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First Year Commuters (Recent High School Graduates)


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  roommates 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 .

1) The First Year Experience  (FYE)  and Commuter and Non Traditional Programs ( CNTSP )  provide support advocacy and services for you as a First Year student and a commuter .

2) New Student Summer Orientation :  All new students are invited to attend the summer orientation session related to your major or department. Even if you will be commuting you may want to consider staying over night in the residence halls for the Summer Orientation session. The overnight stay includes lots of fun activities and the chance to meet other new students in your major.  Also  don’t miss the special afternoon session on Day One at 2:30 for new  student- commuters .

Meeting for New Commuters 
2:30 to 2:55 pm
Room 100, Class of 1944 Hall
3)  Fall Welcome Day for New Student- Commuters :  A special Day designed for each group of new student commuters, this includes FY commuters ( recent high school graduates) , and new nontraditional students and veteran students who commute.  This day is designed to help you beat the crowds that arrive on Maine Hello day,  get those last minute questions answered and met some new and returning commuters.
August 28, 2014
8:30AM – 2:00PM
Commuter Lounge , 228 Memorial Union
Other Fall Welcome Weekend Activities can be found at





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Commuter & Non-Traditional Student Programs
228 Memorial Union, Orono, Maine 04469
Phone: 207-581-1734 | Fax: 207 581 1737E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469