New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation Information

University College at Rumford offers a new student orientation prior to the start of fall and spring semesters. All new and transfer students are encouraged to attend a new student orientation.

At orientation, you can:

  • Learn about UMA’s student resources, policies, and procedures
  • Meet other students and staff
  • Learn strategies to ensure your first semester is successful
  • Learn how to access your course in Blackboard, student email, and Mainestreet account
  • Ask questions and express any concerns
  • Receive a welcome gift from your Student Association

If you are unable to attend an orientation session, you are encouraged to call us at 364-7882 to schedule an individual orientation session prior to the start of classes.

New students, are you activated? If not, please immediately activate your UMS account and create a password. Here’s the quick guide to walk you through the process. Need assistance? Call 1-800-696-4357 or email Please bring your UMS account/password with you to orientation.

Prepare yourself for Successful Online Learning.

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Connect with staff and advisers who will give you guidance and support as you begin your college education. Check out these online orientation resources.

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