Welcome to

New Student Orientation

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Class of 2028, get ready to be a Black Bear!

Make sure you register for the college that corresponds with your major.

Not sure? Call us at 207.581.1561 or email us at umaineadmissions@maine.edu.

JUNE 20–21

  • College of Education and Human Development
  • Maine Business School

june 24–25

  • College of Earth, Life, and Health Sciences

june 27–28

  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Maine College of Engineering and Computing
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Before you attend, make sure you have

  • Submitted your confirmation deposit
  • Completed the financial responsibility statement
  • Taken the ALEKS PPL Assessment to determine readiness for math courses

While you’re here,

be sure to…

Go zip-lining behind the Recreation Center

Climb the rock wall at Maine Bound Adventure Center

Join the bonfire in the evening

What to do

Maine has so much to offer. From climbing famous Acadia landmarks to exploring little-known fishing holes, the Maine Adventure map has everything you could possibly be interested in.

Where to stay

New Student Orientation is an overnight event. Students will be residing in one of our residence halls for the night. 

The greater Orono area boasts numerous accommodation options.

See you soon!


For further assistance, please call the Admissions Office at 207.581.1561 or email umaineadmissions@maine.edu.


Collins Center
for the Arts


Students and guests may park at the CCA or Belgrade lots in front of the Collins Center for the Arts. Parking passes are not required for guests attending this event and parking at the CCA or Belgrade Lots. However, parking passes are required for other lots on campus and are available at the check-in area at the CCA.