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UMFK open house scheduled for November 5

October 19, 2012


The University of Maine at Fort Kent will host its annual Fall Open House for prospective college-bound students on Monday, November 5 with registration and check-in at 8:15 a.m. in Cyr Hall, followed by a light breakfast and refreshments in the Bengal's Lair.

The morning will begin with opening welcome remarks from Jill Cairns, Admissions Director, followed by various offices ranging from residential life, student services, the One-Stop to Career Planning and Placement will be on hand for questions.

From 9:20 to 10:20 a.m., campus tours will be offered by UMFK Student Admissions Ambassadors for perspective students to meet and interact with faculty members from all majors, administrators, and staff. That will be followed by a student panel presentation by current students, who will talk about UMFK's campus life.

Prospective students also will learn more about the financial aid process.

Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at UMFK's Nowland Hall dining room.

In the afternoon, prospective students will learn more about the academic programs offered at UMFK. Our talented faculty, who foster excellence in the learning environment, will show you how learning comes alive at UMFK. There also will be an opportunity for participants to ask questions to assist them in their educational goals.

After the sessions, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a wrap-up session at 1 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.

This past summer, UMFK was cited for the eighth consecutive year as a Best Northeastern College by The Princeton Review; an accolade derived primarily from student input. UMFK also was listed as a top-15 public college in the North in the 2013 edition of U.S. News & World Report's Best Regional Colleges. Additionally, the University was selected as a College of Distinction for the second consecutive year; one of only 200 colleges and universities, nationwide, to receive that qualification.