International Student Information

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Helpful Information for International Students

The Office of International Programs helped us compile this one-page overview of room and board options for our international students. Here, you will find links to all pertinent information regarding room and board at UMaine.

Note: When booking your flight, please be aware that UMaine residence halls close on the last day of finals each semester. International students can request permission to stay one extra day. If staying in the U.S. after your exchange semester (up to 30 days after your last exam), you will need to arrange for alternative housing.

First-year-specific Residence Halls

On-Campus Housing

Read the following information and then apply for housing via myHousing Portal. Once your housing application is complete, you may go to your Student Center on MaineStreet to pay your $75.00 Housing Deposit*.

*Students enrolled in a partial semester, such as Intensive English Institute courses, are exempt from paying the $75.00 Housing Deposit.

The University of Maine encourages all incoming international students to live in campus housing. We offer a variety of accommodation styles, fully integrated with local students. All residence halls offer wireless internet and standard furniture. Our residence halls offer double rooms with shared bathrooms. Limited numbers of single rooms are available each year.

Cumberland Hall double room facing window

Themed Housing

A variety of themed housing communities are offered at UMaine. Make friends with similar interests by selecting these options. Find out more about themed communities on the Residence Life website.

Living on Campus

Your room will have a single twin-sized bed, desk, chair, drawers and closet for clothing. Sheets, pillows, blankets, and towels are not provided. Students must purchase their own bedding.  A shopping trip will take place during orientation. The University Bookstore offers some personal care and hygiene items for purchase.

Graduate Student Housing

Stodder Hall houses graduate students and approved non-traditional undergraduate students.  It offers shared double rooms and single rooms, with a kitchenette on each floor. Undergraduate students do not have access to the kitchenettes.


For information on selecting a meal plan and meal options, visit the UMaine Dining website.

Off-Campus Housing

International students are encouraged to live on-campus to facilitate access to services and engagement with fellow students. More information on living off campus is available on the Commuter & Non-Traditional Student Programs website.