Details on January 2023 Orientation & Move-In Day

As the snow begins to fall here at the University of Maine at Farmington, we’re busy getting ready for all New and Transfer Student Orientation for the start of the Spring 2023 Semester. Whether you’ve already decided to attend UMF this Spring or are still thinking abut it, here’s some info that may help you as you move forward in your college journey.

Spring 2023 Move-In Day & Orientation

> Move-In Day for new residential students:  Friday, January 13

> Orientation Dates for All students:  Friday, January 13 – Monday, January 16

> First Day of Classes:  Tuesday, January 17

Already-Committed Student Information

We’re excited to have you join us in January and we’re here to help you feel ready to begin your time at UMF. Welcome aboard!

Two important things to review regularly are the Pre-Arrival Checklist and this Orientation Page. These reside on our myCampus internal portal. (As an accepted student, you have access to these.)

These pages on myCampus will be updated regularly, and the myCampus Orientation page will have multiple Zoom sessions available beginning in early December. You’re not required to attend these but we strongly encourage you to look at what we’re offering and join any sessions that might interest you.

Still Undecided?

Making the decision to commit to any college or university can be difficult for many reasons, especially if you’re thinking of starting at a new place in the middle of the year. We understand this and offer you support while you make your decision. Come jump into one of these Zoom sessions and ask us whatever you like. We’re here to help you.

Get your questions answered about the Spring Semester 2023 in one of these live, interactive Zoom Sessions:

Details on August 2023 Orientation for the Fall 2023 Semester coming soon, but if you were wondering, here’s what a typical Fall Orientation at UMF looks like.

Welcome Center Check-In

This is for ALL New Students: New Resident Students, New Transfer Students, New Off-Campus & Commuter Students, New Adult Learners and Their Families

Welcome Center Check-In
UMF Fitness & Recreation Center
Next: If you’re an on-campus resident student, proceed to move-in to your residence hall. We’ll have lots of UMF Student Orientation Leaders to assist you!

Info Sessions — All New Students
Nordica Auditorium, Merrill Hall
Session topics include: What’s life like at UMF and others

Info Sessions — Parents / Families of All New Students
Locations vary by session topic, see below
Concurrent sessions (choose two)

  • Academic Success & Campus Resources
    Lincoln Auditorium, Roberts Learning Center
  • Safety & Wellness
    Thomas Auditorium, Ricker / Preble Halls
  • Been There Done That (for Transfer students and their families)
    The Landing, Olsen Student Center

President’s Welcome — All New Students and Their Families
Dearborn Gymnasium

President’s Reception — All New Students and Their Families
Under the tent, Mantor Library Green

Residence Hall Socials — Just New Students
Each Residence Hall

Taking Care of Business Day

What Is College All About session, First Year Class Dean
Nordica Auditorium, Merrill Hall

Info Sessions — Taking Care of Business Day
Nordica Auditorium, Merrill Hall
Learn about all things UMF. Topics include: Title IX, Safety & Wellness, Beaver Connections

Sign Up for Sunday Activities
South Dining Hall, Olsen Student Center

Info Sessions
Topics include: How to Manage Finances, Session for Transfer Students, Managing Nutrition & Time, Beaver Connections, Student Employment

Special Group Sessions — For Out of State Students, LGBTQ+ Students, Commuter Students, Veteran Students, Johnson Scholars, TRiO students, First Generation students

Outdoor Rec Session — Let’s Fly Kites
Prescott Field
Explore new walking / biking trails and other activities

Locations vary by activity, see below

Paint Night
North Dining Hall, Olsen Student Center

Karaoke and Open Mic Night
The Landing, Olsen Student Center

Fun & Adventure Day

White Water Rafting Check-In
North Dining Hall, Olsen Student Center

Info Session — You’ve Got Questions? We’ve Got Answers

On and Off Campus Activities
Activities including:

  • Trip to Mt. Blue State Park
  • Hiking Blueberry Mountain
  • Mantor Library Escape Room
  • Find Chompers
  • Explore Downtown
  • What’s Located Where – Campus Tour
  • Ceramics
  • Crafts
  • Lawn Games including a Corn Hole Tournament
  • More

Student Clubs and Organizations Meeting
Lincoln Auditorium, Roberts Learning Center
Explore UMF’s many student clubs and organizations

S’mores with the UMF President
Narrow Gauge Drive-In Cinema area, Downtown Farmington

FREE Late Night Movie of Your Choice
Narrow Gauge Cinema, Downtown Farmington

First Day of Classes

Classes begin  8am
Day, time and location of your first class depends on your course schedule

There is no homeroom class kind of thing to attend. Good luck — you’ve got this!

Meet Your Advisor Day

This is a mandatory event for all new students  11:45am
Your Advisor is an important person for you to know and this event will help you to make that connection.

See your academic major below and go to that meeting location at 11:45am:

Art, Performing Arts – Merrill Hall, Room 220

Biology and Earth & Environmental Science – Preble Hall, Thomas Auditorium

Community Health Ed, School Health Physical Ed – Education Center, Room 107

Mathematics, Computer Science, Actuarial Science – Ricker Addition, Room 205

Early Childhood Ed, Early Childhood Special Ed, Elementary Ed – Roberts Learning Center, Lincoln Auditorium

English, Creative Writing – Roberts Learning Center, Room 023 (Star Trek Room)

Pre-Nursing – Ricker Addition, Room 202

Psychology – Ricker Addition, Room 217

Rehabilitation Services – Education Center, Room 106

Secondary Ed, Special Ed, World Language Ed – Student Center, North Dining Hall – Room C

Social Sciences and Business: Anthropology, Business Economics, Business Psychology, Geography & Environmental Planning, History, Political Science, Outdoor Rec Business Admin, International Studies – Roberts Learning Center, Room 101

Undeclared – Student Center, North Dining Hall, Room B

Questions about Meet Your Advisor Day?

Contact Tasia Lima

Job Fair for On-Campus Jobs

Outdoors, Mantor Library Green  11am – 1pm
In case of rain, inside Olsen Student Center  11am – 1pm
Explore what’s available for on-campus employment. Meet the people hiring.

Sponsored by UMF Career Services

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!

Connor Fahey
Coordinator of Orientation and Transition Programs
tel  207-778-7050
TYY (via Maine Relay Service) dial 711