Scott-South is part of the Scott Hall Complex, which also includes Scott-North and Scott-West. The Scott Hall complex, located on Main Street across from the UMF Admissions Office, is UMF’s largest residence hall, an expansive 3-story building. The lower level of Scott-South has a large laundry room and the lower level of Scott-North, to which Scott-South is connected, has a full kitchen.

Residing in this building is a professional staff member (called a Graduate Area Coordinator) who assists in the development of communal living. This staff person is responsible for enhancing residents’ college experience by assisting in promoting programs within the hall.

Programs designed by the six Community Assistants in the hall promote the development of both academic and social skills. A Community Assistant is an upper class UMF student who assists in building community within their areas, as well as help residents get involved in the campus community through various programming initiatives.

The floors in the Scott Complex are distinct by number, floor from ground level up, and by direction, defined as North, South and West. The beds are not bunked; however, if upon moving in all roommates want the beds bunked, University staff will assist is setting this up. Please note that the All-Access Meal Plan is required for all First-Year Students.

Building Description

1st & 2nd Floor — All Female Community

Single-gender community comprised entirely of women.

3rd Floor — Diversity Themed Community & Education Themed Community

Although the 1st and 2nd floors of Scott-South are single-sex rooms by neighbor, the University allows for students on the 3rd floor of Scott Hall to choose a gender inclusive placement.

UMF is full of diverse cultures, religions, ideologies, gender identities and sexual orientations. In acknowledgement of this, we have developed a Diversity themed community to reject discrimination and instead foster personal and professional growth in the students, especially around one’s personal identity, in a diverse and global community.

Members of this community are encouraged to develop a conscience awareness of themselves and others, to connect their experiences to their role as students, to take personal responsibility to learn more, to participate in self-reflection, to continue the conversation, to engage in the UMF community, and to practice empathy and acceptance while developing skills and insights for the purpose of becoming engaged allies. A component of community programming on this floor is focused on increasing knowledge and understanding of the diversity found on the Farmington campus.

In the Education-themed community, residents are able to interact with like-minded teacher education peers. Programs are designed by the Community Assistants on this floor to promote and enhance the development of both academic and social skills — specially geared toward future teachers.


Within the building

  • All-Female Community (1st & 2nd floor)
  • Diversity & Education (Each theme occupies half of the 3rd floor)
  • Co-ed floor
  • 139 occupants
  • Optional gender-inclusive room placements – 3rd floor only
  • Connected to the main lounge and Scott-West
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Laundry in basement
  • Kitchen access in Scott-West
  • All bathrooms are single-user
  • 6 Community Assistants

In each room

Room Specs

  • Two windows, 38″ x 54″
  • Space under beds, approximately 10″ at lowest to 27″ at highest
  • Average furniture includes: two beds, two dressers, two closets, two desk and chairs
  • Average single-room, approximately 8.8′ wide by 16.2′ deep
  • Average double-room, approximately 12′ wide by 16.2′ wide

What to Bring

We understand deciding what to bring to college can be stressful. To help you with this, see our Suggested Packing List.

Contact Us

For more information on campus housing, please contact us.

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