University of Montana
The University of Montana is a public research university located in Missoula, Montana, in the United States. Founded in 1893, the university is the flagship campus of the four-campus University of Montana System and is its largest institution.
An act of Congress of February 18, 1881 dedicated 72 sections (46,000 acres or 19,000 hectares) in Montana Territory for the creation of the University. Montana was admitted to the Union on November 8, 1889, and the Montana Legislature soon began to consider where the state's permanent capital and state university would be located. To be sure that the new state university would be located in Missoula, the city's leaders made an agreement with the standing capital of Helena that Missoula would stay out of the bidding for the new capital and would support Helena over its leading competitor, Anaconda. The cities' bids were supported by the rival "Copper Kings," William A. Clark and Marcus Daly, respectively. Missoula won the legislative vote for the new university at the Third Montana Legislative Assembly in February 1893. The University was formally opened in 1895. While plans for a university campus were progressing, classes were temporarily held at nearby Willard School. The South Missoula Land Company, owned by A.B. Hammond, Richard Eddy and Marcus Daly, joined with the Higgins family in donating land for the new campus. In June 1898 the cornerstone for A.J. Gibson designed University Hall was laid and Missoula became "the University City."
The University of Montana--Missoula pursues academic excellence as demonstrated by the quality of curriculum and instruction, student performance, and faculty professional accomplishments. The University accomplishes this mission, in part, by providing unique educational experiences through the integration of the liberal arts, graduate study, and professional training with international and interdisciplinary emphases. The University also educates competent and humane professionals and informed, ethical, and engaged citizens of local and global communities; and provides basic and applied research, technology transfer, cultural outreach, and service benefiting the local community, region, State, nation and the world.
Colt Anderson, NFL football player; Philadelphia Eagles safety. Kroy Biermann, NFL football player; Atlanta Falcons defensive end. Dan Carpenter, NFL football player; Buffalo Bills placekicker. Scott Curry, NFL football player; Green Bay Packers, Offensive Line. Dave Dickenson, Canadian football player; BC Lions and Calgary Stampeders quarterback, CFL MVP (2000) and Grey Cup MVP (2006). Terry Dillon, NFL football player; Minnesota Vikings defensive back. Lex Hilliard, NFL football player; Miami Dolphins running back. Trumaine Johnson, NFL football player; St. Louis Rams cornerback. Larry Krystkowiak, former NBA player and coach. Marc Mariani, NFL football player; Tennessee Titans wide receiver, selected for 2011 Pro Bowl as a return specialist for AFC setting two records Marty Mornhinweg, played football at Montana before becoming coach in the NFL; currently Philadelphia Eagles assistant head coach and offensive coordinator. Dallas Neil, NFL football player; Atlanta Falcons, Special Teams. Cory Procter, NFL football player; Miami Dolphins guard/center. Chase Reynolds, NFL football player; St. Louis Rams Running Back Micheal Ray Richardson, NBA player; played for the New York Knicks and New Jersey Nets. Shann Schillinger, NFL football player; Atlanta Falcons safety. Wayne Tinkle, former professional basketball player in Europe and current head coach for the university's mens' basketball team
220 Acres (89 Ha)