University of Montana President Royce Engstrom and UM officials invite the community to learn about the future of the proposed Missoula College building and take part in a community conversation from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the UM Golf Course Clubhouse.

The open house will give community members the opportunity to ask questions and learn the history of the how the location was selected, see where the buildings will be located and how it fits into the South Campus Master Plan, and learn how the golf course can be reconfigured.

Interim vice president for integrated communications Peggy Kuhr says the University and the Montana Board of Regents have made funding a new Missoula College building a top priority for the 2013 Legislature.

Various organizations and groups have voiced their opposition to placing the new Missoula College on the site of the UM golf course. Kuhr says there will be stations set up in the clubhouse during the open house manned by UM officials and students to answer questions about why the golf course is the best location for the new facility.

Interim Vice President for Integrated Communications Peggy Kuhr