Housing & Dining
Read the following information and then apply for housing via the Housing Services web page (click on “Log into myHousing).
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. Only some residence halls are continuous housing halls (open during university breaks and holidays). When applying for housing make sure you choose a continuous housing hall.
First Year Residence Halls Offering Continuous Housing
Knox Hall – double rooms with shared bathrooms. The Global Crossroads Living/Learning Community is a great option for first-year international students
York Hall – double rooms with shared bathrooms
Click here for information on the First Year Center.
If you are a transfer student and you wish to live on campus please see the Housing Services page to review your options.
Incoming Exchange and Visiting Students Housing
If you are an Exchange or Visiting student, be sure to request a hall offering continuous housing when you apply.
The following residence halls are continuous housing halls (open during university breaks and holidays) which are most suitable for incoming exchange students:
- Kennebec Hall – shared double rooms, shared bathrooms in hallway for upper class and transfer students
- York Hall – shared double rooms, shared bathrooms in hallway
- DTAV (suite-style) – shared double rooms, full kitchen in suite, shared bathroom in suite, meal plans optional
- Patch (suite-style) – shared double rooms, full kitchen in suite, shared bathroom in suite
- Stodder Hall – for students above 21, and for graduate students – shared double rooms, kitchenette on each floor
NOTE: When booking your flight, please be aware that UMaine housing closes on the last day of classes 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), students need to arrange for alternative housing.
Graduate Student Housing
Stodder Hall – for students above 21, and for graduate students – shared double rooms, kitchenette on each floor
University Park is located close to campus and offers housing for students with a spouse and/or children
- See a Typical Residence Hall Room
- What to Bring for Your Room (You will have an opportunity to shop during Orientation)
- MicroFridge Rental
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
- Living/Learning Communities
- Apply for Campus Housing – must confirm enrollment at UMaine before applying
For more information:
The University of Maine welcomes all international students to our locations throughout campus. International students are strongly encouraged to live on-campus and to select a meal plan.
Meal Plan Options:
- Meal Plan Information – scroll down for prices
Selecting a Meal Plan:
- On-campus resident students will be enrolled in a meal plan as part of their Academic Year Room and Board License. Please see details on the Housing website.
- Off-campus students may add Dining Funds or Bear Bucks to their Maine Card. Please do this through the Student Services Office in the Memorial Union.