About UM

About the University of Montana

The University of Montana (UM) is a multi-campus university serving the state of Montana. UM's main campus, located in Missoula, was founded in 1893.

UM has affiliate campuses in:

As a state institution, UM operates on a biennial (2-year) basis. Decisions made by the Montana State Legislature and the Montana University System Board of Regents have a direct bearing on our institution. UM is accountable to taxpayers concerning our use of state resources.

The University of Montana transforms lives by providing a high-quality and accessible education and by generating world-class research and creative scholarship in an exceptional place. We integrate the liberal arts and sciences into undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies to shape global citizens who are creative and agile learners committed to expanding the boundaries of knowledge and to building and sustaining diverse communities.

Daily Life at UM

UM Dining Website 

Campus Recreation Website 

Campus maps

Campus parking website 

  • Parking: Visit the Office of Public Safety’s website to purchase a parking permit and for information on parking lots around campus.
    • Parking is somewhat limited on campus, and it is often difficult to find a parking spot on weekdays during the semester.
  • Bus/Shuttle: The ASUM Office of Transportation offers free bus transportation during the school year, operating three Park & Ride options, including a shuttle between UM and Missoula College sites, and a late night shuttle service.
  • Bicycle: Guidelines on bicycling,including bike rack locations, bike registration, and Missoula bike routes are available from the Office of Public Safety.
  • Public Transit: Missoula’s bus system, the Mountain Line, operates transportation lines to several locations on campus.