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Grad Student Photo Contest Announced

The UMaine Graduate School solicits photo submissions for the first Graduate Student photo contest. The contest is open to all UMaine graduate students and will include prizes for 1st place ($100), 2nd place ($50), and 3rd place ($25) in each of three categories: grad student life, grad student research, and grad student teaching. Submissions are due on Monday, March 18, 2013.  For more information, see the guidelines and submission information.  

Guidelines & Submission Information

Photo Contest Application

Photograph Release Form

Thesis Workshop: Bring Your Laptops

Join Dottie & Crystal from the Graduate School on Tuesday, October 23rd from 4-6pm or Wednesday, October 24th from 2-4pm in the Graduate Commons of Stodder Hall for an informative session about how to format your thesis or dissertation!  They will be covering the same information on both days and will focus on common mistakes along with samples of what to do.  Please email the "Thesis Workshop" folder in FirstClass  or to register.  Call 207-581-3217 with any questions.

2nd Annual Graduate School Open House

The Graduate School in participation with many UM Departments and the Graduate Student Government will be holding a Open House for current undergraduate students interested in pursuing a master's or doctoral degree program at the University of Maine.  The Open House will be held on October 17th from 4-6pm in 57 Stodder Hall.  For a look at the flyer, please click here.   Click here for a campus map.

Annual Graduate School Picnic DATE CHANGED!!


The Graduate School invites all graduate faculty, support staff, graduate students and their families to the Annual Graduate School Picnic on Thursday, September 27, 2012 from 4PM - 6PM at the Stodder Hall Patio (East Side).  A rain date is set for Friday, September 28th also from 4-6pm.


Important Health Insurance Information

For information on the mandatory graduate assistant health insurance policy please see the attached PDF.  If you still have questions, please contact Amaranta Ruiz-Nelson ( or 207-581-3222).

Waiving out of the health insurance? Please go here.

Agenda's Available: 2012 New TA's & New Graduate Student Orientations Announced!

All New Graduate Teaching Assistants and New Graduate Students are invited to attend the Graduate School's annual orientation on August 29th and 30th. The TA Orientation will be conducted in Stodder Hall, and the New Graduate Student Orientation will be conducted at Neville Hall in Room 100.

Please continue to check back for more information about orientation, including agendas!

Orientation Invitation

TA Orientation Agenda

New Graduate Student Orientation Agenda

The University of Maine Introduces Several New On-line Graduate Programs

The University of Maine is pleased to announce the creation of several new on-line graduate certificate and master's degree programs.  Professional Science Master's (PSM) degrees have recently been approved in both Bioinformatics and Engineering and Business.  Additionally, graduate certificates have recently been approved in Digital Curation, Early Childhood Teacher, Educational Technology Coordinator, Nursing Education, and Response to Intervention for Behavior.

Courses for these master's degrees and certificates may all be taken on-line.  Additional information on individual programs as well as application and course registration instructions are available at:

GA's and Other Graduate Student Employees Must Complete Mandatory Security Training Beginning in Summer 2012

Graduate assistants and other graduate student employees must complete mandatory information security training beginning in Summer 2012.  Please see the attached memo from the Office of Student Employment.

Attention Graduate Students: Make Your Room Selection for Stodder Hall Now!

Housing Services is now taking applications for graduate students wanting to live on-campus in Stodder Hall for the 2012-2013 Academic Year.  Information about the proposed graduate housing rates can be found here.

Students living in Stodder Hall have the following amenities available to them:

  • Local telephone service with voice mail (student provides phone)
  • Cable television service provided by Time Warner Cable
  • Computer and network jacks
  • Washers and dryers ($28 per semester in Laundry Funds is included in the room rate and is accessed through the MaineCard)
  • Vending area
  • Kitchen and Lounge space on each floor
  • Primarily graduate student housing
  • Limited space on the 3rd floor for older undergraduate students with approval from the Graduate school
  • Limited small single occupancy
  • Single room occupancy
  • Limited double room occupancy
  • Continuous Housing
  • Smoke-free
  • Faculty Member-in-Residence



2012-2013 Award Recipients Announced

The University of Maine Graduate School is pleased to announce the following award recipients for the 2012-2013 academic year.

The University of Maine Graduate School is pleased to announce the following award recipients for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Chase Distinguished Research Assistantship (CDRA)

John Bell Interdisciplinary Ph.D.
Christopher Bennett Spatial Information Sciences & Engineering
Zhao Cai Electrical and Computer Engineering
Elena Korotkikh Earth Sciences
Sarah Morehead Interdisciplinary Ph.D.
Ravikant Patil Chemical Engineering
Katharine Ruskin Ecology & Environmental Sciences
Jennifer Sauve Clinical Psychology
Daniel Stich Wildlife Ecology
Rebecca White History

Maine Economic Improvement Fund (MEIF) Fellowship

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