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

At orientation, students can:

    • learn about UMA’s student resources, policies, and procedures
    • meet other students, the faculty, and staff
    • participate in information and skill building workshops
    • 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 at both of UMA’s campuses (Augusta and Bangor), and at most of the University College Centers (Bath-BrunswickEllsworthRocklandRumford, Saco, and Norway/South Paris).  Those students taking online classes are encouraged to also view University College Learning Services’ Online Orientation to Distance Learning.  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.

Notification of an upcoming orientation 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 Augusta campus’ next orientation will be held on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, with a snow date of January 18.

More information about the orientation (letter of invitation, agenda, and orientation program details), as well as an online RSVP form, will be available in late November.  In the meantime, please contact Kim Dowling at kimberly.dowling@maine.edu or at 621-3374/1-877-862-1234, ext. 3374, if you have any questions. If you need assistance with registering for classes, please contact the Advising Center at 207-621-3149.

Coming in late November!

Coming in late November!

Coming in late November!

CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT BEGINNING LATE NOVEMBER!

 

The Bangor campus’ next orientation will be held on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, with a snow date of January 17.

More information about the orientation (letter of invitation, agenda, and orientation program details), as well as an online RSVP form, will be available in late November.  In the meantime, please contact Kent Corey at kent.corey@maine.edu, if you have any questions. If you need assistance with registering for classes, please contact the Advising Center at 207-262-7805.

Coming in late November!

Coming in late November!

Coming in late November!

CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT BEGINNING LATE NOVEMBER!

    • Bath/Brunswick: 
      • Thursday, January 11, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
    • Ellsworth: 
      • Wednesday, January 10, 4:30-7:00 p.m.
    • Norway/South Paris:  Click here to sign up!
      • Thursday, January 11, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
      • (snow date: Friday, January 12, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon)
    • Rockland:  Call 596-6906 to sign up!
      • Thursday, January 11, 3:00-5:30 p.m. 
    • Rumford:  Click here to sign up!
      • Wednesday, January 17, 9:00-11:00 a.m. OR
      • Thursday, January 18, 5:00-7:00 p.m. 
    • Saco: 
      • Wednesday, January 17, 1:00-3:30 p.m. OR
      • Wednesday, January 17, 4:00-6:30 p.m. 
      • (snow date:  Thursday, January 18, same time frames)

For details, please contact the appropriate center.

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Online Orientation to Distance Learning »

Coming in early December:

For those students who are not able to attend a “live” new student orientation, the orientation will be offered in an online format.  All other students are strongly encouraged to attend in person, but also are welcome to view the online orientation, as well.