Never a dull moment.
There are only so many hours in the day, and with countless groups to join, sports to play and performances to take in, you’ll have no problem filling them. And that’s just on campus. Missoula makes a lot of “best town” lists and for good reason. Take it all in as a Grizzly.
The University Center – or the UC, as we call it – is UM's Student Union. It is the hub of campus activity, providing student-focused opportunities, programs, services and space.
Inside the UC you'll find the UM Bookstore, the UC Market, the Gaming Den, student life offices, several dining venues, an art gallery, a movie theater, the impressive UC Gardens that span three stories and more.
Every student wants to know if a college has good grub. At UM, the answer is a resounding “yes”! UM's Campus Dining is recognized for our award-winning team of chefs, sustainability programs and special dining events.
We offer 21 dining venues across campus and two unique student dining plans to satisfy even the most selective palates. And, we not only serve great food, we grow it at our on-campus gardens, too. Eat up.
- 3,000 pounds of fresh produce grown each year.
- Gluten-friendly, vegan/vegetarian and halal options are offered at every meal.
- Private, free, one-on-one nutrition counseling with our registered dietitian for all students with residential dining plans.
- A strong commitment to reduce, reuse and recycle within our operations
Our housing options create a living environment that fosters a sense of community and nurtures your educational experiences and personal development. We offer nine on-campus residence halls, apartment-style living in Lewis and Clark Village, and family housing in the University Villages. Welcome home.
There are so many great reasons to live on campus – you’ll do better in school, make lifelong friends, have a built-in support system and live at the center of all the action. We have nine unique halls and a variety of accommodations to make you feel right at home.
If you are an upper-level student and apartment living is more your style, Lewis and Clark Village offers affordable two-and three-bedroom furnished units that are conveniently located on the campus bus line.
If you come packing kids, University Villages may be perfect for you. These unfurnished apartments range in size from studios to four-bedroom apartments. Housing priority is given to students who are married, students who have dependent children, and students with disabilities.
A healthy mind needs a healthy body. Complement your classroom studies with Campus Recreation’s robust offerings of health, fitness and outdoor activities.
Fitness and Recreation Center: Where grizzlies come to play
Wanna scale a mountain indoors? We’ve got you covered. From the climbing wall in the Fitness and Recreation Center on the north end of campus to Dornblaser Field on the south, you’ll find state-of-the-art facilities and equipment to participate in just about any sport you choose.
Grizzly Pool: Jump in. The water’s fine
Grizzly Pool, the only 25-yard competition pool in Missoula, is open to Campus Recreation members and the public. Our facility offers rental lockers, a dry sauna and a weight room designed specifically for swimmer workouts.
Intramural sports: Friendly competition among family
Intramural sports play a big role in campus life at UM. We’ll help you find a team or start a team, no matter your sport of choice – be it dodgeball, laser tag or good old basketball, softball or soccer.
Outdoor Program: Gateway to adventure
Our Outdoor Program offers skills classes like rock climbing, kayaking and cross-country skiing, as well as equipment rentals, outdoor trips and an indoor climbing wall. Hone your adventurous side here.
UM Golf Course: Scratch play and duffers welcome
A community treasure nestled against Mount Sentinel, the UM Golf Course is a nine-hole, triple-tee course that is fun and affordable for golfers of all ages and abilities. A driving range provides a venue to practice your approach shots.
Fitness Classes: The road to well-being starts here.
Whether you’re taking the first steps in your fitness journey or looking for motivation to up your routine, our certified personal trainers, free equipment orientations and heart-pounding group fitness classes can set you toward your goal.
Griz Hub: Events, Clubs and Student Resources
Health and Well-Being
Your overall well-being is at the heart of everything we do at the Curry Health Center. We provide high-quality and affordable medical, dental, counseling and wellness services. Additional services include an on-campus pharmacy and X-ray services. Seeing a health professional as a UM student is easy and convenient.
Curry Health Center Counseling Services offers support and assistance in connecting students with resources on and off-campus. Our licensed counselors, social workers and psychologists, as well as advanced graduate students, offer individual and group therapy in addition to urgent counseling. There is no cost to students for initial consultations and subsequent individual sessions are $25 (up to a total of 12 sessions in an academic year).
At UM, we recognize the foundational importance of well-being to our success as individuals and as a university. By building a culture of well-being that is embedded into all aspects of campus life, our community will thrive. UM's Well-Being Resource webpage is a centralized location to find well-being support services and information for students, faculty/staff and parents/guardians of students.
Serving military-affiliated students with pride
Active service members, veterans and military-affiliated students hold a special place in the heart of Griz Nation. UM's Military and Veterans Services office helps military-affiliated students navigate the educational benefits and programs offered through Veterans Affairs, and we work as your liaison between the University and the VA.
- 2021 and 2020 Military Friendly School Award – Gold Level.
- Listed in the Military Advanced Education & Transition journal 2018 Guide to Top Colleges & Universities.
- Designated as a Purple Heart University, one of the only such universities in the Northwest.
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Accessible for All
We believe potential should know no limits. That’s why we’re committed to providing equal opportunities in education, employment, programs, activities and services to everyone, including those with disabilities. To us, access is not only a civil right, it’s just right.
UM's Office for Disability Equity ensures that programs of the University of Montana are as accessible and usable by students with disabilities as they are for any student.
ASUM Sports Clubs
Axe throwing, Ultimate Frisbee, women’s rugby, taekwondo. The Associated Students of the University of Montana sporting clubs offer many varieties of sports. Some common – like lacrosse – and others – hurling – not so much.
The Missoula Community
Missoula is a special place. We are a welcoming, friendly and inclusive community that makes room for writers, scientists, artists, gamers, dreamers and change-makers.
With a city population of about 80,000 residents, Missoula lies at the convergence of five mountain ranges and offers 360 degrees of stunning views. Known as the arts and culture capital of Montana, Missoula's top-rated music venues draw nationally touring acts and local bands alike, galleries line the streets of downtown and opportunities for community involvement can be found at every turn.
As a student, you will be a part of this special place.