Jul 18, 2024  
2024/25 Combined UM UMM Undergraduate Catalog 
2024/25 Combined UM UMM Undergraduate Catalog

President’s Message

Welcome to the University of Maine and the University of Maine at Machias, respectively located on Marsh Island in the homeland of Penobscot Nation and in the Passamaquoddy territory. 

From groundbreaking research to student organizations, countless exciting learning opportunities await you here at UMaine and UMaine Machias. With more than 90 majors and 100 programs, we prioritize a student-centered and community-engaged approach, grounded in our commitments to research, innovation and excellence to address the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. Our world-renowned faculty are ready to guide you as we advance learning and discovery in the state of Maine and beyond.

UMaine is a top-tier research institution that offers cutting-edge academic opportunities and internationally recognized programs. You have the option to participate in learning opportunities starting on your first day with Research Learning Experiences (RLEs). You will be immersed in new forms of learning - whether in labs, in our forests, on the coast, in studios and theaters, or even around the world. 

Our campus is a hub of activity for creating connections, collaborating and engaging with the community. Join one of our many student clubs and organizations and make new friends. Participate in activities at our university and explore Maine’s natural scenery. Tour with the University Singers. Hike Mount Katahdin or go diving in the Gulf of Maine. Volunteer around the community. Serve in Student Government and intern with one of our many industry partners. Attend athletics events - we are the state’s only NCAA Division I athletic program. Embrace the diverse activities and experiences available at our universities. 

For almost 160 years, UMaine has supported the next generation of scholars, innovators and problem solvers, equipping our learners with the knowledge and tools necessary to succeed throughout their education, career and life. We are committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive community where all students, including our over 500 international students at both UMaine and UMaine Machias, feel a sense of belonging and are encouraged to thrive. 

We are eager to be a part of your journey and support you as a new member of our community. Welcome to the University of Maine family - where you’ll discover your tomorrow as a Black Bear!




Joan Ferrini-Mundy