First-Year Admitted Checklist

TODAY: Activate your Accounts

Students accepted to UMaine should plan to regularly check the

ir university email and MaineStreet portal. This is how you will receive important information from Admissions, Financial Aid, Housing, and other campus offices. You can find steps on how to activate your accounts on the Portal website.

JANUARY 1: Make plans to attend an Accepted Student Day

If you’re coming for the fall semester, attending an Accepted Student Day is a great way to get acquainted with campus. This all-day event will feature presentations on what incoming students need to know about their upcoming college experience at UMaine. Invitations are normally sent out in early January.

MARCH 1: Deadline to Apply for Financial Aid
To be considered for financial aid, you need to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid webpage for more detailed information about applying for financial aid. Check out UMaine’s 2019-2020 FAFSA page for tips and other helpful information about filing.

MAY 1: Confirm your Enrollment

Students entering in Fall 2020 will need to make a $50 enrollment deposit by May 1, 2020, in order to reserve their space at UMaine. You can pay with a credit card by calling the Office of Admissions during regular business hours or you can pay online using the “Pay My Deposit” link on your MaineStreet student center.

MAY 1: Apply for Housing

You can submit your online Housing Application on the Housing website.

MAY 15: Make plans to attend New Student Orientation

Orientation for new students starting in the fall semester is held in June. Invitations and full details are typically sent out by mid-May. For more information, visit our Orientation page.

MAY 15: Sign your Financial Responsibility Statement

Students can learn more on the Financial Aid website.

MAY 15: Take your Math Placement Exam

New students may need to take the Math Placement Exam which is available 24 hours after you activate your MaineStreet account. While the majority of students will need to take the exam, prior college-level math coursework, ACT/SAT math sores and other factors may eliminate the need to take the exam. Please see the Math Placement Exam page for more information. 

JULY 1: Submit your Final High School Transcript to the Admissions Office

JULY 1: Submit your immunization records

Students should mail or fax copies of their immunization documents to:

Shared Processing Center
PO Box 412
Bangor ME 04402-0412
Fax: (207) 581-5451

AUGUST 28: Move-In Day 

Move-in for new students starting in the Fall 2020 semester is on Friday, August 28. Once here, there’s so much you can do.

  • Get involved. Choose from more than 200 diverse clubs and organizations.
  • Cheer for the Black Bears. Regular season home games are free with your MaineCard. For schedules, rosters and more info, visit
  • Get moving. Hike, bike, and ski on 15 miles of campus trails, or paddleboard and kayak on the Stillwater River.
  • Gaze at the stars. The state-of-the-art Emera Astronomy Center opens this fall, with a 33-foot dome and a 20-inch reflector telescope.
  • Be creative. The new Wyeth Family Studio Art Center has studios for painting and printmaking, and the Innovative Media Research and Commercialization (IMRC) Center has a laser cutter, 3-D printer, and video-production studios.

If you have any questions about moving in, contact the First Year Center at 207.581.1420.