2016 Orientation for New Students

Friday, August 26, 2016

Centralized check-in begins at 8:30am in the UMF Fitness & Recreation Center.

— Additional details coming soon

Packing List (pdf)

Campus Map (pdf)

Directions to Campus

First Day of Classes

Monday, August 29, 2016

On behalf of the faculty, staff and current students, welcome to your new home — the University of Maine at Farmington!

Whether you hail from near or far, I imagine that you arrive at the University of Maine Farmington with a duffel bag of precious belongings and the encouragement and pride from family and loved ones.

We’re all here to welcome you to your new home at Farmington, a place where everyone — faculty, staff and community members alike — is eager to ease your transition and help you be successful.


Let us hope that you have also arrived with the provisions for a successful university experience. These include an open mind for new people and ideas, intellectual curiosity to explore as-yet-unfamiliar academic fields, diligence and readiness for hard work, a commitment to participate actively in our shared community on and off campus, flexibility to navigate the unexpected, good humor for when things go awry, the courage to ask for help when you need it, and your pledge to treat others with kindness and respect, as you would have them treat you.

I join you in these hopes, delighted to have your company as we make the college journey together.

Go Beavers!

Dr. Kathryn A. Foster
University of Maine at Farmington