Montana Western Students,

As we prepare for your return for the spring semester which begins on January 11, we are taking the necessary steps to continue keeping our community healthy and safe. Please take some time to look over the information below as you prepare to be on campus.

Self-Quarantine Before Returning to Campus Reminder: 

If you have questions or need any assistance with meeting the recommendations above, please contact Dean of Students, Nicole Hazelbaker, by calling 406-683-7900 or email nicole.hazelbaker@umwestern.edu.

Website:
Please remember to refer to our website, www.umwestern.edu, and the yellow banner at the very top of the page. Here you will find links to all of the information about COVID-19 and how we are mitigating the spread of the virus.  

Face Coverings:
In accordance with the guidelines from the Healthy MUS Task Force, all employees, students, and visitors must continue to wear face coverings on campus as outlined in this link.

Social Distancing:
All areas of the campus will observe the CDC guidance on maintaining 6 feet of distance between individuals. This is an important tool in reducing the spread of COVID-19.

Hand washing:
Another critical tool in reducing the spread of the virus is frequent hand washing and hand sanitization. Students, faculty, and staff are strongly expected to wash their hands and use hand sanitizer frequently. Hand sanitizer stations will continue to be available throughout the campus.

Testing: 

Quarantine and Isolation: 

ASUMW:  

ASUMW is currently planning activities for students that will be fun, engaging and follow all UMW COVID-19 safety protocols for the spring semester.

Student clubs will still meet and function as they did during the fall semester.

As in previous years, students can also charter new clubs based on subjects they are passionate about. For more information on how to charter a club, please email keeley.fitzgerald@umwestern.edu.

Residence Hall Activities: 

Residence Life is excited to welcome residential students back on campus.

Some COVID-19 safe activities to look forward to in the spring semester include:

For more information, please email bonita.bontrager@umwestern.edu.   

The Bulldog Athletic and Recreation Center (BARC):

In order to balance the needs of the many building constituents and mitigate the risk of COVID-19 transmission, additional procedures have been implemented for the 2021 Spring Semester. Please visit our website to view the Spring 2021 BARC Usage Guidelines.

Be Well, Bulldogs!

Sadie Caltrider, COVID-19 Testing Coordinator
Baylee Rawson, COVID-19 Communications Coordinator