UMAA is honored to host alumni from the classes of 1968 and prior to celebrate their 50th and 50+ class reunions May 10-12. Registration will open soon for this year's three-day event.
If you aren’t able to make it back this spring, please consider submitting a Class Note or supporting the Alumni Association's mission by donating a Class Gift or joining as a member. UMAA is a non-profit organization dedicated to keeping you connected with your alma mater through events, programs and publications.
Planetarium Show - Payne Family Native American Center, 2:30–3:30 pm - Enjoy an academic experience and view the wonders of the night sky with a private show in UM's very own planetarium in the beautiful Star Gazing Room. Walk over from Brantly Hall or meet us at the Payne Center at 2:30 pm.
President's Social - Brantly Hall, 4–6 pm - Join the President and UM administrators for an enjoyable afternoon of hors d'oeuvres and a hosted bar. University President Sheila Stearns will share her perspective on the transformation the UM has undergone over the past several decades and the campus' vision for the future.
Campus Building Walk - Departs from the Adams Center, 9:30 am–12:30 pm - Join us as we take a light walking tour of today's UM campus. Included on the walk is a visit to Grizzly Athletics' Student Athlete Academic Center, Hall of Champions and the Grizzly Champions Center alongside Washington-Grizzly Stadium, Grateful Nation Memorial, University Center (Student Union), Davidson Honors College, UMAA's Oval Tree Project and views of some of campus' newer additions such as the Alexander J Blewett III School of Law, Phyllis J Washington College of Education and Human Sciences, Don Anderson School of Journalism, Mike & Maureen Mansfield Library and the Harold and Priscilla Gilkey Building.
Prescott House Luncheon and Tour - Prescott House, 12:30–2 pm - Enjoy a luncheon on the lawn of the Prescott House. UM First Lady, Chelsea Bodnar will lead several tours of the oldest building on campus and explain its history.
Class Reunion Photo - Prescott House, 2 pm - Join your classmates on the steps of the Prescott House for a group photo of the Classes of 1968, 1958 and 1948.
Missoula College Building Tour - Departs from the Prescott House, 2:20 pm - Hop on board ASUM Transportation's brand new UDash electric bus and take a ride across the river to tour the brand new Missoula College building slated for opening Fall 2017.
Montana Treasures Social & Dinner - DoubleTree Hotel ballroom, 5:30–9 pm - Join your classmates for a special evening commemorating your landmark class anniversary and induction into the Montana Treasures.
Dinner 6:30–7:30 pm
Montana Treasures medal presentations 7:30 pm
Shuttle Bus from Double Tree Hotel to Washington-Grizzly Stadium, 8:30 am - Because parking on Commencement Day is at a premium, Montana Alumni will be providing a shuttle bus to and from Washington-Grizzly Stadium. Park at the DoubleTree Hotel and grab the shuttle over to the stadium. We will make a return trip following the luncheon at 12:30 pm. Please be aware there is only one trip to and from campus.
Commencement Ceremony and Alumni Recognition - Washington Grizzly Stadium, 10 am- Welcome the newest UM alums and be recognized as returning Class Representatives and Montana Treasures.
Montana Alumni Reunion Luncheon with President Seth Bodnar, Deans and Directors - Canyon Club at Washington-Grizzly Stadium, 11:30 am - Following the Commencement ceremony, you are invited to enjoy a luncheon and refreshments. President Seth Bodnar, Interim UM Alumni Relations Director Jed Liston and campus administrators will join the luncheon to congratulate and toast all Class Representatives and Montana Treasures.
Shuttle Bus returns to DoubleTree Hotel, 12:30 pm - If you parked at the DoubleTree, our shuttle bus will return you to the hotel directly after the luncheon.