All halls will open at 10am on Sunday, January 13, 2014 for all new and returning students.
Incoming first-year students and transfer students who are transferring in as first-year students: If you are applying for the Spring 2014 semester, we will offer housing as long as all triple rooms from the fall semester have been reassigned as doubles. We will post more information here as the fall semester progresses.
Incoming transfer students who are transferring in as sophomores or above: You will be assigned as space becomes available.
At this time, cancellation fees are waived until further notice.
Transfer students beyond their first year may live in any upperclass hall on campus with available space. For Fall 2013, up to two floors of Kennebec Hall will house the Transfer Living Community, specialized housing tailored to the incoming upperclass transfer student experience.
Students may change their meal plans once during the first six weeks of each semester. Go to www.umaine.edu/dining for the meal plan change program. Meal plan changes may be made online beginning on Friday, August 30 for the fall semester. Changes are effective on the next Saturday (September 7 if a change is requested prior to then). Meal plans may be changed for the fall semester until October 11, 2013. 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 accommodate roommate requests after May 1, 2014. For Spring 2014, roommate requests are not guaranteed; however, we will accommodate them whenever possible.
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® from the UMaine-approved University Logistics website, www.universitylogistics.net, click here.
You can also call Unversity Logistics with any questions about the MicroFridge® or ordering info to the MicroFridge® Student Rental Call Center at 1.800.525.7307.
To view the latest PDF of the MicroFridge® brochure, please click here.
Yes, as long as you are not assigned to a triple room. To make your request, please log in to myHousing at www.umaine.edu/housing with your MaineStreet logon and password. Click here for lofting options.
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 www.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 all triple rooms have been assigned as doubles.
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, 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.