Living on campus is more than being close to friends, class, and activities. In addition to the many social benefits of campus living, many amenities are included in your room and board. An off-campus apartment requires internet, electricity, endless laundry battles, and more! Some of the conveniences of living at the University of Maine include:

Learn more about the various amenities that are available to students who live within the residence halls. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

UMaine students smiling on campus

Bed Height

Standard Mid-Height

All of our beds come at the mid-loft height (38″ to the top of the mattress) to allow for storage underneath. There is approximately 27-30″ of storage area below the bed. If you require your bed lower, please submit your loft request prior to your arrival to campus via email.

Bottom of frame: 27.5″ high; top of mattress: 38″ high

All standard beds come with a mattress and are 80″ long (Twin XL sheet size).

Beds can no longer be high lofted or bunked due to past safety issues.

Long Beds

Students who are 6’5″ or taller may request an XXL (84″) bed through myHousing after room assignments are released in the summer.

Please note that the XXL 84″ beds cannot be lofted; however, students may bring store-bought risers to lift them a bit for more storage underneath.

To see specific residence hall room dimensions, please visit our Residence Hall page.

Student studying at desk in dorm
Student sitting on bed in dorm

24/7 Secured Dorm Access

Each student has a MaineCard that allows them access to their individual hall and rooms. All dorm room locks are closely monitored and there is 24/7 assistance needed if a student should ever have an issue with their door lock.

High-Speed Internet

Students are able to study at any time with reliable, high-speed internet access from MyResNet.

Stream2 Streaming Service

  • Each unit has a streaming service with multiple on-demand channels from Stream2. Never miss a game again!
  • If students do not have a newer TV that streams, most dorms (except Kennebec & Penobscot) still provide coax cable ports in each room.

In-Residence Mailboxes

Each student has their own mailbox right in the lobby of their residence hall. Please utilize this format for any student correspondence:

First Name Last Name
University of Maine
Residence Hall, Rm #
Orono, ME 04469

Live-In Staff

Each residence hall has a Resident Assistant and Community Coordinator that lives right in the building. They are trained to handle anything that might come their way and their number priority is to ensure students are safe, happy, and always have assistance, 24/7.

MicroChill® Combo Units

MicroChill® is a combination refrigerator/freezer and microwave appliance that is approved for use in University of Maine residence halls. Due to breaker tripping, this is the only option if you would like BOTH a microwave and a refrigerator for your on-campus room. Save money by ordering your MicroChill® unit prior to August 1!

For more information, or to rent a MicroChill® from College Products, please visit their website.

You may also call College Products with any questions about ordering a MicroChill® at 712.226.3250.

Please note:

  • One MicroChill® combo unit or one dorm-size refrigerator is permitted per room
  • If you want both a microwave unit and a refrigerator unit, you must rent a MicroChill®
  • You must have your housing assignment to rent a unit
  • There are community microwaves throughout each residence hall, so if you can live without one in your room, you may bring one small refrigerator per room.

Unlimited In-Residence Laundry

Unlimited laundry. Each residence hall has a laundry room that provides students with unlimited washing and drying.

Full-service postal center

UMaine has a fully functioning postal service center where students can mail and receive packages.

Free transportation to Bangor area

All students with a MaineCard have access to the Black Bear Orono Express which will allow them to get around Orono, Old Town, and to Bangor when needed.

Vending Machines

Need a midnight study snack but everything is closed? Each residence hall has both soda and snack vending machines.

Multiple lounges in each building

Each residence hall has multiple lounges for students to get together. Whether it’s for a group study session or a big football game, it’s a great place for mingling and connecting.