This is when your Farmington journey officially kicks off. We’re glad to have you as the newest member of our Farmington Family.

After the move-in tears have dried and your nervousness has settled down, we know you’re going to love it here. Welcome home.

Friday, Aug 26 – Centralized Check-In & Move-In

Centralized Check-In begins at 8:30am in the UMF Fitness & Recreation Center. New students, Residential students and Transfer students begin the day at Centralized Check-In. Your new UMF Student ID will be taken there.

Then there’s a whole day of get-acquainted activities.

Explorientation-At-A-Glance 2016 (pdf)

Saturday, Aug 27 – Orientation & Conversations

Orientation activities and conversations continue.

Explorientation-At-A-Glance 2016 (pdf)

Sunday, Aug 28 – Orientation Activities & Trips

Off-Campus Outdoor Activities *

  • Whitewater Raft on the Kennebec
  • Hike Bald Mountain
  • Canoe or Kayak the Kennebec
  • Mountain Bike Farmington’s Whistle Stop Trail
  • Explore Mt. Blue State Par

    * Note: Some of these trips have limited space availability — watch your mail for the Orientation registration packet for details.

On-Campus Activities

  • Create Ceramic Arts on campus
  • Do Arts & Crafts on campus
  • Compete in Electronic Gaming on campus
  • Participate in the Farmington Scavenger Hunt

Explorientation-Sunday Activities & Trips (pdf)

Note: Returning UMF students move in Sunday, August 28 beginning at 8:30am

Monday, Aug 29

Rise and shine! It’s the First Day of Classes

Other Helpful Documents

Packing List (pdf)

Campus Map (pdf)

Directions to Campus

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

Mattie Lajoie
Orientation Intern
tel  207-778-7519

Information also available on myCampus.


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