Welcome to the University of Maine at Farmington
A message of welcome from Director of Admissions Lisa Ellrich. While we’re all disappointed you cannot join us here on campus for the time being, we hope you’ll enjoy these videos – and the associated links and contact information in them. We want to share a bit about the campus community here at UMF with the goal of helping you make the most informed college choice decision possible. These are unprecedented times and together we’ll get through this. We can’t wait to see you (in person) this fall.
Student Life & Living on Campus
Living in our residence halls and perhaps having a roommate is a great college experience. Current Farmington students share their tips on making that transition from home life to residence life a smooth one.
Getting Involved – Student Clubs & Organizations
Getting involved on campus is a great way to meet new friends, explore new things and find your passion. Learn about the many Student Clubs and Organizations here at Farmington and how they can greatly benefit your time in college. This video also describes the campus dining options.
Are you considering joining one of our Varsity Athletics teams? Learn from Head Women’s Soccer Coach Molly Wilkie what the time commitment looks like, how to juggle academics and athletics, and what it means to be a student-athlete at Farmington. Go Beavers!
Fitness & Recreation Center and Mainely Outdoors
From intramurals to group fitness classes to just having a great place to get your regular workout on, the Fitness & Recreation Center is the place to be. Meet Assistant Director Leah Brackett, who will show you around and share with you the great opportunities and fun they’ve got planned for you. And here in the spectacular western mountains of Maine there’s so much to do but maybe you don’t know where to start. Let the students and staff at our Mainely Outdoors Adventure Program teach / show / share with you how. They have all the gear you’ll need to help you try out a new activity or continue to fine tune an outdoor pursuit you already love.
Financial Aid & Student Employment
Learning to navigate the Financial Aid world can seem daunting at first but once you know the basics you’ll be a pro. Meet Assistant Director of Financial Aid Joe Toner, who will give you some helpful hints and provide you with great information about student employment here at Farmington.
The UMF Summer Experience Program is a great way to jump start your college career. Join approximately 150 of your new classmates for a week that simulates what it’ll be like to balance academics with getting to know the campus and meeting new friends. You’ll also earn one college credit while setting your path for success at Farmington.
Global Education & Study Away
Want to see the world? UMF offers a number of different opportunities for study away. Learn why those experiences are so valuable and how we make them so affordable.
Internships & Experiential Learning
Internships are a great way to build your resume and gain real-world experience before you graduate. Meet Internship Coordinator Meghan Price as she shares why Learning by Doing is so important here at Farmington. And hear from a former student describe an internship she recently completed.
Director of First Year Experience Mary Ellms shares some exciting news about Orientation, Move-In Day and how to set yourself up for success at Farmington.
Mainestreet, myCampus and Next Steps
This instructional video guides you through the University of Maine System’s Mainestreet portal, our Farmington-specific myCampus portal and the steps you need to take next.
Advising & Student Success
Career Counselor Steve Davis will provide you with some basics on completing the Course Planing Form, used to help determine your class schedule, and how your academic advisor will help tailor make a course schedule around the information you share. Steve also discusses all the services available to you at the Center for Student Development. They’re here to help.
Johnson Scholars – TRIO Programs
Are you the first in your family to attend college? The Johnson Scholars program is a UMF TRIO Program that provides academic and personal support to students who are the first in their families to attend a four-year college, students who come from families with limited incomes, or students who have physical or learning disabilities.
Student Health Center
The staff at the on-campus Student Health Center is here to help. Their goal is to help you stay healthy — physically and emotionally. They offer a full range of primary health care services, including care for acute illness or injury, help in managing chronic health problems and preventive health care. Learn more about how they can help keep you healthy.
UMF Public Safety / Campus Police
At Farmington, we pride ourselves on being approachable, proactive and open. Our Public Safety Officers walk the campus night and day and really get to know our students. UMF students quickly become comfortable talking with them as trusted confidants and our officers soon get to know most students on a friendly, first-name basis. Campus Police Officer Wayne Drake provides an overview of how the UMF Department of Public Safety / Campus Police values students and ensures their safety.
FERPA – Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law enacted in 1974 that protects the privacy of students. Under this Act, students have the right to inspect and review their education records and have the right to challenge records when they are inaccurate, misleading or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights. Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Christine Wilson shares information about FERPA and what it means in your transition to college.