Spring 2020 Welcome and Orientation

Spring Welcome and Orientation for the 2020 semester will be held on Sunday, Jan. 19 and Monday, Jan. 20.

We are planning many activities and events to welcome new and returning 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 on Jan 19. Classes begin on Tuesday, Jan. 21.

For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, please call the Student Engagement and Inclusion Office at 207.255.1245 or email ummcampusactivities@maine.edu.

Spring Orientation   |   January 19 & 20, 2020

Sunday, Jan. 19

12–4 p.m.

Residence Hall Check-In

Residential students only

Dorward Lobby

2–4 p.m.

Optional Campus Tours

Let your tour guide know what you’d like to see so we can personalize your tour

Meet at Dorward Lobby

5–6 p.m.


All new residential and commuter students and parents are welcome

Dorward Lobby

8–10 p.m.

Game Club and S.A.I.L. Present: Board Game Night

This event is for everyone: new and returning residential and commuter students, faculty and staff. We’ll provide drinks, snacks, a variety of games and several game enthusiasts.

Dorward Lobby

Monday, Jan. 20

8:30 a.m.

Light breakfast served

Science Building, Room 109

9 a.m.

UMM Welcome and Introductions

Required for all new students 

Science Building, Room 109

9:30 a.m.

UMM 101

Learn what UMM has to offer

Science Building, Room 109

10 a.m.

Title IX / Sexual Misconduct Training

Required for all new students

Science Building, Room 102

11 a.m.

Hazing Prevention Training

Required for all new students

Science Building, Room 109


Social Lunch

Get to know your fellow students, faculty and staff

Clipper Lounge (Sennett Hall)

1 p.m.

Getting Involved at UMM

Clubs and organizations, campus activities, Residence Hall Association, and more

Clipper Lounge (Sennett Hall)

2 p.m.

MaineStreet and Blackboard Training

Bring a computer, tablet or smartphone if you’re able

Clipper Lounge (Sennett Hall)

3–4 p.m.

Immunization and Required Paperwork

For anyone needing the required immunization in order to register for classes.  We will also review your MaineStreet Student Center to ensure you know how to complete other required forms

Clipper Lounge and

Health Services Center (Sennett Hall)

4:30–6 p.m.


Students with meal plans may begin using their meal plans at this time. Any new commuter students who have attended Orientation may attend and Student Life will pay for them.

Kilburn Commons