UMA Ellsworth Campus Student Association Earth Day Event, April 2022, group of students posing for picture while picking up trash
UMA Ellsworth Campus Student Association Earth Day Event, April 2022

Student Association

The UMA Ellsworth 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. If you would like to join the UMA Ellsworth SA, please contact the Ellsworth Center for more information.


The UMA Ellsworth Student Association (SA) is a group of students elected by the student community to oversee the spending of student activity funds for educational, cultural, and recreational activities. The SA makes sure there are snacks, coffee, tea, and hot chocolate available in the lobby, and also provides food for other xstudent activities.

2023-2024 Student Association Officers: TBD

Watch for more details here, in our newsletter (sign up here) and on our Facebook page. Elections have been tabled until this Fall.

Hope Garden Project, November 2022, people in front of UMA Ellsworth Center getting ready to plant tulips
Hope Garden Project, November 2022

UMA Ellsworth Students planting tulips

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Meeting Schedule

Stay tuned for the next meeting of the 2023-24 Student Association! Please get involved with this fun and inspirational group of students who want your involvement too! Your voice counts – please attend!

All students are encouraged and welcome to attend Student Association meetings to share their thoughts and ideas. There are always interesting, fun, and often charitable events planned. Come meet your fellow students!

Some events going on right now or happening soon:

Kendra Merrill did a great job representing UMA Ellsworth at the monthly SGA meetings this past semester. The SGA is looking for more representatives in other committees, from all campuses and Centers! Come to the meeting for all the details. It is a great opportunity to make a difference in university policy impacting students like you!

card brook clean up 2023
Card Brook Clean Up, April 2023
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Promoting student success and personal development is a priority at every UMA Center

To help you succeed, our Ellsworth 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, Brightspace, and other student resources and information.

Current Student Resources

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 that you’re on track to graduate. Please contact the UMA Ellsworth Center SSC, Ann Delaney, at 207-667-3897 for any questions that you may have. You can also schedule an appointment to speak with Ann Delaney by clicking here:

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.

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, and Study Skills.

VAWLT (Virtual Academic Writing Lab 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. Contact a VAWLTer »


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.

Not seeing what you need?

To request a tutor at the Center please contact our Student Services Coordinator at 207-667-3897.

New Student Resources

UMA Ellsworth offers a new student orientation prior to the start of fall and spring semesters. All new and transfer students are encouraged to attend these new student orientations. Watch for the Spring New Student Orientation here. Contact the Ellsworth Center to register when the date has been made available. You will meet other new students, a few current students, and Center staff. Learn about student support services, computer resources, library services, as well as videoconferencing (VC) classroom communication and procedures.

For more new student orientation information call 667-3897.

Off like a rocket!

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 Brightspace.
  • How online 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.

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 Please bring your UMS account/password with you to orientation.

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.

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.