Activate Your Accounts
Activate your UMS Account
Your UMS account grants access to the MaineStreet, the student records system, and your maine.edu email account. Activate this as soon as possible. You will receive important information about campus housing, registration and student services at this address. To activate your account:
- Go to UMaine’s Account Activation page.
- Enter your Student ID and Activation Code provided in your admission letter.
- After you submit your activation, the activation web site generates an acknowledgement. The acknowledgement contains your new UMS User Name, password, and email address. This information should be kept private. Please save or print the information and keep it in a secure place.
- Once you have activated your account, you may use your new UMS User Name and password to check on the status of your application, or to update your personal information. Go to the MaineStreet portal. Enter your UMS User Name and password to access the portal.
If you have any difficulty activating or logging into your account, please visit our support site. If you need further assistance, you may call the UMaine IT Help Desk at (207) 581‑2506 or email them at email@example.com. For more information visit UMS User Account Management.
Activate your University of Maine Email
@MAINE.EDU Email Account
The University will use your maine.edu email account to communicate important information to you about campus housing, registration and student services. You are responsible for any information sent you at this account. It is essential that you begin using this email account immediately. You can either check it regularly by going to http://mail.maine.edu or you can forward it to an account that you use regularly.
- Go to http://mail.maine.edu
- Click on the Login to UMS Webmail link
- Log in using your UMS User Name and password
To forward your email:
- Go to http://mail.maine.edu
- Click on the link Change the destination of email sent to your @Maine.edu address
- Select the button next to Forward to the following address(es):, enter the email address to which you want mail forwarded from @maine.edu and then click the Change Forwarding button
If you have difficulty activating, logging into, or using your account, please visit our support site. This site has information about your UMS account and the MaineStreet portal and provides links to helpful resource. If you need further assistance, you may call the UMaine IT Help Desk at (207) 581-2506 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accessing your UMaine Accounts
The UMaine portal at http://my.umaine.edu is the quickest way to access all your UMaine accounts at once. It also displays campus announcements and alerts, quick links. You can easily change your password too.
How to use UMaine MyCampus portal (instructional video)
Hello, and welcome. Today we’re going to talk about the University of Maine’s MyCampus Portal, often simply called the Portal. It’s a site that allows single-sign-on access to MaineStreet and BlackBoard.
It also has quick links that take you directly to certain heavily used pages in MaineStreet and the university website. Today I’m going to show you how to access the portal, and go over some of its highlights.
First up, how to get to the portal. Unfortunately, there is no direct link to get there. You have to type the address into the address bar at the top of the screen. The address is simple, though — my.umaine.edu — and hit enter. It will take you to the login page.
This is the login page. You log in here using your MaineStreet login credentials. Then you hit the login button.
If it takes 5 to 10 seconds to load, don’t worry about it. That’s fairly normal.
This is your portal welcome page. In the center of the page, you see your campus announcements, and below that, UMaine news releases.
Off to the right here, is the UMaine Portal suggestion widget. Here, you can send a message to the Portal administrator letting them know if there’s any particular additions you’d like to make to the Portal.
To the left here is your launch pad. Here is MaineStreet, and if you click on it, it will open up MaineStreet directly and take you to the intro page to MaineStreet. You don’t have to sign in, because you’ve already signed in with the Portal.
Here’s BlackBoard. Again, don’t have to sign in, because you already signed in through the portal.
We also have Synapse down here. Unfortunately, Synapse is not part of the single-sign-on, so while it will take you to the Synapse login page, you will have to log in yourself.
There’s also the web login FirstClass. Just do keep in mind that this web version of FirstClass does not have the full functionality that the versions on your computer or your phone would have.
As a student here at University of Maine, you automatically receive a Google account, and you can connect to it with your MaineStreet login. However, by logging into the portal, you automatically log into your UMaine Google account as well.
You can reach some of your Google products right here through the portal. Here is your Gmail icon, your Google Calendar icon, and your Google Drive icon.
There’s also icons for UMaine Athletics, the Fogler Library, the A to Z Directory and the University of Maine website. Below the launch pad are a number of quick links into MaineStreet itself.
For instance, if we wanted to go to the Student Center, you click that, and now we’re at my Student Center. Similarly, if we wanted to check financial aid, click the financial aid button, and here we are at the financial aid page, where I can select an aid year to view.
Below the MaineStreet quick launch are a number of UMS ID management links. Here we have a number of options to manage your UMS ID, that is your MaineStreet ID or your maine.edu email account ID, as they’re both the same.
Here you can change the password, or you can change your email forwarding. Now along the top, here, are a number of drop-down menus, such as academic resources, news and events.
These links take you to frequently used websites or MaineStreet pages. For instance, if we wanted to go to MaineCard Office, you select MaineCard under campus life, and it takes you to the online card office.
Similarly, if we wanted to go to the student handbook, this would take us directly there. As you can see, there’s a lot of functionality here in the portal that allows you to quickly get to numerous websites and lots of information.
This is the portal in a nutshell. Thanks for joining us. Have a great day.