First Year Commuters (Recent High School Graduates)

First Year (FY) 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. Regardless of where you live off campus and whether you live 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, you have total access to all CNTSP services and programs available. Additionally, 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.

1) The First Year and Transfer Experience and Commuter and Non Traditional Student Programs (CNTSP) provide support, advocacy and academic services for you as a first year student and a commuter.

2) New Student Summer Orientation :

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. The 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 2019 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 Day One of summer orientation sessions includes a special meeting for new student commuters. These sessions are designed to help you learn about the CNTSP, its resources and programs that are available to you as a commuter. Please plan to attend this commuter student meeting on Day One of the Summer Orientation session.

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. If you choose not to stay overnight, be sure to stay through the Academic Advising meeting. We also encourage you to return for the Day Two activities.

Be sure to choose the session designated for your College or Program.

June 24 & 25, 2019

  • Maine Business School
  • Pre-Business
  • College of Education and Human Development

June 25 & 26, 2019

  • College of Engineering
  • School of Engineering Technology

June 26 & 27, 2019

  • College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture

June 27 & 28, 2019

  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Explorations Program
  • Pre-Engineering

 

Register to attend the Summer Orientation designated for your college or Program

You will also want to plan to attend the New Student-Commuter Welcome Day on August 29, 2019, 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.

Commuter and Non Traditional Student Programs (CNTSP) wants to assist you as a new student at UMaine. We 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 in the Wade Center (#150) on the ground floor of Memorial Union at any time.

*Please note if you are a commuting non-traditional (parent, married veteran) student, you may want to consider the slightly abbreviated summer orientation schedule; see the CNTSP web site at www.umainer.edu/cntsp  for more information.

3) Fall Welcome Day for New Student Commuters:

You will also want to plan to attend the New Student-Commuter Welcome Day on August 29, 2019, 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.

Commuter and Non Traditional Student Programs (CNTSP) wants to assist you as a new student at UMaine. We 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 (#150) in the Wade Center on the ground floor of Memorial Union at any time.

A special day designed for each group of new student commuters, this includes FY commuters (recent high school graduates), new transfer students who will commute  and new non-traditional students who commute.  This day is designed to help you beat the crowds that arrive during Maine Hello, ask your last minute questions and meet some new and returning commuters.

NEW STUDENT-COMMUTER WELCOME DAY
August 29 2019
8:30AM – 2:00PM
Commuter Lounge , Ground floor of Memorial Union
Other Fall Welcome Weekend Activities  TBA