Jun 20, 2024  
2022-2023 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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.

Student Wellness Resource Center

Located on the ground floor of the Memorial Union and part of the Division of Student Life, the Student Wellness Resource Center provides students, the University, and the surrounding community with drug and alcohol education and abuse prevention resources and assessment, general health and wellness support, hazing prevention workshops, and a great variety of programs and events through the peer coaching program called Live Well. Outreach, education and prevention programs are also offered in the Mind Spa located with the Student Wellness Resource Center in Room 149 of the Memorial Union. Students may attend daily programs or simply walk in during open hours.  Contact the Student Wellness Resource Center/Mind Spa at 207-581-1423 or visit them on the web at www.umaine.edu/wellness.

Bodwell Center for Service and Volunteerism

The Bodwell Center for Service and Volunteerism is currently located in Room 120 of the Memorial Union. The Center is the hub for student volunteerism, service learning and much more. Center activities include: Alternative Spring Break, Black Bear Mentors, Black Bear Tutors, Black Bear Exchange (food pantry and clothing exchange on campus), Maine Day, AmeriCorp VISTA, blood drives and ongoing community service opportunities. Contact the Center at 207-581-3091 or at www.umaine.edu/volunteer.

Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation is located in the New Balance Student Recreation Center (NBSRC) on Hilltop Road. Campus Recreation also operates the Maine Bound Adventure Center located just northeast of the Memorial Union. Offerings include: Intramural Sports (including e-Sports), group fitness classes, personal training, Sport Clubs, children’s programs, and the latest in fitness equipment (treadmills, elipticals, stationary bicycles, free weights and weight machines, etc.) at the NBSRC Center. The indoor climbing wall is the main feature of the Maine Bound Adventure Center which also offers outdoor equipment rental, and exciting and cutting-edge local and expedition outdoor recreation opportunities. Contact Campus Recreation at 207-581-1082 or Maine Bound at 207-581-1794. Visit their website www.umaine.edu/campusrecreation.

Career Center

Located on the third floor of the Memorial Union, the Career Center offers essential services for students as they prepare for their chosen career. Résumé advice; interview strategies and techniques; career fairs; and international, national and state-wide job searching are available. Special assistance and guidance are available to students going into health and legal professions.  The Career Center maintains information on admission requirements of selected professional schools and application forms for standardized national exams, and other useful information. For more services and up-to-date information, visit their web site: www.umaine.edu/healthcareers/.  For more information about pre-law options and services, visit the web site www.umaine.edu/career/studentalumni/prelaw.html.  An on-line job search for student jobs is also available through the Career Center.  Contact the Career Center for a consultation 207-581-1359, simply drop in, or visit the website: www.umaine.edu/career.

Center for Student Involvement (CSI)

The Center for Student Involvement, part of the Division of Student Life, is located on the ground floor of the Memorial Union. CSI is comprised of three units: Fraternity and Sorority Affairs, Campus Activities and Student Organizations and Leadership Development.

Fraternity and Sorority Affairs serves in the advisory function for all recognized (and colonizing) social fraternities and sororities. They also develop and deliver programs that promote individual and organizational growth, health and safety. Assistance with chapter management, recruitment (including formal recruitment for all sororities), new member education, community service, event registration/management and many other support and assistance functions (including a Greek organization dashboard) come from Fraternity and Sorority Affairs. For more information, visit the website at www.umaine.edu/greek, visit the office or call 207-581-4183.

Campus Activities Provides social, educational and entertaining programs for students throughout the academic year, focusing primarily on Thursday through Saturday nights. These events and programs include but are not limited to: movies, concerts, comedians, LATE Nights, music performances, holiday activities/celebrations and many others. The s-Sports Arena is a joint operation between Campus Activities and Campus Recreation, and is located in the Memorial Union. It features all the latest games and equipment for free use by students. The Campus Activities Board (CAB) is a student group that works closely with Campus Activities and all students are invited to participate in CAB. Contact Campus Activities at 207-581-1793, at www.umaine.edu/case or in their offices on the ground floor of the Memorial Union.

Student Organizations and Leadership Development works with student organizations (and students who want to form/create a student organization) to help them plan events, manage their members (ex. help write their constitution/bylaws, elections, etc.), and provide leadership and transition training. There are more than 200 student organizations at UMaine and they include political groups, religious/faith groups, service groups, sport clubs, and so many other types of student organizations. The annual student leadership conference is offered to foster collaboration and to support the development of new student leaders. The annual student organization fair is typically offered outdoors on the Mall during the first week of classes so look for that great opportunity to connect with a great student group.

Community Standards, Rights and Responsibilities (CSRR)

The Office of Community Standards administers the UMS Student Conduct Code through referrals to its office from around campus and the community. The University of Maine System Student Conduct Code contributes to the intellectual, ethical, and physical development of students by assuring that all students are held to a common standard of behavior. The Code also protects the free and peaceful expression of ideas and assures the integrity of various academic processes. Through the use of educational interventions, CSRR works to help students develop their personal integrity and sense of community. For additional information call (207) 581-1409 or visit the web site at https://umaine.edu/communitystandards/.

Commuter/Non-Traditional Student Programs (CNTSP) 

The Commuter/Non-Traditional Student Program, located in the Wade Leadership Center on the ground floor of the Memorial Union, provides personal advising, support and referral services, as well as being the home-away-from-home for many non-residential and non-traditional students. For additional information call 207-581-1420 or visit the web site at www.umaine.edu/CNTSP.

The Madelyn E. and Albert D. Conley Speech Language and Hearing Center

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.  Judy Stickles, M.A., 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.  UM students 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 intellectual disability and limited communication skills, adults with voice or fluency disorders, or individuals 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, Spring and Summer 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 Pathology (CCC-SLP) through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Our full-time Clinical Audiologist, Amy Engler Booth, M.A. who holds the ASHA CCC in Audiology (CCC-A), supervises graduate students in audiology practicum.

For further information on services please call 207 581-2006.

Counseling Center

The Counseling Center staff consists of Licensed Psychologists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers Doctoral and Masters level Interns that provide free, short term, confidential  and free group and individual counseling sessions and workshops for undergraduate students enrolled in 6 or more credits. Due to the impact and/or aftermath of the recent Pandemic the method for delivering services varies or may be subject to change. Please visit the website for up- to-date information about services, hours and procedures for making an appointment: www.umaine.edu/counseling.   Call 207 581-1392 to obtain information or leave a message.

If you experience an emergency and are unable to reach the Counseling Center at 207 581-1392, you may contact UMaine Police at 207 581-4040, Maine Crisis Services at 1 888 568-1112 or go to the nearest Emergency Department.

The Counseling Center website has many user friendly resources and links to other services, to access these, please visit our website at:  www.umaine.edu/counseling.

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 UMaine faculty, staff, and students. As the University’s central technology support organization, US:IT strives to perform in the timeliest and most cost-effective manner. US:IT supports the University’s land-grant and sea-grant mission of creating and disseminating knowledge to improve the lives of its students and Maine citizens through teaching, basic and applied research, and public service activities. US:IT is also responsible for coordinating technology services provided to The University of Maine campus by the University of Maine System. US: IT’s UMaine main office is located at 220 Alumni Hall.

US:IT List of Locations & Services:

IT Support Services Center (Fogler Library - Room 130, telephone 207.581.2506)

  • Telephone, walk-in, and email assistance for UMS accounts (Google apps, MaineStreet, networking/wireless access, BlackBoard, etc.), software applications, and all operating systems.
  • Resource for the detection and removal of computer viruses and malware and data backup assistance.
  • For more information or to request support call 207.581.2506. You can also visit our website at https://www.umaine.edu/it.

Public IT Computer Clusters

  • Computer clusters are available on the 1st Floor of the Memorial Union, Room 144 (adjacent to Hackerspace) and at the Fogler Library Information Commons. Both PC and Mac devices are provided in these locations.
  • Software provided includes; Microsoft Office Professional suite, UMaine licensed applications used to support classwork such as ArcGIS, JMP, SAS, SPSS, Mathematica, MatLab, ChemDraw, Adobe Creative Cloud.


  • Every student receives $16.00 in print funds applied to their MaineCard each semester to use for printing via US:IT-supported printers.
  • Graduate School Print Station, Stodder Hall, and IT Print From Anywhere release stations located at Fogler Library, Memorial Union Computer Cluster, Union Central (Memorial Union), York Dining Hall, and Hilltop Dining Hall.
  • Visit the UMaine IT website at https://umaine.edu/it/resources/wireless-printing/ for instructions on printing from a personal device, UMS email, or via a mobile device.

Media Services (Shibles Hall - Room 19, telephone 581-2500)

  • Classroom technology equipment support including audio and video equipment assistance.
  • Assistance with configuring or operating equipment.
  • Video and web conferencing support for classes and meetings.
  • Equipment-On-Loan at Fogler Library, Circulation Desk
    • To reserve Audio Visual equipment call the Library Circulation Desk at 581-1641.
    • A valid MaineCard is required to sign out AV Equipment.
  • To reserve a video conferencing room call 207.581.1610.
  • For additional information or to request support call 207.581.2500

Student Accessibility Services

The mission of Student Accessibility Services (SAS) is to collaborate with students and campus partners to create an inclusive university experience for students with disabilities. We equip students with accommodations, remove barriers to educational access, and connect students with campus resources. Students with physical, mental health, learning, and other disabilities may request accommodations by contacting SAS to engage in the interactive accommodation process. Examples of accommodations include testing accommodations, alternative format textbooks, note takers, classroom relocation, other auxiliary aids, and housing accommodations. For more information please contact Student Accessibility Services via phone at 207.581.2319 or visit the website at www.umaine.edu/studentaccessibility. It is recommended that new and transfer students who have had accommodations at their previous institutions reach out to SAS before their first semester begins.

Division of Student Life

The Division is headed by the Vice President for Student Life and Inclusive Excellence and Dean of Students. The entire Student Life staff is dedicated to serving students as advocates, as seasoned professionals who can offer them counsel and advice, and also as “go-to” people who can help them cut through red tape. Please call here if you’re not sure who to call.  For additional information call 207-581-1406 or visit the web site at www.umaine.edu/studentlife.

LGBTQ+ Services/Rainbow Resource Center

LGBTQ+ Services serves as an on-campus resource for students, faculty and staff by working with the LGBTQ Allies Council, managing the Safe Zone Project and advising Wilde Stein, UMaine’s student LGBTQ+ group. The Rainbow Resource Center in the Memorial Union features a lending library with a collection of resource books and films available to the campus community. The Center also features a safe and cozy space for students to read, hold meetings or relax between classes. Please call 207-581-1439 or visit the website www.umaine.edu/lgbt.

Intercollegiate Athletics

The University of Maine is an NCAA Division I institution (football is FCS), offering 17 varsity sports. Conference memberships include America East, Colonial, and Hockey East. For information call (207) 581-1052.

Multicultural Student Life/Multicultural Center

The Office of Multicultural Student Life is located on the third floor of the Memorial Union and provides programming, resources and support that empowers students, staff and faculty in the areas of multiculturalism, inclusivity and diversity. The office promotes these values by creating programs which facilitate positive race relations, celebrate culture, and promote mutual respect. For more information call 207-581-1425 or visit our web site at www.umaine.edu/multicultural.


The Ombudsperson for UMaine students is in the Student Life office located in Room 315 of the Memorial Union. An ombudsperson investigates disputes and mediates fair settlements, and also helps students cut through red tape. Contact the Ombudsperson at 207-581-1406.

Religious Life Team

Religious programming, worship information, and connections to the faith-based student groups and community religious groups are provided. More than a dozen active student organizations are on campus. Chaplains and other religious representatives are available for counseling and/or instruction. For more information call 207-581-1406 or visit our web site at www.umaine.edu/studentlife.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Office for Diversity and Inclusion serves as a vital and integral resource for students and employees in the areas of equity,  inclusion and diversity. The office is dedicated to: 1) supporting University of Maine students from historically  underrepresented identities, including but not limited to: sexuality, race, gender identity, spirituality, ethnicity, ability, religion,  nationality, socio-economic status, and others; and 2) providing awareness and education to the entire university community  around issues of equity, diversity, inclusion and privilege.

We address these priorities by providing safe, welcoming centers and through regular celebratory, educational and thought provoking offerings including but not limited to: Safe Zone and Inclusion training programs, Lunch and Learn sessions, panel  discussions, and outreach to students, staff and faculty. 

Through our presence in the Rainbow Resource Center, the Intersectional Feminist Resource Center and the Multicultural  Student Center, we serve as a visible hub for students. The ODI reaches out across our campus and into the surrounding community as well in order to help create a climate of respect, of celebration of difference, and of well-being and safety. 

Intersectional Feminist Resource Center (IFRC) 

The IFRC is located in the Memorial Union. The Intersectional Feminist Resource Center (IFRC) supports and empowers students of all identities and backgrounds at the University of Maine. The IFRC strives to provide education around feminist topics including, and not limited to, sexual health and wellness in a space that is free from judgement and is open to individual experiences and expressions. In addition, the IFRC connects students with information about support services in the area. The center is dedicated to creating a more inclusive future through programming and events grounded at the intersections of feminism and social justice, while breaking binaries, dismantling systems of oppression, and forging connections on an individual and campus-wide level. 

Multicultural Center 

The MSC is located on the 3rd floor of the Memorial Union. The Multicultural Center serves a community of culturally diverse students. We are a resource and an advocate for traditionally underrepresented populations. The Center empowers all students and their organizations to create a vibrant and inclusive Maine community. Through various programs, the center explores critical issues on campus about race, class, ethnicity, nationality, culture, gender, and how to best support the success of students from marginalized communities and cultures. Through the Multicultural Center we provide: A community that embraces diverse backgrounds, and appreciates the intersection of multiple cultural identities *A safe and welcoming space for relaxation, meetings, studying.
*Educational, Cultural and Social Programs *Extensive campus and community resources

Rainbow Resource Center (RRC) 

The RRC is located in the Memorial Union. The Rainbow Resource Center (RRC) empowers and increases the visibility of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) people by promoting equality and inclusiveness at the University of Maine. The RRC strives to maintain an open, safe, and supportive environment for all students, staff, faculty and alumni and provide educational opportunities, information, and advocacy services. We are committed to build an inclusive campus community that does not merely tolerate, but respects and honors all individuals at the University of Maine. We envision a community where all live in equality.

Division of Student Life

The Division is headed by the Vice President for Student Life and Diversity and Inclusive Excellence. He is also the Dean of Students. The entire Student Life staff is dedicated to serving students as advocates, as seasoned professionals who can offer them counsel and advice, and also as “go-to” people who can help them cut through red tape. Please call here if you’re not sure who to call. We will connect you to the right people. For additional information call 207-581-1406 or visit the web site at www.umaine.edu/studentlife.

Residence Life

In all 18 of the undergraduate residence halls, student growth and development are promoted through the residential student curriculum. 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 UMaine 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. All first-year students and transfer students are urged to use the First Year and Transfer Student services. Please visit the website at www.umaine.edu/reslife or call us at (207) 581-4801.

First Year and Transfer Student Center

Based in the Wade Leadership Center on the ground floor of the Memorial Union, First Year and Transfer Student Services supports all students entering UMaine with adjustment activities, academic support programs and referrals, information about campus and its various functions/operations, and social and networking opportunities. Connect with services by dropping in or by calling 207-581-1406.

Title IX Student Services

Title IX Student Services, located on the third floor of the Memorial Union in Room 315 and headed by Deputy Title IX Coordinator Heather Hogan, offers prevention, awareness and  educational materials and programs related to sexual harassment, sexual assault, bystander intervention, stalking, and domestic/relationship violence to students and the entire campus community. Additionally, students who have experienced, witnessed and/or want to report incidents of sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking, and/or relationship/domestic violence should contact Title IX Student Services (207-581-1406) or UMPD (for emergency situations call 911, for non-emergency situations call 207-581-4040 and you will be connected to someone who can assist). If you would like to report anonymously you can use campus eyes located on UMPD’s website. For more information, or to report any incidents of sexual harassment, assault, stalking, or relationship violence call 207-581-1406 or www.umaine.edu/titleix/.

Office of Student Employment

The Office of Student Employment is located in Wingate Hall and offers services to students who want to work while they attend school. Whether a student was awarded Federal Work-Study or not, whether they want to work on campus or off, the Office of Student Employment is the place to start! To find employment, students are encouraged to visit the Office of Student Employment’s online job search, located at www.umaine.edu/studemp/. Students should contact The Office of Student Employment, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30am - 4:30pm and on Tuesdays from 9:30 - 4:30pm at (207) 581-1349, by email at student.employ@maine.edu or visit www.umaine.edu/studemp/ for more information.

Student Government, Inc.

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 executive board representing student needs and promoting student rights. Visit us on the web site at https://umaine.edu/umsg/. 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 as well as other important information for students. The Student Handbook is available on the web at www.umaine.edu/handbook.

Student Health Services

Cutler Health Center (www.umaine.edu/cutler)
To meet the needs of the students at the University of Maine, Cutler Health Center offers comprehensive healthcare to the University campus community. Clinical services at Cutler Health Center are provided by Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center. Services offered include but are not limited to: general medical care including the treatment of acute medical problems or injuries, chronic illness, immunizations, women’s health issues, contraception, sexual health, fitness, nutrition, smoking cessation, and other  annual wellness screenngs. Cutler Health Center also provides students with an on-site laboratory, physical therapy and x-ray.

The clinical staff includes physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, athletic trainer, radiographer, medical assistants, practice schedulers and an office coordinator. Cutler Health Center’s practice schedulers provide assistance with access to care by scheduling appointments, coordinating services, and assisting with insurance company authorizations for services.

All undergraduate students are welcome to use the health center for medical care. We also provide services to University of Maine employees and their dependents. Cutler Health Center is a primary care provider with physicians available to take care of your primary care needs. Review Cutler’s website for a biography of providers to help with your primary care provider selection. Please be sure to make contact with your insurance company if you choose to change your primary care provider (PCP) to one of the Cutler Health Center’s providers.

Appointments: We offer appointment-based care Monday - Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Students should arrive at the health center 15 minutes prior to their scheduled appointment to allow adequate time for the check-in process to be completed. An appointment can be requested by calling 207-581-4000. Please have your health insurance information available to provide and confirm or update your mailing address and emergency contact information.

Appointment Cancellation Policy: (Notify Us in Advance). Students who make an appointment and cannot keep the allotted appointment time should call the Cutler Health Center appointment line at 207-581-4000 or send a secure message via myNorthernLightHealth Patient Portal to our office to cancel or reschedule their appointment in advance, 24 hours prior to the scheduled appointment time.

Radiology and Laboratory services: Cutler Health Center accepts orders from all Eastern Maine Medical Center affiliated hospitals and physician practices. The order must be from an Eastern Maine Medical Center provider. Orders must provide the diagnosis and specify the phone number and office address of the physician ordering the tests.

Women’s Health Services: Women’s Health Services include annual exams, emergency contraception counseling, screening and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases and infections, pregnancy testing, pregnancy options counseling and referral, breast exams and self-breast exam education, birth control provisions, as well as assessment and treatment of urinary tract infections. For consultation, follow-up, and referral for a variety of women’s concerns including PMS, menopause, colposcopy, and biopsy for abnormal pap evaluation call 207-581-4000.

Emergency Services: In an EMERGENCY or if you require emergent pre-hospital care; please dial 911 from any phone. The University of Maine operates a state licensed volunteer ambulance service U.V.A.C. (University Volunteer Ambulance Corps). This ambulance service responds to all campus locations and operates mutually with surrounding community emergency services.

Non- Emergency Transportation Support: If it is determined you need to go to a hospital but it is not an emergency, Cutler Health Center provides “free” taxi transport to and from the hospital, urgent care center, specialist referrals and pharmacies; 24 hours a day, 7 days a week day (see After Hours Services). Contact 581-4000 for more information.

After Hours Service: A health care provider is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Coverage varies for each break so please check the website for details. The medical answering service is available to coordinate taxi transportation to and from the hospital, urgent care center, specialist, referrals and pharmacies 7 days a week/24 hours a day. Calling 207-581-4000 when the Health Center is closed activates the service. There is no charge for the taxi service. The costs of all hospital, emergency room, medication, radiology, laboratory, non-health-center physician, and/or other services are the responsibility of the student.

Student  Leadership Development

Student Leadership Development, located in the Memorial Union, is dedicated to assisting student leaders and those aspiring to be student leaders to optimize their full potential by providing resources, education and consulting assistance. The Wade Leadership Center is also located in the Memorial Union. This is where many student organizations congregate.  For more information about this office or student organizations, please call 207-581-1406 or visit the web site at www.umaine.edu/sold.

Student Publications and Media

The award-winning student newspaper since 1875, The Maine Campus, is issued throughout the academic school year regularly online. 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 Open Field is the University of Maine’s annual undergraduate literary magazine. It publishes fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and artwork by University students. For further information contact the Review at 302 Neville Hall, by email at OpenField@maine.edu.

WMEB (91.9 FM) is an independently student-run, non-profit radio station at UMaine. WMEB’s variety of music captures the essence of their DJ’s who spin their favorite unique beats. In addition, WMEB provides updates on local news, talk shows, interviews, and live music performances. The station is located on the ground floor of the Memorial Union.

The Tutor Program 

The Tutor Program provides small group tutoring for University of Maine students who need academic assistance in select 100 and 200 level courses. The Tutor Program’s role is to help students “learn how-to-learn” course material and how to utilize the resources available on campus. A staff of peer tutors facilitates learning by encouraging students to work together to process course material as well as sharpen reasoning and questioning skills.

Students work with peer tutors in small study groups of up to 6 students, who are in the same course and have the same professor. Groups meet twice weekly, for a maximum of 2 hours per week, throughout the semester. Tutoring sessions are held Monday-Friday, during the day or evening and are conducted in a classroom on campus.  Tutor groups are assigned after Add/Drop week and continue through the 8th week of the semester as funding allows.

Course material is not “re-taught” to students in the traditional sense. Instead, tutors use the course content to help students to develop effective metacognitive learning strategies necessary for college level learning. Tutors facilitate activities that require students to work with concepts in diverse ways. As a result, students develop a better understanding of the course material and stronger critical thinking skills.

Students in the courses tutored are sent an email to their maine.edu email which includes a Google request form. This form asks for a schedule of classes/work/meetings that could conflict with tutoring. From that schedule, we put students into groups beginning the second week of classes until the eighth week of the semester.

Interested in becoming a peer tutor? To fill out an application go to the Tutor Program website or fill out the online application in Career Link. Eligibility requirements can be found on the Tutor Program website.

University Bookstore

The University Bookstore is the official supplier of course material for the academic community at theUniversity of Maine. The bookstore offers competitively priced course material including used books, eBooks, digital content as well as a strong rental program. The bookstore also includes a full service technology center featuring Apple and Dell computers with onsite repair. Also available is a wide range of the clothing, gift items, memorabilia and a full selection of academic supplies. For more information, please visit our website at www.bookstore.umaine.edu, email us at UMbook@maine.edu or call us at 207-581-1700.

University of Maine Police Department (UMPD) 

The UMPD is the certified police department on the UMaine campus. With officers trained especially to deal with issues related to today’s college students, the University of Maine Police Department fully embraces the community policing model. Certified by IACLEA (International Association of College Law Enforcement Association), UMPD provides a 24-hr/day, 365-day per year presence on the UMaine campus. Students are strongly encouraged to accessthe emergency text messaging system and the Black Bear Safe app from the UMPD website. UMaine’s Annual Safety and Fire Report (Clery Act) can also be found on the UMPD website.  For more information about UMPD, contact their non-emergency number 207-581-4040 or visit their web site: www.umaine.edu/police/.

Veterans Education and Transition Services (VETS)/Veterans Center

Veterans Education and Transition Services part of the Division of Student Life and located on the ground floor of the Memorial Union. The center also 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 207-581-1316, visit their website: www.umaine.edu/veterans, or visit the Center in the Memoral Union.

The Writing Center

The Writing Center in 402 Neville Hall is staffed by trained peer tutors who provide feedback on written work for all University of Maine students, faculty and staff. For more information, go to: http://www.umaine.edu/wcenter/