Congratulations on your admission to the University of Maine. The VETS office would like to thank you for your military service. We are honored to be able to assist and support you as you pursue your education here at UMaine.
Here is a quick link to our veteran’s welcome packet: Welcome Packet
As a newly admitted student you will be invited to attend a UMaine Summer Orientation session, and we encourage you to do so. These sessions are designed to introduce you to the services, and resources that are available to you as a UMaine student. However, we recognizes that your other commitments and life roles may make an over night stay difficult. Therefore we have designed an alternate summer orientation session for non traditional students (which includes veterans). The alternate schedule is coordinated by the Commuter and Non Traditional Student Programs (CNTSP) and the VETS office and details of this can be found at http://umaine.edu/cntsp/new-students/nontradorientation/. There will also be a Non-Traditional and Veteran Welcome Day which is a great opportunity to meet peers and do final preparations for the school year.
A M Project Guide is also available to any incoming student veterans who wish to have an easier transition to college life. These Guides are upper classmen student veterans. For more information click here.
As a new student veteran you’ll want be sure to review our VETS checklist below. Also please check out the checklist for new commuters and non-traditional students.
Checklist for New or Returning Student Veterans
After Acceptance to UMaine:
*Failure to follow these steps may result in debt to the Department of Veterans Affairs and/or delay of payments