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Welcome to Housing Services

The Fall 2016 housing application are now available for incoming accepted first year, graduate and transfer students and for former residents returning for the fall semester. We send accepted first-year and transfer students a postcard inviting them to apply for housing once they are accepted to the University of Maine. This process began in late January and is ongoing.


ROOM SIGNUP FOR RETURNING STUDENTS IS NOW COMPLETE If you are a current student who would like to live on campus and did not participate in room signup, please log in to myHousing and submit a housing application. You will be assigned to available space. If you have a specific hall request, please send an e-mail to


GETTING YOUR MAIL & PACKAGES OVER THE SUMMER Please click here for the UMaine Printing & Mailing Services website for instructions on forwarding your mail properly so that you don’t miss anything important.


ROOM AND BOARD CANCELLATION FEES – 2016-2017 – click here.


Students who have checked in to the residence hall, cancel room and board and remain students at the University of Maine will be charged for room and board at the per diem rate plus a $150.00 room cancellation fee. For the first four weeks of the semester, board charges will be calculated by the value of the meal plan consumed or the per diem rate, whichever is greater; an administrative fee of $150, and $500 in dining funds for use in any campus dining facility during the remainder of the academic year. The balance of the meal plan fee will be credited to the student account. After the first four weeks of the semester, board cancellation fees include: board charges calculated at the per diem rate or value of the meal plan consumed, whichever is greater; an administrative fee of $150, and the balance of the meal plan will be converted to dining funds for use in any campus dining facility through the end of the academic year.The remainder of the paid room fee will be credited to the student account.

Students who withdraw from the University will not be charged a cancellation fee. If a student withdraws from the University after checking in to the residence hall, per diem board charges will apply. The withdrawal room refund schedule is as follows:

Fall and Spring Academic Terms:
Withdrawal prior to the end of the second week (14 days) 100%
Withdrawal prior to the end of the fourth week (28 days) 75%
Withdrawal prior to the end of the sixth week (42 days) 50%
Withdrawal prior to the end of the eighth week (56 days) 25%
Withdrawal after the eighth week (57 days and after) 0%


If you have a question regarding on-campus housing at UMaine, please send an e-mail to for a faster response during business hours. We may not be able to get back to you by phone in the same day due to a high volume of phone traffic. Thank you!


General Housing Information
The University of Maine provides on-campus housing in 17 residence halls. Options include traditional undergraduate residence halls for first year and upperclass residents, suite style living for upperclass residents, graduate housing, and several living/learning lifestyle options.

For Fall 2016-Spring 2017:
The First Year Experience (FYE) program is for first year students assigned to the following halls:

  • Androscoggin
  • Cumberland
  • Gannett
  • Knox
  • Oxford
  • Somerset
  • Balentine (Honors – upperclass and first-year)
  • Colvin (Honors – upperclass and first-year)
  • Penobscot (Honors – upperclass and first-year)
  • York

Traditional housing halls for upperclass students

  • Aroostook – sophomores
  • Estabrooke – Juniors and Seniors
  • Kennebec – sophomores on 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors; Juniors/Seniors on 4th floor
  • Hancock – sophomores
  • Hart – sophomores
  • DTAV (suite-style) – Juniors and Seniors
  • Patch (suite-style) – Juniors and Seniors
  • Oak (all singles) – Juniors and Seniors
  • Stodder (graduate housing)

For Fall 2016, halls will open on Friday, August 26 for new and incoming transfer students. Halls will open for returning students on Sunday, August 28 at 10am.

What to Bring ,What Not to Bring to Campus

Loft Options – UMaine

Questions regarding on-campus housing at UMaine? Check this site to see if your question can be answered here. If not, please e-mail the Housing Office at


To stay current with the latest information and updates from Housing Services we encourage you to bookmark this Web site. The Office of Housing Services also suggests that you review as many web sites as possible on the A to Z Directory of the University of Maine website, including the following:

Disability Accesss

Students who present with physical or psychological disabilities that are documented by a qualified medical provider may request special housing/dining accommodations by following the Housing Meal Plan Modifications Procedure revised 11-6-14. To request accommodations please contact Disability Support Services, and submit to them the completed Housing Doc of Need Form revised 07-02-2015 , voice 207.581.2319 e-mail, fax 207 581-9420.

MicroFridge® (combination microwave & refrigerator)

The MicroFridge® Appliance is approved for use in University of Maine residence halls. This is the only option if you would like BOTH a microwave and a refrigerator for your on-campus room. For more information and to rent or buy a MicroFridge®, please visit the UMaine-approved University Logistics website.

You can also call Unversity Logistics with any questions about the MicroFridge® or ordering information to the MicroFridge® Student Rental Call Center at 1.800.525.7307.

To view the latest PDF of the MicroFridge® brochure, please click MFBrochureFinal3-13-14.

Nondiscrimination Notice

The University of Maine does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, including transgender status and gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies:  Director, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, 207.581.1226.