Promoting student success and personal development is a priority at every UMA Center
To help you succeed, our Brunswick Center staff are happy to assist you in selecting your UMA course(s), transferring courses from other colleges or universities, scheduling exams, finding scholarship dollars or applying for financial aid, or just getting acclimated to college life.
We are here to help you!
Remember, the MyUMA portal is your single sign-on access point to all of your electronic resources at UMA, including MaineStreet, your University email, BlackBoard, and other student resources and information.
The UMA Brunswick Center offers a New Student Orientation prior to the start of fall and spring semesters. All new and transfer students are encouraged to attend new student orientation to meet other new students and Center staff, and to learn about student support services, computer resources, library services, as well as videoconferencing (VC) and interactive television (ITV) classroom communication and procedures.
Individual orientations are available by appointment. Please call 442-7736 for more information.
At Orientation you will learn about:
- MaineStreet and your “Student Center.”
- Your University email account.
- The University’s computerized library system.
- How to request a library card.
- What to do with BlackBoard.
- How online and ITV classes work.
- What college professors expect.
- How to be prepared for the first few weeks of class.
Online New Student Orientation
While UMA offers on-site orientations and students are invited to experience all orientation options, all incoming students are expected to complete the online format. Click on the button below for more information.
New students, are you activated?
If not, please immediately activate your UMS account and create a password. Here’s the quick guide to walk you through the process. Need assistance? Call 1-800-696-4357 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please bring your UMS account/password with you to orientation.
Blackboard essentials for students
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Have a Question? We Have Answers.
Student Services Coordinators (SSC) at the UMA Centers are happy to answer questions about financial aid, admission to a degree program, course schedules, and more. An SSC can help you select courses, locate resources and ensure you’re on track to graduate.
Career Training and Professional Programs:
- Healthcare and Fitness
- Business and Professional
- IT and Software Development
- Management and Corporate
- Media and Design
- Hospitality and Service Industry
- Skilled Trades and Industrial
- Sustainable Energy/Going Green
- CAREER TRAINING – Complete list and descriptions of all Career Training Programs.
Continuing Education and Personal Enrichment:
- Accounting, Business and Finance
- Design and Composition
- Healthcare and Medical
- Language and Arts
- Law and Legal
- Teaching and Education
- Writing and Publishing
- SHORT COURSES – Complete list and descriptions of all Continuing Education 6-week/short courses.
UMA is committed to your success! To ensure students have a solid academic foundation, the Office of Advising utilizes placement testing to determine students’ level of skill in one or more academic areas. This allows UMA staff to identify the most appropriate courses for enrollment. Students may be waived from placement testing with appropriate test scores, previous college coursework, or other criteria.
Certain times are available for students who need to schedule proctored exams for online classes, delayed view classes, approved makeup exams, or exams which must be taken outside of regular class time.
Exams must be scheduled ahead to ensure we have the correct exam on hand when you arrive. Be prepared to provide photo identification to the proctor before beginning your exam (driver’s license, passport, state-issued ID, student ID)
Proctored Exam Schedule
Schedule may be subject to change.
Wednesday 3:30 – 7:00 pm
Friday 12:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Please note: Requests for proctored exams other than the days and times listed, we may not be able to accommodate due to classroom availability.Click to Schedule Your Exam
Scholarships are financial awards, which do not have to be repaid. Full-time and part-time UMA students have an opportunity to apply for a number of scholarships as a result of funding made available by the University of Maine at Augusta, the University of Maine System, and generous donations by organizations and individuals to UMA’s scholarship fund.
The UMA Brunswick Student Association (SA) works to promote a strong community at the center and oversees the spending of local student activity fees. The SA provides educational, social, and recreational programming designed to bring students together.
2018 – 2019 Student Association Officers:
President Jessica Washburn
Vice President Kimberly Snider
Secretary Autumn Thoits
Activities Chair Whitney Kilton
All students are encouraged to attend Student Association meetings to share thoughts and ideas.
At this time, there are no regularly scheduled meetings.
For more information about the Student Association, please contact Student Association Advisor, Shelley Taylor at 442-7736.
Student Association Mission Statement
The purpose of the Student Association (SA) is to enhance student life and to provide leadership development opportunities.
The Student Association leadership will:
- Plan and implement educational, cultural, recreational and social activities which enhance student life and learning.
- Collaborate with staff in creating a learning environment that respects and welcomes all students.
- Oversee student activity fees paid by students enrolled in credit courses at the UMA Brunswick Center and associated sites.
- Support and encourage students who wish to participate in university governance to become involved with the student government association of their home campus.
- The Student Association will consist of a minimum of three elected officers, to include a President, Treasurer, and one other officer/member.
- Representatives from each Student Association will meet periodically to share their successes and discuss common concerns.
UMA welcomes hundreds of transfer students each semester. In fact, the majority of our new students are transfer students! Whether you are coming in with a few courses or several semesters of credit, we will work with you to develop your educational plan and maximize your advance standing.
Tutoring is an effective strategy to help students increase their understanding of course material and study skills. Qualified peer tutors are typically available for developmental and introductory classes at no charge for currently registered students in the following content areas: Writing, Computer Applications, Math, Study Skills.
Please call our Brunswick Center to schedule an appointment. UMA students are eligible for up to two hours of tutoring per week for one-on-one tutoring.
UMA Brunswick Center provides assistance for students to orient them and provide basic instruction in the following computer applications and systems:
- MaineStreet (UMS’s Account Management System)
- BlackBoard (UMS’s Learning Management Platform)
- File management strategies —including the use of flash drives and Google Drive
- Word processing applications (Microsoft Word and Google Docs)
- Presentation software
- Basic spreadsheet applications (Excel and Google Sheets)
- Use of communication applications such as Google Hangout
- Accessing online student resources such as the distance reference librarian and online tutors
Schedule an appointment with Technology tutor, Jon Beaulieu. Jon’s walk-in hours are Tuesdays: 12:00-4:00pm & Wednesdays: 12:15-1:00pm and 3:45-5:00pm in the Hub.
Other times (including weekends) will need to be made by appointment at email@example.com.
Schedule an appointment with the Statistics & Math tutor, Don Murphy by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. UMA students are eligible for up to two hours of tutoring per week for one-on-one tutoring.
The Math Lab in Augusta can be accessed either via phone or in-person. The schedule for Math Tutoring on the Augusta Campus is available on the Tutoring web page.
VAWLT (Virtual Accessibility, Writing, Library and Technology tutors)
Distance tutoring at your convenience via the computer:
With extended hours, VAWLTers support writers via phone, email, shared documents, live-chat, and/or video conference — whatever works best for you. In addition, the VAWLT website has loads of resources for college writers.
Online tutoring is now available in most courses via a national program called NetTutor. NetTutor has been around for over 20 years and is used by colleges all over the country. Tutors have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in the subject they tutor and are available to assist via video, audio or chat. To access this resource, click on the NetTutor link in your course menu.
If you have questions about this resource or experience any difficulty accessing Net Tutor, please contact Colleen Coffey at 262-7825 or email@example.com.