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

Orientation: Frequently Asked Questions

Am I required to attend Orientation?

Yes, Orientation is an important step in your experience as a student at UMFK. You will have the opportunity to schedule your classes and meet other new and current students.

What do I bring?

You are encouraged to bring a notepad, pen, and any questions you have about UMFK. You will be outside at times, so please dress appropriately for the weather. 

Students moving into residence halls can find a full list of items they should bring (and what should be left home) here.

Where do I stay?

On campus housing will only be available for residential students during fall orientation. Off campus lodging is available for families during orientation at local establishments.

Hotels in the Area

Northern Door Inn Inn of Acadia Overlook Motel
356 W. Main St.
Fort Kent, ME 04743
384 St. Thomas St.
Madawaska, ME 04756
3232 Aroostook Rd.
Eagle Lake, ME 04739
1-866-834-3133 (207) 728-3402 (207) 444-4535

Residential Move-in Info

You will be able to move into your residential hall the day before Orientation begins. You will receive information regarding move-in via the mail or your UMFK email, so check regularly for these details. For more questions contact Javier Gonzalez at

How do I get there?

You may get directions to UMFK by clicking here and entering your starting point (examples: zip code, street address, or city name & state).

Where do I check-in?

Check in for those moving into the Residence Halls and for the Orientation Program will be held in the Bengal’s Lair in Cyr Hall. There will be signs on campus to direct you to this location.

What about guests?

You are welcome to bring guests to Orientation. Guests will be responsible for the cost of their meals if they are interested in attending breakfast or lunch with you. Due to the large number of students in the residence halls we will not be able to accommodate housing for guests. For further questions about guests please contact Vicki Daigle at

Members of the faculty and staff will also be there to meet with you to be successful as you pursue your degree.

What if I have more questions?

If questions arise or you require more information, please contact Vicki Daigle at