Fall Welcome is held the weekend before classes start and offers an abbreviated orientation for students who were unable to attend Summer Orientation (CORE) as well as events and activities for all new students. Email announcements are typically sent out in early August. Fall Welcome is from Friday, August 26th through Sunday, the 28th. Commuter students are also high encouraged to attend Fall Welcome.
Spring Orientation is a one-day event held in January for new students starting in the spring semester. Invitations are typically sent out in early December. Spring Orientation for students starting in the Spring 2017 semester is on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.
Summer Orientation (CORE)
CORE is a two day event held in June for new first year and transfer students starting in the fall, with sessions for family as well. CORE is required for all new first year and transfer students and offers an opportunity to complete placement testing, register for classes, get to know your peers, and meet with faculty and staff at UMM. Invitations, including online registration information, are typically sent out in early May to students who have confirmed their enrollment with the Admissions Office.
Helpful Tips for Orientation
Dress comfortably: It is recommeded that you wear casual clothes for move in and moving around campus throughout the day. Wear comfortable shoes or sandals so the walking does not wear out your feet.
Stay hydrated: Think about bringing a water bottle that you can refill between sessions or while walking around campus to stay hydrated.
Arrive early: Make sure to arrive slightly early for check in and orientation sessions so you do not miss important information covered or get behind in the program.
Eat regular meals: Eat breakfast, lunch and dinner to stay energized for unpacking, meeting new people and attending programs.
Introduce yourself: Introduce yourself to everyone you meet, sit next to in a program, or visit with while sitting outside between sessions.
Run errands: Please know that we have built time into the schedule for local shopping, getting situated, and taking care of other side items.
Ask questions: Ask any and all questions that you may have. If you need more time with a presenter, feel free to approach the speaker after the session has concluded.
Have fun: Whether you are a new student or the family member or guest of a new student, enjoy the start of this adventure at the University of Maine at Machias!
If you have any questions about Orientation, please do not hesitate to contact the Student Engagement & Inclusion office at (207) 255-1245.