Lisa Ellrich, Admissions Director
Lisa Ellrich, UMF Admissions Director

Welcome to the University of Maine at Farmington!

My name is Lisa Ellrich, and I’m the Director of Admissions at the University of Maine at Farmington. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about Orientation 2021. We’re still working out details but we plan on Orientation running Friday, August 27 to Sunday, August 29.

We’ll post details here as they become available.

Lisa Ellrich
Admissions Office
tel 207-778-7050
TYY (via Maine Relay Service) dial 711
ellrich@maine.edu

Again, welcome to UMF.

Go Beavers!


Fall 2021 Move-In for New Residential Students  |  August 27

  • Students enrolled in a First Year Fusion course move into campus on Saturday, August 21. First Year Fusion classes begin Sunday, August 22
  • Move-In Day for New Residential Students is Friday, August 27
  • Orientation programming will follow, running from Friday, August 27 – Sunday, August 29
  • Regular classes will start on Monday, August 30

Orientation is for ALL new and transfer students, not just for those living on campus! It’s also for new and transfer off-campus residents, new commuter students and new adult learners.

We are working to ensure that all new students are able to participate in our Orientation activities, either in-person or remotely, and we plan to provide recordings of our online sessions to all new students in case you are unable to attend.


Fall 2021 Orientation Activities  |  August 27-29

The Fall 2021 schedule is still being finalized, but below is what a previous Orientation looked like. This will give you an idea of what to expect.

Day 1

Beaver Check-In – Welcome to UMF
Meet the Orientation Leaders who will guide you through UMF’s Orientation program.

Campus Tours
Wondering where your classes are? Orientation Leaders will lead you on a virtual zoom tour of UMF.

Downtown Tours
Get to know downtown Farmington and all it has to offer as Orientation Leaders lead you around on a virtual tour.

Transfer Student Session – for new transfer students
Led by Assistant Director of Admissions Joe McShane, this panel of transfer students will share their experiences and answer questions about transitioning to UMF.

Residence Hall Meetings and Socials – for residential students
Community Assistants will welcome you into the residence halls, introduce you to hall rules, and provide tips for on-campus living.

Friends and Family Information Session – for your friends and family members
Dr. Christine Wilson, UMF’s Vice President for Student Affairs, will answer any questions and concerns family and friends may have about life and academics at UMF.

Clubs & Organizations Jeopardy
Learn more about UMF’s clubs and organizations through this game.

Get to Know You Social
Meet other new UMF students. Let’s have fun.


Day 2

Beaver Check In – Getting Involved
Talk with current UMF students about how to get involved in campus activities, even if you live off-campus.

Title IX Training
Join your fellow students for this important session that addresses the topics of Title IX, consent, mandated reporters, how to report a concern, and available resources and supports. Trained Title IX Coordinators will facilitate this program.

Ceramics
Come paint some ceramics with fellow students. Social distancing is required.

Resources Session
Meet with staff from Mantor Library, Student Life, the Health Center, and more to help with the transition to UMF.

Student Employment (Zoom) – for all students who’d like to work on-campus
Learn more about student employment at UMF.

Night Hiking
Come join Orientation Leaders and get to know the Farmington area better through a nice hike close to campus.

Kahoot
Time for more games.

Do-It-Yourself Craft Challenge
Build something creative from whatever you have on hand, like pasta art, an epic pillow fort, or a poetic harmony.


Day 3

Beaver Check In – Getting Ready for Classes & Last-Minute Questions
Ask any last-minute questions and get ready to start classes as a UMF Beaver.

Matriculation Ceremony
Our President, Dr. Edward Serna, and other campus leaders will recognize the incoming classes as UMF students for the first time. Join us for this UMF tradition.

Campus Tours
Wondering where your classes are? Orientation Leaders are here to show you around in person.

Downtown Tours
Get to know downtown Farmington and all it has to offer.

Friends and Family Information Session – for your friends and family members
Dr. Christine Wilson, UMF’s Vice President for Student Affairs, will answer any questions and concerns family and friends may have about life and academics at UMF.

Virtual Scavenger Hunt
Come join us for a fun virtual scavenger hunt for things around your space.

Residential Student Gathering – for new residential students
Off-Campus/Transfer Student Gathering – for new off-campus and transfer students
A place for new students to gather and get to know each other.

Big Ticket Game Night
Come play games and earn cool prizes.


Contact Us

Lisa Ellrich
Director of Admissions
tel 207-778-7050
TYY (via Maine Relay Service) dial 711
ellrich@maine.edu