the right office so you can quickly resolve holds.
  • Resources: Seamlessly connect to UM student support services from your phone.

How to Schedule Appointments within the Student App

After clicking "Appointments" in the left column, the "Schedule an Appointment" button appears and then the step-by-step instructions as seen below will walk you through the steps. Note: "Service Categories" are not used, so you do not have to make that selection when scheduling appointments.

 Schedule Appointment 1

Scheduling with Navigate Student App

To schedule a new appointment, the student clicks 'Schedule an Appointment' and are prompted to make choices for the type of support they are looking for. They will click through and make the following choices: 

  1. Select a Care Unit
  2. Select a Service Category
  3. Select a Service
  4. Select a Location
  5. Select a specific staff member or 'Any Staff member'
  6. Choose a date and time from a list of availability. From this screen, students will also have the option to view drop-in times or send appointment requests.

Please note that the Care Units, Service Categories, Services and Locations that display are all dependent on the configuration of the Navigate Staff platform and on staff members having active availability for the selected services. 

how the student navigate app displays appointments and options

After making all their selections, the student will see a confirmation page with the details of their appointment. They have the option to use the 'Comments' box to leave a note for the staff member about what they are hoping to discuss in the appointment. The student will also have two options for receiving a reminder about the appointment; they can opt in or out of receiving an email and/or text message about the appointment. Lastly, the student clicks 'Confirm Appointment.'