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The School of Extended & Lifelong Learning

The School of Extended & Lifelong Learning is a unique entity on The University of Montana campus. We house a great variety of programs that extend to UM students, UM faculty, Missoula community members, and a wide array of distance learners across the state and beyond. In addition, we house an excellent conference planning team, and our state-of-the-art Conference Center is the perfect venue for any event. Please scroll down to read more about each of our programs or email us at if you have specific questions.

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Conference Center

The School of Extended & Lifelong Learning houses a cutting edge Conference Center featuring state-of-the-art audio, video, and computerized presentation systems. Whether your organization is planning an 8-person board meeting or a 300-person symposium, we can accommodate you. We are now also featuring POLYCOM for affordable video conferencing needs! Learn more about the Conference Center...

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Conference Planning Services

A unique blend of event organizers, writers, trainers, and planners with more than 60 years combined experience, our Conference Planning Services (CPS) Team can help make your conference, symposium, workshop, lecture, or event a success. We serve entities both on the UM campus and throughout Montana, offering a spectrum of high quality services to help you plan and carry out your event. Let us simplify your role as host! Learn more about CPS...

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UMExtended Courses

UMExtended Courses facilitate educational and experiential learning opportunities outside the traditional classroom.  UMExtended Courses offer both academic credit and non-credit courses, programs, workshops, seminars, and conferences. Course delivery includes face-to-face, online, blended learning, travel, and experiential learning opportunities. Learn more about our academic credit and non-credit opportunities... 

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (MOLLI) at the University of Montana School of Extended & Lifelong Learning


Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UM (MOLLI) offers programs that promote the lifelong learning and personal growth of older adults through a diverse collection of non-credit, short courses offered in the fall, winter, and spring. We are looking for individuals +50 who are curious and love to learn. Our goal is to create an accessible and innovative learning environment so that older adults from all backgrounds and levels of education may pursue learning. It is truly learning for learning's sake, so no exams or grades are given. Learn more about MOLLI...

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Summer Semester

Summer Semester is a ten-week semester offered during UM's three-month summer break. This session allows students to fulfill general education and major requirements, repeat a course, and lighten credit loads for Fall and Spring. Summer Semester provides shorter terms and smaller class sizes for more than 750 courses, including more than 100 general education and many unique programs, such as the Teaching with Film Institute. We also offer special topics, elective courses, and a variety of schedules, including 4-day weeks and online courses to help students take advantage of the long break. Learn more about Summer Semester...

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UMOnline expands access to high-quality UM programs and courses to meet the needs of learners in the global century. Whether you wish to earn a Masters degree, Associate degree, or certificate with outstanding UM faculty and students or just allow for greater flexibility in your schedule, UMOnline is the place to begin! Learn more about UMOnline...

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Innovation Studio

The Innovation Studio at UMOnline offers a unique opportunity for UM faculty to design and implement engaging online and blended learning experiences in collaboration with instructional and media designers. Housed in the SELL building, the design team is available weekdays from 10am-4pm to consider applications of the latest technologies and work on graphics, audio, video, and interactive elements customized to fit online courses. Contact 243-6280 or to make an appointment. Website COMING SOON - check back here for more information later this summer!

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Winter Session

Winter Session offers an opportunity to fulfill general education and major requirements, accelerate a degree, or just explore something new! Choose from 80 to 100 courses that can be completed through a three-week session over UM's winter break. Winter Session courses are offered in a wide range of disciplines. Take advantage of UM's long winter break, and enjoy a unique field course or study abroad opportunity! Most courses are offered three hours each weekday. Learn more about Winter Session...

  • School of Extended & Lifelong Learning
  • The University of Montana
  • 32 Campus Drive
  • Missoula, MT  59812
  • Phone: (406) 243-2900
  • Fax: (406) 243-2047
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