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First Year & New Transfer Commuter Students


As you know you are one of the small number of  18-21 year old students who will be a commuter for their first year at UMaine.  While the University of Maine does have a First Year Residency Requirement occasional exceptions are made.  If you are a recent high school graduate who will be commuting to UMaine, Commuter and Non traditional Student Programs (CNTSP) wants to welcome you to UMaine and assist you in having a successful university experience.


You will be joining the 63% of UMaine undergraduates who live off campus . CNTSP provides services and resources for these commuters and wants to help you  get involved and feel at home at UMaine


Even though you won’t be living on campus CNTSP encourages you to attend the full on campus summer orientation session, including the overnight stay in the residence halls.  There will be lots of activities to help you meet other new students and learn about  what UMaine has to offer you.  During the afternoon of   Day One of each Summer Orientation Session there will be an  information session specifically for new commuting (First Year & Transfers) students . You’re encouraged to attend this.

Also sign up for an M Project Guide on the web site.  M Project Guides are returning UMaine students who have been commuters and have volunteered to assist you here at UMaine. Just complete the web based application so I can match with an M Project Guide. Your M Project guide will contact you in August.


Also once you have activated your First Class account , you’ll want to subscribe to the ‘Commuter Services ‘  First Class conference , which can be found directly under the ‘Student  Resources ‘ folder on your desk top,   Check your Commuter Services folder often as it will be keep you up to date on the programs and activities  UMaine offers for commuter students.

Be sure to stop by the Commuter Lounge 228 Memorial Union when you can, we have lots of resources for you.