Housing Information for New Students – Fall 2013
FALL 2013 ROOM ASSIGNMENTS
Beginning May 16, 2013, all students assigned for fall may view room assignments 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. As the assignment process is ongoing, students who have not yet been assigned are advised to check again every few days.
Roommate and room change requests are not accepted at this time due to space limitations.
HOUSING APPLICATIONS FOR FALL
For incoming first-year and transfer students: Please note that housing is not guaranteed after May 5, 2013. We will continue to assign from housing applications on file as long as space is available and as cancellations are received.
If you have a question regarding on-campus housing, please send an
e-mail to email@example.com 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.
For information on rental or purchase of a MicroFridge© unit, please go to www.universitylogistics.com
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 www.collegestudentinsurance.com.
Residence Halls – general information about each residence hall
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. Please note: Kennebec Hall is not open for the semester or spring breaks. York Hall does not close during any of the breaks during the academic year.
- Residents who present medical or psychological conditions that are documented by a qualified medical provider may request special housing accommodations.
- Housing/Dining/Meal Plan Modification Procedure (PDF).
- Housing/Dining Documentation of Need Form (PDF).
- Requests are reviewed and upon approval reasonable accommodations will be made to meet the documented need.
- If you are a person with a disability and you need assistance with accommodations, please contact Ann Smith, Director of Disability Support Services, voice 207 581-2319, TTY 207 581-2325, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.