UM Launches Welcome Week for New Students, Invites Public to Help Students Move In

July 15, 2016

MISSOULA – The University of Montana will welcome new students to Missoula Aug. 24-Sept. 2 with a slate of welcome events and activities.

UM’s Week of Welcome kicks off Aug. 24 with Move-In Crew volunteers helping new students move their belongings into the residence halls on campus. Members of the public are invited to volunteer, along with UM faculty and staff, between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, and Saturday, Aug. 27. Volunteers who donate two or more hours on the Move-in Crew will receive a free meal in the Food Zoo and a T-shirt. Volunteers must register online at by Tuesday, July 26, in order to ensure they receive a correctly sized T-shirt.

Other Week of Welcome events include a shopping event on Saturday where students can purchase items for their residence hall rooms; Convocation on Wednesday, Aug. 31, an official welcome event hosted by UM President Royce Engstrom on the Oval; and WelcomeFeast on Friday, Sept. 2, which provides students a free outdoor meal and a chance to visit tables hosted by various student groups and support services from around campus.

The full schedule can be accessed online at

For more information call UM Residence Life Associate Director of Operations Melissa Neidigh at 406-243-2009 or email



Contact: Melissa Neidigh, associate director of operations, UM Residence Life, 406-243-2009,