— Please Note Changes Below to Our Original Plans —


Move-In Day for new resident students  |  Thur, Jan. 13, 2022

Vaccination Testing & Verification for new resident students  |  Thur, Jan. 13, 2022

Vaccination Testing & Verification for non-resident new students  |  Fri, Jan. 14, 2022

Orientation for ALL new students  |  Fri, Jan. 14, 2022

First Day of Classes for Spring 2022   |  Tue, Jan. 18, 2022


Note: Face coverings are required inside all UMF buildings.

The UMaine System indoors face covering requirement has been extended until March 20, 2022. This face covering requirement is for everyone: students, parents, friends, staff, the general public.

UMaine System COVID-19 Information

Thursday, January 13

Vaccination Testing and Verification for new resident students  |  8am – 4pm

  • First go to the UMF Testing Center, 274 Front Street (the street between McDonald’s & Gifford’s Ice Cream — across the street from the Roberts Learning Center) for vaccination testing and verification.
  • After testing, new resident students will be instructed where the next stop will be.
Meet Your Student Orientation Leaders

Friday, January 14

Vaccination Testing and Verification for non-resident new students (commuters and adult learners)  |  8am – 12pm

  • First go to the UMF Testing Center, 274 Front Street (the street between McDonald’s & Gifford’s Ice Cream — across the street from the Roberts Learning Center) for vaccination testing and verification.
  • After testing, new non-resident students will be instructed where the next stop will be.

Welcome Center Check-In  |  9am – 12pm
North Dining Hall, Olsen Student Center — 111 South Street
For ALL New Students: New Resident Students, New Transfer Students, New Off-Campus & Commuter Students, New Adult Learners — join us to receive your student ID card and welcome packet, meet our welcoming crew, and receive important information for the Winter Welcome weekend.

President’s Welcome Luncheon  |  1pm
North Dining Hall, Olsen Student Center — 111 South Street
New students (not families) are invited to join us for a buffet style lunch with members of the faculty and staff.

Student Info Session  |  2:15pm
Room 101, Fusion Center — 106 South Street
New Students: “What is UMF All About?” — a peer-to-peer interactive panel discussion of life at UMF, safety and wellness.

Families of New Students Zoom Info Session
Online via Zoom  |  2:15pm

Q & A with Christine Wilson, Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management via Zoom  (Password: 958742)

Taking Care of Business  |  3:30pm
Department offices and University Store
An opportunity for new students to visit administrative offices on campus to ask questions or complete paperwork prior to the start of classes. Or, stop by the University Store to stock up on UMF-themed gear.

Dinner | 5pm
South Dining Hall, Olsen Student Center — 111 South Street

Meet Your Student Orientation Leaders

Saturday, January 15

Breakfast | 8:00 AM
South Dining Hall, Olsen Student Center

Class Buildings Mini-Tour  |  10:30am
Start at the Olsen Student Center — 111 South Street
Bring your class schedule and student-staff will help you find your class buildings before classes begin

Lunch | 12:00 PM
South Dining Hall, Olsen Student Center

Afternoon Fun at Titcomb Mountain  |  12:45pm
Vans will depart from the Olsen Student Center Parking Lot on High Street at 1pm
Make new connections on or off the snow! Try out winter activities at Farmington’s community ski area, or sit by the big outdoor warming fire for fun and cocoa.

Return to Campus  |  4pm
Vans will depart from Titcomb Mountain — 180 Ski Slope Road, Farmington

Dinner  |  5pm
South Dining Hall, Olsen Student Center — 111 South Street

Trivia Night  |  7pm
The Landing, Olsen Student Center — 111 South Street

Meet Your Student Orientation Leaders

Sunday, January 16

Breakfast  |  8am
South Dining Hall, Olsen Student Center — 111 South Street

Downtown Mini-Tours  |  10:30am
Start at the Olsen Student Center — 111 South Street
Take a walking tour into downtown Farmington to learn about our local community

Lunch  |  12pm
South Dining Hall, Olsen Student Center — 111 South Street

Afternoon of Outdoor Fun  |  2pm
Prescott Fields and Narrow Gauge Plaza — Front Street / 123 Narrow Gauge Square, downtown Farmington
Join us for an afternoon of outdoor fun! Planned activities include sledding, snowshoeing, trail walks, hot cocoa, s’mores, cookie decorating, and a cozy warming fire.

Dinner  |  4:30pm
South Dining Hall, Olsen Student Center — 111 South Street

Movie Night  |  evening show times
Narrow Gauge Cinema — Front Street / 123 Narrow Gauge Square, downtown Farmington
Attend an early movie screening of your choice.

Meet Your Student Orientation Leaders

Monday, January 17

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 

Breakfast  |  7am – 9:30am
South Dining Hall, Olsen Student Center — 111 South Street

Returning Students Arrive | 9am
Campus Residence Halls

Lunch  |  11:30am – 1pm
South Dining Hall, Olsen Student Center — 111 South Street

We Still Have a Dream  |  11:30am – 2pm
Olsen Student Center — 111 South Street
Visit the Olsen Student Center to participate in our observation of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as we reflect on how to actualize his vision of social justice.

Dinner  |  4pm – 7pm
South Dining Hall, Olsen Student Center — 111 South Street
Meal plans begin

Residence Hall Meetings  |  7pm
Locations Vary – ask your CA


Tuesday, January 18

Spring Semester classes begin.

Be sure to connect with your academic advisor this week.


Contact Us

If you have any Orientation questions, please contact us.

Remember, if you’re new to UMF, Orientation is for you.

We can’t wait to see you here!

Kirsten Swan
Director of Student Leadership & Service
tel  207-778-7593
TYY (via Maine Relay Service) dial 711
kswan@maine.edu