Here’s a Sneak Peek at the University of Maine at Farmington Move-In Day & Orientation 2018.

Additional details are being finalized and you’ll receive more information in early August but we wanted you to have the most up-to-date info as quickly as possible. Keep checking back here or on myCampus.

Saturday, Sept 1:  Opening Day! Move-In Day for New Students and Centralized Check-In

8:30am — 12 noon

Opening Day will focus on new students, including transfer students, moving into the residence halls, getting your parking decal and student ID., meeting other commuters and transfer students, making connections with your new classmates, the campus staff, and beginning your UMF experience!

Again, we will post additional details: times and locations, etc., here as they are finalized.

The day includes (some being finalized):

  • Move-In Time! We’ll have plenty of strong & capable UMF student-workers (and some less-strong & capable UMF staff) on hand to help lug your things and lend a hand
  • Centralized Check-In: this is your one-stop-shop for paperwork, student I.D., laundry card, parking decal,
    transfer transcript analysis offered onsite; meet the Student Health Center staff and more
  • Luncheon for new students, family members, and guests
  • Information Program for parents/families and students
  • President’s Welcoming Address
  • Matriculation Ceremony and Reception
  • Tearful goodbyes and tight hugs from your parents and families


  • Dinner (for students) by our terrific campus dining services
  • Fun nightly entertainment and activities

Sunday, Sept 2:  Taking Care of Business, Campus Resources Programs, Campus Conversations, and Title IX Training

Time to get more familiar with your new home, engage in helpful discussions, explore UMF values and our commitment to excellence. Federal law mandates that new students participate in Title IX training as well, so there’s that too.

The day includes (some being finalized):

  • Sessions on how to be super-successful in college and an explanation of academic integrity
  • Discussions addressing issues such as alcohol, sexual assault and harassment, Title IX training, bystander intervention, etc.
  • Student employment opportunities
  • Student clubs and organizations and club sports information
  • Personal strategies for success
  • Shuttle vans around your new community


  • Meals by our terrific campus dining services
  • Fun nightly entertainment and activities

Monday, Sept 3:  Trips, Adventures, Activities, and Experiential Opportunities. Also Move-In & Check-In for Returning Students, 9am-noon

You’re going to really like this day. We’re planning off-campus trips, adventures, fun activities on and off campus excursions. You will sleep well after this.

The day includes (some being finalized):

  • White water rafting trip
  • Canoeing and kayaking nearby lakes and rivers (we’ve got the canoes and kayaks)
  • Preparation for volunteer opportunities and community service projects
  • Hiking and biking (we’ve got bikes)
  • Ceramics, crafts, electronic gaming, throwback to yesterday outdoor lawn games
  • Trip to nearby Mt. Blue State Park
  • Personalized walk-about to help you explore downtown Farmington
  • An awesome evening bonfire and entertainment


  • Meals by our terrific campus dining services

Tuesday, Sept 4:  Classes Begin.

It’s here. Your first day of classes at UMF. On this first day of classes the classes will begin in the afternoon so you can attend the annual Academic Convocation and engage with faculty in academic advising sessions.

The day includes:

  • Academic Convocation with a featured speaker
  • Advisor/Advisee meetings
  • Classes!

Again, the info above is an example of what we’re planning. Programs and events may change slightly over the summer. A complete schedule will be published online by mid July and you should receive that final info in early August.

Questions? Concerns? Let us help.

Kirsten Swan
Director, Student Leadership and Service
tel  207-778-7593

Judy Peary-Adams
Administrative Specialist
tel  207-778-7348