Your college years are some of the best of your life. Spend them in a place you love. Missoula is a community of thinkers and doers who embrace a full spectrum of activities, from cultural to recreational. Your biggest problem isn’t finding something to do, but choosing between outdoor recreation, concerts, athletic events, and the farmers market. The UM campus boasts restaurants, coffee shops, a movie theater, game room, and nearly 200 student groups that focus on everything from religion to sports, academics to hobbies. In Missoula, the people are friendly and the opportunities for fun are endless. Join us.
“I’m in love with Montana. For other states I have admiration, respect, recognition, even some affection. But with Montana it is love. And it’s difficult to analyze love when you’re in it.” – John Steinbeck, “Travels With Charley: In Search of America”
Cover Photo: UM lacrosse players wore their uniforms while whitewater rafting to raise funds for charity.
UM is a community within a community. Find everything you need – from a post office to a doctor’s office – right on campus. The University Center is activity central. This student union features a theater with the leastexpensive movie tickets in town, a pool hall, a hair salon, restaurants, The Bookstore at UM, a student art gallery, study space with the fastest Internet on campus, and more. The UC Student Involvement Network offers fun and educational activities throughout the year, from Zombie Tag to leadership conferences. While the UC provides plenty of fun, the Curry Health Center keeps your body and mind healthy. Student services include scheduled appointments with a staff physician or dentist, a walk-in clinic, pharmacy, wellness coaching, and counseling services. You can use your existing health insurance or opt-in for student health insurance.
Bands that have played concerts at UM recently include Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, The Band Perry, Foo Fighters, Paul McCartney, Five Finger Death Punch, Rodney Carrington and Miranda Lambert.
This is more than a university when you’re here. It’s home. Nine residence halls offer a variety of living options, from a single room to four-person, apartment-style suites. All residence halls are on campus, keeping you close to your dining options and student services. Some halls also have optional Living Learning Communities, where students are grouped together according to their interest or participation in programs, including chemistry, the Global Leadership Initiative, or the Davidson Honors College. Resident assistants will guide your transition to college, helping you get the most out of your campus living experience.
All UM residence halls have full wireless Internet access, in-room Ethernet and cable ports, 48-100” smart TV’s in the lounges, no-extra-charge laundry centers and brand new, sustainably built furniture in 60 student hangout areas.
â€œI love the convenience of living on campus and the beauty I wake up to every morning, but the best part is definitely getting to be in a community with other people. There's nothing better than having someone pop in just to say hi.â€? â€“ Brianna Burgess, student
With great food comes great responsibility. UM Dining is committed to sustainability by purchasing locally produced goods, water and energy conservation, waste reduction and diversion, and outreach and education. Our Farm to College program brings fresh, locally grown and processed food to campus through direct relationships with local farmers, ranchers, and businesses. When it comes to dining, you donâ€™t have far to go to get great food. The Food Zoo, an all-you-careto-eat cafeteria style restaurant, provides an extensive menu that changes daily. Have particular dietary needs or restrictions? No problem. We have a registered dietician to help, and you can use the Food Zoo menu planner to identify dietary options, including vegetarian/vegan, gluten-free, halal/haraam, and international cuisine. The campus is also home to a food court with six local restaurants, Pizza Hut, two convenience stores, four coffee shops, and two Jus Chillâ€™n coffee and smoothie bars.
Through the Farm to College program, UM purchases local products from 132 Montana farms, ranches, and businesses. This supports the state economy and provides nutritious food options for students.
Get involved. Getting involved on campus is all about friendships, networking, and following your passions or discovering new ones. Join a Greek house for lifelong contacts. Find like-minded people and do meaningful community service. Join one of 53 academic student clubs. Meet and share food with students from other cultures from across the world. Participate in one of hundreds of dynamic fundraising adventures—from dance-a-thons to dunk-tanks—to support great causes. Gain valuable resume creditials by taking a leadership role in an honor society. Choose from almost 200 student groups across campus or start one of your own…we’ll walk you through it.
UM students volunteer over 220,000 hours annually.
Recreate – on campus or off. How many campus recreation programs have a 45-foot, indoor climbing wall with a bouldering cave? Or their own golf course? We do! Our Fitness and Recreation Center has over 150 pieces of cardio and weight equipment, an indoor running track, fitness classes, cycling and pilates studios, a squash court, seven racquetball/handball courts, and an indoor pool. More of an outdoors type? Hike miles of trails in the Rattlesnake Wilderness, the nation’s only wilderness area on a city bus route. Hit the powder at Snowbowl ski area, just 20 minutes away, or venture farther to one of the five ski areas within 150 miles of campus. A river runs through campus – so grab your kayak or tube after class. Not so adventurous? Rent a bike for the semester and explore over 20 miles of city bike paths.
Intramural and club sports at UM include lacrosse, ultimate Frisbee, rugby, alpine and backcountry skiing, dodgeball, inner tube water polo, volleyball, triathlon, rowing, hockey, equestrian, baseball, and more.
“With such close proximity to two of the largest wilderness areas in the lower 48, here, my soul is truly free.” – Blake Votilla, student
Missoula. Missoula combines small-town friendliness and comfort with big-city entertainment, energy, and convenience. Best of all, itâ€™s just a short walk from campus to a spirited and vibrant downtown. You can easily walk, bike, or take the free Mountain Line bus. Missoula has diverse restaurants, a lively and eclectic music scene, art galleries, museums, cozy bookstores, live theater, laid-back espresso shops, and a variety of unique boutique stores. Missoula is also home to the largest shopping mall in Western Montana and your favorite superstore chains. Missoulians are smart, friendly, ambitious, adventurous, and welcoming. Warning: there is a community spirit here that is highly contagious.
The Matador Network rated Missoula as one of the 20 Coolest Towns in the U.S.
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