Fall 2022 Orientation for all new students will be August 26-28

Move-In Day for new students is tentatively scheduled for Friday, August 26, pending COVID-19 decisions yet to be made. Details and more information on Orientation and Move-In will be published here as it becomes available. Please keep checking your maine.edu email address and this page for updates.

Below is what our typical Fall Orientation Schedule Looks like

Welcome Center Check-In — For ALL New Students: New Resident Students, New Transfer Students, New Off-Campus & Commuter Students, New Adult Learners and Their Families
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, with Clarissa Thompson, 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
Locations vary by activity

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 President Edward Serna & Family
Narrow Gauge Drive-In Cinema area, Downtown Farmington

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

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