my

University of Montana

Behind the Photo

The University of Montana shapes creative and agile learners who are prepared to build successful careers, advance society's well-being and expand the frontiers of knowledge.

Browse Areas of Study

Happening at UM

UM students walk across campus

Merit-Based Aid Available for Fall; Visit UM Scholarship Portal

The UM Scholarship Portal is accessible to all incoming and continuing UM students and offers one centralized general application, regardless of a student’s major or program of study. Visit...

students work on laptops

Questions about Admissions, Financial Aid, Deadlines and More?

We’re standing by to answer questions from prospective students and their parents. Email admiss@umontana.edu or call 1-800-462-8636 and let us know how we can help.

UMontana mobile app on phone

Get Connected with the UMontana Mobile App

Download the free UMontana app to earn about degrees and majors, view a campus map, check the Food Zoo menu, look up UDash bus schedule and more. Search for “University of Montana” in your app...

Students dine in the Food Zoo

Learn About UM Dining Options

UM Dining serves our students wholesome, high quality and nutritious food while maintaining a commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship. Learn more about UM Dining’s award-winning...

residence halls at UM

Explore UM Housing Opportunities

Attending UM next year and considering your housing options? Visit the UM Housing website to apply online, take a 360-degree room tour, view room assignment information or apply to be a resident...

student attends employment fair

Students: Find On-Campus Employment for Fall 2018

On-campus employment opportunities for students attending UM in fall 2018 are posted now on Handshake, UM’s hub for student internships, jobs, research and volunteer opportunities, career fairs...

UM student participants in the National Model UN conference

UM Students Represent Eritrea at National Model UN Conference

Eleven University of Montana students and members of the Montana Model United Nations team attended the National Model UN conference in New York City in March, representing Eritrea and chairing...

Dr. Lilian Calderón-Garcidueñas, a professor in the department of biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences at UM

Alzheimer’s Disease Starts in Childhood, UM Study Shows

A new study lead by a UM researcher found shocking evidence to suggest that Alzheimer's begins in childhood, with babies younger than a year old displaying signs of the disease. 

UM graduate Andrew Sean Greer

UM Creative Writing Graduate Wins Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

UM graduate Andrew Sean Greer, Class of 96, has won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Greer's novel, "Less," is "a generous book, musical in its prose and expansive in its structure and range,...

Noah Hill, a UM junior and member of the QUEST program, presents at a recent panel

City Taps UM Students to Solve Real-World Challenges

Saying UM and the city of Missoula are inextricably linked, leaders from both institutions are turning to students in the Davidson Honors College to help solve some of Missoula’s most pressing...

UM's Orion Berryman and the new 3-D color printer

UM Adds Color 3-D Printer for Researchers

The chemistry department at the University of Montana has added a new 3-D color printer. The device will help campus researchers visualize molecules, crystals and other structures used in their...

Eric Sprunk, the chief operating officer for NIKE Inc.

UM Commencement to Feature NIKE Chief Operating Officer

 The 2018 Spring Commencement ceremonies at the University of Montana on Saturday, May 12, will feature words of wisdom from speaker Eric Sprunk, the chief operating officer for NIKE Inc. Sprunk,...
UM student Tsiambwom Akuchu performs his dance solo

UM Dance Program Selected to Perform at Kennedy Center

UM’s Dance Program bolstered its standing as one of the nation’s most decorated institutions with another stellar showing at the recent American College Dance Association Northwest Regional...

The Oval at UM

Take a Virtual Tour of Campus Via Google Street View

Curious about what the University of Montana campus looks like? Visit UM via Google Street View! The tour begins from the middle of the Oval at the center of campus.

woman interacts with honeybees

UM Team Develops App Matching Honeybee Noises to Ailments

 Soon, beekeepers will be able to try to find out what is troubling a colony by listening to the buzz using a smartphone app. The app was developed by a team at UM. 

Students in summer class at UM

Make Your Summer Count: Enroll in Summer Session Today

UM summer session courses are a great way to earn credits, fulfill general education and major requirements and gain more flexibility in fall credit loads. Check out UM’s summer session offerings...

UM students Margaret Grayson and Brandon Fulbrook

Students Earn Scholarships for Hindi Language Immersion in India

Two students from Montana’s only Hindi language program have just won scholarships to study Hindi in India. Brandon Fulbrook received an American Institute of India Studies scholarship and...

UM Master of Accountancy student Sahar Qasem Muthna helps a refugee family file taxes.

UM Program Provides Tax Preparation Assistance for Refugees

The University of Montana Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program has partnered with the International Rescue Committee to ensure Missoula refugees a smooth introduction to the American tax system...

white snowshoe hare

UM Graduate Students Are Co-Authors on Top 'Science' Article

The journal "Science" recently published an article that identified the places on Earth where eight species that turn white in winter to avoid predators were evolving to survive warmer winter...

UM researcher Erica Woodahl meets with community advisory board members

Grant to Study Precision Medicine with American Indian, Alaska Native People

UM and its research partners have earned a $2.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study precision medicine targeted to help Native peoples. The grant will fund the research...

Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking as Accidental Ambassador for Assistive Technologies

Stephen Hawking was a valuable role model for more than the next generation of scientists. He demonstrated the value of technological solutions to liberating the voice of those with physical and...

Big Sky Poll University of Montana logo

Poll: Montanans Divided on Elected Officials, Disapprove of National Monuments Changes

Montanans are divided over the job performance of statewide elected officials but generally disapprove of U.S. Department of Interior recommendations to reduce the size of national monuments,...

Red Dress Workshop participant sews a skirt

Students Honor Women's History Month by Hosting Events

Students in the environmental studies department at UM honored Women's History Month on Monday with two events connecting to women’s health concerns and issues women face. The event kicked off...

Collage of UM residence halls

Which University of Montana Residence Hall Should You Live In?

UM has nine residence halls: Aber, Craig, Duniway, Elrod, Jesse, Knowles, Miller, Pantzer and Turner. Which one is best fit for you? Take this quiz to find out!

UM provost candidates

Three Finalists Selected to Interview for UM Provost Position

Three finalists for the position of executive vice president for academic affairs and provost will interview this month at UM. The provost serves as chief academic officer, overseeing the...

UM to Award Honorary Doctorate to Sheila Stearns

The University of Montana will award an Honorary Doctorate in Education to Sheila M. Stearns during its May 12 Commencement exercises. On March 9, the state Board of Regents unanimously approved...

UM coach Travis DeCuire talks to players on the court

DeCuire Named Big Sky Conference Coach of the Year

UM head basketball coach Travis DeCuire is the Big Sky Conference Coach of the Year. The award was announced Wednesday morning after voting was compiled by each head coach.

UM law students Lowell Chandler and Nathan Burke

Law School Team Brings Home Moot Court Competition Awards

Students from the Alexander Blewett III School of Law at UM received accolades at this year’s Jeffrey G. Miller National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition, held on Feb. 22-23 at Pace...

UM student Joshua Teague Rutherford

Aaniiih Gros Ventre Student Heads to Dental School

Joshua "Teague" Rutherford will graduate from UM and head to the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health. The human biology major believes he'll become the first dentist from Fort Belknap.

UM graduate student Isabellah von Trapp works in the field

Geosciences Grad Student Wins Outstanding Presentation Award

UM graduate student Isabellah von Trapp recently received an Outstanding Student Presentation Award at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union. Von Trapp is studying mountain block...

Josh Herbold’s Accounting Data Analytics class

UM Accounting Master’s Program Ranks in Top 20 Nationally

Public Accounting Report’s 36th Annual Professors Survey ranked the University of Montana Master of Accountancy Program 16th in the country for master’s programs with less than 17 full-time...

UM Alumna Holly Andres

Alumna Cultivates Dual Careers in Fine Art, High-End Editorial Worlds

Holly Andres, a photographer from Missoula, Montana, says she once had a vivid experience in which​ she could recall a memory from her childhood, both the feeling she had in the moment and as a...

UM alumna Vanessa Roy, center, teaches schoolchildren in Zolotonosha, Ukriane

Missoula, UM Continue to Lead Nation in Peace Corps Volunteerism

The spirit of service continues to surge at the University of Montana and in Missoula. Both UM and Missoula lead the nation in yielding Peace Corps volunteers. Per capita, Missoula ranked as the...

Fireworks over Main Hall

125 Years and Counting: UM Celebrates Milestone

As beginnings go, 50 students and six instructors wasn’t necessarily an auspicious start for UM. But 125 years of steady growth, some setbacks and frequent greatness followed.

Michael Legg

Montana Repertory Theatre Announces New Artist Director

Montana Repertory Theatre, the professional theatre-in-residence at UM’s School of Theatre & Dance, has selected Michael Legg to become its next artistic director. Legg currently is director of...

Brown and white snowshoe hares on snow at a UM research facility

Research Identifies Areas Where Evolution Could Rescue Animals Threatened by Climate Change

An international scientific team led by UM Professor L. Scott Mills has set out to discover whether adaptive evolution can rescue animals that change coat colors with the seasons in the face of...