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Commuter & Non-Traditional Student Programs

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Student Organizations

Several student organizations exist to represent commuter and non-traditional students  including veteran students . Officers of these groups work closely with CNTSP to meet the needs of their membership.

Commuter and Non Traditional Students (CANS)

CANS  is a Representative Board of Student Government, Inc. This board represents  CANS represents three groups of students  in policy and government here on campus; commuters, nontraditional students and veterans. CANS board includes a rep from each of the related student  groups  ; the Nontraditional Students Association,( NSA) , The UMaine Veterans Association (UMVA) and  traditional commuter students

Nontraditional Students Association (NSA)

The NSA was started by several non-traditional students to provide services and programs specifically for this population of UMaine students. It is a recognized Student Government group and maintains a website at You can also find their page through the university’s A-Z Directory.

The University of Maine Veterans Association (UMVA)

UMaine Veterans Association is a group designed to advocate for student veterans, encourage veteran social activities, and assist fellow veteran students here at UMaine. UMVA can be found on Facebook

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Contact Information

Commuter & Non-Traditional Student Programs
Commuter Lounge/Wade Center, Ground Floor Memorial Union
Orono, ME 04469
Phone: 207-581-1734 | Fax: 207 581 1737E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System