HALL CLOSURE DURING WINTER & SPRING BREAKS

All residence halls are open for the Fall Break and Thanksgiving Break. Continuous housing halls Kennebec, Knox, York and DTAV/Patch are open for all breaks, including the winter break and spring break.

All halls except Kennebec, Knox, York and DTAV/Patch will close for Winter Break at 5 p.m. on Friday, December 15, 2017 and will reopen on Sunday, January 21, 2018.  Students assigned to continuous (break) housing will be required to register online if they plan to stay on campus for all or part of the Winter and Spring breaks.

Spring 2018 Housing Application

The spring 2018 housing application is now available for incoming new and returning students. To apply for housing, please log in to myHousing with your MaineStreet logon and password. Please do not add @maine.edu to your logon. The housing application works best on a PC or laptop using Chrome or IE. 

If you are an incoming new student for Spring 2018 and are unable to access the Spring 2018 housing application, please contact us at um.housing@maine.edu.

If you are a returning student for Spring 2018 (did not attend for Fall 2017) and are unable to access the Spring 208 housing application, please contact us at um.housing@maine.edu. 

Spring 2018 room assignments for incoming new students will be available beginning December 22, 2017.

Room Cancellation Fees – 2017-2018

Once a current student is assigned for the 2017-2018 academic year, the room cancellation fee will apply. Between March 1 and June 1, the room cancellation fee is $250.00. After June 1 until the residence halls open for the fall semester, the room cancellation fee is $375.00. Students who cancel the Room and Board license after the residence halls open and remain enrolled at UMaine will be charged for room and board at the per diem rate plus a room cancellation fee of $500.00. Board cancellation fees will also apply. 

Room and Board License – 2017-2018

First Year Residence Requirement
Living on campus maximizes students’ opportunities for social, cultural and extracurricular involvement and is positively linked to students’ persistence toward attaining a degree. The University of Maine believes that residence hall living is an educational opportunity that all new students should experience. Living on campus is not required for a new admitted first-year student under any of the following criteria: (1) aged 21 or older; (2) a veteran or transfer student; (3) living with a parent or legal guardian within easy commuting distance (35 miles); (4) exceptional circumstances that do not permit them to meet the requirement.

General Housing Information

The University of Maine provides on-campus housing in 18 residence halls. Options include traditional undergraduate residence halls for first year and upperclass residents, suite style living for upperclass residents, graduate housing, and several living/learning lifestyle options.

For Fall 2017-Spring 2018:
The First Year Experience (FYE) program is for first year students assigned to the following halls:

  • Androscoggin
  • Cumberland
  • Gannett
  • Knox
  • Oxford
  • Somerset
  • Balentine (Honors – upperclass and first-year)
  • Colvin (Honors – upperclass and first-year)
  • Penobscot (Honors – upperclass and first-year)
  • York

Traditional housing halls for upperclass students

  • Aroostook – sophomores
  • Estabrooke – Juniors and Seniors
  • Kennebec – sophomores
  • Hancock – sophomores
  • Hart – sophomores
  • DTAV (suite-style) – Juniors and Seniors
  • Patch (suite-style) – Juniors and Seniors
  • Oak (all singles) – Juniors and Seniors
  • Stodder (graduate housing)

Students who request Substance Free Housing are assigned to the fourth floor of Aroostook Hall, regardless of class standing. 

For Spring 2018, the halls will reopen after Winter Break on Sunday, January 21, 2018. All halls except DTAV/Patch, Kennebec, Knox, and York will close at 5pm on Friday, December 15, 2017 for the Winter Break.

What to Bring ,What Not to Bring to Campus

Available Heights of Bed Options for Resident Halls

Questions regarding on-campus housing at UMaine? Check this site to see if your question can be answered here. If not, please e-mail the Housing Office at um.housing@maine.edu.

Getting Your Mail & Packages
Please click here for the UMaine Printing & Mailing Services website for instructions on forwarding your mail properly so that you don’t miss anything important.

To stay current with the latest information and updates from Housing Services we encourage you to bookmark this Web site. The Office of Housing Services also suggests that you review as many web sites as possible on the A-to-Z Directory of the University of Maine website, including the following:

MicroFridge® (combination microwave & refrigerator)

The MicroFridge® Appliance is approved for use in University of Maine residence halls. This is the only option if you would like BOTH a microwave and a refrigerator for your on-campus room. For more information and to rent or buy a MicroFridge®, please visit the UMaine-approved University Logistics website.

You can also call Unversity Logistics with any questions about the MicroFridge® or ordering information to the MicroFridge® Student Rental Call Center at 1.800.525.7307.

To view the latest PDF of the MicroFridge® brochure, please click MFBrochureFinal3-13-14.