What is the best way to meet new people and become involved?

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! 

Your campus is smaller than where I’m transferring from. Does that mean that there isn’t much to do there?

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 activies 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!

Is UMPI accredited?

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.

Do you accept CLEP credit?

Yes, UMPI accepts College Level Examination Program (CLEP) credit.

I might need some help with some of my classes. Is that something that I can get there?

Yes, there is a great tutoring staff available for all classes. Professional tutoring and peer tutoring is offered free of charge. There is also a writing center 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.

I’ve heard that books can be very expensive. Is there anything that I can do about that?

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 availablity, 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.

Are there places on campus that will allow me to do homework if I don’t have a laptop?

Yes, the library is one place that is available and, in addition, there are several student lounges across campus. We have a student lounge located in the Campus Center called the Owl’s Nest. Another lounge is located in Folsom and is called the Whooo’s Hut. These have computers available for use and comfortable seating for studying. There are also study lounges located in each of the dorms.

Is there an Honors program?

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. For more information, go to: