Special Student Services and Facilities
The University of Maine provides a wide range of specialized services for its students. Some of the most widely used are listed below.
Campus Recreation, a member of the Division of Student Affairs, offers a great variety of recreational programming to students and the university community. Approximately 65 intramural sports are offered annually for men, women and coed competition. There are an increasing number of sport clubs as well, including: Blade Society, Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse, Men’s and Women’s Rugby, Men’s and Women’s Volleyball, Cycling, Hackey Sack, Tennis, Baseball, Shotokan, and Ultimate Frisbee. Fitness classes are offered each semester in aquacize, kick boxing, step aerobics, hip hop, yoga and pilates for a small fee. Facilities in Lengyel and Memorial Gyms are open for free play and equipment is available for free checkout at these locations. MaineBound offers a full range of outdoor adventure programs (academic credit and non-credit) and activities. MaineBound also rents outdoor gear like tents, sleeping bags, skis, stoves, backpacks and more. Campus Recreation employs a large number of students. Students interested in on-campus employment should contact us in 140 Memorial Gym or in the MaineBound Adventure Center (located southwest of the Maine Center for the Arts, on the hill). The Center houses the MaineBound staff and equipment rental operation, and offers students the best indoor climbing in the area. In addition, more than 15 miles of hiking/biking/skiing trails are maintained by Campus Recreation in the UMaine Forest. e-Sports, an arcade, is open daily on the first floor of the Memorial Union. A new $25 million student recreation center is scheduled to open in the Fall or 2007. This 86,000 square-foot facility will feature a swimming pool, indoor track, racquetball/squash courts, fitness center, locker rooms, gymnasium, aerobics rooms, and much more. For more about Campus Recreation, visit the web site at www.umaine.edu/ or call (207) 581-1082 or (207) 581-1794.
The Career Center helps students to formulate career goals, select an academic major, and conduct job searches. For additional information call (207) 581-1359 or go to www.umaine.edu/career.
The Commuter Services/Non-Traditional Student Programs Office provides a variety of personal advising, support and referral services. In addition, we provide a commuter lounge located in the Memorial Union for your home away from home. For additional information call (207) 581-1405 or visit our web site at www.umaine.edu/studentaffairs.
The Madelyn E. and Albert D. Conley Speech Language and Hearing Center, located in Dunn Hall on the University of Maine campus, serves as the primary clinical demonstration and teaching site for undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Susan K. Riley, M.S.,CCC-SLP is the Clinical Director for the Conley Center. At the Center, faculty and graduate students provide speech, language, and audiological services to the University community and residents in the surrounding communities. The newly renovated Center was designed as an accessible welcoming environment for clients and families. UM students and their immediate family members are eligible for services at no cost during the academic year.
The Conley Center serves approximately 125 clients a year for speech/language therapy and 600+ clients per year in the audiology clinic. Clients are all ages and have varied needs, from preschoolers with speech/language delays to adults with mental retardation and limited communication skills to international students seeking assistance with English pronunciation. The faculty supervisors and student clinicians maintain a client and family-centered approach, working closely with family members, caregivers and other service providers in the client’s life to provide comprehensive, individualized and functional services.
Evaluation and remedial services are offered on the semester (Fall, Spring) and summer calendar of the University. A Diagnostic Clinic is conducted on Friday mornings during the Fall and Spring semesters. Comprehensive audiological services are provided on a twelve month basis. Graduate students are supervised by clinical and academic faculty who hold the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Our full-time Clinical Audiologist, Amy Engler Booth, who holds the ASHA CCC in Audiology(CCC-A), supervises graduate students in audiology practicum. Two Specialty Clinics at the Conley Speech Language and Hearing Center offer clients and families additional service options. The Stuttering Clinic and The Family-Based Treatment Clinic are coordinated and supervised by clinical and academic faculty with special clinical expertise and research interests in these areas.
For further information on services please call (207) 581-2006.
The Connections Program is a supportive and directive retention program, with the intention of identifying behaviors and traits that could lead to retention or persistence issues. While strengthening and reinforcing behaviors and traits and by establishing caring and supportive relationships early in students’ academic careers, staff members can assist students in succeeding both academically and personally. For more information call (207) 581-4217 or visit us on the Division of Student Affairs website at www.umaine.edu/studentaffairs.
The Counseling Center offers professional and confidential services to students of The University of Maine. Services include: prevention and educational programming; group, individual and couples counseling; consultation and training to students and staff; career and academic counseling, crisis response, and psychiatric services. All services are free to students taking 6 or more credits. Students with less than 6 credits are eligible for assessment and referral, workshops, groups and consultation. There is a charge for Psychiatric services.
The Peer Education Program provides peer led educational workshops on a wide range of health related topics. For additional information on either program please call (207) 581-1392 or visit our web page at www.umaine.edu/counseling.
The Deans of Students advocate for students, offer them counsel and advice, and help them cut through red tape. For additional information call (207) 581-1406 or visit our web site at www.umaine.edu/studentaffairs.
The Department of Information Technologies has facilities in several locations on campus to provide computing services. More information is available at: www.umaine.edu/it/.
Help Center, Room 17 Shibles Hall: Help center consultants provide walk-in and telephone assistance for Macintosh and Windows/Intel software support, First Class Conferencing and Internet support, disk recovery, virus utilities, and file conversion. Call (207) 581-2506, or e-mail: ITHELP@umit.maine.edu.
Public clusters of Windows/Intel and Mac personal computer are available at the Memorial Union and Fogler Library. Additional computers are available in the classroom clusters in Barrows and Lengyel Halls (Macintosh computers), and Donald P. Corbett Business Building, Little Hall, Dunn Hall and Boardman Hall (Windows/Intel computers). The email area in the Memorial Union, provides students access to computers for e-mail and web access only. All clusters provide a wide variety of software and Internet applications.
Computer Connection, Memorial Union, is a store for the University of Maine community offering personal computers, printers, computer peripherals, memory, digital cameras, supplies and software at discounted educational prices. View our Web Page at ccweb.umecit.maine.edu/ (provides access to over 530,000 technology products). Phone (207) 581-2580 or (800) 261-5543 for more information. E-mail address is email@example.com/
Computer Repair, York Village, Bldg #67, services all university-owned computer equipment, as well as computer equipment owned by staff members and students affiliated with the University of Maine. It provides warranty service on Apple and Dell products. They also work on most Hewlett-Packard LaserJet series printers, including most color LaserJets and will work on most anything out of warranty. Extended warranty AppleCare contracts are also available. For more information call (207) 581-2512.
UMaineNet provides students living in all UMaine residence facilities (with the exception of University Park) internet access, telnet capabilities, a FirstClass account (the University’s computer conference system), as well as access to various software packages for both Mac and Windows/Intel. For more information call (207) 581-2506, or e-mail: ITHELP@umit.maine.edu.
FirstClass offers personal e-mail (including Internet mail services); public and private electronic conferencing and discussion groups; online chatting with other users; as well as Netnews and ListServe subscription services. Using your free account, you can participate in discussions on topics ranging from multiculturalism to favorite movies, keep informed about campus events, as well as obtain course information, syllabi, and assignments. For more information call (207) 581-2506 or visit: www.umit.maine.edu.
Instructional Workshops: are offered in a hands-on computer classroom for introduction to operating systems and a variety of software applications for Macintosh and Windows. Registration information is posted in the Provost/Acad Staff folder on First Class and at our website http://www.umaine.edu/it Phone (207) 581-1638 for more registration information.
The Office of Disability Support Services facilitates the education of students with physical, learning, and emotional disabilities by providing a point of coordination for accommodations and special services they may need while attending the University of Maine. No qualified individual with a disability will be denied access to or participation in services or programs at UMaine. For further information please contact the Director of Disability Support Services at telephone (207) 581-2319, TDD (207) 581-2311 or see the section on Division of Lifelong Learning - College Success Programs. http://www.umaine.edu/disability
The GLBT Services acts as a liaison to the Division of Student Affairs. The Office serves as an on-campus resource for students, faculty and staff by coordinating several small discussion groups, working with the GLBT Allies Council, managing the Safe Zone Project and advising Wilde Stein, UMaine?s student GLBT group. The Rainbow Resource Center features a lending library with a collection of resource books and films available to the campus community. The Center also includes a cozy space for students to read, hold meetings or relax between classes. Please call us at (207) 581-1439 or visit our website www.umaine.edu/studentaffairs.
The Greek Life Office assumes the advisory function of providing motivation and direction for all recognized fraternities and sororities, develops programming to enhance personal growth, health and safety, chapter management, recruitment, new member programs, leadership, scholarship, friendship, and service to the University of Maine and the surrounding communities, and serves as a resource center and focal point for all Greek related activities and events. For more information visit our website at www.umaine.edu/greek or call us at (207) 581-4162.
The Health Professions Advising Office maintains information on admission requirements of selected professional schools and application forms for standardized national exams. The Health Professions Office (HPO) is also the central location for the Health Professions Committee. We maintain a copy of your academic records, as well as a reference file for submitted recommendations from faculty members. For more information, visit our website at www.umaine.edu/studentaffairs or call us at (207) 581-2587.
The University of Maine is an NCAA Division I institution (football is Division I-AA), offering 19 varsity sports. Conference memberships include America East, the Atlantic 10, Hockey East and the Eastern College Athletic Conference. For information call (207) 581-1052.
The Judicial Affairs Office administers and enforces the student conduct code. The University of Maine System Student Conduct Code seeks to promote the pursuit of activities that contribute to the intellectual, ethical, and physical development of the individual under the auspices of the University of Maine System and the individual campuses and to ensure the safety of persons engaging in those pursuits. It further seeks to protect the free and peaceful expression of ideas and to assure the integrity of various academic processes. For additional information call (207) 581-1409 or visit our web site at www.umaine.edu/studentaffairs
The Office of Multicultural Programs provides programming, resources and support that empowers students, staff and faculty in the area of multiculturalism. The office promotes inclusiveness and diversity by creating programs which facilitate race relations and celebrate culture. For more information call (207) 581-1428 or visit our web site at www.umaine.edu/multicultural.
The National Student Exchange (NSE) program offers University of Maine students a unique opportunity to enhance their academic program through study at one of over 170 North American universities within the NSE consortium. Through NSE, students may study away for a semester or academic year and earn academic credit. Program costs are comparable to UMaine tuition, fees, room and board. Financial aid recipients may apply their aid toward most NSE sites. Applicants for NSE must have a 2.5 grade point average or higher. For further information contact the National Student Exchange Coordinator in the Office of International Programs in Winslow Hall at (207) 581-1509.
Off-campus Housing assistance is available to all students and staff at the University through the Deans of Students’ Office on the third floor of the Memorial Union. This office maintains a listing of available living quarters in the Orono, Old Town, Bangor and Veazie areas. For more information call (207) 581-1405 or visit our off-campus web site at www.umaine.edu/studentaffairs.
Part of the Division of Student Affairs, Substance Abuse Prevention Services provides students, the University, and the surrounding community with drug and alcohol education, resources and counseling. You can call us at (207) 581-1423 or visit us on the web at www.umaine.edu/studentaffairs
Religious programming, worship, study, conversation, and witness are provided by fifteen active student organizations. Chaplains and other religious representatives are available for counseling and/or instruction. For more information call (207) 581-1405 or visit our web site at www.umaine.edu/studentaffairs.
In all 18 of the residence halls, we promote community. As a student living in the residence hall, staff members can help you to build relationships with other students, with faculty, and with student organizations that will help you contribute and enjoy your UMaine experience. The staff that works in Residence Life and Programs is committed to promoting the campus experience and we invite you to build community, achieve academically, appreciate multiculturalism, participate in engaging programs, connect throughout the university, while maintaining your place in a safe and civil community. Please visit our website at www.umaine.edu/studentaffairs or call us at (207) 581-4801.
Student Employment helps students find jobs both on and off-campus during the academic year and summer. Volunteer Programs seeks out and promotes “hands on” service where participants engage in projects with the community. For more information call (207) 581-1349.
The University of Maine sustains a long tradition of active, independent student government. The University is committed to active student involvement in the operation of the University, not only for the valuable perspective student government brings to the planning and decision processes, but for the unique educational opportunities it gives to participating students. University of Maine Student Government, Inc. is funded and controlled by undergraduate students with the sole purpose of benefiting students through educational, cultural and social programming. Its officers include an elected president and vice-president who appoint and coordinate a diverse administrative staff representing student needs and promoting student rights. Visit us on our web site at www2.umaine.edu/StudentGovernment/home.htm.
The General Student Senate (GSS) is the legislative unit of Student Government, Inc. under the leadership of the vice-president and has final approval over all Student Government matters. The Student Handbook provides complete details on student government structure. The Student Handbook is available on the web at www.umaine.edu/handbook.
Cutler Health Center offers walk-in and by appointment medical services for urgent medical problems, rehabilitation of injuries, routine health check-ups, women’s health exams, and the treatment of chronic illness. Consultations from a variety of medical specialists including eye care, orthopedics, physical therapy, podiatry, sports medicine, gynecology, and massage therapy are available at the facility. The health center has onsite X-ray, laboratory and minor surgery as well as ambulance support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. More information about our programs can be found on our web site at www.cutler.umaine.edu or call (207) 581-4179.
The Office for Student Organizations and Leader Development is dedicated to assisting student organizations, student leaders and organization advisors to optimize their full potential by providing resources, education and consulting assistance. Our goal is to help the 100+ student organizations, their members and advisors carry out their purpose in adding exciting, fulfilling and enriching opportunities and experiences for our students and the campus community. If you would like more information about this office or student organizations, please call (207) 581-4183 or visit our web site at www.umaine.edu/studentaffairs.
The award-winning student newspaper since 1875, The Maine Campus, is published Mondays and Thursdays throughout the academic school year. It is written, edited and produced entirely by University of Maine students. Its offices are located in Memorial Union. For information call (207) 581-1273 or visit the paper online at www.mainecampus.com.
The Maine Review is the University of Maine’s annual literary magazine. It publishes fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and artwork by University students. For further information contact the English Department at (207) 581-3822.
The University of Maine encourages its students to study abroad for academic credit. Study abroad leads to world awareness, cultural understanding, personal growth, independence and self-sufficiency. For those studying in another language, it can lead to language fluency. A Study Abroad experience adds depth to a résumé and can give students a competitive edge in the job market as it reflects an open and flexible outlook to life.
The University of Maine offers a number of options for studying abroad. There are over 17 direct exchanges with partner universities. Direct exchanges allow UMaine students to pay tuition and fees to the University of Maine, while paying room and board costs to the host institution. Other programs are directly enrolled, with the student paying the cost of the individual program. Many locations offer instruction in English, while some require intermediate language skills. Some offer language immersion in preparation for a semester or year of study in another language. Financial aid can be used for all University-approved programs. All areas of the world are available.
The Study Abroad program is housed within the Office of International Programs, 100 Winslow Hall; (207) 581-2905. The office has a Resource Room and library of materials on the third floor of the Maples, next door to Winslow, and keeps materials in the International Affairs student lounge in North Stevens. For further information, contact the Office of International Programs or check the website www.umaine.edu/international/.
For complete information about the Tutor Program, contact The Tutor Program, 104 Dunn Hall, (207) 581-2351 or see the Division of Lifelong Learning.
The University Bookstore serves the academic community by selling the books and supplies required for course work and by offering a wide selection of general books, supplies and other merchandise and services. For more information call (207) 581-1700 or e-mail us at UMBook@maine.edu or check our website at www.umbook.umeadm.maine.edu/.