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International Students - Orientation for International Students

Fall 2014

International Orientation dates: August 26 – August 29, 2014

Volunteer to be an Orientation Leader (current students)

Official Fall 2014 Orientation Schedule

Frequently Asked Questions About Orientation

Attendance at the International Student Orientation (ISO) is required of all new  undergraduate and exchange students.  Graduate student should attend all ISO events that are not in conflict with the Graduate Student Orientation.

 International Student Success at the University of Maine begins with ISO.  Orientation is designed to help you:

  • Adjust to academic and social life at the University of Maine;
  • Comply with government regulations pertain to your stay in the US;
  • Learn about on-and off -campus resources and support services;
  • Become comfortable with the local community and US culture; and
  • Meet new people and make friends from around the world.

Studies show the benefits of participation in orientation programs.  Faculty members and advisers see a marked difference in the preparedness and success of student who have participated in orientation.

Fall Welcome Weekend: The University of Maine offers activities for ALL new students at the beginning of each semester.  International Students are strongly encouraged to join the Fall Welcome Weekend activities. It offers many social and recreational opportunities to meet other students and get to know UMaine.

Wondering Where to Stay During International Student Orientation?

Residence Halls and Dining Plan:

Your housing and dining  contract are effective Friday, August 29, 2014, however you can arrange to move in as early as August 26th.   Early move-in must be arranged through our office, and you will be charged $20 (approximately) per day.  The money will go on your Maine Card (student ID) and you can use it in the dining facilities. to the start of the contract.  Be sure to submit your arrival details ahead of time.

The University does not provide sheets and blankets.  You need to bring your own or purchase once you arrive on campus.  If you would like to pre-order a sheet set and blanket please be sure to fill out the bedding pre-order form .



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International Programs
5727 Estabrooke Hall, Room 240
Orono, ME 04469-5727
Phone: (207) 581-3437 | Fax: (207) 581-2920E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System