Saturday, August 31
Move-In Day for New Students and Centralized Check-In

8:30am — 12 noon  Centralized Check-In

New Location: Olsen Student Center

Please park in the High Street and Roberts Learning Center parking lots and enter the Student Center through the Roberts Courtyard. Don’t worry, there’ll be plenty of signs pointing you in the right direction.

Move-In Day will focus on helping all new students, including transfer students, move into the residence halls, get parking decals and student IDs, meet and make connections with new classmates, and begin the UMF experience!

Additional details like times and locations will be shared here as they are finalized.

The day includes:

  • Centralized Check-In
  • Move-in time: We’ll have plenty of UMF helpers to lend a hand and assist you with your belongings
  • Lunch: We welcome all new students and their family members and guests to join us for a meal
  • An informative program for parents/families and students
  • A Commuter / Transfer Student Session
  • A Welcome Address from UMF President Edward Serna
  • An official Matriculation Ceremony and Reception
  • A fond farewell to families and guests as you begin you UMF journey


  • Dinner for students by our terrific campus dining services
  • Fun nightly entertainment and activities
See details

Sunday, Sept 1
Taking Care of Business

Time to get more familiar with your new home, engage in helpful discussions and explore UMF values. Federal law mandates that new students participate in Title IX training, so there’s that, too!

The day includes:

  • Sessions on personal strategies for success in college
  • Explanations of academic integrity
  • Sessions on things such as Title IX training, student employment, bystander intervention, etc.
  • Student employment opportunities
  • Information on student clubs, organizations, and club sports
  • Shuttle vans around your new community


  • Meals by our terrific campus dining services
  • A BBQ on the Mantor Green
  • Fun nightly entertainment and activities
See details

Monday, Sept 2
Trips, Adventures, Activities and Experiential Opportunities

Also Move-In Day for Returning Students

Welcome home! Returning UMF students can move in from 9am til 9pm

For new students, you’re going to really like this day. We’re planning off-campus trips, adventures, fun activities on and off campus excursions. You’ll sleep well after this.

9am — 12 noon

The day includes options like:

  • A white-water rafting trip
  • Canoeing and kayaking nearby lakes and rivers (we’ve got the canoes and kayaks)
  • Volunteer opportunities and community service projects
  • Ceramics, crafts and outdoor lawn games
  • A trip to nearby Mt. Blue State Park
  • Pokemon Go
  • Dollar Movie Night
  • A personalized walk-about to help you explore downtown Farmington
  • An awesome evening bonfire and entertainment


  • Meals by our terrific campus dining services
  • Fun nightly entertainment and activities
See details

Tuesday, Sept 3
Classes Begin.

It’s here. Your first day of classes at UMF.

Additional Events and Activities during the rest of September

See details

Questions? Concerns? Let us help.

Mary Ellms
Coordinator of First-Year Experience
tel 207-778-7476

Judy Peary-Adams
Administrative Specialist
tel  207-778-7348