A Message from the Vice President for Student Life
Our staff is dedicated to helping students adjust to college life, get the most out of their college experience, and partner to make our university community a better place for all its members to live, study and work.
We all have a part in determining whether each of us can achieve personal and academic success. Success will depend on you: your motivation, your workstyle, and your sense of personal responsibility, but it also depends on the partnerships that develop which serve and help you. I hope you will not be reluctant or timid at all about reaching out to form your own partnerships with our staff. For their part, they are eager to join you in making such partnerships work.
Your participation in the remarkably broad range of programs and activities Student Life offers can make a huge difference in the lives of the general student community. UMaine is justifiably proud of the role students play in the life of the institution, and I hope you will become an active part of this Black Bear tradition.
Let me conclude by offering a special welcome to our newest students. All of us in Student Life hope your time at UMaine is filled with challenge, satisfaction, and SUCCESS. We all look forward, as well, to new partnerships with you!
Robert Q. Dana
Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students