Promoting student success and personal development is a priority at every UMA Center.


To help you succeed, our Houlton 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.

Visit the MyUMA Portal

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 you’re on track to graduate.

Jean Henderson

Title: Student Services Coordinator, Counselor

UMA Houlton Center
Phone: (207) 521-3100
Email:  jean.henderson@maine.edu

Schedule an academic advising meeting with Jean

The UMA Houlton 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.

For new student orientation information call (207) 521-3100.

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 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.

Online Orientation 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 help@maine.edu. Please bring your UMS account/password with you to orientation.


Blackboard essentials for students

Now with a 5 minute QUICK START – Students enroll here.

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.

Learn about Placement Testing

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.

Learn about transferring to UMA

Tutoring at UMA Houlton Center

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.


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 »


Not seeing what you need?

To request a tutor please contact Jean Henderson, Student Services Coordinator at jeanh@maine.edu or call the Houlton Center at 207-521-3100.

Important Dates & Information

Nothing from Feb 22 to Mar 22.