UM Greets Students with ‘Griz Welcome’ Aug. 19-Sept. 2

August 09, 2018

MISSOULA – The University of Montana and the Missoula community will welcome students arriving for fall semester with a full slate of “Griz Welcome” events from Sunday, Aug. 19, to Sunday, Sept. 2.

“We are happy to join with our friends in the Missoula community to welcome both our new and returning Grizzlies to campus,” said Cathy Cole, vice president for Enrollment Management and Strategic Communication. “The Griz Welcome is a long-standing tradition at UM and a wonderful way for our students, faculty, staff and community members to gear up for another exciting year.”

A few highlights include a welcome meal on the Oval Wednesday, Aug. 22; Academic Convocation Wednesday, Aug. 29; games and movies on the Oval; and a WelcomeFeast lunch Friday, Aug. 31. Additionally, students can attend open houses at UM’s schools and colleges to familiarize themselves with campus and all of its offerings. A schedule follows.

WelcomeFeast is a Griz Welcome tradition that brings everyone together at the center of campus: The Oval.

Sunday, Aug. 19

  • Glow-in-the-Dark Capture the Flag – 9-10:30 p.m., the Oval.

Monday, Aug. 20

  • Pizza Party – 5-8 p.m., University Center Game Room.

Tuesday, Aug. 21

  • Rafting Trip – 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., departs from Outdoor Program office.
  • Trivia Night – 7-9 p.m., UC Ballroom.

Wednesday, Aug. 22

  • The Meal: Welcome to Our Table – 5:30-8:30 p.m., the Oval.
  • Speed Friending – 8:30-10 p.m., UC Commons.

Thursday, Aug. 23

  • Grocery Bingo – 8:30-10 p.m., UC Commons.

Friday, Aug. 24

  • Silent Disco – 8-11:30 p.m., the Oval in front of Main Hall.

Saturday, Aug. 25

  • Rafting trip – 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., departs from Outdoor Program office.
  • Movie on the Oval: “Monsters, Inc.” – 9:30 p.m.-midnight, the Oval.

Sunday, Aug. 26

  • End of Summer Lūʻau – 5-9 p.m., the Oval.

Monday, Aug. 27

  • Fall Semester Classes Begin
  • Free Fitness Week Begins, Campus Recreation Center.
  • Free Physical Therapy Consultation Week, Skaggs Building Room 129.
  • College of Business Open House – 10 a.m.-noon.
  • Residence Halls Floor Meetings – 5-9 p.m., Residence Halls.
  • Shakespeare in the Parks: “Love’s Labour’s Lost” – 6-8 p.m., the Oval.

Tuesday, Aug. 28

  • School of Journalism Open House – 10 a.m.-noon, Don Anderson Hall Room 201.
  • College of Humanities & Sciences Open House – 10 a.m.-noon, Liberal Arts Building Room 126.
  • Residence Halls Floor Meetings – 5-9 p.m., Residence Halls.
  • Shakespeare in the Parks: “Othello” – 6-8 p.m., the Oval.

Wednesday, Aug. 29

  • Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and Human Sciences Open House – 10 a.m.-noon, Phyllis J. Washington Education Center Lobby.
  • Missoula College Open House – Noon-2 p.m., 1205 E. Broadway St.
  • Academic Convocation – 8-10 p.m., the Oval.

Thursday, Aug. 30

  • Student Employment Fair – 9 a.m.-3 p.m., UC Ballroom.
  • A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation Open House – 10 a.m.-noon, Forestry Building Lobby.
  • Rainbow Welcome – 4-6 p.m., the Oval.
  • Movie on the Oval: “Black Panther” – 9:30 p.m.-midnight, the Oval.

Friday, Aug. 31

  • College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences Open House – 10 a.m.-noon, Skaggs Building Lobby.
  • College of Visual and Performing Arts Open House – 10 a.m.-noon, Performing Arts and Radio/Television Center.
  • WelcomeFeast, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., the Oval.
  • Laser Tag, 8-11 p.m., UC Ballroom.

Saturday, Sept. 1

  • Griz Football Game – 7-10:30 p.m., Washington-Grizzly Stadium.

Sunday, Sept. 2

  • Paint the M – 10 a.m.-noon, M Trailhead.
  • Carnival on the Oval, 7-10 p.m., the Oval.

For details on Griz Welcome, visit https://www.umt.edu/grizwelcome/about/default.php.

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Contact: Hailey Michelson, Griz Welcome committee co-chair, 406-243-5776, hailey.michelson@mso.umt.edu; Melissa Neidigh, Griz Welcome Committee co-chair, 406-243-2611, melissa.neidigh@umontana.edu.