The University of Montana will welcome new students to Missoula with events and actives starting on Aug. 24, the school said this week.
The university’s “Week of Welcome” will begin with volunteers helping new students move their belongings into the campus residence halls. Members of the public are invited to volunteer as well, along with UM faculty and staff.
Volunteers who donate two or more hours to help students move in will receive a free meal in the Food Zoo and a T-shirt. Volunteers must register online by July 26.
Other Week of Welcome events include a shopping event on Saturday, where students can purchase items for their rooms. Convocation is set for Aug. 31 – an official welcome event hosted by UM President Royce Engstrom on the Oval.
The school has also planned a “Welcome Feast” on Sept. 2, providing 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. For more information, call UM Residence Life Associate Director of Operations Melissa Neidigh at 406-243-2009 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.