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Welcome to Commuter & Non-Traditional Student Programs

WELCOME

 NON TRADITIONAL STUDENTS

&  COMMUTERS

Visit the Commuter Lounge
228 Memorial Union

 

Did you know  over 60% of UMaine  undergraduates  live off campus?   Whether you live across the street and use the Black Bear  Orono Express  to come to campus  or you drive daily from Elsworth or further , if you do not live in  UMaine housing  you are a commuter.

Within this large group of commuter students  there are  non-traditional  student who  represent about 15-17% of UMaine undergraduate students .Non-traditional students,   have  generally chosen to pursue a UMaine degree while already managing many other life roles. Non-traditional students are those who have chosen to come to college several years past their graduation from high school, undergraduates who are 24 years or older, are parents themselves and/or have been through other life circumstances that differentiate them from the traditional path.

Commuter and Non Traditional Programs ( CNTSP)   recognizes  that there are some special challenges  for those who  commute to campus.  All commuters must  manage  their time  and funds  so that they can  be successful in their  academic  while maintaining all the other  issues involved in  living off campus.  Connecting to campus resources , departments and clubs can be more difficult  for commuters.  CNTSP provides the support , advocacy and information  that can help commuter and non- traditional students excel at UMaine.

COME AND VISIT THE COMMUTER LOUNGE , 228 MEMORIAL UNION
MAKES SOME NEW FRIENDS
LEARN MORE ABOUT UMAINE RESOURCES FOR YOU

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 NON TRADITIONAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

Donald B. Taverner ’43 Award for Non-traditional Scholars.

Since 1983, University of Maine’s Senior Alumni (alumni who graduated 50 or more years ago)  funds the Non-Traditional Student Scholarships. The Senior Alumni will select approximately 15 to 20 new undergraduate scholarship recipients for 2014-15. Part-time students receive $1,000 and full-time students $2,000. Awards are renewable for eligible recipients for the 2015-16 academic year – no reapplication is needed. New and renewed scholarships combined assist about 35 students each year.  The application deadline is Friday, January 31, 2014.

The  application can be found on the Alumni Association website. You will also find an informational flyer about Senior Alumni and the scholarship. . The link is:

http://www.umainealumni.com/index.php?id=45&sub_id=328

Complete applications are due by January 31, 2014. Please turn in all application materials to CNTSP staff  in the Commuter Lounge, 228 Memorial Union. Eligibility  requirements for  the Taverner scholarship are outlined on the application form.  Please direct specific questions about the eligibility for this scholarship to the Office of Student Aid.

The Commuter Lounge offers

Locker Rentals – $10.00 plus a   refundable $5.00 key deposit
Free Coffee /Tea all day –
We have  a Commuter Lounge travel mug for you
Refrigerator , Microwave
Toaster,
Computer Stations
Helpful Staff
What’s On Wednesday?  Every Wed. in the Commuter Lounge at 3;00PM, light refreshments served

 First Year COMMUTERS

Are you a recent high school graduate  ?    Starting your first year in college ?    Will not be living on campus in the residence halls

THAT MAKES YOU A FY COMMUTER

You are part of a relatively small group of 18-19 first year students  who have chosen to not live on campus in UMaine residence halls.  Most but not all FY Commuters are commuting from their  family home and most ( but not all) commute within 30 miles of the UMaine campus .   But regardless of  where  off campus you live and whether you are living with your parents  roomates or alone  you are a FY Commuter.  As a Commuter at UMaine you are part of a large group ( 63% of our undergraduates are commuters )  who  commute to the UMaine  classes.  As a commuter student all the services and programs of CNTSP are available to you.  And as a First year student , the First Year Center also provides services , support and programs designed to assist you in  your first year in college .

The First Year Experience  (FYE)  and Commuter and Non Traditional Programs ( CNTSP )  are collaborating to bring you some special events and programs  here at UMaine.
click her for more specific on the upcoming  programs for FY Commuters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Contact Information

Commuter & Non-Traditional Student Programs
228 Memorial Union, Orono, Maine 04469
Phone: 207-581-1734 | Fax: 207 581 1737E-mail: barbara.smith@maine.edu
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
207.581.1865