Oct 21, 2020  
2020-21 UMMachias Catalog 
    
2020-21 UMMachias Catalog

Student Services


The University of Maine at Machias provides a wide range of specialized services for its students. Some of the most widely used are listed below.

Career Center

Located on the second floor of Powers Hall, the Career Center offers essential services for students as they prepare for their chosen career. Résumé advice; interview techniques; career fairs; and international, national and state-wide job searching are available. Due to the pandemic, the UMM Career Center is available to meet with students through Zoom or Google Hangouts during their online office hours, from 10 a.m. -12 p.m.  or 1-3 p.m. Monday-Friday.   If you would like to set up a meeting please contact us at ummcareer@maine.edu or 207-255-1228.

Counseling Center

Early intervention is the best predictor of success.  The Counseling Center is committed to providing services for UMM students to help develop improved coping skills to address emotional, interpersonal and academic concerns. We provide short-term, free and confidential individual and group counseling for students enrolled in 6 or more credits.  We offer referrals to community service providers when students could benefit from longer-term therapy and/or is beyond our scope of practice.  Students who are enrolled in less than 6 credits are eligible for one consultation session to assess their situation and receive appropriate information about available resources at UMM and in the local community.  The Counseling Center also provides outreach, educational and prevention programs. 

The Counseling Center is located in Powers Hall Room 106.  To request counseling services, please call 207-255-1343 so we can learn about your situation and recommend appropriate services.  For more about Counseling Center services (including office hours) and programs and to access on-line resources please visit our website at:  www.machias.edu/campus-life/student-services/counseling-services/ and our FaceBook Page at www.facebook.com/ummcounselingcenter

University Services: Information Technology

The University of Maine System’s Department of Information Technology (US:IT) is committed to providing and supporting the highest quality technology-based services for UMM’s faculty, staff, and students. US:IT strives to perform in a timely and effective manner while it delivers technology services to the UMM community. US:IT’s UMM main office is located in Torrey Hall, room 108.

IT Support Services Center (Torrey Hall - Room 108, 255-1237)

Provides telephone, walk-in, live chat, and email assistance for UMS accounts (Google apps, MaineStreet, networking/wireless access, BrightSpace, etc.), and software applications across multiple operating systems.

An excellent resource for the detection and removal of computer viruses and malware and for assistance with data backup.

For more information or to request support call 207-255-1237 or email help@maine.edu. You can also visit our website at https://machias.edu/it/.

Public IT Computer Clusters

Computer clusters are available in the Merrill Library. 

Software provided includes; Microsoft Office, UMM licensed applications used to support classwork such as Minitab, and Sigma Plot.

Printing

IT Print From Anywhere release stations are located in the Merrill Library.

Visit the IT website on the campus portal at  https://mycampus.maine.edu/group/umm/laptop-print for instructions on printing from a personal device, UMS email or via a mobile device.

Media Services (Torrey Hall - Room 108, telephone 255-1237)

Classroom technology equipment support including audio and video equipment assistance, help to configure or operate equipment, also video and web conference support for classes and meetings.

Equipment-On-Loan is available through our office as well. 

To reserve Audio Visual equipment call 255-1237. A valid ClipperCard is required to sign out AV Equipment.

For additional information or to request support call 207-255-1237.

Student Activities, Involvement, and Leadership (SAIL)

Provides programming for the entire student body. This programming includes events like movie nights, laser tag, dodgeball, the Clipper Cruise, as well as Fall Weekend and Spring Fling. They also work closely with other clubs and organizations, providing opportunities for an enhanced campus community.

Student Accessibility Services

The Office of Student Accessibility Services promotes the integration of engaging teaching strategies with academic supports provided by our faculty and staff to create a collaborative educational experience for all our students.

The Student Accessibility office’s main focus is on coordinating services for our students with permanent or temporary documented disabilities. We extend reasonable accommodations for documented and requested academic and housing needs. Overall, we are dedicated to supporting all students. “Student Success” is our motto, and our individualized, supportive approach encourages students to advocate for themselves while developing the skills and empowerment to reach their academic and professional goals.

Requests for any educational or housing accommodations must be processed through the Manager of Student Accessibility Services.  You can reach the Student Accessibility Office at 207-255-1228.

Student Life

Student Life is headed by the Dean of Students | Head of Admissions. With the assistance of a dedicated staff this team serves as advocates for students, offers them counsel and advice, and helps them cut through red tape. Please call here if you’re not sure who to call.  For additional information call 207-255-1305.

Study Center

The UMM Study Center is located on the second floor of Torrey Hall, Room 225. It is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. It is available for individual and group study with conversation welcome.

The area is separated in three sections: There is a comfortable area for relaxed discussion with a couch, 2 chairs, a TV with a VCR and DVD player. A whiteboard is also available in this area for your use.  In the middle of the study center we have a round table with a movable whiteboard to accommodate round table discussions. This is always nice when students want to share information in a group setting. Also in the study center are two different areas where there are rectangular tables that seat 6 each. Both areas have whiteboards and in one area there is an acoustic wall divider to make the area a little more private. All areas have comfortable seating with the opportunity for small and large group meetings.

The Study Center is also home base for the UMM Student Tutor Program. There is no fee for tutor services, and tutoring is a paid position under both Federal Work Study as well as through Departmental funds. If you are interested in becoming a Student Tutor, please contact the Study Center Office. The phone number is 255-1232. The Study Center office is located in room 225B (behind the study center). Stop by and pick up an application and join our team! We would love to put you to work earning not only a little cash, but also an opportunity to learn many transferrable skills that can follow you throughout your future career.

Residence Life

Student growth and development are promoted in both of our residence halls. Students living in the residence halls have immediate access to staff members who can help them to build relationships with other students, with faculty, and with student organizations that will contribute to their enjoyment and satisfaction with the UMM experience.  The staff that works in Residence Life is committed to promoting the on-campus experience; and encouraging students to build community, succeed academically, appreciate multiculturalism, participate in engaging programs, connect throughout the university, while maintaining their place in a safe and civil community. Please visit the website at  https://machias.edu/campus-life/living-on-campus/.

Student Senate

The UMM Student Senate is the elected representative of the student body. Senators engage with campus staff, faculty and administration to ensure that when ideas or issues come forward, they are properly dealt with, as to benefit everyone. More information is available at https://machias.edu/campus-life/student-engagement/student-senate/

Student Health Services

UMM seeks to provide students with the best care and resources while they pursue their studies.

The mission of the University of Maine at Machias Health Services is to promote, maintain and improve the health and well-being of the UMM community. The Health Center provides students with confidential clinical services and health promotion in a caring, cost-effective and convenient manner.

Appointments: We offer appointment-based care Monday - Friday.

On campus office hours are Monday afternoon from 3-5 PM. The office is located in Sennett Hall, room 124.  Schedule an on-campus appointment via email, jporter@dech.org or call 207-255-4567, option 1.

Jordan also offers appointments at his Down East Community Hospital Family Practice office, Reid Emery Building - Upper Level, 229 Main Street, Machias ME, from 8AM - 6PM Tuesday through Thursday and from 8AM to 1PM on Fridays.  You can schedule an appointment by calling 207-255-4567, option 1.  Telehealth appointments are also available. Please have your health insurance information available to provide and confirm.

WUMM (91.1 FM) 

UMM’s independent student-run, non-profit radio station.  WUMM’s variety of music captures the essence of the DJ’s who spin their favorite unique beats. With DJ’s consisting of students, staff, and community member, WUMM is serves Machias and the greater Washington County region.  The station is located on the ground floor of the Reynolds Center.

Veterans Education and Transition Services (VETS)

Veterans Education and Transition Services is part of the Registrar’s Office and is located on the second floor of Powers Hall. This office provides information and guidance to veterans and their families, certifies students to receive benefits, and supports the transition from being in the military to being on campus. Call them at 207-255-1223 or visit their site: https://machias.edu/academics/academics/registrars-office/veterans-services/