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

UMF Orientation Details (pdf)

UMF Orientation Booklet (pdf)

UMF Packing List (pdf)

Note: The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce will be selling “Chamber Bucks” at the Orientation Centralized Check-In — a gift card to 95% of businesses downtown.