Welcome to UMA Rumford Center!

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UMA Rumford Center is one of eight UMA centers around Maine where people can take courses, pursue degrees, and receive all the support they need to earn a degree close to home and on schedules that fit into their family and work lives. Courses are taught by faculty on-site, online, via interactive television or two-way videoconferencing.

  • UMA Rumford has served the western Maine mountains for more than 20 years.
  • We also provide support services for students living in the Oxford Hills region.
  • We have distance learning sites in Bethel and South Paris.
  • We provide local access to more than 60 full degree and certificate programs.
  • We offer small class size, personalized services, tutoring in math and writing, and Osher scholarships.
  • 500+ courses offered online, via ITV or videoconferencing.

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Important Dates & Information


  • HOPE Financial Assistance Information Session

    Aug 181:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    There are two different times you can attend this virtual event:

    1:00 - 2:00 pm - Zoom link: https://tinyurl.com/y6jv9n8g

    or

    6:00 - 7:00 pm - Zoom link: https://tinyurl.com/y65krwz4

    Higher Opportunity for Pathways to Employment (HOPE) is a program through DHHS that helps Maine families pursue training and education beyond high school. HOPE provides financial support to eligible parents for costs related to training and education to help parents enroll in an complete their training or education program.

    To qualify:

    *You are a parent or caretaker relative of a minor child

    *You are at or below 185% of the Federal Poverty Level

    *You are not receiving a monthly TANF or PaS cash benefit

    *You are enrolled in or have been accepted to an eligible training or education program

    FMI on this program, including questions regarding qualifications, we encourage you to attend this virtual information session which will be held via Zoom. If you are unable to attend, but would like more information on the program, email dori.lynn@maine.edu

    See more details

  • HOPE Financial Assistance Information Session

    Aug 186:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    There are two different times you can attend this virtual event:

    1:00 - 2:00 pm - Zoom link: https://tinyurl.com/y6jv9n8g

    or

    6:00 - 7:00 pm - Zoom link: https://tinyurl.com/y65krwz4

    Higher Opportunity for Pathways to Employment (HOPE) is a program through DHHS that helps Maine families pursue training and education beyond high school. HOPE provides financial support to eligible parents for costs related to training and education to help parents enroll in an complete their training or education program.

    To qualify:

    *You are a parent or caretaker relative of a minor child

    *You are at or below 185% of the Federal Poverty Level

    *You are not receiving a monthly TANF or PaS cash benefit

    *You are enrolled in or have been accepted to an eligible training or education program

    FMI on this program, including questions regarding qualifications, we encourage you to attend this virtual information session which will be held via Zoom. If you are unable to attend, but would like more information on the program, email dori.lynn@maine.edu

    See more details

  • New Student Orientation - Via Zoom

    Aug 1910:00 am - 12:00 pm

    UMA Rumford Center Fall 2020 ONLINE Group Orientation by Zoom

    New UMA students planning to attend classes or get support services from our UMA Rumford Center are encouraged to attend one of our New Student Virtual Orientations.  Go here to register: https://tinyurl.com/yd39rblc

    Once registered, you will receive an E-Mail with information on how to join your chosen orientation, including the Zoom link, prior to the scheduled orientation. Please be sure to go to your UMS Portal and log into Zoom if you are not currently familiar with it. If you would like to set up a practice Zoom meeting before orientation to become more comfortable with it, please reach out to Tina at the UMA Rumford Center at christine.howard@maine.edu or call 364-7882.

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  • New Student Orientation - Via Zoom

    Aug 203:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    UMA Rumford Center Fall 2020 ONLINE Group Orientation by Zoom

    New UMA students planning to attend classes or get support services from our UMA Rumford Center are encouraged to attend one of our New Student Virtual Orientations.  Go here to register: https://tinyurl.com/yd39rblc

    Once registered, you will receive an E-Mail with information on how to join your chosen orientation, including the Zoom link, prior to the scheduled orientation. Please be sure to go to your UMS Portal and log into Zoom if you are not currently familiar with it. If you would like to set up a practice Zoom meeting before orientation to become more comfortable with it, please reach out to Tina at the UMA Rumford Center at christine.howard@maine.edu or call 364-7882.  

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