As the Staff Associate for Student Life, I work with Commuter & Non Traditional Student Programs (CNTSP) You can often find me in the Commuter Lounge, in the Wade Center on the ground floor of Memorial Union. My primary responsibility is to provide support and advocacy for commuters and nontraditional students at UMaine.
I have worked in Student Affairs at UMaine for 35 years, and I know the campus well, which helps me connect students to other resources. I really enjoy meeting and working with commuter and nontraditional students and helping them be successful here at UMaine.
I have been a doctoral student, a wife, and a mom while also working full time, so like many of you, I wear multiple hats in my life. I am committed to helping commuters and nontraditional students fit the student role in with their many other life roles and make the most of their University of Maine experience.
Barbara Smith, Staff Associate, Ed.D.
Office : 162A across from the Commuter Lounge
or stop by the Commuter Lounge, Wade Center, Ground floor of Memorial Union
The Commuter Lounge is staffed by student workers on week days when classes are in session. Commuter Assistants are returning commuter students who are knowledgeable about the campus and the local communities. Many are nontraditional students who have their own experiences juggling their many commitments with academics.
Amy, Josh, John, Jared, and Chantel, are the Commuter Assistants Be sure to look for any of these folks when you visit the Commuter Lounge.
Most Commuter Assistants are work-study employees. It’s a fun and relaxed place to work. Hiring generally occurs in April or late August for the up-coming academic year. Contact CNTSP if you are interested in being a Commuter Assistant.
If you are considering applying to the University of Maine as a Non traditional Student , consider the admissions application for Non traditional students. each University of Maine Systems office has a designated “Concierge for Adult Students” that can assist you in this application process