Through the Looking Glass: A University Center Wonderland

Through the Looking Glass: A University Center Wonderland

The fun begins Thursday, October 28th at 10 am with student and family-friendly activities that run into the evening!

Please join us as we transform the University Center into a Lewis Carroll-inspired Wonderland! This event is free and open to the campus and Missoula community. Masks are required inside the University Center. 

Ongoing Activities (10 AM - 6 PM)

  • Open Play in the Gaming Den
    UC Gaming Den (2nd Floor)
    Play billiards, table tennis, video games, or board games for free!
  • Flamingo Croquet
    UC North Atrium (1st Floor)
    Come try your hand at Flamingo Croquet! Fun for all ages.
  • Countryside Chess
    UC Retail Corner NW (1st Floor)
    Come play on a mega chess set to cross the countryside! In addition to the life-sized board, normal-sized boards will be set up throughout the day for people to come and play as they please.
  • Interactive Mad Hatter Tea Party Photo Space
    UC West Atrium (1st Floor)
    Come anytime and take pictures with your family and friends at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party space. There will be photo props and Victorian furniture to pose with!
  • I Spy Wonderland
    UC (1st Floor)
    Children of all ages can explore the mystery world of wonderland on a quest to find lost items left behind long ago. Help Alice locate 10 items hidden throughout the UC Gardens and receive a request for completing this magnificent adventure.
  • Instagram Scavenger Hunt
    Various Locations. (Challenges will be available on Griz Hub)
    Gather your friends are embrace UM’s Wonderland with an interactive scavenger hunt around the University of Montana Campus! With over 50 unique challenges, you will have the opportunity so engage with characters, try new drink specials, and participate in various games within the University Center. Groups of up to six can participate in the hunt and capture photos & videos of completed challenges. Challenges will be available on Griz Hub. When completing task, share your findings on Instagram with a story and use #UMWONDERLAND.

Scheduled Events

  • 10 am | Mad Hatter Hat Decoration Station
    UC West Atrium (1st Floor)
    Continues while supplies last.
  • 10 am | Alice in Wonderland Sugar Cookie Decoration Station
    UC West Atrium (1st Floor)
    Continues while supplies last.
  • 11 am | Lunchtime Costume Parade
    Check-in Near The Market (1st Floor)
    All are welcome! Come show off your costume along our indoor parade route! Goodie bags will be available for participants while supplies last.
  • 1 pm | Mad Hatter's Tea Party
    UC West Atrium (1st Floor)
    Come sip some tea and nibble on some scones (fancy!). Please bring your favorite tea cup and saucer.
  • 4-6 pm | Missoula Chess Club Freeplay
    UC Retail Corner (1st Floor)
    Come play, spectate, and learn the wonderful game of chess in the company of Missoula’s Chess Club. All levels welcome!
  • 6-8 pm | All Ages Costume Contest
    UC Commons (2nd Floor)
    Three levels: Kids, Novice & Master. There will be a kids contest at 6pm and the 12+ contest at 7pm. All costumes welcome! (No fake guns allowedSign up here!
  • 8-9 pm | Alice Bingo
    UC Commons (2nd Floor)
    Walk-ins welcome!
  • 9-10 pm | Trivia
    UC Commons (2nd Floor)
    Alice in Wonderland-themed trivia. Some good ol' fashioned nonsensical fun! Walk-ins welcome!
  • 9-11 pm | Spooky Games 
    UC Game Den (2nd Floor)
    Come play some horror themed computer games with your friends at the Game Den!

Can’t wait for October 28th to begin the Halloween Festivities?! The school of Theatre and Dance has an experience for you!

UM Theatre and Dance presents "Haunted" an immersive design experiance featuring tales around the globe. Montana Theatre October 6-10th & 13-15th Tickets at the door