Transfer Student Information

Congratulations on your transfer acceptance to the University of Maine!

We hope you will consider campus living. Living on campus maximizes opportunities for social, cultural, and extracurricular involvement and is positively linked to students’ persistence toward attaining a degree, and can help transfer students become acclimated to the area much more quickly.

The University does not require transfer students to live on campus.

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Once the housing application is complete, it will be time to pay your housing deposit:

1. Log in to MaineStreet:

2. Under MaineStreet click on your Student Center 

3. In the Finances section click on Pay My Bill

4. Click on View Bill/Payment Options

5. Click on the Access TouchNet Bill+Payment button.

6. Once on the payment site go to the “Deposits” section to complete the credit card payment.

Once your housing deposit has been received and you have confirmed with Admissions that you will be attending the University of Maine, we will mark your application as ready to be assigned.

PLEASE NOTE: Students enrolled in the Intensive English Institute are exempt from having to pay the housing deposit.

Housing Fast Facts

  • Apply for housing as soon as possible.
  • You may apply for housing even if you have not confirmed admission to UMaine
  • Select a meal plan
  • Housing assignments are made based on availability and the application date once admission is confirmed
  • Break/Continuous housing is available for the Fall 2022-Spring 2023 academic year. 

Hall Preferences

The Transfer Living Community in York Hall is available to incoming transfer students. Space is limited in the TLC. First-year transfer students may be assigned to first-year housing.

Roommate & Themed Living Requests

You may request a roommate on your housing application. All roommate requests must be mutual. If you find a roommate after submitting your housing application, please email us with the name of your requested roommate.

Requests for Themed Housing will be assigned based on space availability. Transfer students are eligible for housing in the Prism+, Mosaic, Outdoor Adventure, and Substance-Free Housing communities. Please contact us if you wish to be assigned to one of these communities. 


For information about moving in, please visit the Move-In/Move-Out page.

Property Insurance

Students are strongly encouraged to have property insurance for their personal belongings. Comprehensive, affordable property insurance is available through CSI College Student Insurance.

For more information, check out our list of what to bring to campus.
Questions? Go to our FAQ pageResidence Life, or contact Housing Services.

Ready to live on campus at UMaine?