Mary Ellms, Coordinator of Orientation & Transition Programs
Mary Ellms, Coordinator of Orientation & Transition Programs

 Welcome to the University of Maine at Farmington!

My name is Mary Ellms, and I am the Coordinator of Orientation & Transition Programs at the University of Maine at Farmington. I graduated from UMF myself, so as a Beaver Alumna, I’m thrilled to welcome you to the Farmington community.

Please feel free to contact me.

Mary Ellms
Office of Orientation and Transition Programs
tel 207-778-7476
TYY (via Maine Relay Service) dial 711
mary.ellms@maine.edu

Again, welcome to UMF. Go Beavers!


Move-In for New Residential Students  |  January 20 and 21

  • Move-In Day for New Residential Students is January 20 (preferred) or January 21
  • Move-In Day for New Residential Transfer Students is January 20 (preferred) or January 21

See details about Move-In Days


January Orientation  |  Thursday, January 21 – Sunday, January 24

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.


Orientation Activities  |  January 21 – 24

Thursday, January 21

10:00am  Beaver Check-In – Welcome to UMF (Zoom) – for all new students
 Meet the Orientation Leaders who will guide you through UMF’s Orientation program.

1:00pm  Campus Tours (Zoom) – for all new students
Wondering where your classes are? Orientation Leaders will lead you on a virtual zoom tour of UMF.

2:00pm  Downtown Tours (Zoom) – for all new students
Get to know downtown Farmington and all it has to offer as Orientation Leaders lead you around on a virtual tour.

3:00pm  Transfer Student Session (Zoom) – 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.

7:00pm  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.

7:00pm  Friends and Family Information Session (Zoom) – 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.

8:00pm  Get to Know You Social (Zoom) – for all new students
Join the Zoom call to meet other new UMF students. Let’s have fun.


Friday, January 22

10:00am  Beaver Check-In – Beaver Conversations (Zoom) – for all new students
Engage in a discussion with current UMF students to learn about academics, social life, and much more here at UMF.

1:00pm  Title IX Training (Zoom) – for all new students
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.

2:00pm  Resources Session (Zoom) – for all new students
Meet with staff from Mantor Library, Student Life, the Health Center, and more to help with the transition to UMF.

3:00pm  Student Employment (Zoom) – for all students who’d like to work on-campus
Learn more about student employment at UMF.

7:00pm  Kahoot (Zoom) – for all new students
Time for more games.

8:00pm  Do-It-Yourself Craft Challenge (Zoom) – for all new students
Build something creative from whatever you have on hand, like pasta art, an epic pillow fort, or a poetic harmony.


Saturday, January 23

10:00am  Beaver Check In – Getting Involved (Zoom) – for all new students
Talk with current UMF students about how to get involved in campus activities, even if you live off-campus.

1:00pm  Matriculation Ceremony (Zoom) – for all new students
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.

2:00pm  Campus Tours (Meet in The Landing, Olsen Student Center) – for all new students
Wondering where your classes are? Orientation Leaders are here to show you around in person.

3:00pm  Downtown Tours (Meet in The Landing, Olsen Student Center) – for all new students
Get to know downtown Farmington and all it has to offer.

4:00pm  Friends and Family Information Session (Zoom) – 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.

7:00pm  Virtual Scavenger Hunt (Zoom) – for all new students
Come join us for a fun virtual scavenger hunt for things around your space.

8:00pm  Residential Student Gathering (The Landing) – for new residential students
Off-Campus/Transfer Student Gathering (Zoom) – for new off-campus and transfer students
A place for new students to gather and get to know each other.


Sunday, January 24

10:00am  Beaver Check In – Getting Ready for Classes & Last-Minute Questions (Zoom) – for all new students
Ask any last-minute questions and get ready to start classes as a UMF Beaver.

2:00pm  Ceramics (The Landing) – for all new students
Come paint some ceramics with fellow students. Social distancing is required.

6:00pm  Clubs & Organizations Jeopardy (Lincoln Auditorium in Roberts Learning Center and Zoom) – for all new students
Learn more about UMF’s clubs and organizations through this game.

7:00pm  Night Hiking (Meet in front of Mantor Library) – for all new students
Come join Orientation Leaders and get to know the Farmington area better through a nice hike close to campus.

8:00pm  Big Ticket Game Night (Lincoln Auditorium and Zoom) – for all new students
Come play games and earn cool prizes.


Contact Us

Mary Ellms
Coordinator of Orientation & Transition Programs
tel 207-778-7476
TYY (via Maine Relay Service) dial 711
mary.ellms@maine.edu

Judy Peary-Adams
Administrative Specialist
tel  207-778-7348
TYY (via Maine Relay Service) dial 711
jpadams@maine.edu