Fall room assignments for new and returning students will be available on or after July 1 at umaine.edu/housing (log in to myHousing).  If you do not see the My Room Assignment button on July 1, it means you have not yet been assigned. Please check back after July 11.


The fall check-in date for incoming first year and transfer students is Friday, August 31. The fall check-in date for returning students is Monday, September 3


Due to the large volume of calls to our office at this time of year, please send an e-mail to um.housing@maine.edu with your question or concern. We will get back to you as quickly as possible. THANK YOU!

Fall 2018 Housing Application

The Fall 2018 housing application for accepted incoming first-year and Transfer students is now available.  Please apply as soon as possible. Please note that after May 1 we are unable to guarantee specific roommate requests. We will try to accommodate late roommate requests; however, there is no guarantee after May 1.

Returning students who did not participate in Room Selection (which ended February 26) may apply for housing by logging in to myHousing.  Returning students will be assigned by Housing Services. 

Room Cancellation Fees – 2018-2019

Once a current student is assigned for the 2018-2019 academic year, the room cancellation fee will apply. From now until 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. 

Undergraduate Room and Board License – 2018-2019

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.


If you wish to have a microwave/fridge combo in your residence hall room, please contact www.collegeproducts.com/umaine for rental or purchase. 

Students are permitted to have one MicroChill Combo or one dorm-size refrigerator per room. Separate microwaves are NOT permitted in student rooms. There are microwaves in the first floor lounge of each residence hall.

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 2018-Spring 2019:
The First Year Experience (FYE) program is for first year students assigned to the following halls:

  • Androscoggin
  • Cumberland
  • Gannett
  • Kennebec (Outdoor Adventure 3rd & 4th floors – mix)
  • 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 – 3rd/4th floor Outdoor Adventure (mix)
  • Hancock – sophomores
  • Hart – sophomores
  • DTAV (suite-style) – Juniors and Seniors (Baumann-Nelson/Chandler – eligible sophomores)
  • 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 third and fourth floors of Aroostook Hall, regardless of class standing. 

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
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