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Housing Information for New Students – Fall 2014

APPLYING FOR HOUSING – FALL 2014
The Fall 2014 housing application will be available in early February.  Incoming first-year and transfer students who have been accepted for the fall semester will receive an e-mail at their @maine.edu e-mail address letting them know they may apply for housing.

Please be sure that your MaineStreet profile has a number under “Home Phone”. If you do not have a home phone number, please put in 999.999.9999. We are unable to pull data from MaineStreet without something in the home phone field. Thank you!

TRANSFER STUDENTS/FIRST-YEAR RESIDENCE REQUIREMENT

Transfer students are not required to live on campus. Incoming students in their first year are required to live on campus unless they will be commuting from a parent or legal guardian’s home within a 35 mile radius of the campus, are veterans, or are 20 years or age or older.

FALL 2014 ROOM ASSIGNMENTS
All students assigned for fall will be sent an e-mail on or just before July 1, 2014, notfifying them that they have been assigned. Room assignments for fall will be available on July 1, 2014. Students may view their room assignment/roommate contact information by logging in to myHousing (at right) with a MaineStreet logon and password and clicking on the “check my assignment” button. If the button is not visible when logging in, it means a room has not yet been assigned.

Roommate and room change requests cannot be accommodated due to space limitations.

If you have a question regarding on-campus housing, please send an e-mail to um.housing@maine.edu for a faster response. Due to a high volume of phone traffic, it is not always possible to return calls in the same business day. Thank you!

If you have problems with your password, you may contact the HelpDesk at 207.581.2506. They can help you out with a reset, if necessary. Please note: Housing Services does not have access to MaineStreet passwords.

FALL 2014 ARRIVAL
New, incoming first-year and transfer students should plan to arrive on campus on Friday, August 29, 2014 for new student orientation.

Returning students assigned to non-break halls should plan to arrive on campus on Monday, September 1, 2o14 between 10am and 11pm.

MicroFridge Rentals
For information on rental or purchase of a MicroFridge© unit, please go to universitylogistics.net

Property Insurance
We encourage all students to have property insurance for their belongings.  Please check your family’s homeowner policy to see if your belongings are covered while you are enrolled. If not, please be aware that comprehensive, affordable property insurance specifically designed for college students is available at collegestudentinsurance.com.

General Information

University of Maine First Year Residence Requirement

Living on campus maximizes students’ opportunities for social, cultural and extracurricular involvement and is positively linked to students’ persistence toward attaining a degree. The University of Maine believes that residence hall living is an educational opportunity that all new students should experience. Living on campus for the first academic year is required for all admitted first-year students who are: aged 20 or younger; do not live with a parent or legal guardian within easy commuting distance (35 miles); are not student veterans; and do not have exceptional circumstances that prevent them from meeting this requirement.
All resident students have an academic year room and board license.

 Transfer Living Community

Wherever you are transferring from, fantastic opportunities await you at the University of Maine. One of those opportunities is specialized housing tailored to the incoming transfer student experience. This community, located in Kennebec Hall, focuses on easing your transition to UMaine with activities that connect you with other community members and our active campus.

 Transfer students who live in our transfer community have the opportunity to connect in an exciting and unique way. They have all the conveniences of living on campus plus the benefit of living with others who can relate to the transfer student experience. The Transfer Living Community is housed on the top two floors of Kennebec Hall, which will be open for all University breaks during the 2014-2015 academic year.

Disability Access