Heat Up Your Education With UM Summer Courses

UM Summer will offer a 10-week and two five-week sessions in 2022.

MISSOULA – The University of Montana again will offer courses this summer from May 23 through July 29. With more than 850 available options – including over 250 online and remote courses – students can get ahead, catch up and stay on track during 10-week and two five-week sessions.

Last summer, more than 430 degrees, minors and certificates were awarded in summer, with more than 3,000 students taking advantage of summer offerings. Summer 2022 courses are available to view, and Summer 2022 registration launched Feb. 22.

“I am so lucky that I was able to take summer courses,” said Jaiden Hettick, a UM sophomore from Missoula who enjoyed UM Summer in 2021. “I decided to take two courses online to help me stay on track to graduate on time. I am a double major, so my course load is heavy, but I want to be able to enjoy my time at UM during the regular school semesters.

“Taking these two courses has helped me stay on track for graduation while opening my fall semester for fun activities, as well as work,” she said.

Hands-on summer learning opportunities are a hallmark at UM, which is surrounded by some of nature’s greatest outdoor classrooms. Students can take special topics, field courses or participate in research beyond the classroom in places like the Flathead Lake Biological Station, PEAS Farm or the Bob Marshall Wilderness.

Members of the general public also are invited to enroll in classes, along with qualifying UM employees who can use the faculty and staff tuition waiver. Summer also offers noncredit opportunities, microcredentials and certificates available through UMOnline.

Additionally, Summer 2022 is a great opportunity for incoming freshmen to attend Summer Start, which allows first-year and transfer incoming students to get their education rolling early, rather than waiting until the traditional fall start.

Summer 2022 also will bring high school students from in state and out of state to participate in a pre-college program. One of these programs, Summer Exploration is an intensive, hands-on transformational learning opportunity with UM faculty members over a shared two-week experience.

“I want to tell y’all that my child truly benefited from this experience,” wrote a parent of a student who attended Summer Exploration. “They have terrible social anxiety and hate to be away from us and their home. It was such a blessing to see them meet new friends, laugh, learn and realize that college isn’t as scary as they thought.”

The University invites everyone to join UM Summer’s Kick Off from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, on the UM Oval to meet the U.S. Forest Service Northern Region Pack Train. This is the second year the mule train will visit campus, and hosts include UM Summer, the College of Humanities and Sciences, the Department of Political Science and the University Center.

For more information about summer, including information on courses, registration, tuition, fees and pre-collegiate opportunities, visit www.umt.edu/summer or email UMSummer@mso.umt.edu.


Contact: Julie Cahill, director of UM Summer in the Office of the Provost, 406-243-5658, julie.cahill@mso.umt.edu; Becka Simons, associate director of UM Summer and Pre-College in the Office of the Provost, 406-243-5674, becka.simons@mso.umt.edu.