The buildings may look similar, but this is probably not the on-campus residential experience your parents had when they were in college. It’s better!
Here are some of the amenities you’ll find in today’s residence halls at the University of Maine at Farmington:
Each residence hall building is locked 24/ 7. Entry is granted to residents only through our electronic card access control system. We provide emergency phones and outdoor call boxes throughout campus, including at outlying parking lots, each linked directly to the UMF Public Safety Dept. communication system. We also offer an Inter-Campus Escort service (I.C.E.) which provides walking security escort service any time a student feels they need one.
We realize everyone has a cell phone, but just thought we’d tell you each room has one outlet for one old-school phone. Students pay all costs for long distance service. Local and on-campus calls are covered in your Room & Board package.
Each residence hall room is hardwired for online computer access. And unlike some colleges, all of our residence halls also have free Wi-Fi access (wireless Internet) allowing you to use your wireless laptop in your room, in your neighbor’s room, on the next floor, in the next building, on the campus green, in the dining hall. Well … everywhere on campus, actually. (OK, maybe not in the swimming pool.)
Each room has one cable TV hookup. Cable channels are provided at no cost. (You’ll need to provide your own cable wire.) Cable is also provided in the main lounge of each residence hall.
All residence hall rooms are furnished with beds, study desks, desk chairs, bureaus, closets, and overhead lighting. Furniture may not be removed from the room.
Of course, you may bring your car to campus. (Believe it or not, many colleges prohibit freshmen from bringing cars.) Here, you just pick up a $20 annual parking permit from the UMF Public Safety Dept. within the first week of class and you’re good to go for the year.
Shuttle Service – NEW
UMF offers shuttle service from campus to the Augusta, Maine Concord Coach Lines bus station. That bus takes riders to the Portland, Maine Concord Coach Lines / Downeaster Train Terminal; Boston’s South Station; and Boston’s Logan Airport. UMF also offers local shuttle service to the Farmington Walmart and Hannaford Supermarket.
Each residence hall building has card-operated laundry facilities with washers and dryers. No more need to hoard quarters — or to stockpile a semester’s worth of dirty clothes to bring home to wash. (Your roommate AND your Mom will appreciate this.)
Each residence hall building has a full kitchen. Many have microwave ovens, too. And in our new suite-style residence hall (Francis Allen Black Hall) each suite has its own kitchenette.
Each residence hall building has a main lounge on the first floor which can be used for meetings, studying, watching TV and hanging out.