UM to Celebrate 50th Birthday of University Center

February 08, 2019

University-Center-Bday-logo_web.jpgMISSOULA – University of Montana students, faculty and staff and the community are invited to celebrate the University Center turning 50 years old with free food and building-wide activities from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20.

The event will include birthday cake and desserts, coffee and waffles in the Branch Center, a game of giant Jenga hosted by the Griz Card Center, a scavenger hunt with a raffle, gaming consoles, table tennis, cornhole, music from KBGA, UC Art Gallery tours, then-and-now historical displays, open play in the UC Game Room, Innovation Factory interactive displays and tours, and ASUM Childcare storytelling.

Participants can stop by the new Student Group Resource Center, check out the space and eat some popcorn. Student groups are welcome to enter into a $50 raffle that will be added into their MST account. Pizza Hut and Jus Chillin’ will offer discounts throughout the day, and organizers will serve up slices of cake and free swag from the Missoula Federal Credit Union at check-in.

The fun continues after 2 p.m. with free play all day in the UC Game Room and a movie later that evening. The Game Room will host a free pizza party from 5 to 7 p.m., and the UC Theater will hold a free screening of “Wonder Woman” with complimentary popcorn and soda from 7 to 9 p.m.

For more information, visit the website at, the Facebook event or the UMontana app.


Contact: Karen Schlatter, UC Special Projects and Events, 406-243-4191,