Jun 23, 2024  
2020-21 UMMachias Catalog 
2020-21 UMMachias Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Art Galleries - The Art Gallery and the Gallery of Maine History house exhibits of visual and cultural importance and contribute to the arts education of the community.  The UMM permanent collection includes the John C. and Norma B. Marin Foundation collection, containing the work of John Marin, Oscar Bluemner, Lionel Feininger and other prominent early modernist artists, as well as contemporary works of paintings, prints and photographs.

Crandlemire Support Building - This building houses all the grounds equipment and includes a mechanical shop with equipment storage, carpenter shop, and service area for vehicles in the motor pool.

Dorward and Sennett Halls - UMM’s two residence halls, Dorward and Sennett, offer students gender-neutral on-campus housing, complete with study rooms, lounges, community kitchens and leisure activities like billiards, ping-pong and air hockey. The residence halls also provide students with a place outside of the classrooms and labs where they can learn from their peers and develop important everyday life skills in a supportive community.

  • Dorward Hall is primarily occupied by upper-class students and includes traditional double rooms, suites, and singles. UMM’s Book Arts facility and Gallery for the Book is also located within Dorward Hall.
  • Sennett Hall is unique in that part of the building is a first-year residence hall that has traditional double rooms, while the other part of the building contains faculty offices, the Health Center and Clipper Lounge.  Clipper Lounge offers all students, a place to relax and socialize with friends while playing a game of pool or ping-pong, or sitting back watching TV or a movie.

Downeast Institute for Applied Marine Research & Education - The Downeast Institute (DEI), the easternmost marine research laboratory in the United States, serves as the University of Maine at Machias Marine Science Field Station, providing field labs for science classes, internship opportunities, and an optional “semester by the sea” in on-site dormitory housing for junior marine biology students. 

Located on Great Wass Island on a working waterfront in the fishing community of Beals, the facility sits on a 16-acre campus adjacent to a pristine nature preserve, and overlooks over 2,000 feet of deep-water frontage. The field station includes a commercial-scale shellfish hatchery and fully equipped marine research laboratories, including an ecology wet lab and a state-of-the-art ocean acidification lab used to examine the effects of changing CO2 levels on marine organisms.

Elizabeth Flaherty Early Childhood Center - The Flaherty Early Care & Education Center offers child care, Head Start, pre-K and Early Head Start child care for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years.  Located on the UMM campus, and operated by Downeast Community Partners, the center encourages and facilitates participation of children of all abilities and their families.  The center provides parenting support, health and nutrition services, free USDA-approved meals and snacks. Teaching staff are National Head Start credentialed.

Frederic A. Reynolds Athletic and Education Center - Housing the gymnasium, this is the largest and best-equipped facility of its kind in Downeast Maine. This facility contains a competition-size swimming pool, fully equipped weight and exercise rooms, a smaller gym, handball courts, locker and shower rooms, whirlpool and training rooms, classrooms and offices for the coaching staff and some of the faculty. Over thirty fitness classes per week are offered to university and community members through this facility.

Kilburn Commons - A modern dining facility serving the needs of students, faculty, and staff, Kilburn is also used regularly for banquets and other campus and community activities.  Campus organizations use the lobby for information tables and fundraising.

Merrill Library - The mission of the Merrill Library is to empower and support the teaching of UMM’s distinctive baccalaureate programs focused on the Environmental Liberal Arts via its print and electronic collections. The Library is an accessible and important center of research, learning, and creativity focused on student success.  Students, faculty, and staff have access to traditional library services.  A 24-Hour room for 24/7 computing, scanning, and printing is open to all students. Library staff welcome the citizens of the local community and beyond to share in its collections, promoting and stimulating intellectual curiosity and creativity while immersed in the cultural milieu of coastal Downeast Maine.

O’Brien House - The Admissions Office welcomes prospective students to their offices in the O’Brien House, former residence of the University presidents.  Named for its former owner and architect, Jeremiah O’Brien, a Maine legislator during the 1800s, this early 19th-century building is maintained in the decor of the period.

Performing Arts Center - This 358-seat auditorium hosts campus and community meetings, seminars, festivals, and performances.

Powers Hall - A prominent area landmark, Powers Hall overlooks the village of Machias and the beautiful Machias River gorge, waterfalls and tidal basin area. It houses administrative and staff offices, art and music classrooms, two art galleries and the Performing Arts Center.

Science Building - This teaching laboratory facility contains laboratories for biology, chemistry, marine biology, and physics; a 124-seat lecture hall; classrooms; a conference room; and faculty offices. A variety of aquaria housing living organisms may be found in this building, along with articulated skeletons of various marine species. The Science Building is also houses an aquaculture facility, a teaching herbarium, and a greenhouse.

Torrey Hall - This central classroom building contains faculty offices, the Student Support Center, the Campus Technology Office and computer labs, a GIS lab and the Tutoring and Writing Center.