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The University Center welcomes any group or organization to utilize its facilities. We believe that the use of our facilities for meetings and events provides increased opportunities for learning and entertainment as well as cultural and social enrichment for the community.

The University Center offers your group the atmosphere of an academic setting with all of the amenities of a full-service convention center with our unique conference and event facilities, catering services, technology, and professional staff.

Event Planning and Booking Space

Planning Checklist

Planning and scheduling ahead of time is the key to a successful event.  To make it easier, we created a planning checklist for you.

Schedule your space

Rooms and space are scheduled on a first come first serve basis, though a few annual campus events take precedence such as homecoming, new student orientation and commencement. 

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Guests are clients that are not faculty, staff or students at the University of Montana. The University Center event planning staff are experienced in assisting with the coordination and planning of an array of events, conferences, and special occasions. As service providers, we are dedicated to providing exceptional customer service and work to deliver quality facilities, equipment, and services. We offer year-round meeting rooms and event facilities. We schedule our rooms on a first-come-first-serve basis. However, a few annual campus events such as Homecoming, New Student Orientation and Commencement take precedence.

All clients interested in reserving space in the University Center must contact the Conference and Event Planning Office at (406)243-4115 or in UC room 340.

The University Center Conference and Event Planning Office is dedicated to providing exceptional customer service and work, quality equipment, time-honored facilities and great service.

To reserve space in the University Center simply call 1 (406) 243-4115 and speak with one of our friendly event planning staff. You are also welcome to visit our office in UC 340 on the third floor of the University Center.

The UC is available for UM departments to use for a variety of events including staff meetings, trainings and conferences. For departmental business and events, i.e., staff meetings, staff training, and staff receptions, facility rental fees are offset by the President’s Office. The department may be responsible for set-up and tear-down fees if applicable.

UM departments are welcome to utilize our conference facilities for other uses; reservations not qualifying for the Presidential offset will be billed at the departmental discounted rate. You will find that our rates are very competitive within the Missoula community and our technology and service far superior.

The University Center’s conference and event reservation rates are very competitive within the Missoula community, as well as offering a unique and convenient location with cutting edge technology and exceptional service.

For your convenience, you may schedule your routine meetings a semester at a time. Please note that academic classes cannot be scheduled in the UC.

We invite student groups to take full advantage of our well trained conference and event planning staff in assisting with the planning and coordinating of your meetings and events. Give us a call to schedule your routine meeting in the UC or stop by to see us to help you plan your event. Before contacting the Conference and Event Planning Office, fill out a Campus Event Intake Form.

Typically, facility use fees are waived for all ASUM recognized groups, however, set-up or tear-down labor fees may apply for large scale events or for events involving catering. When scheduling meetings and events, there are many policies that student groups should be aware of that would affect your planning process. A comprehensive list of event planning policies can be found on the Policies page.

The University of Montana and city of Missoula offer an exciting blend of vibrant landscapes, cultural activity, modern technology and academic tradition. The University Center welcomes your group, camp, or conference to experience all that we have to offer. Our summer conference season runs from the end of May through August first. Residence Halls, conveniently located on the main campus, are available for participants of special groups, conferences or workshops and youth camps.