University of Maine at Machias Life

UMaine Machias 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 UMaine Machias.

Everyone is guaranteed a room if they confirm by May 1, 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 207.255.1320 or email Visit Living on Campus for more information.

Looking for information about move-in for residential students? Communications will be sent your email address. 

Dining Services

Students can expect meals, snacks, and beverages sourced from local food producers at UMaine Machias’ 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 207.255.5189 or email More information about menu options and the meal plan is availabe at the Machias Sodexo website.

  • Students: Our Flexible menu and fund options also allow students to grab a meal or snack when and where they need it. 

Maine Card

Your Maine Card identifies you as a student 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. Your first card is free and can be obtained from Hope Shore, second floor in Torrey Hall.

Online Bookstore

Visit our online bookstore. Please note the proper semester in the drop down menu that is also labeled with “Machias”. 

Health Center

There are a number of healthcare providers in our local community. 

Visit the Health Services page for more information.


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: Direct any immunization questions to the UMaine Office of Student Records at 207.581.1288 or via email to

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.

In addition to car parking, UMaine Machias 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. 

Information about the parking policy and permit registration is available here.

UMaine Machias 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

UMaine Machias 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 that enhances their educational experience and supports their retention and success at UMaine Machias. For more information, visit the Commuter Life website. 

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 UMaine Machias 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 Torrey Hall, room 229A.