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Schedule a Visit to Campus

Experience campus for yourself. One of the best ways to understand if UM is the right fit for you is to visit the campus and engage with the students, faculty, and staff who make up the University community. The Office of Enrollment Services – Admissions assists prospective students and their families in arranging campus visits. You can register for a campus visit online, or give our office a call to schedule a visit.

Campus Visit Options

UM Days (Open House)

Our open houses, called UM Days, are full-day events that include campus tours, student services presentations, a student panel, residence hall tours, lunch on campus and academic department meetings. UM Days are our most popular campus visit program for prospective students to experience campus.

UM Days provides prospective students and their families a unique opportunity to experience life at the University of Montana. A number of special events are scheduled during UM Days for participants to explore campus with other students. By attending UM Days, you will have the chance to take a guided tour of campus, view rooms in each of our residence halls, visit with faculty from your academic areas of interest, and hear from various student services on campus, including financial aid, residence life, and career services.

Register online for UM Days

Spring 2014 UM Days

  • February 14
  • March 7
  • March 14
  • March 21
  • April 25

Fall 2014 UM Days

  • September 19
  • October 17
  • November 7
  • November 21

Tentative Schedule
The following is a tentative schedule for the next UM Day program.

  • 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. – Check-in at University Center 3rd floor
  • 8:15 a.m. – 9 a.m. – Campus Tour
  • 9 a.m. – Welcome and Admissions Talk
  • 10 a.m. – Academics Under the Big Sky
  • 11 a.m. – Academic Department Open Houses
  • noon – 1 p.m. – Lunch in the Food Zoo
  • 12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m. – Transfer Student Meeting
  • 1 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. – Student Services Panel
  • 1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Current Student Panel
  • 3 p.m. & 4 p.m. – Campus Tours
  • 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Residence Hall Open Houses
  • 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Check out

Daily Campus Visit - University of Montana

Sign up for a daily campus visit online.

The University of Montana hosts prospective students on campus Monday-Friday throughout the entire year, except holidays. Typically, a student can meet with an admissions counselor, take a guided tour of campus, and meet with a faculty member. Tours and meetings with admissions counselors are offered at various times throughout the year.

We recommend visiting on a weekday during the academic year to experience campus life at its best. To provide you with the best experience possible, we ask that you give us at least two weeks notice to schedule your visit. If you schedule within a week of visiting we may not be able to arrange additional meetings with departments.

Please note, UM observes federal and state holidays. Campus visits and tours are not available on those days. During break periods, visits and tours may have limited availability. Please call in advance to confirm a visit during these times.

Check out the travel and accommodations page for information on getting to Missoula, accommodations, and other services in the area.

When are you visiting?
Tour Times (MST)
Admission Visit Times (MST)
Fall & Spring Semester
(late August through mid-December and
late January through mid-May)
11:10 a.m. or 2:10 p.m.10 a.m. or 1 p.m. - Freshmen Students
3 p.m. - Transfer Students
Winter Break
(mid-December through late January)
11:10 a.m.10 a.m.
Summer Break
(mid-May through late August)
11:10 a.m.10 a.m.
(Fall and Spring Semester only)
10 a.m.Not available

Missoula College Visit Day (one and two year programs)

Missoula College visit days are designed to give prospective students a real campus experience. You will hear from admission professionals, financial aid experts, faculty, staff, and students. Bring questions but leave your anxiety at home. We’re here to welcome you reach your education goals. Start here, thrive anywhere!

Sign up online for a Missoula College Visit Day

Tentative Schedule:
10:00-12:00: Sit in on a class of your choice! If you told us you wanted to schedule a classroom visit, we will be in touch with you shortly to discuss. This is an optional part of the schedule
12:00-1:00: Check in and Lunch! Come early and enjoy lunch with faculty, students, and staff
1:00-2:00: Group Welcome and Admission Presentation
2:00-2:30: Tour
2:30-3:00: Meet with and hear from department you are interested in learning more about

What should I bring?
It’s always important to bring some questions. We will have representatives from financial aid, admissions, and every department on campus readily available to help you navigate this process. If you would like to bring an application and high school or college transcripts, we would be happy to review that information.

Where should I park?
The visit will start in the AD building of Missoula College (909 South Ave West, Missoula MT, 59801). You can park in any of the student parking along the fence adjacent to the fair grounds or behind Missoula College in the student parking. When you check in, we will have parking passes for you to place on your car dashboard.

What if I need to leave early or arrive late?
That’s okay! We would still love to have you for any or all of the events. We try to keep our visits informal and flexible to student needs. Come get some lunch and some information. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Large Group Visits

We welcome the opportunity to assist groups planning to visit the University of Montana’s campus. Group visits are often arranged for programs such as GearUp, Upward Bound, Talent Search, and other school groups. Age-appropriate activities can be put together for your students to learn more about UM and the college admissions process. In addition, we are happy to provide you with suggestions to supplement your visit to campus, so you will be able to tailor your visit to meet the needs of your specific student group.

Schedule a Group Visit online

Griz Nite - July 10-11, 2014

Register for Griz Nite here

What: Griz Nite is an over-night campus visit program for prospective high school Juniors and Seniors. The students will stay over-night in a residence hall, participate in a “sample class” led by a UM faculty member, take a guided tour of campus, interact with current UM students, faculty and staff, and more.

Who: Students who will be either a Junior or Senior in high school in the 2013-2014 academic year are invited to participate. Parents and guests are welcome to participate in the parent program scheduled for Thursday evening and Friday morning, including breakfast and lunch on Friday. Housing is limited to students only; Parents and guests must find alternate accommodations.

When: Griz Nite 2014 is scheduled for Thursday and Friday, July 10-11, 2014. Check-in will be from 3:00-6:00pm on Thursday, July 10, 2014. Students will stay on campus Thursday night.

Why: Experience life as a current UM student does.

How Much: The cost of the program is $30 per student. There is no charge for parents and guests. The cost includes housing on Thursday night and breakfast and lunch on Friday.

Tentative Schedule

Thursday, July 10, 2014
3 - 6:00 PMCheck-In
3:30 PMCampus Tours
4:00 PMCampus Tours
4:30 PMCampus Tours
5:00 PMCampus Tours
6:00 PMWelcome Meeting
6:30 PMAdvocate Introduction and Hike
7:30 - 11:30 PMGriz Nite
(The UM Advocates have a variety of activities planned to experience life in the residence halls as a student.)
Friday, July 11, 2014
7:30 AMBreakfast
9:00 AMAdmissions Presentation
9:30 AMMoney Matters
10:30 AMStudent Services Forum
11:30 AMLunch
12:30 PMStudent Panel
1:30 PMConnecting Education and the World of Work
2:30 PMEnd of Griz Nite - Photo
3:00 PMCheck-Out

Register for Griz Nite here

International UM Day (For High School Foreign Exchange Students)

International UM Day is a special day of programming specific to your exchange student’s needs.  It has been our experience that after a year on exchange, many students would like to explore the opportunity of pursuing higher education in the United States.  This day of events would give your exchange students the opportunity to learn more about the university admissions process and visa issues as well as spending the day touring campus, participating in panel presentations and various other activities.

Register online for International UM Day

Spring 2014 UM Day

  • March 21

UM Days Tentative Schedule 
The following is a tentative schedule for the International UM Days program.

  • 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. – Check-in at University Center 3rd floor
  • 8:15 a.m. – 9 a.m. – Campus Tour
  • 9 a.m. – 10:30 am  – Welcome and Higher Education in the U.S.
  • 11 a.m. – Academic Department Open Houses
  • noon – 1 p.m. – Lunch in the Food Zoo with International UM Students
  • 1 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. – Student Services Panel
  • 1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. –  Current Student Panel
  • 3 p.m. & 4 p.m. – Campus Tours
  • 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Residence Hall Open Houses
  • 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Check out

Check out the travel and accommodations page for information on getting to Missoula, accommodations, and other services in the area.

If you can’t make it to campus, check out our other tour options.