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Transfer Student Program

Congratulations on joining the UMaine community!

Your first semester on a new campus can be a bit difficult.  Although you’ve already had the transition from high school to college, you are now learning to navigate a new campus, having to relearn campus resources and office names, making new friends, and may even be experiencing a transition in your major or field of study.  In order to assist you in this transition, we offer both a Transfer Student Community on campus, as well as support through our Second Year Experience office.

The Transfer Student Community is located in Kennebec Hall, an upper-class residence hall.  This community is made up entirely of new transfer students to UMaine; even the staff who live on the floor with the students were themselves transfer students previously.  This community provides extra support to you as a new transfer student, because the other students in your community are experience the same transition as you.

The Transfer Student Program is a subset of resources and programs through the Second Year Experience that have been designed to help you become a successful UMaine student both inside and outside of the classroom.  During Fall Welcome Weekend we both promote the large, campus-wide events that are open to all new students, as well as plan some smaller, more intimate events specifically for our transfer students.  We offer a number of social events in the first few weeks of the semester to assist transfer students in meeting other students.  Additionally, we offer a number of orientation activities and resources that assist transfer students in learning about the campus- everything from how your meal plan works, to the many ways you can get tutoring and classroom support, to the best places to study on campus.


Contact Information

Second Year Experience
133 York Hall
Orono, ME 04469
Phone: 207-581-6770 | Fax: 207-581-4255E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System