AISS can assist students with the navigation of the academic process and direct them to specific advising resources.
Every other Friday, during the regular semester, the AISS office partners with other departments on campus to sponsor Soup Friday. This free lunch provides students an opportunity to relax, enjoy each other's company, and celebrate the end of a week. It is also an opportunity for staff and students to get acquainted and network.
Transitioning to campus and the Missoula community can be overwhelming. The AISS staff can provide students with information regarding community resources such as financial assistance programs, housing options, childcare options, and numerous other programs.
Navigating the financial aid system can be confusing and frustrating. AISS will give you advice and assist you during your financial aid application process as well as provide you with counseling on how best to utilize the funds you receive.
Freshmen and transfer students will be invited to attend an AISS orientation each fall. This program will help ease the transition to UM and provide students with useful information to help students feel at home on campus.
We can provide financial assistance through a short term loan to students who are experiencing an emergency. Loan amount depends on funding.
We are here to support American Indian students through advocacy. This entails partnerning with various academic departments and student support services at The University of Montana and in the Missoula community. We also assist students with connecting to resources off-campus.