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UM welcomes students back with Griz Winter Welcome

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Posted at 7:41 AM, Jan 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-13 09:43:19-05

MISSOULA — Class is back in session at the University of Montana and to get students back into the swing of things, the Student Involvement Network will host a handful of programs and events this week.

Program manager Hailey Michelson says that "Griz Winter Welcome" is a continuation of welcome week which was held in the fall.

“The intention around that program as well as this one is to get students really excited to be back at school, build new communities if they don’t have one that they’re connecting with, or just reignite friendships and communities that were built in the previous semester, so it’s just a great opportunity for students," she explained.

The Student Involvement Network also hopes the week's activities will help make students who are transferring to UM this semester feel welcome in Missoula.

Activities are as follows:

  • Thursday, January 16 - Popcorn Thursday from noon to 2 p.m. in the University Center Branch Center.
  • Thursday, January 16 - A University Center Art Gallery Opening Reception form 4 to 6 p.m. in the UC Art Gallery. “Visible Invisible - A Juried Art Show” will offer a new art installation and free appetizers.
  • Thursday, January 16 - “Branch Center Live: Voices with a Vision” from 7 to 8 p.m. in the second-floor UC Branch Center. The event will include local vocalist Red Clover, appetizers and great company.
  • Friday, January 17 - “Roaring ‘20s Party: A Look a the Harlem Renaissance” from 8 to 10 p.m. in the UC Ballroom. Students will enjoy food, games, live music and dancing. Those who wear ‘20s attire have the chance to win a costume contest.

You can find more details on Griz Winter Welcome here.