Orientation is an opportunity for students to get to know UMA and to prepare for a successful college experience.

By participating in an orientation, you can:

    • learn about student support services and resources
    • become familiar with policies and procedures
    • acquire knowledge and entry-level proficiency in select academic and personal success skills
    • learn about what to expect at UMA and what UMA expects of you
    • know whom to contact to ask questions and express concerns

Orientation is for ALL students new to UMA, whether they are: returning adults, transfer students, or recent high school graduates; attending on campus or attending at centers, sites, or via technology; and, in degree programs or just taking a class.

Orientations are offered on-site at all of UMA’s locations, including both campuses and most UMA centers (BrunswickEllsworth, Lewiston, RocklandRumford, Saco, and South Paris), as well as in an online format.  Students are invited to experience all orientation options; however, they are expected to complete the online orientation format.  Be sure to click on the tabs listed above to access detailed information for each orientation.

In addition, specialized orientation programs for students in the architecture or nursing programs are offered. Students should contact the College of Arts and Sciences for information on the architecture orientation and the College of Professional Studies for information on the nursing orientation.  Those students taking a class online are encouraged to also view UMA Academic Logistics’ “Success in Online Learning” program.

Notification of upcoming on-site orientations is mailed approximately three weeks before classes start to all students new to UMA. Students should contact their nearest campus or center for additional information.  The Online New Student Orientation is available anytime.

 

The Augusta campus will offer an orientation on January 16, 2019, with a snow date of January 17.  Information (letter of invitation, agenda, and orientation program details) will be posted in mid-November.  Students are invited to experience all orientation options; however, they are expected to complete the online orientation format (ONSO).  You can access ONSO through the Online Orientation tab.

In the meantime, please contact the Dean of Students Office at 621-3176/1-877-862-1234, ext. 3176, if you have any questions, or email Aaminah Aleem.   If you need assistance with registering for classes, please contact Advising at 621-3149/1-877-UMA-1234, ext. 3149.

Coming in mid-November!

Coming in mid-November!

Coming in mid-November!

The Bangor Campus will offer orientation on Monday, January 14, 2019, with a snow date of January 15. Information (letter of invitation, agenda, and orientation program details) will be posted in mid-November.  Students are invited to experience all orientation options; however, they are expected to complete the online orientation format (ONSO).  You can access ONSO through the Online Orientation tab.

In the meantime, please contact Kent Corey at kent.corey@maine.edu, or at 207-262-7817, if you have any questions. If you need assistance with registering for classes, please contact the Advising Center at 207-262-7805.

Coming in mid-November!

Coming in mid-November!

Coming in mid-November!

    • Brunswick: 
      • TBD
    • East Millinocket:
      • Individual orientations are held.  Please call 207.746.5741 for more information.
    • Ellsworth: 
      • TBD
    • Houlton:
      • TBD
    • Lewiston Location: 
      • TBD
    • Rockland: 
      • TBD
    • Rumford: 
      • TBD
    • Saco: 
      • TBD
    • South Paris: 
      • TBD

For details, please contact the appropriate center.

While UMA offers on-site orientations and students are invited to experience all orientation options, they are expected to complete the online format. The online orientation provides another flexible, convenient, and easily accessible way to participate, particularly for those living at a distance from a UMA facility, for those with scheduling conflicts, and for those who may want this comprehensive type of information before attending an on-site orientation.

Of course, family and friends of students are welcome to participate, too, as we know how important their support is to a student’s success.

Ready to start?

Online New Student Orientation