Convenience of Campus Living

Safety and Security

Each of our residence halls has swipe-entry access 24 hours a day. Only students who are currently living in residence halls on campus have access to swipe into any of our residence halls.  And between the hours of 9:00 pm and 7:00 am only students who actually reside in any one residence hall will be able to swipe into that residence hall.

Residence Life staff at both the Resident Assistant (RA) and professional staff level provide on-duty staffing in the residence halls in the overnight hours. Our professional staff members live in the residence halls and provide back-up support to our RAs 24-hours a day, as well as providing crisis response to any area of campus as needed.

Security cameras are in use on the main level of each residence hall. These security cameras are aimed at the entry and exit points of the buildings in order to track any suspicious behavior.

The University of Maine has its own police department. University of Maine police officers also partner with our Residence Life staff to provide deeded officers to each residential area. Through this program we hope to build relationships between the students and police officers so that students feel comfortable approaching an officer if and when they are in need.

Concerns about security, safety or suspicious behavior can be reported anonymously via our Campus Eyes website, or by calling the University of Maine Police Department dispatch at 581-4040 and asking to make an anonymous report.

The University of Maine has an emergency alert system that sends notifications out to the community via the FirstClass email system, as well as via text message. Parents of University of Maine students are encouraged to sign-up for these notifications via our UMaine.txt website.

Study Lounges

The majority of the floors in our residence halls have their own study lounge, which provides space for students to study individually or as a group.

Social Space

We provide a large, public, flat-screen TV with hook-up capabilities, should students not have their own TV or should students wish to use the TV for their own group viewing. Each residence hall also provides pool tables, ping-pong tables, foosball tables, or other amenities, which are free for student use.

Bike Storage

Many of our residence halls provide space for students to store their bikes indoors.


Residential parking is located throughout our campus, and all residential students are able to purchase a parking pass for one vehicle.

University Trail System

The DeMeritt Forest Trail System on the university campus provides numerous trails for public use. There are several access points to the trail system on campus, and the system includes both paved and unpaved trails, as well as groomed cross-country skiing trails during winter months. Students and community members alike make great use of this trail system for running, biking, snowshoeing and other outdoor activities throughout the year.

Campus Dining

The University of Maine Dining Services offers a wide variety of dining options on campus. Residential students have access to three traditional dining commons, with one commons located on each side of campus. Hilltop Commons also includes a market, much like a convenience store, where students can purchase snack items for their rooms. The Memorial Union, at the center of campus, is also home to the Bear’s Den and Bear’s Den Pub.

Nutrition information for all meals is provided online. Each dining facility also has a staff member designated to working with residential students who have special dietary needs.

More information about Dining Services.

The Recreation Center

The Recreation Center provides a wide variety of services to students, including: a pool, hot tub and steam room; fitness classes and personal training services; basketball courts, an indoor hockey/soccer court and handball courts; free weights, cardio equipment and an indoor track; intramural sports and much more.

The Maine Bound Center also houses an indoor rock climbing wall, as well as providing students the opportunity to participate in numerous outdoor clinics and trips.

More information about the Rec Center.

More information about Maine Bound.

Mail and Package Deliveries

All mail and packages sent to a student living in a residence hall will be delivered to the Package and Postal Center located in the Memorial Union. This provides a secure location for packages to be stored until the student is available to pick up their mail. An e-mail will be sent to the student alerting them that their mail/package is available for pickup. The Package and Postal Center hours are 8:30am – 4:30pm, Monday – Friday. A photo ID (MaineCard, driver’s license, etc.) of the addressee will be required when the resident student picks up a package.

Laundry Facilities

Each residence hall has its own laundry facilities, including multiple washers and dryers. Each resident student also is provided with $25.00 of FREE laundry funds each semester, which is equivalent to 10 full loads (wash and dry) of laundry.

Using the Laundryview website students can see how many washers and dryers are available, and by hovering over each machine, can also see how much longer each machine has in its cycle.  Students may also program the machines to text their phone when the laundry cycle is complete.

Maintenance Requests

Students can submit requests for maintenance to their rooms through our online maintenance request system. Requests typically take less than 24 hours to complete, except during peak times, such as opening weekend.