The UMA Saco Center entrance

UMA Saco Center | 4 Scamman Street, Suite 18 | Saco, ME 04072
(207) 282-4111

UMA Saco Center is one of eight 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 onsite, online, via interactive television (ITV) or two-way videoconferencing (VC). The Center is located in the Saco Valley Shopping Center, directly next to Shaw’s Supermarket in Saco.

  • We provide local access to more than 100 university degree and certificate programs.
  • We offer small class sizes, personalized support services, tutoring, convenient scheduling, financial aid, and scholarships.
  • Students select from a schedule of 500+ classes taught by faculty onsite, online, via interactive television or two-way videoconferencing.

Center Information

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Center Hours Fall 2021

All persons using the Center must wear facial coverings.

Monday: 8 am – 7 pm

Tuesday: 8 am – 7 pm

Wednesday: 8 am – 7 pm

Thursday: 8 am – 7 pm

Friday: 8 am – 4 pm

Saturday & Sunday: Closed

The Center will be closed on the following days:

Monday September 6 (Labor Day)
Monday, October 11 (Indigenous Peoples’ Day)
Thursday, November 11 (Veterans Day)
Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26 (Thanksgiving)
Friday, December 24 (Christmas Holiday)


Proctored Exams:
Students must make appointments, at least 24 hours in advance, to take proctored exams.


UMA Saco Center
4 Scamman Street, Suite 18
Saco, ME 04072

Contact us to schedule placement exams or to answer any of your questions.
(207) 282-4111

Fax: 207-283-9865

UMA Saco Staff

Laurie A. Grant

Title: Student Services Coordinator, Counselor

UMA Saco Center
(207) 282-4111

Schedule an academic advising meeting with Laurie

Karen Merrill

Title: Administrative Specialist

Karen has been working at the UMA Saco Center since 2015. She enjoys assisting students as well as providing support to faculty. She has worked as a Technology Tutor in the past helping students with various technology issues. She is … Read More

Nathan Parenteau

Title: Assistant Director of Admissions & Coordinator of Financial Aid
Expertise: Recruitment Territory - Southern Maine & New England.

Nathan is a recent graduate of the University of Maine in Orono where he earned his Master of Arts in Communication. He is an Alumnus of Lasell College in Newton, Massachusetts where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication, … Read More

Daniel K. Philbrick

Title: Regional Director of UMA Centers, Coastal

Dan Philbrick, Director of UMA Saco Center, is responsible for the overall operation of the Saco Center, including planning, developing and implementing University activities, courses and programs in the Center’s geographic area. Dan oversees all of the Center’s functions. He … Read More

Bethany C. Towne

Title: Administrative Specialist

Bethany Towne began working for UMA Saco Center in June 2015. Beth is now a full time Administrative Specialist at the UMA Saco. Beth is responsible for managing the front office, supervising student workers and the center, assisting with event … Read More