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Orientation • Spring 2021


Welcome to the University of Maine at Fort Kent!

Congratulations on your decision to be a UMFK Bengal! You made a great choice and we want to ensure your smooth transition to UMFK. Please know that during this time, your health and the health of our University of Maine at Fort Kent community is of utmost concern. After careful consideration, we have made the decision to transition our Spring 2021 New Student Orientation to a virtual format. While we will miss seeing you in person, we have created an online orientation that provides an overview of campus resources and tips to help you gain a better understanding of what it takes to succeed at UMFK.

We look forward to meeting you virtually soon!

What to Expect:

  • Virtual New Student Orientation is a one-day, mandatory experience for all new first year and transfer students.

  • Students are recommended to register to attend Spring 2021 Virtual Orientation. Students can register to attend the virtual orientation sessions by completing the web form found HERE.

  • Students will be able to access the virtual orientation sessions via links on the Orientation Schedule webpage.

  • Orientation sessions provide students an opportunity to interact with multiple university offices to learn about their services and resources which can support you during your time at UMFK and to virtually meet your faculty and fellow classmates.

  • All family and friends who wish to attend the orientation sessions are welcome. There is even a special sessions just for parents and guardians to ask any questions they may have about topics such as academics, health and safety, and support services.

What to Do Next?

  • Mark these dates on your calendars
    • Residence Halls Move-In Day: Thursday, January 21, 2021. Keep an eye on your UMFK email as each residential students will be assigned a time slot to move in by the Director of Residence Life and Leadership.
    • Spring 2021 Virtual Orientation: Friday, January 22nd from 9:20 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Classes begin: Monday, January 25th
  • Take the time to review the following resources.
  • If you still have questions contact our office at 207-834-7513 or (To learn about the campus response to the changing public health situation, check out UMFK's COVID-19 webpage Safe Return to Campus site for the most up-to-date information.)

Note for Distance Education Students (100% Online Programs):

  • Students enrolled in an online program only are required to complete a pre-orientation module on BrightSpace prior to Orientation. An email with more details will be sent to students in these programs by the Assistant Director of Distance Education.

Note for International Students:

  • All International students, whether they live on campus or off, MUST take a COVID-19 test on January 21st or January 22nd and then QUARANTINE until negative test results are returned.
    • Orientation Process For International Students Without F-1 Status: International students who are enrolled in 100% online programs are required to attend the Virtual Orientation and complete the Distance Education Pre-Orientation Module.
    • Orientation Process For International Students With F-1 Status: Internationals students who are enrolled with F-1 status are required to attend the Virtual Orientation on January 22, 2021 and a F-1 International Student Check-in Session prior to February 1, 2021 in order to complete their registration in SEVIS. If you are unable to attend the Virtual Orientation, students must email to make other arrangements.
      • New International Student (Have F-1 status, but have never studied in the US prior to matriculating at UMFK nor held a different US immigration status in the past such as B-1/B-2, J, M, etc).
        • You must attend the F-1 International Student Session which covers F-1 immigration regulations and campus polices. Attendance will count as your F-1 International Student Check-in.
      • Transfer or Reinstated International Students: (Held F-1 or any other US immigration status prior to matriculating at UMFK)
        • Registration in SEVIS at UMFK dependent on completion of both items listed below.
          • You must attend the F-1 International Student Session at Orientation which covers F-1 immigration regulations and campus polices.
          • Must schedule (and attend) a one-on-one meeting with a Designated School Official (DSO) to review their immigration history. To schedule this appointment, students can use the link, Available times are indicated in white.