Dear Campus Community,
It is with a heavy heart that I write to report a sad and tragic weekend for the UM family. Three students passed away this weekend in unrelated incidents. Two have been reported in the local media, and the third involves the untimely death of a UM law student. In all cases, the families have been appropriately notified and we have extended sympathies on behalf of the entire University community. Additionally, law enforcement has confirmed that none of the situations presented a threat to other students or employees.
During this time of great sadness we extend our sympathies to all those who knew the students. All of us here at UM, including staff, faculty and students are committed to helping all members of our community work through this difficult time. Crisis counseling walk-in services are available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Curry Health Center Counseling. In addition, students can work with Residence Life student and professional staff members in the residence halls and apartments for help connecting with campus resources.
Royce C. Engstrom, President
University of Montana