New Student Orientation
New Student Orientation is a step by step, online process to help new first year and transfer students prepare for their time at UMM. All new first year and transfer students are required to complete New Student Orientation. Information on how to begin the online process is typically sent out in the beginning of May to students who have confirmed their enrollment with the Admissions Office.
Once you complete the online New Student Orientation, if you would like to visit campus during the Summer to complete final tasks, become better acquainted with campus, or to meet faculty and staff, we offer additional Summer Visits where you will visit campus (9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm) to complete any remaining items on your checklist. Summer Visits are scheduled for Friday, July 12 (9am-12pm), Friday, July 26 (1pm-4pm), and Friday, August 16 (1pm-4pm). If the listed dates for Summer Visits do not fit your schedule, please feel free to give us a call to schedule a date that works best for you. If you would like to register for a Summer Visit, you can find the link in the online New Student Orientation.
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 is scheduled for Friday, August 30 through Monday, September 2, 2019. Registration for Fall Welcome can be found in the online New Student Orientation.
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 2020 semester is Sunday, January 19, 2020.
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 or need special accommodations, please do not hesitate to contact the Student Engagement & Inclusion Office at (207) 255-1245.