The University of Maine at Augusta is a commuter institution. On-campus housing is not currently available at either of UMA’s two campuses or at any of the regional University College Centers. Students commute from home or rent rooms or apartments near their campus. The information below is provided in an effort to support students with their housing search.
Disclaimer: These listings/resources do not constitute an endorsement by the University of Maine at Augusta. UMA’s staff will not act as a broker between landowner and student, nor will we inspect or certify any housing properties. Any arrangements made by a student with a landowner remain strictly between the student and the landowner. The University cannot intervene to resolve problems between tenants and landowners. For the latest legal regulations and advice, students may want to contact Pine Tree Legal Assistance, Inc. at 622-4731 (Augusta), or 942-8241 (Bangor). However, please advise the Office of the Dean of Students (621-3176) should you encounter problems, especially regarding discrimination.
Landlords: If you are interested in posting rental listings for students, please fill out our form. Postings will be available for one month, with an option to renew.
Students: Postings of rental listings are available here. Be sure to also check out the resources below. If you are seeking a roommate(s), the Dean of Students Office is maintaining a private listing of students wishing to connect with other students for that purpose. Students who wish to be added to the list should contact the office at 621-3176. Information will only be shared with explicit permission.
Housing Guide: UMA distributes a housing guide that explains the rights and responsibilities of students as tenants. You may also refer to the Maine.gov, Housing & Utilities page for assistance and resources.
Pine Tree Legal Assistance: Pine Tree Legal Assistance (PTLA) provides free legal help to Mainers with low incomes. In regards to housing, information is given on topics such as emergency rental assistance, renting/tenants’ rights, subsidized housing/rental assistance.
Rental Search Resources
The Maine State Housing Authority (MSHA), MaineHousing.org is an independent state agency that bridges public and private housing finance, combining them to benefit Maine’s low and moderate-income people. The mission of the Maine State Housing Authority is to assist Maine people to obtain and maintain decent, safe, affordable housing and services suitable to their unique housing needs.
Maine’s free rental listing service, MaineHousingSearch.org links people who need housing with the housing they need. It’s fast and easy to use and includes detailed listings with pictures, maps and more. Listings are updated daily.
You may also choose to use a search engine to help you narrow your search. Use keywords such as “apartment search Maine”, or “housing search Maine”. You could also search by city or county such as “apartments Augusta Maine”. If you’re new to an area, search on keywords such as “relocation services,” with the name of the town and state.
Augusta area landlords occasionally list their rentals through the online form. Students can view their listings above. If you have difficulty accessing the link, students are welcome to contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 621-3154 regarding current listings.
The Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce can provide you with regional information about area cities and towns. You may also enter “housing” into the Member Search box for a list of current members.
The Kennebec Journal (local newspaper published daily), has the Classified Ads for Real Estate, which provides you a search engine to find apartments and homes for rent or sale.
The Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce can provide you with regional information about area cities and towns. You may also search the Member List, Business Directory Search for “Housing”, which provides you with a list of current members.
The Bangor Daily News (local newspaper published daily), has a Real Estate section, which provides you a search engine to find apartments and homes for rent or sale.
Augusta area: UMA collaborates with Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (KVCAP) to help bring public transportation to the Augusta/Waterville area communities. Students can ride the bus free with the presentation of a UMA identification card. For more information, check the Kennebec Explorer route schedule & maps.
Bangor area: The Community Connector is a fixed route public transit system operated by the City of Bangor for the communities of the Greater Bangor Urbanized Area. These include Bangor, Brewer, Veazie, Orono, Old Town, and Hampden. Students can ride the bus free to all bus line locations by showing their UMA ID card to the driver. For more information, check the Community Connector route schedule & maps.