Living in the Residence Halls

Mission Statement

Living in a residence hall is a new experience to many students. It can be valuable as well as enjoyable. Learning to live in a group situation requires cooperation, consideration and compromise. The mission of Residential Education is to enhance students’ academic experience through the provision of a broad spectrum of services from a holistic approach. We encourage investment and involvement in a campus community that embraces diversity, promotes academic success and fosters personal growth all the while having fun.

Residential Education Staff

The Residential Education staff includes a Director, Assistant Director and a team of Community Advisors (CAs). The Director and Assistant Director are full-time professional staff members who live in the residence halls and have the primary responsibility of overseeing the community within the halls and their day-to-day operations. The CAs are paraprofessional staff members who are assigned a specific floor and have the responsibility of being a resource for their residents and ensuring a vibrant and safe community within the residence halls.

Housing Options & Amenities

First-year students are assigned traditional double rooms in Sennett Hall.  Upper-class students can choose from suites, doubles and singles in Dorward Hall.

Suites – Each suite has two double bedrooms, a bathroom and a common area.

Medical Singles – Contact the Coordinator of Student Resources at (207) 255-1228 for further information.

Rooms are equipped with twin beds, 36'x 80' mattresses, desks, dressers, wardrobes, mirrors, chairs, bookcases, and curtains. Each residence hall also has laundry rooms with washers and dryers, lounges with televisions, study rooms, lounges and a kitchen. WiFi and cable television are included in your housing. Each residence hall has a security access swipe card system for safety and convenience. This allows you access to the front doors and rooms of the residence halls plus the 24-hour reading room in Merrill Library.

Themed Communities

First-year students have an opportunity to live in themed communities within Sennett Hall. Our themed communities include:

Sustainable Living - A community of roughly fifteen to twenty residents interested in pursuing an interest in sustainability issues outside of the classroom. This space will allow residents to live among like-minded peers who desire to live a more sustainable lifestyle, or for those who would like to start and learn more.

Health, Wellness and Active Living - A community of fifteen to twenty residents interested in pursuing a holistic, substance-free lifestyle with interests in health, fitness and the outdoors. Promoting holistic development of the mind and body, residents will have the opportunity to live on a floor with like-minded peers who desire to live a healthy and fit lifestyle, or begin one.

Single Sex - This community will accommodate those residents who wish to live on a floor that is not co-ed.

Residence Hall Association (RHA)

The Residence Hall Association is the governing body for residence hall students to voice their concerns and plan activities for the halls. This group helps shape residential policies and services. Students are encouraged to become involved in our community through RHA or other organizations/clubs.

Campus Activities

At UMM we have a wide variety of student activities organized by Community Advisors and/or the Student Activities’ staff, such as camp-fires, talent shows, campus clean-ups, Halloween parties, themed dances, and many more. Joining in the student activity fun or exploring Greek life are great ways to enjoy all the benefits that campus life has to offer. For more information on campus activities and organizations, visit:


The mission of the Intramural Sports program at the University of Maine at Machias is to provide students, staff and faculty the opportunity to participate in a variety of recreational sports and activities. To see the game schedules and join a team, visit:

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