Frequently Asked Questions

You can still switch to be admitted to start courses in the summer.

If you are admitted or readmitted for the Fall 2022 semester and would like to start in Summer 2022, please visit your UM Admissions Portal to complete the Admissions Change Form and select the Summer 2022 term. In 5-10 business days, you will receive an email confirming your term has been changed to summer and you can register for summer courses. 


Summer Start students are welcome to take any of the three summer sessions offered, but are encouraged to take the second five-week session (June 27 - July 29). 

Please view the 2022 Summer Tuition and Fees.

You can pay online through your CyberBear account and click on the "student services" button and then "student accounts" and then "pay your registration bill." It is highly encouraged to be cognizant of the summer dates and deadlines. 

For more information, here are the registration bill payment deadlines for the summer of 2022. 

Students enrolling in at least six credits for the summer 2022 semester who submit their 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) no later than June 30, 2022, may be eligible for federal and institutional summer aid. At The University of Montana, the Summer 2022 Semester is considered part of the 2021-2022 academic year.

Students can request summer aid by completing the Summer 2022 Financial Aid Application.

More information can be found on UM's Financial Aid website

We offer over 550 distinct courses to choose from, but it is advised that you take no more than six credits in the Summer Start program and suggested to take one course per summer session. 

For a list of suggested courses for summer 2021, please see the second page of the Summer Start flyer

Students wanting to apply for Summer Session Housing will do so through their "myHousingPortal." Summer Session students will be assigned to Miller Hall from May 14 – August 1, 2022. Summer Session residents will be charged $23.00 per night for a single or pod bedroom. Students assigned to a double room will be charged $18.00 per night and a roommate will be assigned. Housing charges will be assessed to the student’s account in CyberBear when the application is processed.  

You can visit UM’s Housing website for more information on summer housing details, including rates and more information to apply.

If you have any additional questions, please contact UM Housing at 406-243-2611 or you can email them at 

Due to the condensed nature of the courses and the intensity of the compressed academic schedule in the summer, it is recommended for your first summer not to be employed full or even part time. However, if you are interested in learning more about summer employment opportunities, visit Handshake.


Yes, you may have a car on campus. Students can pay to park at meters across campus or pay for a parking pass through CyberBear, "Student Services" and then "Parking".


Yes. All first-year traditional students and transfer students, including those who do Summer Start, should complete Bear Tracks prior to registering for their fall courses and meeting with their academic advisor. The Bear Tracks program is entirely remote. Students can begin this online program in late March and may complete it at their own pace until it closes on July 30.

In addition, all first-year traditional students are required to attend the Fall New Student Orientation happening in-person from August 22-26. Transfer students are not required to attend the in-person fall orientation in August, but you are welcome to if you would like. More information for transfer students can be found on UM's orientation website

There is three weeks after all summer sessions end (July 29) and when fall orientation programming begins (August 22 - 26). Autumn 2022 courses begin on August 29. 

If you happen to experience academic difficulty during your summer start courses, you will be able to register for fall and attend fall classes. Help is also available from our qualified faculty and staff to get back on track. Please see more information on Academic Standing from the Office for Student Success.


Please feel free to call the UM Summer Office at (406) 243-5674 or email us at