Family Weekend 2018

Mark your calendar for Family Weekend 2018, which will take place Oct. 26-28. Family Weekend is an annual event that brings together students, their families and friends for three days of unique UM experiences. 

This year, the Grizzly football team will play UC Davis on Saturday, Oct. 27. 

We currently are planning the 2018 Family Weekend schedule. Activities will include pre-game meal, tailgating with the Grizzly Scholarship Association, UC Game Room play, Cultural Night at the Payne Family Native American Center with firepit storytelling and performances, planetarium shows, tours of the Montana Museum of Art & Culture, free entrance to Costco and much more!  

Family Weekend 2018 package tickets and meal tickets will go on sale in the fall. Look for additional updates in future issues of Griz Family News. Questions? Call Family Weekend Director Karen Schlatter at 406-243-4191 or email
Several hotels offer families discounted rates in honor of Family Weekend. Be sure to book soon to secure this special pricing. Three properties located on the banks of the Clark Fork River and within walking distance of campus are now booking for Family Weekend: 

  • The Double Tree by Hilton: Families staying can reserve standard king or double queen rooms for $149 per night. Reservations can be made by calling 406-728-3100 and mentioning the UM Family Weekend rate. 
  • The Holiday Inn Downtown: The block rates are $134/night for Wednesday and Thursday and $154/night for Friday, Saturday. Reservations can be made online or by calling 406-721-8550 or 1-800-HOLIDAY and mention UM Family Weekend. Note: The booking link is not mobile compatible.
  • The University Comfort Inn: Families staying can reserve standard king or double queen rooms including a complimentary full, hot breakfast buffet. Reservations can be made by calling 406-549-7600 and mentioning the UM Family Weekend rate. 

Looking for a location near shopping, airport and restaurants on Reserve Street?:

  • The Hilton Garden Inn: Enjoy an indoor swimming pool and whirlpool and dining at the adjacent Blue Canyon Kitchen and Tavern. Mention UM Family Weekend and get a discounted room rate of $129 per night Thursday-Saturday.