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 award 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 celebrated its 120th birthday on Wednesday, Feb. 13 with a noon-hour party and a 5:30 p.m. Charter Day awards ceremony and reception.
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. All events are free and open to the public.
This year, Charter Day was held in conjunction with "Celebrate Academics!" This new event offered an opportunity to UM students, faculty, staff and the general public to explore the excitement of teaching and learning at UM. "Celebrate Academics on Charter Day" gave participants an opportunity to learn about the innovative ideas and work happening inside and outside the classroom by UM's world-class faculty members and students.
Missoula Mayor John Engen presented an official proclamation of University of Montana Day. A reception followed the ceremony.
UM Provost Perry Brown presented the 2013 Charter Day awards.