Although the University of Maine at Farmington is primarily a residential campus, we do not require new students to live on campus (some colleges do) so the choice is yours. But we honestly believe you’ll feel more connected to the campus and all it offers, 24/7, if you live on campus.
While most new students to UMF choose to live on campus, some prefer to find an apartment off campus. The Farmington area has many apartment units for you to choose from and they vary in size, price, location, and accommodation.
There are efficiencies, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom apartments. Some are a short walk from campus, others a short drive. Some are located above downtown businesses, some are located in quiet, residential neighborhoods.
Our Student Life Office can help you in your apartment search. Or simply pick up Farmington’s local newspaper, The Franklin Journal, turn to the classifieds and start making phone calls.
No matter where you choose to live off-campus, though, you are considered a goodwill ambassador for the University. Because of this, we expect you to treat your Farmington neighbors the way we hope your neighbors treated you back home — with respect. UMF has worked very hard over the years to be a valued member of the Farmington community and we know you’ll represent us well.
UMF offers shuttle service from campus to the Concord Coach Lines bus station in Augusta. That bus takes riders to the Portland, Maine Concord Coach Lines / Amtrak 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.