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Welcome to Residence Life


Making your campus living experience a great one!

Residence Life oversees the day-to-day staffing and operations within the residence halls here at UMaine.  Our staff  works with other faculty and staff from across the university campus to build safe, inclusive and welcoming communities for all of our residential students.

The First Year Experience (FYE) is the overarching program that works to connect first-year students to the University of Maine campus and to their peers, while also helping first-year students be academically successful.

  • We require all first-year students to live on-campus for their full first year at UMaine
  • We offer seven residence halls dedicated to housing our newest students
  • We offer seven unique themed housing communities, which provide first-year students with instant connections to their hallmates
  • We have a First Year Center dedicated to supporting first-year students in their academic success, and as they navigate the university campus
The Second Year Experience is the overarching program that works to support second-year students as they continue to develop their academic and career interests.
  • We offer four residence halls dedicated to housing second-year students
  • We assist second-year students who are still working to find the right major/minor/career path
  • We assist second-year students as they develop their resumes and seek out opportunities to get experience in their intended field
  • We continue to connect second-year students to valuable campus resources
For more information about our residence halls, programs and staff, please check out the rest of our website.
Upcoming Dates
  • Only four residence halls offer continuous housing through winter and spring breaks. These halls are Knox, DTAV/Patch, York and Kennebec Halls. Students assigned to these buildings are able to come and go from their halls throughout these two breaks.
  • All other residence halls close for both winter and spring breaks. The halls will close at 5:00pm on Friday, December 19 for winter break, and will re-open at 10:00am on Sunday, January 11 for spring semester. The halls will close again at 5:00pm on Friday, February 27 for spring break and will re-open at 10:00am on Sunday, March 15 for the remainder of spring semester. These halls will not be staffed during breaks and therefore no exceptions will be granted for entry to these buildings during these times.