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The city of Missoula as seen looking west from the M on Mount Sentinel
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?