Choose the session dates that best fit your schedule:

July 11-13  |  July 16-18

Summer Experience is a blend of fun, hands-on experiences that are designed to connect you with the campus, resources, fun opportunities and accessible faculty and staff. Bottom line: You’ll get a great head start on college — socially and academically.

Come Claim UMF as Your Own

  • Live in a residence hall and get a chance to bond with other new UMF students
  • Participate in campus activities and make connections with upperclassmen
  • Meet with an advisor to review your Fall schedule
  • Explore the entire campus incl. Emery Community Arts Center / Olsen Student Center / Fitness & Recreation Center / Mainely Outdoors and more
  • Spend part of an afternoon with dynamic faculty in your choice of hands-on learning opportunities
  • Learn about our student clubs and organizations
  • Judge the “Farmington’s Best Pizza” competition
  • Check out downtown Farmington and the surrounding area
  • And best of all, get really comfortable here at UMF and take care of business before arriving this fall

The program cost is $50 and includes housing, meals and all activities

Register Now

Then follow instructions to register and rank your choice of dates and academic projects. You can even let us know what types of activities you’d like to participate in and we’ll make sure we include them in your program.

Some partial scholarships are available, please contact us at for details.

Fun “Camp Farmington”-type Activities

There’ll be plenty of opportunities for outdoors and indoors fun and bonding with your new besties

  • Mountain Biking
  • Hiking
  • Bonfire
  • Artsy Projects
  • River Time on the Sandy River
  • Open Mic Night
  • Movie Night
  • Games Events
  • And more

Get Out There and Learn: Hands-On Nature-Based Field Experiences

Each field experience runs 4 hours total and includes lunch off campus. These aren’t really courses but hands-on outdoors experiences where you’ll be doing … not sitting in a class. See the topics below.

Instructor: Nancy Prentiss, Biology
After winding through Farmington, the Sandy River merges with the Kennebec River, which empties into the Atlantic Ocean. In this outdoor experience, we’ll examine some unique riverine natural communities and learn about the wild Atlantic salmon that migrate through our campus town every year.

Instructor: Gina Oswald, Rehabilitation Services
Transitioning to a new chapter in your life is exciting and also overwhelming at times. We will take some time to appreciate the beauty of nature while exploring tools to support your physical and emotional wellbeing.

Instructor: Jesse Minor, Geography & Environmental Policy
Have you ever wondered how old a tree is or how fast it has been growing? We will core trees and take simple forest measurements to understand the tree growth rates and the amount of carbon stored in an off-campus forest owned by UMF.

Instructor: Aaron Wyanski, Music
We will explore the connections between environmental sounds and music, make some recordings as a group, and use them to compose a short, collaborative work of sound art. No previous experience with music or technology required.

Instructor: Linda Beck, Political Science / Experiential Education
Farmington and Franklin County have a wide array of options for tourist destinations and recreation. We will explore how local organizations and companies are promoting sustainable opportunities to enjoy our area that support the local environment, economy and community.

Contact Us

Office of Admissions
University of Maine at Farmington
246 Main Street
Farmington, Maine USA 04938-1994
tel  207-778-7050
fax  207-778-8182
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