UMM Life

UMM offers a variety of programs and services to make sure that our residential and commuter students have an enriching and engaging college experience. This section includes information to make your life as a student more enjoyable, comfortable, and convenient. Our Student Service offices are here to help!

Living on Campus

We believe that living in a residence hall is a valuable educational opportunity for all new students. Living on campus allows students to live, learn, dine, and thrive in a safe and engaged campus environment. Students who live on campus are more likely to actively pursue — and complete — a degree at UMM.

Everyone has a single room, and laundry is included in your housing costs! 

Our goal is to build and maintain safe, inclusive, and welcoming communities that we are all proud to call home. To contact the Office of Residence Life, call 207.255.1245 or email Visit Living on Campus for more information.

Looking for information about fall 2020 move-in and COVID-19 screening for residential students? Visit the Living on Campus site.

Dining Services

Students can expect meals, snacks, and beverages sourced from local food producers at UMM’s dining hall in Kilburn Commons. You’ll also find plenty of options for vegetarians, vegans, and other dietary needs.

Contact information: Have questions about a special dietary need? Call 207.255.1280 or email More information about menu options and meal plans is availabe at the Machias Sodexo website.

  • Students: Residential students have the availability to choose between two meal plans. Our Flexible menu and fund options also allow students to grab a meal or snack when and where they need it. 

Clipper Card

Your Clipper Card identifies you as a student (woohoo!) and is used for swipe access to your room, the residence hall, and the 24-hour study center. It also allows you to utilize your meal plan, pay for food and beverages, and access printing funds. A number of businesses in Machias offer discounts to UMM students, so make sure to carry your Clipper Card with you at all times! Your first card is free and can be obtained from the Student Life office on the 2nd floor of Powers Hall.

Online Bookstore

Visit our online bookstore at If you have questions about purchasing textbooks, call 207.255.1342 or email

Health Center

Professional healthcare is available right on campus. Clinical services are provided to the UMM community. The Health Center provides allergy shots, appointments for illness and injury care, sexual and reproductive health, immunizations, travel medicine consultations, and physical exams.

Visit the Health Services page for more information.

Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) 

Good health is essential to academic performance. UMM students must have — and show — proof of health insurance coverage. All undergraduate students enrolled in nine or more credits per semester must either provide proof of health insurance or enroll in the university’s Student Health Insurance Plan. If you do not waive coverage by Oct. 1, you will automatically be enrolled in (and billed for) UMM’s SHIP plan.

Contact information: Visit for more information about enrolling in the plan or acquiring a waiver.


Submitting your immunization records is mandatory. Maine law requires all degree-seeking students and full-time non-degree students born after Dec. 31, 1956 to provide proof of the following immunizations:

  • One dose of Tetanus/Diphtheria (Td or Tdap) received within the last ten (10) years;
  • Two doses of Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) received after (not on) the first birthday. If the measles immunization was done prior to 1968, students must provide proof it was done with a live virus.
  • Strongly recommended: Meningitis immunization. Include this documentation if the student has received this vaccination.

Contact information: Call 207.581.1235, email, or go online to

  • Students: Review the immunization record requirements and email them to, fax to 207.255.1474 or mail to Immunization Records, UMM Student Life, Powers Hall, 116 O’Brien Ave, Machias, ME 04654

Parking Services

If you’re planning on bringing a car to campus, you will need to obtain a FREE parking permit. How many other schools can say that? Permits are required for all vehicles on campus. Come to the second floor of Powers Hall to collect your permit.

In addition to car parking, UMM students are welcome to bring their ATVs, boats, canoes and kayaks to campus to take advantage of the amazing outdoor recreation opportunities surrounding our campus. For more information, contact the Office of Student Life at 207.255.1305.

UMM Life

The Office of Student Life is responsible for the many activities and programming for students as well as resources in keeping students safe, healthy, and engaged. Whether you are looking to join a student organization, interested in outdoor recreation, or volunteering, Student Life is your best resource on campus! Visit the Student Engagement website to learn about some of our organizations.

Emergency Warning System

Students are strongly encouraged to visit to sign up for emergency text and email messages. Parents and family may also register to receive messages. Weather advisories and campus closures will be communicated through our emergency notifications system.

Campus Athletic Center

UMM students are given full membership to the Murdock Fitness and Aquatics Center, which includes access to the gymnasium, fitness center, 6-lane swimming pools, fitness and aquatics classes and intramural sports activities. 

Commuter and Non-Traditional Students

We provide a comprehensive set of programs and services for our commuting and non-traditional students tho enhances their educational experience and supports their retention and success at UMM. The Commuter Lounge is located on the 2nd floor in Torrey Hall.

Counseling Center

Struggling with difficult feelings, relationships, or finding it hard to function in life? The counseling center provides a confidential space to support students with working through their concerns, exploring options, and moving toward a solution. Visit Counseling Services to learn more.

Career Center

This office serves all students at the University of Maine at Machias! The Career Center promotes effective career planning skills, teaches job search strategies, provides resume assistance and facilitates contacts between UMM students, alumni and employers. Visit the Career Center website for more information.

Student Accessibility Services

For information on requesting academic or housing accommodations, visit the Student Accessibility website, email or call 207.255.1228 or visit them on the 2nd floor of Powers Hall.