The University of Maine at Farmington has a rich history in sports — and in outdoor recreation. It’s an active, outdoorsy college that combines competitive sports, participatory recreation, love of the great outdoors, and strong academics.
UMF Intercollegiate Athletics
UMF is a member of the NCAA Division III North Atlantic Conference and the United States Collegiate Ski & Snowboard Association (USCSA).
UMF competes against schools in Maine such as Colby College, Bates College, Bowdoin College, the University of New England, USM, St. Joseph’s College, Husson University, Maine Maritime Academy and others; and schools from outside Maine such as Castleton State College (VT), Colby-Sawyer College (NH), Rivier College (NH), to name a few.
If you’re interested in competing in sports at the collegiate level but just can’t make the time commitment varsity athletics requires, then Club Sports may be a perfect option for you. Club Sports are student-led sports teams or sports-related organizations. Some Club Sports teams compete against other colleges and universities — others do not.
Fitness & Recreation Center
Open 7 days a week, year-round, the on-campus UMF Fitness & Recreation Center is the hub of student health, activity, and now — outdoor recreation.
- Fully-equipped weight room with free weights and machines
- A large cardio fitness area with equipment
- Three multi-purpose courts
- 1/8 mile walking/jogging track
- 25-yard swimming pool
The Fitness & Rec Center also offers group fitness classes for all levels and abilities (step-aerobics, spinning, yoga, pilates, water workout, etc.), professional fitness trainers, swim lessons, and more. It’s also the home of our popular Intramural Sports program.
Intramural Sports are where you compete against (and play with) other Farmington students, usually after classes or in the evenings.
Most intramurals here are co-ed and they’re a great way to get to know other students and take a well-deserved break from the books. Student participation in intramurals is big. And the fun is huge.
Get Your Shred On
All full-time UMF students can now ski or snowboard for FREE at Farmington’s Titcomb Mountain. That’s right. Thanks to a generous donation from Sunday River and Sugarloaf ski resorts, free skiing and snowboarding is available just 10 minutes from campus. And next year, free skiing and snowboarding lessons will be added to the mix.