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Hours and Contact

Hours

Monday—Friday

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Saturday—Sunday

12 p.m to 2 and 7 p.m. to 9 

Contact

406-683-7565

5 p.m.—8 a.m.

406-925-9828  

residencelife@umwestern.edu

Amenities for Residence Halls

  • Internet Access: Wireless internet is available in each dorm room. Some rooms have the option for ethernet connections.

  • Cable TV: Each room has a cable connection.

  • Phone: There is a local landline jack in each room.

  • Laundry Facilities: All students residing in on-campus housing have access to coin operated washers and dryers.

  • Lounges: There are several lounges throughout the Residence Halls with comfortable furniture, pianos, televisions and a foosball table.

  • Community Kitchen: There are kitchens located throughout the Residence Halls with microwaves, ovens and refrigerators.

  • Mail Services: All students residing in on-campus housing are assigned the address. Addresses are formatted as follows:

    Student Name
    750 East Cornell Street, #___
    Dillon, MT 59725

  • Vending Machines: Located throughout the residence halls providing snacks, juices and soft drinks.

  • Bicycle Racks: Bicyle racks are available outside of each residence hall. Students are responsible for proper lock-up and security of their bikes.

  • Resident Parking: Resident Permits are issued to persons living in the residence halls. They may park anywhere in the designated residence hall lots.

  • Rental Vehicle Plug-In: In cold weather, residents may rent an outlet that is provided next to Clark Hall to plug in their vehicle.

Amenities for Family Housing

  • Internet Access: Wireless internet is available. All units have the option for ethernet connections.

  • Cable TV: Each room has a cable connection.

  • Phone: There is a local landline jack in each room.

  • Laundry Facilities: All students residing in on-campus housing have access to coin operated washers and dryers.

  • Kitchen: Each unit has a kitchen which includes a microwave, double sink, oven and refrigerator.

  • Bathroom: Each has a tub/shower, sink, toilet and medicine cabinet.

  • Mail Services: All students residing in on-campus housing are assigned the address. Addresses are formatted as follows:

    Student Name
    750 East Cornell Street, #___
    Dillon, MT 59725

  • Bicycle Racks: Bicyle racks are available outside of each residence hall. Students are responsible for proper lock-up and security of their bikes.

  • Storage: Each unit has an assigned storage unit. Locks for the storage unit are not provided.

  • Resident Parking: Resident Permits are issued to persons living in the residence halls. They may park anywhere in the designated residence hall lots.

  • Rental Vehicle Plug-In: In cold weather, residents may rent an outlet that is provided next to Clark Hall to plug in their vehicle.

Welcome to the Residence Life program at the University of Montana Western  

In Residence Life, your success is our top priority. We believe in creating an environment conducive to the achievement of your academic goals and we strive to make your stay on campus stress-free, safe, and fun. During your stay with us, you will have the opportunity to get involved in on-campus activities, to meet a lot of new people, and to contribute to the community at UMW.

Our Mission

We promote a fun lifestyle and a sense of belonging through a wide range of diverse social and personal experiences. Specifically, we: 

  • Provide activities that get residents involved on the weekends
  • Stress the importance of education and being a student
  • Make the halls a fun and relaxed place to live by offering social and recreational opportunities
  • Are a staff that the campus knows and respects
  • Model a positive lifestyle for all students, despite background or life-experience
  • Are fair and consistent at applying rules and regulations

Our dedicated staff is here to serve you in whatever way we can. Each building has one hall director and each floor is supervised by at least one Resident Assistant (RA). Their goal is to create a safe, unified community, to uphold school policies and to be a resource for you in both personal and academic issues. Any concerns that the resident might have should be directed to the hall director or RA and then directed to the Residence Life office. All halls are locked at 11 p.m. nightly and security guards are dedicated to making rounds through the night.

All first-year Montana Western students are required to live on campus.  We have four residence halls, and a sixteen unit family housing facility. Students have the option of living on either a single-sex or co-ed floor. All halls are fully equipped with furniture, high-speed internet and cable. 

Residence Hall Programs

Residence hall programs are designed to enhance learning development and to help facilitate floor community. Students will learn something new and have a great time doing it. These activities can be spontaneous or planned by an RA. Throughout the semester, programs will be presented on individual floors, in the main lobbies, and in other areas of campus. Residents should keep an eye out for program announcements in their community or on the Residence Life Facebook page. 

Why Should I Attend Programs?

Each semester residents pay an activity fee in which programs are created. Students who get involved in college activities are more likely to be successful.  Students will spend a great deal of time on their floor or residence hall, so it's important to become involved and connected. By attending programs, they'll also get to know other residents in their building.