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Cyr Hall • University of Maine at Fort Kent • 23 University Drive, Fort Kent, ME 04743
 
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Orientation • Fall 2021

New Student Orientation • August 27, 2021

Welcome to the University of Maine at Fort Kent!

Are you Bengal Ready?

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.

This Orientation webpage is subject to change due to COVID regulations. Please check back regularly to learn the most updated information.

Tentative Schedule

  • August 27th: Orientation Day (You will be told your group assignment at check-in)
    • Group A
      • 9:30 AM-10:00 AM - Check-in (Enter Cyr Hall through the main entrance on the Quad. There will be Orientation staff and signs to guide you to the check in tables.)
      • 10:00 AM-10:25 AM - Meet Your Orientation Leader
      • 10:25 AM- 11:00 AM - Bengal Life At UMFK
      • 11:00 AM- 11:30 AM - Student Support At UMFK
      • 11:30 PM-12:30 PM - Campus Safety
      • 12:30 PM-1:30 PM - Lunch
      • 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM - Faculty Session
      • 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM - Break and Activities
      • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM - Convocation
      • 6:00 PM-7:30 PM - Mandatory International Student Sessions (See below for more information.)
      • 8:00 PM-11:00 PM - Movie On The Quad
    • Group B
      • 9:30 AM-10:00 AM - Check-in (Enter Cyr Hall through the main entrance on the Quad. There will be Orientation staff and signs to guide you to the check in tables.)
      • 10:00 AM-10:25 AM - Meet Your Orientation Leader
      • 10:25 AM- 11:00 AM -Student Support At UMFK
      • 11:00 AM- 11:30 AM - Bengal Life At UMFK
      • 11:30 PM-12:30 PM - Lunch
      • 12:30 PM-1:30 PM - Campus Safety
      • 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM - Faculty Session
      • 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM - Break and Activities
      • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM - Convocation
      • 6:00 PM-7:30 PM - Mandatory International Student Sessions (See below for more information.)
      • 8:00 PM-11:00 PM - Movie On The Quad
  • August 28th & 29th: Student Activities
    • Various weekend activities will be available for students to participate.

Register to Attend Fall 2021 Student Orientation

Friends & Family Virtual Orientation Sessions

Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases, UMFK has made the decision that only new students will be able to attend the Fall 2021 Orientation in-person. Instead, UMFK will offer two virtual Friends & Family Virtual Orientation Sessions on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 and Thursdays, September 2, 2021 from 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Eastern. If you are interested in attending, please register below.

To attend the virtual session you will need:

  • Computer, Tablet, or Phone
  • Internet Connection
  • Zoom App Downloaded. (You won’t need a Zoom account to participate, but please make sure to download the app prior to the virtual session. Download Zoom here. For further details on how to use Zoom, please click here.)
  • Our Orientation Team will send you an email with the Zoom link for the virtual session you registered to attend. To join the session, click on the Zoom session link in the email a few minutes before the scheduled start time.

Register to Attend Friends & Family Virtual Orientation

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:

  • Orientation Process For International Students Without F-1 Status: International students who are enrolled in 100% online programs are required to complete the Distance Education Pre-Orientation Module.
  • Orientation Process For International Students With F-1 Status: International students who are enrolled with F-1 status are required to attend the full Orientation on August 27, 2021 in order to complete their registration in SEVIS. Your SEVIS record will not be marked active if you do not attend the mandatory orientation sessions. If you are unable to attend orientation, students must email umfk.iss@maine.edu before August 26th to request permission to make other arrangements.

Orientation Questions:

If you have any Orientation related questions or concerns, please contact an Orientation Co-Chair: