UM Charter Day 2017

February 16, 2017

Charter Day festivities celebrate the anniversary of the University of Montana’s chartering by the Montana Legislature in 1893. Charter Day also honors the strong connections between the University community and the Missoula community.

An awards ceremony is held each year to honor the University and its dedication to excellence by recognizing exemplary campus and community members.

The University of Montana celebrates its 124th birthday on Thursday, February 16, with a noon-hour party in the UC Atrium and a 5:30 p.m. Charter Day awards ceremony and reception in the 3rd floor University Center Ballroom.

University committees are now accepting nominations for the 2017 Chardter Day awards. Please visit the nomination page for information regarding individual awards and their nomination and selection procedures. 

The birthday festivities are held each year to celebrate the anniversary of UM's chartering by the Montana Legislature in 1893 and to honor the University and its dedication to excellence. Charter Day events are free and open to the public. 

Missoula Mayor John Engen will present an official proclamation of University of Montana Day. A reception will follow the ceremony.