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Cyr Hall • University of Maine at Fort Kent • 23 University Drive, Fort Kent, ME 04743
Bengal for LIFE - Learn. Innovate. Find. Engage.

Orientation • Spring 2022

New Student Orientation • January 17, 2022

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

  • January 17th: Virtual Orientation Day
    • 9:00 AM-9:10 AM - Welcome To UMFK
    • 9:10 AM- 9:30 AM -Student Support At UMFK
    • 9:30 AM- 9:50 AM - Bengal Life At UMFK
    • 9:50 AM-10 AM - Q&A
    • 10:00 AM- 11:30 AM- International Student Session (Only for F-1 students)

Register to Attend Spring 2022 Student Orientation

Attending Virtual Orientation Sessions

Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases, UMFK has made the decision that Spring 2022 Orientation will be held virtually via Zoom. If you are unfamiliar with Zoom, please see the information 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.If you need assistance to download or access the zoom link, please call IT at (207) 834-7815.)
  • Our Orientation Team will send you an email with the Zoom link for the virtual session. To join the session, click on the Zoom session link in the email a few minutes before the scheduled start time.

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 January 17, 2022 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 before January 14th to request permission to make other arrangements.

Orientation Questions:

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