We are planning many activities and events to welcome new students to the University of Maine community. Please note that events, times and locations may change. Students and guests will be given a final schedule upon arrival at the Memorial Union on Sunday, January 20th. Classes commence on Tuesday, January 22nd.

Note to Families: Family members are welcome to accompany their students to help them settle into their new home and participate in some of the events planned on Sunday, January 20th.

Notice: Due to inclement weather, Spring Orientation on Sunday, January 20 is canceled. We are, however, staffing an Orientation Help Desk in the main lobby of the Memorial Union to assist new students and go over the Orientation Checklist. Below are the following dates and times:

Sunday, January 20, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Monday, January 21, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Tuesday, January 22, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
A separate notification about Residence Hall Move-In will be sent out by Friday, January 18 by Student Life and/or Housing Services.

Directions & Parking

From the South

Traveling north on I-95: Take exit 191. Turn right onto Kelley Road. Turn left onto Route 2. Proceed to the third set of lights and then go straight for about two miles. Take the third exit from the roundabout onto Rangeley Road to enter the UMaine campus. Bear left at the fork and you will see the CCA and Belgrade parking lots. Signs will be posted directing students and guests to the Memorial Union.

From the North

Traveling south on I-95: take exit 193 and turn left onto Stillwater Avenue. Drive straight for one mile and turn right onto College Avenue. Drive one mile and turn left onto the UMaine campus entrance. Follow Long Road for about .5 miles, then turn right onto Flagstaff Road. At the end of Flagstaff Road, you will see the CCA and Belgrade parking lots.  Signs will be posted directing students and guests to the Memorial Union.


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 Memorial Union.

Frequently Asked Questions

What time should I arrive on campus?

Plan on arriving by 8 a.m. to allow time for parking, check-in, and seating for the Opening Session at 9 a.m.

What should I wear?

Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and appropriate weather gear. Please let us know when you register if you will need special accommodations as the program includes walking tours around campus. Wearing appropriate rain/cold attire is highly recommended.

What if campus closes due to inclement weather?

If inclement weather is expected, please check UMaine’s Homepage for campus closure notification. You may also call 207.581.7669 for the most up to date campus updates.

Is there a full map of campus available?

Click here for UMaine’s building directory, service locator or to print a map of the campus.

Need additional assistance?

For further assistance, please call the Admissions Office at 207.581.1561 or email