UM Encourages Weekend Event-Goers to Take Alternative Transportation to Campus

April 29, 2015

MISSOULA With the University of Montana welcoming several community events to campus Saturday, May 2, the Adams Center recommends participants allow extra time for travel and parking or use alternative forms of transportation to get to campus.

Five major events, starting at 8 a.m. and running until 8 p.m., are expected to draw several thousand people to UM. The portion of Campus Drive that runs from Van Buren Street to the south entrance of Washington-Grizzly Stadium will be closed from 8 a.m. to approximately 3 p.m. for the Insane Inflatable 5K. 

Brad Murphy, Adams Center executive director, recommends morning guests park on the east or south sides of campus or off campus in appropriately designated areas. Weekend parking is free and is first-come, first-served. 

Event participants also are encouraged to use alternative forms of transportation to get to campus, such as walking, biking or taking a bus. Mountain Line routes 1, 8 and 12 provide free bus service to the University on Saturdays. Route schedules and maps are available online at

A complete listing of events at UM is available at

For more information, call the Adams Center Administration office at 406-243-5355 or email

Contact: Stacey Jean Barron, executive assistant, UM Adams Center, 406-243-5355,