Residing in Dakin Hall is an Area Director who assists in the development of communal living. This professional staff person is responsible for enhancing residents’ college experience by assisting in promoting holistic community development within the hall. The University allows students to choose a “gender-inclusive” placement in this hall.

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

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.


In the building

  • “Co-ed” hall
  • Optional “gender-inclusive” placements
  • Single room placements (3rd and 4th floors)
  • Experience the Outdoors Living Learning Community (1st floor)
  • Sports & Athletics-themed Community (2nd floor)
  • Restrooms are community-style
  • Connected by an east-west portico to Lockwood Hall
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Kitchen and laundry for the building located in the basement
  • 4 Community Assistants

In each room

Room Specs

  • 2 windows, 38″ x 54″
  • Space under beds, approximately 10″ at lowest to 27″ at highest
  • Average furniture includes: 2 beds, 2 dressers, 2 closets, 2 desks and 2 chairs
  • Average single room, approximately 9.3′ wide by 16′ deep
  • Average double room, approximately 12′ wide by 16.7′ deep

What to Bring

Contact Us

For more information about campus housing, please contact us.

UMF Student Housing
University of Maine at Farmington
Student Life Office
tel  207-778-7372