Painting With a Little Extra Punch

There’s nothing quite as lively as sitting at a table in the early afternoon, sipping some punch while painting a picture of a cute snowy owl on a blank canvas. On Friday, Sept. 28, the University of Maine at Presque Isle hosted a Paint and Sip event as part of its Homecoming Friends and Family Weekend. Continue reading “Painting With a Little Extra Punch”

An Active Sky Night

Some of the fireworks during the night.

Sept. 29 was Homecoming Saturday night here on campus. Following the very active and tiring day, students, parents, UMPI alumni and some professors joined one another for a great night full of surprises. At 8 p.m., everyone gathered at the Park Family soccer field to watch the fireworks, which were more fascinating and magnificent than any past year. Continue reading “An Active Sky Night”

Your Dean of Students: Always an Open Door

Hootie stopped by for some snacks and a visit with the Dean of Students Office and the Office of Career Readiness, located in the student affairs suite on the second floor of Preble Hall.

     Welcome to another great year at UMPI! It’s shaping up to be the best one yet! As the Dean of Students, I have the awesome pleasure of working with faculty and staff to make sure you, as students, are successful in achieving your academic and personal goals at UMPI. The Dean of Students Office is here to make sure your college experience and environment are safe, healthy, engaging and enjoyable. Continue reading “Your Dean of Students: Always an Open Door”

Your One-Stop Shop for All Things Student Financial

The Office of Student Financial Services is ready to assist you with your questions! Staff include, front row, Danielle Pelkey, Patti Hale, Laurie Boucher. Back row, Lynnelle Foster, Chirs Bell, Elizabeth Whitaker, Elizabeth Butterfield..

     Hello from the Office of Student Financial Services!

     Welcome back to our returning students! We would also like to send out a warm greeting to our new, incoming students: we are so pleased that you selected the University of Maine at Presque Isle. We hope you enjoyed your summer and are ready to begin!

     The Office of Student Financial Services is responsible for awarding and disbursing Financial Aid, placing students for Work Study/Student Employment, managing payment plans, billing and posting of payments and scholarships. If you have questions or need assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact our office. Continue reading “Your One-Stop Shop for All Things Student Financial”

Welcome to the Way it Should Be!

     On behalf of the University of Maine at Presque Isle, it is my great pleasure to welcome all of you, new and returning students, community members, faculty and staff (old and new!) to the start of the 2018-2019 academic year.

     This is a particularly exciting time to be an Owl (hoot hoot!).  Last year, we continued our streak of greater and greater recognition from national organizations for our academic excellence and affordability.  We jumped up several spots in U.S. News & World Report’s top regional public schools ranking (to lucky #13 in all of the North!).  We’ve been ranked in Forbes’ “best value” list, received multiple “Best Value School Awards” and just this summer were noted as the most affordable college in all of Maine and New England (public or private) by Student Loan Hero ( ).  It’s particularly gratifying to be recognized for your value—which to my mind is always a combination of academic excellence and cost, particularly what students have to pay back in loans when their undergraduate careers are over.  That’s why such recognition is so important, as it shows that we truly are being successful in putting our students’ futures first. Continue reading “Welcome to the Way it Should Be!”

Greetings New and Returning Students!

Deborah Hodgkins and Tong Liu at the Awards Ceremony

     The Office of Academic Affairs is located on the second floor of Preble Hall, room 232. In the Office of Academic Affairs we are all things academic—as the names implies.

     The Office of Academic Affairs provides direct administrative support to the provost and to the dean of professional programs and to the dean of arts and sciences in areas relating to academic policies, procedures and programs. Continue reading “Greetings New and Returning Students!”

The Registrar’s Office: A Lot More Than Just Transcripts

Registrar’s Office

     You probably know that the Registrar’s Office is where you need to go if you need a transcript.  But our office does a lot more than that. Our primary role is to ensure the security and accuracy of your academic record at UMPI, and in that capacity we interact with nearly everyone on campus. If you have a question about your record–say, if you are seeing something in MaineStreet that you believe is incorrect, if you need to know the deadline to withdraw from a class or if you’re not sure how a class you took somewhere else came in as transfer credit–you can always come and ask us. If you are a transfer student, you will hear from Barbara Lambert at least once as she is our primary transfer officer. If you are a recipient of Veterans’ Education Benefits, you will be in frequent contact with Nola Belanger, who is our School Certifying Official. Even if neither of those applies to you, the Registrar’s Office will be following your academic career from the time you matriculate all the way through to graduation and beyond. Continue reading “The Registrar’s Office: A Lot More Than Just Transcripts”

Make the Most of Your Library

Comfortable Seating on the 2nd Floor

     Welcome back students and welcome to our incoming students. Library Services is located in the Center for Innovative Learning. The offices and circulation desk are located on the main floor to the right as you enter the CIL through the foyer. Our circulating collection contains approximately 50,000 items and is located on the top or second floor of the CIL. You will also find study carrels and comfortable couches for relaxation and studying there. Please be aware that the second floor is a designated Quiet Zone and the only quiet area on campus. The lower floor houses our special collections room. Special collections contains our university archives and items specific to Maine and Aroostook County. We are a Federal and State Government documents location for northern Maine and that is also housed within the special collections room. Access to the special collections room is by appointment only, but we are very accommodating. Please ask a staff member if there are materials you need in special collections. We will be happy to assist you. Continue reading “Make the Most of Your Library”