Vice President, Robert Q. Dana
On behalf of the staff and students who work in Student Affairs, I welcome you to the University of Maine.
The remarkable beauty of this place, the dedication of our faculty and staff, the diversity of your fellow students all hold great promise for you. I urge you to be more than a spectator; rather, take full advantage of the opportunities here. The University of Maine can be and is a wonderful place to live, to study, and to learn.
Let me point out that as a citizen of the University of Maine community, you have both rights and responsibilities. We take seriously the assurance of these rights for every member of the community. Likewise, we expect each community member to fulfill his or her responsibilities. This Student Handbook is designed to help you understand what you can expect of the University of Maine and what the University of Maine expects of you. In particular, I wish you to take some time and familiarize yourself with the Student Conduct Code.
Finally, remember one thing. There is someone here to help whenever you need it. Whether it be your academic advisor, a resident assistant in your residence hall, an officer at UMaine Police Department, another student, or even the Dean of Students, there is always someone to help. Make sure you ask.
Do good work and enjoy the University of Maine.