This residence hall is overseen by an Area Director who assists in the development of communal living. This professional staff person is responsible for enhancing residents’ college experience by assisting in promoting holistic community development.

Programs designed by the Community Assistants in the hall promote the development of academic, personal, and social well-being. A Community Assistant is an upper-class UMF student who assists in building community within their areas, as well as helping residents get involved in the campus community through various programming initiatives. Purington Hall programs are often themed toward Education, such as Paint N’ Play, a kindergarten-themed program where residents finger-painted and had snacks; Tales From The Classroom, a program in which current and former teachers shared their experiences in the classroom, and more.

Building Description

Education Themed Community — a resident favorite campus community is back.

We have created a community that offers the opportunity for residents who are Education majors or interested in the field of education to interact with like-minded peers. As a resident of Purington Hall, you’ll be able to participate in hall programs, study groups, and interact with faculty and staff.

Service Impact Living Learning Community

Do you have a passion for helping others through community service? The 3rd-floor Service Impact Living Learning Community is designed to prepare you to make a positive difference in your community through service and community action.

A dynamic team of peer leaders, staff, alumni, and community action partners will facilitate service programs and field trips for you.

In addition, as a Service Impact Community student, you’ll plan, develop, design, and implement your own service project in the greater Farmington community. This option is open for students in any major who are interested in developing their leadership skills.

Students of this community will sign an additional community agreement indicating active participation in the community.


In the building

  • Education-themed community
  • “Co-ed” hall
  • Restrooms are single-user
  • Rooms vary in shape and size
  • Kitchen and laundry are located in the basement
  • Student lounge and game room on 1st floor

In each room

Room Specs

  • 2 or 3 windows, varying in size (average is 38″ x 65″)
  • Space under beds, approximately 10″ at lowest to 27″ at highest
  • Average furniture includes: 2 beds, 2 dressers, 2 closets, 2 desks and 2 chairs
  • Average single room, approximately 11.5′ wide by 12′ deep
  • Average double room, approximately 12′ wide by 15.3′ deep

What to Bring

Contact Us

For more information about campus housing, please contact us.

UMF Student Housing
University of Maine at Farmington
Student Life Office
tel  207-778-7488