Fall Welcome is held the weekend before classes start and offers events and activities for all new students. Email announcements are typically sent out in early August. Fall Welcome for students starting in the Fall 2018 semester is Friday, August 31 through Sunday, September 2, 2018.
Spring Orientation is a one-day event held in January for new students (transfer and first-year) starting in the spring semester. Invitations are typically sent out in early December. Spring Orientation for students starting in the Spring 2019 semester is Sunday, January 20, 2019.
Summer Orientation is a two day event held over the summer for new first year and transfer students starting in the fall, with sessions for family as well. Summer Orientation is highly recommended 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 late April to students who have confirmed their enrollment with the Admissions Office.
Alternative Class Registration Options
If you were unable to attend Summer Orientation, we offer additional Class Registration Days where you will visit campus (8:30am-11:30am or 1:00pm-4:00pm) to complete math placement and meet with an advisor to register for classes.
Helpful Tips for Orientation
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.
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.
Dress Comfortably: It is recommended 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.
Eat Regular Meals: Eat breakfast, lunch and dinner to stay energized for unpacking, meeting new people and attending programs.
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!
Inclement Weather: If inclement weather is expected, please check the UMaine Machias homepage for campus closure notification.
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.
Stay Hydrated: Think about bringing a water bottle that you can refill between sessions or while walking around campus to stay hydrated.
If you have any questions about Orientation, please do not hesitate to contact the Student Engagement & Inclusion Office at (207) 255-1245.