Application Deadline: Yamaguchi Opportunity Fund @ Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center Tickets
Nov 26 @ 5:00 pm
Application Deadline: Yamaguchi Opportunity Fund @ Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center

The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center at UM is once again offering UM faculty members support in Asian-related research through the Yamaguchi Opportunity Fund.

Each fall and spring semester, the generous support of Akira Yamaguchi allows the University to offer between $500 and $1,000 to faculty from any department or school for Asian studies research and curriculum development related to Asia. Past awards have been given to faculty from history and political science, communications, sociology and anthropology. Supported activities include research-related travel, scholarly publications, conference participation and essential research materials.

Preference is given to full-time, pre-tenure faculty members, although other faculty will be considered.

Interested faculty should submit a two-page proposal detailing the cost breakdown for and nature of their request, and also explain the impact the support will have on their research or teaching. The proposal must include a letter from a colleague in the field who is familiar with the applicant’s work and able to assess the merits of the research.

The application deadline is Monday, Nov. 26, and awards will be announced in early December. Applications can be submitted to Caitlin Sager, Mansfield Center administrative assistant, at

Commencement @ University Center Ballroom Tickets
Dec 15 @ 9:00 am
Commencement @ University Center Ballroom | Missoula | Montana | United States

UM will host a Fall Commencement event Saturday, Dec. 15.

Fall Commencement will start at 9 a.m. and take place in the University Center Ballroom. It will be a much smaller, more intimate and less formal event than the traditional Spring Commencement. It will be an opportunity for us to celebrate students who are not able to attend the spring event. The ceremony will include a procession of graduates, a keynote speech, the reading of graduates’ names and the hooding of all doctoral candidates by their advisers.  

Given the size of the venue, we will implement a ticketing system to limit the number of guests per graduate. However, there will be overflow seating in the UC Theater where guests can watch a livestream of the event in comfort.

If you have questions about Fall Commencement, please visit the Commencement website or contact Rebecca Power in the Office of the Registrar:

Additional details about Fall Commencement, including the link for students to order regalia and the ticketing system, will be available soon on the Commencement website.

Commencement @ Adams Center Tickets
May 4 all-day
Commencement @ Adams Center | Missoula | Montana | United States

There will be two main ceremonies in the Adams Center.

  • The 9:30 a.m. ceremony will honor our graduates from the professional schools, including the College of Business, the Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and Human Sciences, the W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation, the College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences, the School of Journalism, and the College of Visual and Performing Arts.
  • The 2:30 p.m. ceremony will honor our graduates from the College of Humanities and Sciences and Missoula College.

The essentially identical ceremonies will run approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes. All students will have their names read and will walk across the stage, and all Ph.D. and Ed.D. candidates will be hooded during these ceremonies.