2016 Military Reunion
The University of Montana cordially invites you to join us in honoring and thanking our alumni veterans from all branches of the military – both those who have served in the past and those who serve our country today.
Reunion activities will take place November 4 – 5, 2016.
Below is a schedule of events:
Friday, Nov. 4
- Noon-3 pm: Check-In (Presidents Room, Brantly Hall)
Check in and grab your name tag.
- 3-4:30 pm: Campus tour (Departs from Brantly Hall)
Join VETS Office Director Shawn Grove for a walking tour of UM’s military monuments and resources. Tour stops include the Grateful Nation Memorial, which commemorates those who fought and died in Iraq and Afghanistan; Memorial Row, which honors the UM men and women who died in service during World War I; and our campus VETS Office, which provides educational resources for all military veterans attending UM.
- 5-7 pm: Military Social (Presidents Room, Brantly Hall)
Gather for hors d’oeuvres and cocktails.
Saturday, Nov. 5
- 11:30 am-1:30 pm: Reunion Brunch (University Center, rooms 330-331)
Enjoy a leisurely brunch on campus and take some time to reconnect with former classmates.
- 3 pm: Military Tailgate (River Bowl South, spot 12-see map for location)
Join current service members and veterans for beverages, bites and socializing before the Griz take on Idaho State.
- 4:30 pm: On-Field Recognition (Washington-Grizzly Stadium) Deadline to register to participate is Oct. 31st.
In recognition of the Military Appreciation football game, UM will honor current service members and veterans on the field during the presentation of the colors. Special accommodations will be made for individuals with accessibility needs. Uniforms may be worn, but are not expected nor required.
Attendees participating in this event will have the option to receive a free game admission wristband. The wristband will allow attendees to sit in open seating above the UM Marching Band in the South End Zone (Section 116). Alternatively, you may purchase reserved ticket/s in the Military Reunion block of Section 114 by calling 1-888-MONTANA. The on-field recognition event is for military members and veterans only and will be held before the game.
Reunion hat and photo: Purchase a custom Griz digi-camo hat commemorating this year’s event and support Operation Hat Trick, which assists American service members as they recover from the visible and invisible wounds of war. Donations raised have helped dozens of organizations that provide direct services and support to wounded service members and veterans. They include: Project Sanctuary, The Yellow Ribbon Fund, Easter Seals/Veterans Count, the Navy SEAL Foundation Semper Fi Fund, the Warrior Bonfire Project, Liberty House, Ironstone Farm, Homes For Our Troops and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. In addition, you will receive a commemorative photo of this year’s event.
We have a limited block of hotel rooms at the Holiday Inn Missoula Downtown (located across the river from UM). If you would like to reserve a room, please contact Jodi Moreau as soon as possible (406-243-6124 or 877-862-5867).
We hope you will join us next month to recognize a very important group of former UM students and their accomplishments – our veterans.