NON TRADITIONAL STUDENTS
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
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:
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
What’s On Wednesday? Every Wed. in the Commuter Lounge at 3;00PM, light refreshments served
Are you a recent high school graduate ? Starting your first year in college ? Will not be living on campus in the residence halls
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.
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Image Description: Non Traditional Students relaxing in The Lounge