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UMFK open house scheduled for November 14

November 3, 2011


The University of Maine at Fort Kent will host its annual Fall Open House for perspective college-bound students on Monday, November 14 with registration and check-in at 8:30 a.m. in Cyr Hall, followed by a light breakfast in the Bengal's Lair.

The morning will begin with opening welcome remarks from Jill Cairns, Admissions Director, followed by presentations on various aspects of the campus community, such as academic programs, athletics, admissions, and financial aid.

Perspective students will meet and interact with faculty members from all majors, administrators, and current students in order to learn more about UMFK's academic and campus life.

A campus tour will be included and students will be served lunch in UMFK's Nowland Hall dining room.

In the afternoon, prospective students will learn more about the Admissions application process and financial aid. There also will be an opportunity for participants to ask questions. After the sessions, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a wrap-up session at 1:30 p.m.

You may register on-line at:

For more information, please contact UMFK's Admissions office at 834-7600 or toll-free at 1-888-879-8635 or send an e-mail to

About UMFK:

UMFK, an integral and cooperating member of the seven-campus University of Maine System, was founded as the Madawaska Training School in 1878. The University of Maine at Fort Kent emphasizes environmental stewardship, Franco-American culture, and rural sustainability through a liberal and professional education featuring experiential learning which fosters student success as responsible citizens, dedicated professionals, and conscientious leaders.

The U.S. News & World Report ranking marks the third accolade for UMFK in July. In August, UMFK was cited for the seventh consecutive year as a Best Northeastern College by The Princeton Review; an accolade derived primarily from student input. In addition to, the University was selected as a College of Distinction, one of only 200 colleges and universities, nationwide, to receive that qualification.