We invite you to visit one of the most scenic college campuses in America, engage with our our students, faculty, and staff and try on life as a UM student.

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Campus visits

The University of Montana hosts prospective students on campus Monday - Friday throughout the entire year, except holidays. We recommend visiting on a weekday during the academic year to experience campus life at its best.

Campus visits include a guided tour of campus, optional meetings with faculty in your area of interest, and complimentary lunch at our award-winning Food Zoo. 

For the best visit experience, we recommend scheduling your visit at least two weeks in advance and visiting during the academic year

Campus visit details and registration

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UM Days

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 details and registration

Griz Night

Griz Night is an overnight campus visit program for prospective high school juniors and seniors. Students stay overnight in a residence hall, participate in a sample class led by a UM faculty member, take a tour of campus, interact with UM students, faculty and staff, and more.

Griz Night details and registration

Large Group Visits

We welcome the opportunity to assist groups planning to visit the University of Montana's campus. We recommend planning group visits at least two weeks in advance so we can tailor activities to your specific student group.

Large group visits details and scheduling

Can't make it to Missoula?

If you can't make it for a visit, here are some ways you can experience the University of Montana, Missoula and Western Montana, and connect with the people here.

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Plan your trip


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The Missoula International Airport is about 10 minutes from campus and is served by Alaska, Allegiant, American, Delta, Frontier, and United airlines.

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If you need a ride from the airport or across town, Missoula Green Taxi, Yellow Cab, and Uber can help you get to your destination.

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Need to rent a car while you're in Missoula? Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, and National car rentals are available.

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Missoula is served by Jefferson Lines, Mountain Line public transit, and the University UDASH system which runs during the academic year.

Places to stay

A Missoula accommodation ilist can be found at The Convention and Visitors Bureau. The following are within walking distance of campus.

Getting to campus

Main Campus

Daily campus visits take place in the Gilkey Center.

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For UM Days, please use this campus map for directions to the Adams Center parking area.

Missoula College

Missoula College River Campus is located at 1205 E. Broadway St. 

The Missoula College West Campus is located at 2795 37th Ave.

Maps and directions

When you arrive on campus

Main campus

Campus visits and tours begin at the Undergraduate Admissions Office in the Gilkey Center. The Gilkey Center is the newest building on the West side of campus. To get to our building from either the north or the south, you will enter campus on Connell Ave. (a one-way headed east) and proceed to the parking lot on your left. Parking spaces have been reserved in front of the building for your visit. Please proceed in through the main double doors and check-in at the desk on your left.

Missoula College

Campus visits and orientations for the Missoula College start on the Missoula College River campus. 

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While you're here . . .

Experience Missoula

Check out the local music scene, theater, festivals, art galleries, or a Griz game. Missoula is a regional hub for arts, culture, food, entertainment, and shopping.

UM events | Destination Missoula | Missoula events calendar

Paul McCartney Concert at UM's Washington Grizzly Stadium
Students at Big Dipper Ice Cream

Get outdoors

Missoula is an outdoor enthusiasts paradise. Fish world-class trout streams, try kayaking or river surfing, hike some of the 60,000-plus acres of wilderness, ski or snowboard at one of five nearby ski resorts.

Brennan's Wave, one mile from campus
Brennan's Wave, 1 mile from campus
Kim Williams Trail, 3 miles from campus
Kim Williams Trail, 3 miles from campus
Snowbowl, 14 miles from campus
Snowbowl, 14 miles from campus