Welcome from UMaine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy
Welcome International Students!
Welcome to the University of Maine and the University of Maine at Machias! We are so excited to have you here. We hope the information on this page will assist you in transitioning to your new life in Maine and on our campus.
If you don’t find what you are looking for on this page, you can find it elsewhere on our website. Watch this short tutorial on navigating OIP’s website for help accessing the information you need.
As always, please contact the Office of International Programs should you need further information or assistance at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 207.581.3437.
Printable Orientation Folder Materials
- Spring 2021 Post Arrival Checklist
- Making an Appointment at OIP
- UMaine Emergency
- International Student Reference Guide
- U.S. University Terminology Handout
- Dining Hours During Orientation
- Meal Plan
- Academic Calendar
- Black Bear Exchange
- Anticipated Resources
- Flywire Information
- Area Map
- Campus Map
- Building Abbreviations
- Carry Documents
- Know Your Rights
- Bias Response Reporting
- Marijuana Use
- Travel Advisory
- Maintaining Status
- Overview of Employment
Download a copy of our Spring 2021 Orientation Schedule. Most of our activities will be virtual. We may add some additional sessions or workshops so check your email for updates.
Best Apps to use at UMaine:
Hear what current UMaine students have to say about the apps they use. Watch the recording here.
- Navigate – UMaine app to quickly get into all essential info – Video and Website
- UMaine Portal – where you access all apps on a desktop – https://staging.umaine.edu/portal/
- MaineStreet – student academic and billing system – MaineStreet basics
- Brightspace – class software – Brightspace Student Training Videos
- Zoom – live remote class software – Logging in and Tutorials
Adjusting to U.S. Culture
|Adjusting to your new environment will take some time and will be both fun and challenging. Watch the recorded pre-arrival session “What I Wish I Knew” featuring current UMaine students imparting some very helpful advice.|
COVID 19 Campus Guidelines
The University has developed guidelines for students, faculty and staff who attend classes and events on campus.
Things to Do
Looking for something to do while you wait for your COVID results? Explore the area in person or online.
Do a Campus Selfie Tour:
Explore the campus with a self guided tour, take fabulous selfies, share them with us on Instagram @umaineinternational and Facebook @umaineoip. Best selfies will get UMaine branded prizes!
Virtual Campus Tour:
Explore our beautiful campus! Take the Virtual UMaine campus tour.
Maine in the Movies:
The State of Maine has featured prominently in major motion pictures throughout the years. Check out this article for a list of movies featuring Maine.
What I like about Maine:
Hear what current students say about why they like Maine at this recorded panel here.
Explore the town of Orono:
For the brave hearted… dress warmly and take a self-guided tour using this illustrated map of Orono.
Videos About Campus Services
Recorded Sessions from Fall 2020
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00:29 Structure of the University
4:08 Academic Titles
7:55 Terms for Classes
10:20 Types of Classes
12:21 Class Standing
13:32 Majors, Minors, and Concentrations
19:13 Academic Calendar
31:12 General Education
34:09 Other Academic Terms
40:53 Thank you!
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01:38 Communication and US Norms
2:55 Brightspace pt. 1
4:16 Clarification and Interaction
7:14 Emailing Professors
10:13 Bright Space pt. 2
14:47 Changes During the Semester and How to Know
15:59 Conditional Release and What is it?
18:15 Time Management
22:46 Time Management with Reading in English
25:20 Organization and Time Management pt. 2
26:51 Roles in the Learning Space
33:01 Student Roles and Norms in an Online Format
36:29 Attendance in an Online Format
38:52 Asynchronous Participation
40:21 Thank you
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00:28 What if You Can’t Hear?
2:53 Brain Fatigue and Operating in English
7:27 ADA and Accommodations on Campus
10:42 Tutoring and Other Resources
12:57 Varying the Speed of the Recording
16:39 Embedded Quizzes
18:09 Discussion Boards and US Norms
22:29 Group Work and US Norms
25:19 Oral Exams and Recording
32:44 Final Tips (Take Advantage of Opportunities)