First Year Commuters (Recent High School Graduates)
First Year COMMUTERS
Are you a recent high school graduate? Starting your first year in college ? Will you be commuting from off campus ( not living on campus in the residence halls) ?
THAT MAKES YOU A FY COMMUTER
You are part of a relatively small group of 18-19 first year students who have chosen to not live on campus in UMaine residence halls. Most but not all FY Commuters are commuting from their family home and most ( but not all) commute within 30 miles of the UMaine campus. But regardless of where off campus you live and whether you are living with your parents, roommates or alone; you are a FY Commuter. As a commuter at UMaine you are part of a large group ( 63% of our undergraduates are commuters ) who commute to the UMaine classes. As a commuter student all the services and programs of CNTSP are available to you. And as a first year student, the First Year Center also provides services, support and programs designed to assist you in your first year in college .
Congratulations on your acceptance to the University of Maine. You will be part of a small group of new students who will be commuting to the UMaine campus. Commuter and Non Traditional Student Programs (CNTSP) wants to welcome you to UMaine and assist you in having a successful university experience.
By now you may have received an invitation to the UMaine 2018 Summer/June Orientation program for newly admitted students. The Summer Orientation is designed to assist you as a new student to learn more about the campus resources available to you as well as help you plan your academic program.
Each summer orientation session includes a special meeting for new student- commuters. These sessions are designed to help you learn about CNTSP and the resources and programs available to you as a commuter. Please plan to attend this meeting on Day One at 2:30 – 2:55 p.m.
Even though you are a commuter student you are invited to stay overnight in the residence hall where you will meet other new students in your academic college. But if you choose not to stay overnight be sure to stay through the Academic Advising meeting and you are encouraged to return for the Day Two activities
Be sure to select the session designated for your College or Program.
Session 1: Mon & Tue, June 25 & 26, 2018
- College of Education and Human Development
- Maine Business School
Session 2: Tue & Wed, June 26 & 27, 2018
- College of Engineering
- School of Engineering Technology
Session 3: Wed & Thur, June 27 & 28, 2018
- College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture
Session 4: Thur & Fri, June 28 & 29, 2018
- Explorations Program
- College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Register at https://go.umaine.edu/orientation/summer-orientation-main-page/ for the Summer Orientation session that you plan to attend
You will also want to plan to attend the New Student-Commuter Welcome Day on August 30, 2018, in the Commuter lounge, Memorial Union. This is a special welcome day designed to meet the needs of new students who will be living off campus.
As I mentioned, Commuter and Non Traditional Student Programs (CNTSP) wants to assist you as a new student at UMaine. I encourage you to check out the rest of the CNTSP web site at to learn about the services and programs we provide and be sure to drop by the Commuter Lounge at the Wade Center on the ground floor of Memorial Union any time.
Congratulations again on your acceptance to UMaine. I look forward to meeting you.
Reply to UM.CNTSP@maine.edu
*Please note if you are actually a commuting nontraditional (parent, married veteran) student you may want to consider the slightly different summer orientation schedule see the CNTSP web site at www.umainer.edu/cntsp for more information
Commuter Lounge , Ground floor of Memorial Union