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Freshman Orientation

We are excited you chose to become a Grizzly! Here's some information to help you get started with your transition to campus.

The UM Orientation experience extends beyond course registration; It will prepare you for your transition to campus. We work to keep programming as relevant and informative as possible.

Register Online for Orientation
To simplify this process, please use the registration link provided to you in your invitation email.

Orientation Options:

Option 1: Summer Orientation: June 16-17, 2014 or June 26-27, 2014

Summer Orientation is designed to provide you with an early college experience with your future classmates and campus. Program is a full two days, so plan your travel accordingly!

You will be charged a $120 Summer Orientation fee if you choose to participate in one of the Summer Orientations. This fee is non-refundable and includes:

  • Housing in the Residence Halls for the student for two nights (on-campus housing is not available for family members)
  • Complimentary breakfast for the student and family members
  • Two lunch tickets per lunch
  • Unlimited family member access to the Family Program

*Payment must be received at least two weeks prior to Summer Program or your reservation will be cancelled.

Option 2: Fall Orientation: August 21-22, 2014

Fall Orientation is designed for students who do not attend Summer Orientation. Students will get the same information, while making only one trip to Missoula right before classes begin. Program is a full two days, so plan your travel accordingly!

Students living in the Residence Halls can move in early to their room, but will pay an early-arrival fee of $20 per night until August 23, the official move-in day for the Residence Halls.

Additional Information

Please note that access to course registration for your major core courses will not be affected, regardless of which Orientation option you choose. Be sure to complete these steps and your department will register you in your major core courses in early June. You will then complete your course registration at a Summer of Fall Orientation.

The University includes a mandatory Orientation fee for all new students in their first-semester tuition and fees. You'll pay tuition and fees in August after you receive your registration/bill.

Non-Traditional Freshmen

The University of Montana recognizes that because you are not coming straight from high school, your transition may be different than the average 18-year old. We have designed some specific Orientation programming for our non-traditional students, and hope that you take advantage of these sessions such as the "Non-Traditional Student Facilities Tour" as they are designed specifically to ensure that you are successful at UM from the very first day of classes.