Commuter and Non-Traditional Student Programs

Are you a commuter or non-traditional student? Commuter and Non-Traditional Student Programs (CNTSP) is here to help you through your collegiate career! Here are some of the programs we have offered:

First Friday Bagels

Every first Friday of the month, starting at 8:00 AM in the Commuter Lounge, we serve free coffee and bagels. This event is sponsored by both CANS (UM Student Government Board) and CNTSP.

Commuter Student Week

This annual week-long event is held each Fall.  Activities include a free lunch for commuter students and lunch time sessions on topics such as winter driving, time management and renters’ rights and responsibilities.

Non-traditional Student Week

Annual week-long event typically held during spring semester, hosting events catered to UMaine’s non-traditional student body. These range from family-friendly movie nights to discussions centered around non-traditional student involvement on campus.

Maine Day Project

Commuters cleaning the bus stop for Maine Day service project
Maine Day Service Project

Commuter students give back to the campus and community on Maine Day by cleaning the bus stop outside the Memorial Union.


Quiet Study Room

CNTSP provides a quiet study space in Memorial Union  each semester during the last week of classes and the week of finals.

CNTSP also co-sponsors a number of regular programs with the two student organizations (CANS & NSA) that represent commuter and non-traditional students.  These include pancake breakfasts, Family movie and pizzas, and more.

Advisory Board

CNTSP organizes a Non-traditional Student Programs Advisory Board of non-traditional students as well as faculty and staff who work closely with non-traditional students. This board meets several times each semester, reviews services and makes suggestions for programs and services that would assist UMaine non-traditional students. If you are interested in participating on the board, contact CNTSP at