Residing in Dakin Hall is an Area Director who assists in the development of communal living. This staff person is responsible for enhancing residents’ college experience by assisting in promoting programs within the hall and serving as an onsite mentor.

Programs designed by the six Community Assistants in the hall promote the development of both academic and social skills. A Community Assistant is an upper class UMF student who assists in building community within their areas, as well as help residents get involved in the campus community through various programming initiatives.

The floors in Dakin are distinct by number, floor from ground level up. The beds are not bunked; however, if upon moving in all roommates want the beds bunked, University staff will assist. Please note that the All-Access Meal Plan is required for all First-Year Students.

Because restrooms are community-style, during the first floor meeting an anonymous vote occurs where students can voice their thoughts on restroom designations. If a resident would like restrooms to be gender-specific, then restrooms are designated as such for the floor.

Although Dakin Hall is a co-ed room by neighbor residence hall, the University also allows students to choose optional gender-inclusive placements in Dakin Hall.

Building Description

3rd Floor – Experience the Outdoors Living Learning Community

UMF is in the perfect location for students who are interested in outdoor recreation! But did you know outdoor activities are used in a wide variety of careers, including education, counseling and therapy, health and wellness, environmental conservation and many more? The 3rd floor Experience the Outdoors Living Learning Community helps UMF students incorporate outdoor activities and adventures into their lives.

A creative team of peer leaders, staff, alumni, and community outdoor leaders will facilitate outdoor adventure programs and field trips for the students, and Experience the Outdoors students will have a chance to plan an outdoor program in the local community. Undergraduate students in any major who are interested in further developing their leadership skills are welcome in this Living Learning Community. Students of this community will sign an additional community agreement indicating active participation in the community.


Within the building

  • Experience the Outdoors Living Learning Community (3rd floor)
  • Traditional co-ed by neighbor (2nd floor)
  • Scholars Community (3rd & 4th floors)
  • Co-ed hall
  • 148 occupants
  • Optional gender-inclusive placements
  • Restrooms are community-style
  • Connected by an east-west portico to Lockwood Hall
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Kitchen and laundry  for building located in basement
  • 6 Community Assistants

In each room

Room Specs

  • Two windows, 38″ x 54″
  • Space under beds, approximately 10″ at lowest to 27″ at highest
  • Average furniture includes: two beds, two dressers, two closets, two desk and chairs
  • Average single room, approximately 9.3′ wide by 16′ deep
  • Average double room, approximately 12′ wide by 16.7′ deep

What to Bring

We understand deciding what to bring to college can be stressful. To help you with this, see our Suggested Packing List.

Contact Us

For more information on campus housing, please contact us.

UMF Student Housing
University of Maine at Farmington
Student Life Office
tel  207-778-7488