Guide to Campus Living
The Guide to Campus Living is a guide meant to assist you in understanding your responsibilities as a member or guest of our Residence Hall community at The University of Maine. Updates may be made periodically to this document. Please refer to the document below for the most updated version. The Guide to Campus Living outlines policies specifically related to Residence Hall Living. For additional information on other campus policies you can review the Code of Student Conduct. For more information about policies specifically related to your housing contract you can review your Room and Board License.
For the 2012-2013 academic year, here are some important dates to know:
- Friday, August 31st 8:00am-4:00pm: Maine Hello (new student move-in)- more information to be mailed in early August. Please visit our website for more information about Maine Hello.
- Monday, September 3rd beginning at 10:00am: Residence halls open for returning (upper-class) students to begin moving in
- Monday, September 3rd: No classes in observation of Labor Day
- Tuesday, September 4th: First day of classes for fall semester
- Friday, October 5th-Tuesday, October 9th: Fall break- all residence halls remain open
- Wednesday, November 21st-Sunday, November 25th: Thanksgiving break- all residence halls remain open
- Friday, December 14th: Last day of classes for fall semester
- Friday, December 21st @ 5:00pm: All residence halls except DTAV/Patch, York and Knox close for winter break. All students in non-continuous halls must vacate their room within 24 hours after their last final, or by 5:00pm on December 21st- whichever comes first. Students are not required to move out of their residence halls for winter break, but are advised to take home any valuables with them over break.
- Sunday, January 13th @ 10:00am: All residence halls open for students to move back in
- Monday, January 14th: First day of classes for spring semester
- Monday, January 21st: No classes in observation of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
- Friday, March 1st @ 5:00pm: All residence halls except DTAV/Patch, York and Knox close for spring break. All students in non-continuous halls must vacate their room by 5:00pm on March 1st. Students are not required to move out of their residence halls for spring break, but are advised to take home any valuables with them over break.
- Sunday, March 17th @ 10:00am: All residence halls open for students to move back in
- Wednesday, April 24th: No classes in celebration of Maine Day
- Friday, May 3rd: Last day of classes for spring semester
- Friday, May 10th @ 5:00pm: All residence halls close for summer break. All students except those graduating in May must vacate their room within 24 hours after their last final, or by 5:00pm on May 10th- whichever comes first.
As a community member, we rely on you to report any suspicious activity. We encourage you to seek our your RA, your CC or ACC, or to call UMPD at 207-581-4040. You may also report a crime anonymously. For emergencies, dial 911 from any campus phone. We recommend entering the University of Maine Police Department phone number into your cell phone to connect you directly with dispatch when reporting an on-campus emergency from your cell phone. That number is 207-581-4040.
Residence Life believes The University of Maine and all of our residence halls are “No Place for Hate”. No Place for Hate is a campaign by the Division of Student Affairs to combat subtle and overt hate and bias on the UMaine campus. We believe that bullying of any kind is harassment. As citizens of this community, we will not tolerate harassment or bias behavior. We rely on all community members to confront or report any instance of hate or harassment. Together, we create communities that are safe and welcoming for all students, staff and guests.
Final Note: No guide can possibly anticipate every question or situation in a residence hall community. This guide is meant as a resource, and is complimented by the hard work and judgment calls of your residence hall staff, as well as the staff within the Division of Student Affairs. If you have any questions or would like clarification about any information or policy listed in this guide, please contact your Community Coordinator.