Living in a residence hall is a new experience for many students. Learning to live in a group situation requires cooperation, consideration and compromise. Most students find that the experience is ultimately valuable, enjoyable and formative. The mission of Residential Education is to enhance students’ academic experience by providing a broad spectrum of services. We encourage investment and involvement in a campus community that embraces diversity, promotes academic success and fosters personal growth — all while having fun.
Residence Hall Application and Room & Board License
Please read the below information before attempting to apply for housing.
- Will I have a roommate?
- Due to community health concerns and in an attempt to promote social distancing, students will only be placed with a roommate upon mutual request. Space permitting, all rooms will be treated as single occupancy rooms except by request. See room cost below.
- When will I find out my room assignment?
- Students who apply on or before July 5, 2020 should receive their housing assignments to their university email accounts by Wednesday, July 8, 2020. Students who apply after that date will be assigned and notified in weekly batches thereafter until the week of move-in. We are using a new housing software that we are still learning, so we ask for your patience with communication regarding your placement. We have plenty of space on campus, so please do not worry.
- What type of room will I live in?
- The default room type is for all incoming students is “Traditional Double as a Single”. To request an alternate room type (small single, large single) please indicate that in the free text box near the end of the application.
- Please note that currently there are limited options available outside of Traditional Double as a Single.
- I have a documented need for medical accommodations, how can I make a request for those accommodations?
- All requests for medical accommodations must go through Jo-Ellen Scribner at firstname.lastname@example.org. You MUST have documentation from a licensed professional outlining the specific reason for accommodation as well as recommendations for accommodation.
- Depending on the accommodations, the assignment possibilities may be limited to a specific room, floor, wing, or building.
- Emotional support animals that are used for therapeutic reasons are required to be approved through this process. Trained service animals (as with a seeing-eye dog) are not required to go through an approval process for residential students or any guests or employees that enter the residence halls.
- I can’t log into the application, what do I do?
- Ensure that you are using your MaineStreet login, which is typically firstname.lastname – do not add the “@maine.edu”. Use the same password that you use for MaineStreet.
- It’s still not working. What do I do now?
- If the system does not allow you to log in, click the “add me” button and follow the directions there. Ensure that your MaineStreet ID number and your MaineStreet Login information are correct. Incorrect ID numbers or MaineStreet login information entered here may cause your application to be denied.
- If you get an error it is either because at least one piece of information is inaccurate or you already have a valid account and it is not allowing you to make a duplicate account. If you already have an account, go back one step and try logging in again.
- It’s still not working. What do I do now?
- Try the same to recommendations above in a private/incognito browser to access the application.
- Use the UMS Account Password Change Tool
- From your MyCampus account, select “UMS ID Management”, which is below the LaunchPad
- Select “Change Password”
- If you are still experiencing issues, please email email@example.com for assistance. We will respond within one to two business days. Please do not panic; there is plenty of space available.
- I have read everything above this- where is the link to the application?
Other Important Housing Application Notes:
- Meal plan choices can be changed up to ten days into each semester, so if you are not sure which plan you want yet, feel free to select one now and decide later. The cost for both meal plans is the same.
2020-2021 Room & Board License
Please note that the UMM 20-21 Room & Board License document itself is not the application for housing. You will review and sign this document as the last step in the application in the section above.
Room & Board Rates: 2021-2021 Academic Year
These rates are tentative and subject to approval by the University of Maine System Board of Trustees and may change.
In an effort to encourage social distancing and to maintain a safe and healthy campus experience this fall, all rooms will be single occupancy unless otherwise specified below. Most incoming first year students will be placed in a Traditional Double as a Single, however room placement will be subject to availability.
|Room Type||Academic Year Cost||Semester Cost|
|Traditional Double as a Single||$4,854.00||$2,427.00|
|Small Double as a Single (limited availability)||$4,726.00||$2,363.00|
|Double Suite (each bedroom is a single) – Upperclass students only||$5,434.00||$2,717.00|
|Meals Per Week||Dining Dollars Included||Academic Year Cost||Semester Cost|
The Academic Year 2020-2021 calendar is now available on the Academics page.
Community Living & Student Conduct
We have designed the residential program at UMM to provide a safe and comfortable environment where students may live, study, socialize, learn and grow within a community of peers. Each resident is responsible for his/her own conduct and may live as he/she pleases as long as it does not interfere with the rights of others. The Residential Education staff is here to ensure that the rights of residents and the property of the university are not abused. The guidelines, expectations, and policies set forth in the Guide to Community Living have been established to ensure a safe and cooperative environment for all residents.
Residence Hall Staff
The residence hall staff includes the Residence Life Coordinator and a team of Resident Assistants (RAs) who work to support the needs of the residential students. The Coordinator is a full-time professional staff member who lives in the residence hall and is responsible for overseeing the community within the hall and its day-to-day operations. The RAs are paraprofessional (student) staff members who are each assigned to a specific floor. They are a resource for their residents and maintain a vibrant and safe community within the residence hall.