COVID-19 health and safety guidance

COVID-19 health and safety guidance

As of November 8, 2021, the U.S. government will require all non-citizen and non-immigrant visitors to be fully vaccinated before entering the U.S.  A person is considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after receiving all doses of the FDA approved vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson) or WHO approved for emergency use vaccines (AstraZeneca, Covishield, BIBP/Sinopharm, and Sinovac).  You can view the requirement here, which explains available exceptions.

The University of Maine also requires all students attending in-person classes and activities to be fully vaccinated with one of the above listed vaccines.  Please record verification of your vaccination on our secure campus portal. You will need your MaineStreet username and password to log in. Detailed instructions can be found online

Students, who are allowed to enter the U.S. without a vaccine or with a document showing they have recently recovered from Covid-19, will receive help from the UMaine Office of International Programs in accessing two free Covid-10 vaccinations and a free vaccine booster.

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The Office of International Programs (OIP) eagerly awaits your arrival!

Welcome to UMaine, a diverse campus that we hope you’re excited to call home for your upcoming semester(s). Our international students have always played an active role in both the intellectual and cultural life of our campus, so we’re always excited to welcome more! Between our clubs, intramural activities, and campus events you’ll have no shortage of things to do. Also, be sure to check out our bucket list: 50 Things to Do. You can find the link here.

Of course, we know that coming to a new country to study can be daunting, but OIP is here to help you prepare for your arrival to UMaine, and to navigate life on campus.

We’ve created this brochure to help you prepare for your move to Maine. Read it carefully and if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact our office.

Welcome to the Black Bear family!

Best regards,

Office of International Programs staff

Arrival and Orientation Information

Course Registration

Video Tutorials

Financial Terms and Conditions

  • Before you can register for classes, you must complete the Financial Terms and Conditions (FTC) in your MaineStreet Student Service listed in the To Do list. Read the full FTC text. Read the FTC Frequently Asked Questions

Placement Tests

  • Placement tests – complete for math, English composition, foreign languages and music before course registration

Selecting classes

Conditionally Admitted Students

  • Course registration with the Intensive English Institute (IEI). Read more here.

Enrolling in Courses

Transfer Credits

Terminology and Handouts