Explore Missoula's Maroon Side
A UM education is much bigger than Missoula
At UM, your studies aren't confined to campus and your student experience can take
you as far from Missoula as you dare to venture.
Whether you opt to go international and study abroad, try out a new city through the
National Student Exchange or spend your summer doing research on Flathead Lake, there's
plenty of new places to discover as a UM student.
And for those of you who wouldn't dream of leaving Zootown, there's plenty to offer
right here on campus. But you probably already knew that.
Become the whole U
You are so much more than the sum of your studies. That’s why we encourage every Grizzly
– from wherever they hail – to partake in all that UM has to offer, from student clubs
to intercollegiate competitions. We want you to leave here with more than a diploma.
We want you to leave here with an even better version of you.
Pack your passport
We know that exploration lives deep in the DNA of every Missoulian. That means you
are uniquely ready to take your studies to the world’s stage. Our Education Abroad
office can make your international learning experiences a reality.
We get things done
Grizzlies are hardwired to help others. That’s why we pursue public service, activism
and social justice in our studies and our spare time. This unrelenting commitment
has not gone unnoticed. In 2022 and again in 2023 UM was recognized as the top university in the U.S.
for service to community and country.
Try out a new locale
Sometimes it’s good to get away. As a UM undergraduate you can participate in the
National Student Exchange and study during a part of your academic career at more
than 170 member colleges and universities.
Montana is our campus
Missoula can’t hold all the genius that resides at UM. That’s why our students and
faculty conduct cutting-edge work at locations throughout the state. As a Grizzly
you can partake in research and recreation at UM centers on Flathead Lake, Lubrecht Experimental Forest and Bandy Ranch – a real working ranch, with miles of fence and cows.
Great minds think alike
Living on campus is a great way to meet new people and make new friends. UM’s Living
Learning Communities offer you the opportunity to live on the same residence hall
floor with students who share your academic, social or recreational interests.
Center of Campus
You may know the University Center as the place to buy Griz gear, but it’s also a garden oasis where you can get a haircut,
grab a boba tea and a grilled cheese, buy a book of stamps, hit the ATM and check
out a pair of lawn darts or ice skates, depending on the season. It, in short, is
the heart of student life at UM.
High, wide and handsome
When it comes to outdoor recreation, it doesn't get any better than western Montana.
Whether you're hiking deep into the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness, mountain biking
at Marshall Mountain or casting a line during the skwala hatch on Rock Creek, the
only question is: Where will your next outdoor adventure take you?