Incoming first-year and transfer students arrive on Friday, August 29 for new student orientation. Returning students may check in on the day before classes begin – Monday, September 1, 2014.
Incoming first-year students and transfer students who are transferring in as first-year students: If you are applying for the Fall 2014 semester, we will offer housing as long as space is available.
Incoming transfer students who are transferring in as sophomores or above: You will be assigned as space becomes available.
Transfer students beyond their first year may live in any upperclass hall on campus with available space. For Fall 2014, the top two floors of Kennebec Hall will house the Transfer Living Community, specialized housing tailored to the incoming upperclass transfer student experience. Kennebec Hall will be open for all university breaks during the 2014-2015 academic year.
Students may change their meal plans once during the first six weeks of each semester. Go to umaine.edu/dining for the meal plan change program. Meal plan changes may be made online beginning on Sunday, January 12 for the spring semester. Changes are effective on the next Saturday (January 18 if a change is requested prior to then). Meal plans may be changed for the spring semester until February 21, 2014. If you need a modification to your meal plan for dietary reasons, please click on the information below.
May I request a roommate?
Yes, as long as both students have confirmed admission and submitted a housing application with requested roommate by May 1, 2014. We are unable to guarantee roommate requests after May 1, 2014.
Click here for a list of what to bring, and what not to bring (PDF).
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 MicroFridge Brochure 2014.
Yes. The University of Maine does not provide insurance for personal possessions. All residents are required to have their own property insurance or coverage under the family’s homeowner policy.
If your personal belongings (laptop, phone, etc) are not covered under your family’s homeowner policy while you are enrolled, please be aware that comprehensive, low-cost Property Insurance designed specifically for college students is available from collegestudentinsurance.com . Click here for a brochure with more information (PDF). Click here for information parents should know about property insurance for their students (PDF).
If my roommate moves out, may I keep the room to myself?
This option is only available when all requests for campus housing have been accommodated, and is not available to first-year students.
Students with a documented medical need for a single room assignment are given priority for available single rooms. Once these students have been accommodated and after the Room Freeze, students wishing to live in a single room may request a room change through the Community Coordinator.
Room rates are higher for single room occupancy.
Yes, prior to August 29, students may cancel a room assignment by sending an e-mail to email@example.com.
Yes, there is a full-service Credit Union and two ATM machines on campus. You may want to check with your local bank to see if they have a branch in the Orono-Old Town area.
Use the following format to send mail to residence hall students
Jane or John Student
57XX Student Hall, Rm #
Orono, ME 04469-57XX
Package Pickups for Resident Students
All packages mailed to resident students by the USPS or shipped by a private carrier (ex. FedEx, UPS, DHL, etc.) will be picked up at The Cubby, the US Postal Substation at the Memorial Union. Students will receive an email on their maine.edu account to pick up their package. The student will need their MaineCard ID or driver’s license to receive their package at The Cubby.
To ensure quicker delivery, include the 4-digit zip code extension on all mail.