Saturday, August 31

8:30am – 12:00pm  |  Centralized Check-In
Olsen Student Center, located on South Street between Main Street and High Street
Fill out paperwork, have your photo taken for your student ID, pick up your laundry card and parking decal, ask questions about transfer credits, meet UMF staff and more.

10:00am – 11:00am  |  Commuter Students / Transfer Students Session
Thomas Auditorium, located in UMF’s Ricker & Preble Science Building
Commuter students and Transfer students meet with staff from Mantor Library, IT, Student Life, the Student Health Center and more to help with the transition to UMF.

11:00am – 1:30pm  |  Welcome Luncheon
South Dining Hall, located in UMF’s Olsen Student Center
All new students, family members, and guests are welcome to this free lunch!

1:45pm – 2:45pm  |  Parent/Family Program
Thomas Auditorium, located in UMF’s Ricker & Preble Science Building
Our new Vice President for Student Affairs, Dr. Christine Wilson, will facilitate a discussion on campus safety programs, student support services and academic resources. This is a perfect opportunity to have questions answered and to learn more about the parent’s role in a student’s transition to UMF.

3:00pm – 4:00pm  |  Matriculation Ceremony
Dearborn Gymnasium
All students, families, and friends are welcome to this UMF tradition. Our new President, Dr. Edward Serna, and other campus and community leaders will recognize the incoming Class of 2023 as UMF students for the first time. Students will also receive their matriculation cords. After the ceremony, bagpipers will lead matriculated students to Mantor Green for a brief reception.

4:00pm – 4:30pm  |  Matriculation Reception
Mantor Green, located in front of UMF’s Mantor Library

4:00pm – 6:30pm  |  Dinner
South Dining Hall, located in UMF’s Olsen Student Center

7:00pm – 10:00pm  |  Residence Hall Meetings and Socials
Community Assistants (CA’s) will welcome you into the halls, introduce you to hall rules, and provide tips for on-campus living. Activities will also be scheduled for your enjoyment.

Campus Map (pdf)


Sunday, September 1

7:00am – 8:00am  |  Sunrise Yoga
Mantor Green, located in front of UMF’s Mantor Library

7:00am – 8:30am  |  Breakfast
South Dining Hall, located in UMF’s Olsen Student Center

8:30am – 9:30am  |  Rotating Sessions: Title IX, Student Employment, Resource Session

9:40am – 10:40am  |  Rotating Sessions: Title IX, Student Employment, Resource Session

10:50am – 11:50am  |  Rotating Sessions: Title IX, Student Employment, Resource Session

  • Residents of Francis Allen Black Hall (FAB), Mallett Hall, Purington Hall, and Commuters start with Title IX Training (Nordica Auditorium, located in UMF’s Merrill Hall)
  • Residents of Scott Hall North, West and South start with Student Employment (Lincoln Auditorium, located in UMF’s Gwilym Roberts Learning Center)
  • Residents of Stone Hall, Dakin Hall and Lockwood Hall start with the Resource Session (North Dining Hall, located in UMF’s Olsen Student Center)

11:45am – 1:00pm  |  Lunch
South Dining Hall, located in UMF’s Olsen Student Center

1:00pm – 2:00pm  |  Beaver Conversations
Hear how your peers get through difficult times and know that you are not alone. You got this!

  • Residents of Francis Allen Black Hall (FAB), Mallet Hall, Purington Hall, Stone Hall, Dakin Hall and Lockwood Hall may attend a session in Lincoln Auditorium or Roberts C-23, both located in UMF’s Gwilym Roberts Learning Center
  • Residents of Scott Hall North, West and South, and Commuters may attend a session in North Dining Hall, located in the Olsen Student Center or in Thomas Auditorium, located in UMF’s Ricker & Preble Science Building

2:00pm – 3:00pm  |  Beaver Beginnings
Dearborn Gymnasium
Get to know the UMF community and your new classmates. Win prizes, chat with your peers, and be in a Class of 2023 photo!

4:30pm – 6:30pm  |  BBQ
Mantor Green, located in front of UMF’s Mantor Library

7:00pm – 10:00pm  |  Fun Activities on Campus

  • Paint Night (North Dining Hall, located in UMF’s Olsen Student Center)
  • Battleship & Inner Tube Water Polo (UMF Fitness & Recreation Center Pool)
  • Manhunt & Capture the Flag (Mantor Green, located in front of Mantor Library)
  • Trivia (The Landing, located in the Olsen Student Center)
  • Board Game Night (Room CR123, located in the upper level of UMF’s Olsen Student Center)
  • Stress Management (1st floor of Mantor Library)

Campus Map (pdf)


Monday, September 2

6:15am  |  White Water Rafting Check-In
North Dining Hall, located in UMF’s Olsen Student Center

7:00am – 8:30am  |  Continental Breakfast
South Dining Hall, located in UMF’s Olsen Student Center

10:00am – 12:00pm  |  Brunch / Lunch
South Dining Hall, located in UMF’s Olsen Student Center)

12:00pm – 5:00pm  |  Trips & Activities

  • Amazing Race Farmington (1pm, UMF’s Fusion Center Lobby)
  • Canoeing/Kayaking (12pm, Mainely Outdoors Center, located on Quebec St. beside the Fitness & Rec Center)
  • Crafts (1pm, North Dining Hall A&B)
  • Ceramics (1pm, North Dining Hall C)
  • Downtown Tour (1pm, Admissions House Porch)
  • Hiking (12pm, Mainely Outdoors Center, located on Quebec St. beside the Fitness & Rec Center)
  • Lawn Games (1pm, Mantor Green)
  • Lit Wits (1pm, Olsen Student Center Mezzanine)
  • Mt. Blue State Park (12:30pm, Room 110A, Olsen Student Center)
  • Pokemon Go (1pm, Mantor Library Patio)
  • Service Project (1pm, Admissions House Parking Lot)
  • Stress Management (1pm, 1st floor of Mantor Library)

4:00pm – 6:00pm  |  Town Shuttle
Main Entrance to the Olsen Student Center, located on South Street)
Go to local stores for those “I can’t believe I forgot _______ !” items.

4:00pm – 7:00pm  |  Dinner
South Dining Hall, located in UMF’s Olsen Student Center)

7:00pm – 8:00pm  |  Residence Hall Meetings

8:30pm  |  Dollar Movie Night
Narrow Gauge Cinema, located a short walk to downtown Farmington
Grab some popcorn and soda at concessions and enjoy a movie for $1!

Campus Map (pdf)


Tuesday, September 3

8:00am  |  Classes Begin and All University Offices Open

3:00pm  |  Men’s Soccer vs. Bates College
Leib Soccer Field, located at UMF’s Prescott Field

Campus Map (pdf)


Additional Academic and Extracurricular Activities & Events

Wednesday, September 4

11:45am – 1:00pm  |  Lunch With Your Advisor for all new students

  • Community Health Education, Recreation, and Rehabilitation Services majors
    Rooms 110 & 111, Kalikow Education Center
  • Elementary, Early Childhood, and Early Childhood Special Education majors
    Lincoln Auditorium, Roberts Learning Center
  • Humanities majors
    The Landing, Olsen Student Center
  • Liberal Arts Undeclared
    North Dining Hall B, Olsen Student Center
  • Johnson Scholars
    North Dining Hall C, Olsen Student Center
  • Math and Computer Science majors
    Room 217, Ricker Addition Building
  • Natural Sciences majors
    2nd floor, Mantor Library
  • Psychology majors
    Room 119A & B, Psychology Building
  • Secondary Education majors
    North Dining Hall A, Olsen Student Center
  • Special Education majors
    Bjorn Lobby, Kalikow Education Center
  • Social Sciences and Business majors
    Business Economics, Business Psychology, Outdoor Rec Business Admin – Room 101, Roberts Learning Center
    Anthropology – Room 103, Roberts Learning Center
    Geography & Environmental Planning and Policy – Room 307, Roberts Learning Center
    History – Room 105, Roberts Learning Center
    International and Global Studies – Room 201, Roberts Learning Center
    Political Science – Room 107, Roberts Learning Center
  • Visual and Performing Arts majors
    4th floor piazza in Merrill Hall

4:00pm  |  Women’s Soccer vs. St. Joseph’s
Leib Soccer Field, located at UMF’s Prescott Field

Campus Map (pdf)


Friday, September 6

11:00am – 1:00pm  |  Student Employment Fair
Throughout the Olsen Student Center
Learn about part-time work opportunities on and off campus. Bring your resume and class schedule, and meet some employers.

Campus Map (pdf)


Saturday, September 7

1:00pm  |  Men’s Soccer vs. Fisher College
Leib Soccer Field, located at UMF’s Prescott Field

TBA  |  Trip to Six Flags New England in Agawam, Mass.

Campus Map (pdf)


Tuesday, September 10

4:00pm – 6:00pm  |  New Student Welcome
The Homestead Restaurant, located a short walk to downtown Farmington

Campus Map (pdf)


Friday, September 20

11:45am-1:00pm  |  Student Organizations Sign-Up Fair
Mantor Green & Olsen Student Center

Campus Map (pdf)


Fri-Sat-Sun, September 27-29

TBA  |  Family & Friends Fall Festival

Campus Map (pdf)


Saturday, October 12

TBA  |  Theater Trip to New York City to see Wicked or Frozen

Campus Map (pdf)


Office Hours

Student ID Office

  • Saturday – Table at Centralized Check- In (8:30am – 12:00pm) and afternoon pick-up times
  • Sunday – Office open for photos (9:00am – 1:00pm) and afternoon pick-up times
  • Monday – CLOSED

Bookstore / University Store

  • Saturday – 8:00am – 4:30pm
  • Sunday & Monday – CLOSED

Merrill Center

  • Saturday – 10:00am – 3:00pm
  • Sunday & Monday – CLOSED

Student Life Office

  • Saturday – 8:00am – 4:30pm
  • Sunday & Monday – CLOSED

All UMF Offices resume regular business hours Tuesday, Sept 3

  • Monday-Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm

Questions? Concerns? Let us help.

Mary Ellms
Coordinator of First-Year Experience
tel 207-778-7476
mary.ellms@maine.edu

Judy Peary-Adams
Administrative Specialist
tel  207-778-7348
jpadams@maine.edu