New and returning students who have applied for housing and have been assigned a room may view their room assignments on or after July 1 by logging in to myHousing. If the My Room Assignment button is not visible, it means the student has not yet been assigned a room. If you are a first-year student and see two roommates, this means you are assigned to a temporary triple room. We will break down the temporary triple rooms as quickly as possible. If you do not see the My Room Assignment button or if you are assigned to a temporary triple, please check back every few business days, as you may have been assigned or reassigned from a temporary triple.


Incoming first-year and transfer students for Fall 2017 may now apply for housing. Log in to myHousing with your MaineStreet user name and password to access the fall housing application. Please note – we are unable to guarantee roommate requests received after May 1.

RETURNING STUDENTS – Apply for housing

Current residents who do not have a room assignment for 2017-2018 may apply for housing by logging in to myHousing. Assignment will be made to available space. There are no single rooms available and we have a wait list for single rooms. 

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 cancellation fees are waived when we have a wait list for housing. There is currently a wait list.

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 Fall 2017, halls will open on Friday, August 25 for new and incoming transfer students. Halls will open for returning students on Sunday, August 27 at 10am.

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.