PARTICIPATE! Go to activities that are happening around campus. Take part in sporting events, either as a team member or just cheering on the Owls, join a club or organization, and attend events provided by our Student Activities Office!
NO! There are lots of things to do if you choose to participate! There are over 30 different clubs and organizations in which you can join and become involved. We have student activities events–magicians, A capella groups, movie nights and more. Become part of the Blue Crew–get out and cheer on your UMPI Owls. Get involved in the surrounding community–volunteer, bike, hike, ski, snowshoe, swim, walk, shop, eat… just enjoy yourself!
Yes, UMPI is accredited by The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). This means that UMPI meets standards for formal education, financial stability, admissions and student personnel services, institutional resources, student academic achievement, institutional effectiveness and relationships with constituencies inside and outside the institution.
In addition several academic areas are nationally accredited. These include: Athletic Training, Social Work, MLT (Medical Laboratory Technician), and Education. This means that experts in their areas recognize them for meeting high standards in their disciplines.
Yes, UMPI accepts College Level Examination Program (CLEP) credit.
Yes, there is a great tutoring staff available for all classes. Our Learning Commons offers Professional tutoring and peer tutoring free of charge. It also provides one-on-one tutoring for writers at all levels of course work to help with all stages of the writing process. The center staff help with everything from coming up with an idea for something to write to helping revise a completed paper.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle has joined the growing number of universities that no longer sell textbooks in the traditional manner. UMPI, in an effort to reduce the cost of course materials that students are required to purchase, has partnered with MBS Direct to supply textbooks to our students. Students will have multiple choices when ordering–based on availability, students may choose to purchase a new book, a used book, rent a book or, if available, rent a digital version of the book. Books may also be sold back through the website at any point during the semester!
Yes! The Center for Innovative Learning houses quiet places to study as well as a computer lab. We also have a student lounge on each side of the campus–The Owl’s Nest and Whoo’s Hut. These lounges have computers available for use and comfortable seating for studying. There are also study lounges located in each of the dorms.
UMPI has an Honors Program that gives students an opportunity to look more deeply into individual areas of interest by offering Honors level courses, seminars and guest lectures. The program is open to all students.