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 first year students who have chosen not to live on-campus in UMaine residence halls. Most, but not all, FY Commuters are commuting from their family home, and many 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 student in general at UMaine, you are part of a larger 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 and Transfer Center also provides services, support and programs designed to assist you in your first year in college.
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 2022 Summer 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.
Be sure to choose the session designated for your College or Program.
June 21, 2022, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM:
- College of Engineering
June 22, 2022, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM:
- College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
June 23, 2022, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM:
- College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture
June 24, 2022, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM:
- Education and Human Development
- Maine Business School
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 in late August, 2022 (Date TBD), in the Commuter Lounge, Ground Floor Memorial Union, Room #150. 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 (Room #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.umaine.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 in late August, 2022 (Date TBD), in the Commuter Counge, Ground Floor Memorial Union, Room #150. 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 website to learn about the services and programs we provide, and be sure to drop by the Commuter Lounge (Room #150) on the ground floor of the 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, get your last minute questions answered, and meet some new and returning commuters.
Commuter Lounge , Ground floor of Memorial Union (Room #150)