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


To help you succeed, our Rockland 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.

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.

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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.

Glenn “Chip” Curry

Title: Student Services Coordinator

UMA Rockland Center
Phone: 
(207) 596-6906
Email:  glenn.curry@maine.edu

Schedule an academic advising meeting with Chip

The UMA Rockland Center offers a New Student Orientation by appointment 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.

Fall 2020 – New Student Orientation Sessions – Choose 1 of 2 sessions:

    • 9:30 a.m. – noon, Wednesday, August 19, 2020
    • 3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Thursday, August 20, 2020

Fall 2020 – High School Aspiration Student Orientation Session:

    • 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Off like a rocket!

At Orientation you will learn about:

  • MaineStreet and your “Student Center.”
  • Your University e-mail 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.

A placement test will evaluate your skill level and place you in the class that’s right for you.

UMA Rockland Center administers computerized placement tests (CPT) for prospective and current students. The test is designed to measure skills in English and mathematics, and the scores are used to determine the most appropriate placement for each student. Some students may place into college-level courses, some students may need to enroll in developmental classes.

A placement test will evaluate your skill level and place you in the class that’s right for you. Most students are required to take a placement test before enrolling in classes.

3/20/20 – Due to the COVID-19 situation, UMA is not offering Accuplacer exams at this time. Please check back here for any updates. Please email us at umarockland@maine.edu if you have questions.

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 for Spring 2020 (may be subject to change):

All exams for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester will be done online. Contact your instructor with any questions.

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.

Explore Scholarships

The Student Association provides leadership opportunities.

The UMA Rockland Center Student Association (SA) is made up of members of the student community elected to leadership roles to oversee the spending of your student activity funds. They are responsible for any refreshments made available to students daily, as well as the food offered during midterm and finals’ weeks. The “URock” SA arranges for student field trips and student gatherings.

To contact a member of the URock Student Association leadership team, click on the email links below. They welcome your suggestions and participation.

Meet URock’s 2019-2020 Student Association Officers

Amy Taylor Amy Taylor, President
amy.taylor1@maine.edu
Julie Smith Julie Smith,Treasurer
julia.smith2@maine.edu
Jesse Poole Jesse Poole, Secretary
jesse.poole@maine.edu
Josh Blackman, Representative at Large
joshua.blackman@maine.edu
Wendi Luther Wendi Luther, Representative at Large
wendi.whitcomb@maine.edu
Shale Peters, Representative at Large
shale.peters@maine.edu

SA Meetings – First and Third Wednesdays, 3-4 p.m. – URock Student Lounge

We would love to have you join us.  Please contact SA Secretary Jesse Poole at jesse.poole@maine.edu, and he will send you the Zoom link to the meeting.

Upcoming Events

3/20/20 – Due to the COVID-19 situation, all previously planned events have been canceled. SA Meetings will be held via Zoom (see specifics above). Follow us on Facebook – UROCK Student Association.

If you have any questions, please email umarockland@maine.edu.

SA Meeting Minutes can be found here:

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 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 in the following content areas: American Sign Language, Computer Applications, Math, Study Skills, Writing.

To request a tutor, please fill out and submit the Tutoring Request Form and you will be contacted by Chip Curry. For questions, please call the Rockland Center at 207.596.6906.


VAWLT (Virtual Accessibility, Writing, Library, and Technology tutors)

Distance tutoring via the computer:
With extended hours, VAWLTers support writers via phone, email, shared documents, live-chat, and/or video conference — whatever will work best for you. In addition, their website has loads of resources for college writers. Contact a VAWLTer »


NetTutor

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 colleen.coffey@maine.edu.

Here is a quick video about getting started with NetTutor

Not seeing what you need?

Contact Chip Curry — Student Services Coordinator at 207.596.6906 or email him at glenn.curry@maine.edu.

Center Calendar

  • Non-Degree Registration Opens Today

    Apr 138:30 am - 9:00 am

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  • Virtual Financial Advising (FAFSA) with Patrick Blanchette

    Apr 139:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Please read description for instructions on attending

    Virtual Financial Advising (FAFSA) with Patrick Blanchette
    Advisor, Maine Educational Opportunity Center

    For appointment times, please email: patrick.blanchette@maine.edu
    Cell:  207-356-9493   

    If the student is not already working with the MEOC, we will need them to complete the attached application and mail it to Patrick at 19 Commercial St, Apt. 1, Belfast, ME 04915.    

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  • 3-4 Student Association Meeting via Zoom

    Apr 153:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    We would love to have you join us. Please request the Zoom meeting link by emailing jesse.poole@maine.edu

    Email Student Association Secretary, Jesse Poole at jesse.poole@maine.edu for the Zoom meeting link

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  • Virtual Financial Advising (FAFSA) with Patrick Blanchette

    Apr 209:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Please read description for instructions on attending

    Virtual Financial Advising (FAFSA) with Patrick Blanchette
    Advisor, Maine Educational Opportunity Center

    For appointment times, please email: patrick.blanchette@maine.edu
    Cell:  207-356-9493   

    If the student is not already working with the MEOC, we will need them to complete the attached application and mail it to Patrick at 19 Commercial St, Apt. 1, Belfast, ME 04915.    

    See more details

  • Virtual Financial Advising (FAFSA) with Patrick Blanchette

    Apr 279:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Please read description for instructions on attending

    Virtual Financial Advising (FAFSA) with Patrick Blanchette
    Advisor, Maine Educational Opportunity Center

    For appointment times, please email: patrick.blanchette@maine.edu
    Cell:  207-356-9493   

    If the student is not already working with the MEOC, we will need them to complete the attached application and mail it to Patrick at 19 Commercial St, Apt. 1, Belfast, ME 04915.    

    See more details

  • 3-4 Student Association Meeting via Zoom

    Apr 293:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    We would love to have you join us. Please request the Zoom meeting link by emailing jesse.poole@maine.edu

    Email Student Association Secretary, Jesse Poole at jesse.poole@maine.edu for the Zoom meeting link

    See more details

  • Virtual Financial Advising (FAFSA) with Patrick Blanchette

    May 49:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Please read description for instructions on attending

    Virtual Financial Advising (FAFSA) with Patrick Blanchette
    Advisor, Maine Educational Opportunity Center

    For appointment times, please email: patrick.blanchette@maine.edu
    Cell:  207-356-9493   

    If the student is not already working with the MEOC, we will need them to complete the attached application and mail it to Patrick at 19 Commercial St, Apt. 1, Belfast, ME 04915.    

    See more details