Fall Welcome


Hello from Downeast Maine! Thank you for visiting the Fall Welcome information page. This program is for first-year and transfer students starting in the Fall 2019 semester. Fall Welcome is held the weekend before classes start and offers events and activities for all new students. Fall Welcome for students starting in the Fall 2019 semester is Friday, August 30 through Monday, September 2, 2019.

Click here to register for Fall Welcome.

Residence Hall Move-In

All first year and transfer residential students can begin moving in at 9:00am on Friday, August 30, 2019, and will follow the Fall Welcome agenda provided below. If you are a new residential student traveling a long distance, we do offer the option for you to move in on Thursday evening as an alternative. If you wish to do so please contact the Student Engagement & Inclusion Office at (207) 255-1245 to make arrangements.

Tentative Agenda 

We are planning many activities and events to welcome new students to the University of Maine at Machias community. Please note that events, times and locations may change. Students and guests will be given a final schedule upon arrival at the Fall Welcome check in. Guests are welcome to accompany their students to help them get acquainted to their new home and participate in some of the events planned. Please check out the complete schedule below.

Time Session & Location
Friday, August 30, 2019
9:00am-4:00pm Taking Care of Business

Campus Offices Open

9:00am-12:00pm Residential Student Check-In & Move-In

Residence Halls

11:00am-12:00pm Advising (For those who still need it)

Faculty Offices

1:00pm-2:00pm Official Welcome & Student Services Panel

Performing Arts Center

2:00pm-4:00pm Breakout Groups

(Student ID, Parking Pass, Portal Overview, Clipper Welcome)

Various Locations

4:00pm-5:00pm Saying Goodbye

Parents Depart Campus

5:00pm-6:00pm Dinner

Kilburn Commons

6:00pm-7:00pm Meet UMM

The Mall (Reynolds Center if Inclement Weather)

7:00pm-8:00pm Labyrinth Walk

Behind Torrey Hall

8:30pm-9:30pm First Floor Meetings & Floor Socials

Residence Halls

Saturday, August 31, 2019
10:00am-11:00am Brunch

Kilburn Commons

11:00am-1:00pm Clippers Serving Machias

Kilburn Commons Steps

2:00pm-4:00pm Breakout Groups

(Health Services, Counseling Services, IT, Classroom Tours)

4:00pm-4:30pm Class Photo

Kilburn Commons Steps

5:00pm-6:00pm Traditions Dinner

Kilburn Commons

6:00pm-8:00pm Clipper Cruise Prep


8:00pm-11:00pm Night Activity
Sunday, September 1, 2019
10:00am-12:00pm Brunch

Kilburn Commons

12:00pm-1:00pm Clipper Cruise Prep


1:00pm-2:00pm Clipper Cruise

Reynolds Center Aquatics Center

4:00pm-6:00pm Dinner

Kilburn Commons

6:00pm-7:00pm Major Socials

Kilburn Commons Steps

Monday, September 2, 2019
10:00am-12:00pm Women’s Soccer vs. Bryant & Stratton College

Soccer Field

12:00pm-2:00pm Men’s Soccer vs. Bryant & Stratton College

Soccer Field

7:00pm-8:00pm Sundae Social

Kilburn Yard


Parking passes are not required for guests attending this event. Students and guests may park in any open regular space.

Helpful Tips

Dress Comfortably: It is recommended that you wear casual clothes for move in and moving around campus throughout the day. Wear comfortable shoes so the walking does not wear out your feet. Please feel free to let us know of any special accommodations you may need.

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.

If you have any questions about Fall Welcome or New Commuters Welcome or need special accommodations, please do not hesitate to contact the Student Engagement & Inclusion Office at (207) 255-1245.