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Spring Orientation

New student event Jan. 16

Latest news

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UMaine-led workshop sets stage for expansion of Research Learning Experiences statewide this year

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Statement from President Joan Ferrini-Mundy about UMaine’s return

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UMaine professors complete another leg onboard Tara research schooner

We are UMaine

UMaine is one of New England’s premier universities. We help students create success stories with world-class faculty members, internationally recognized research, first-rate facilities, and a friendly, safe atmosphere located near some of the best year-round recreation sites in the nation.

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Fall Open House programs

Oct. 18–Nov. 19

Check out what UMaine has to offer by attending a Fall Open House program for prospective students and their families. Open houses include tours, lunch, academic displays and presentations.

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Become a Black Bear

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Become a Black Bear

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UMaine Machias

The University of Maine’s regional campus in Machias is the state’s coastal university, where the land and sea, communities and natural ecosystems provide the context for a unique learning and living experience.

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I think the UMaine community has accomplished so much for the state and world, but doesn’t let competitiveness seep into the classrooms or laboratories the way it does at some other universities. And because of that, I think there’s a lot less stress put on students and faculty which boosts productivity and creates a supportive atmosphere. ”

Carly Dickson, Fulbright Award recipient

Carly Dickson

Seen on campus

UMaine Plant, Soil, and Environmental Science graduate students Haley Jean and Sara Kelemen conduct rainfall simulation experiments on strawberries in an effort to find how climate change will affect small fruit production in the Northeast.

Seen on campus

UMaine Plant, Soil, and Environmental Science graduate students Haley Jean and Sara Kelemen conduct rainfall simulation experiments on strawberries in an effort to find how climate change will affect small fruit production in the Northeast.

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We are Maine’s research university

The University of Maine advances learning and discovery through excellence and innovation in its academic programs while addressing the complex challenges and opportunities of the 21st century through research-based knowledge. UMaine is the state’s only public research university. Faculty and staff conduct research in every county in Maine, on all continents and in oceans worldwide.

Students work on an engineering project in the lab
16

major interdisciplinary
research centers
and institutes

$104M

in research awards
in FY20

4

 public research dollars
out of every 5 spent
in Maine are from UMaine

Statewide impact

Fulfilling the land grant teaching, research and public service mission, border to border

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UMS TRANSFORMS

The Harold Alfond Foundation is bringing people together to bring transformative change to the University of Maine System and shape Maine’s new century 

UMaine highlights

Climate Change
Institute

Celebrating 50 years of excellence, learning and discovery through research

Council on Diversity,
Equity, and Inclusion

Advising leadership on institutional efforts and actions to ensure inclusive excellence