Welcome New Nor'Easters: Fall 2024

We are so excited you will be joining the UNE family. Use this information as a guide for important next steps for your fall enrollment.
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Step 1

Make it Official: Submit Your Enrollment Deposit

Submit your enrollment deposit to guarantee your place in the incoming class. Your enrollment deposit includes a $300 tuition deposit and a $200 campus housing deposit. Once your enrollment deposit is received, you are eligible to complete the Housing and Dining contract. 

After June 1, 2024, all deposits are non-refundable and accepted on a space-available basis.

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Step 2

Apply for Financial Aid

By filing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®), you’ll be considered for all types of aid, including grants and scholarships, federal loans and federal work study. UNE’s school code is 002050.


Contact Student Financial Services at (207) 602-2342 or sfs@une.edu for more information.

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Step 3

Attend New Nor'easters Accepted Students Events

Whether you know for sure you're a future Nor'easter or you're still considering your options, our accepted students events offer a unique way to explore UNE and help with your college decision.

View all our New Nor’easters accepted students events

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Step 4

Apply for a Housing and Meal Plan


UNE has a three-year residency requirement. Once we have received your enrollment deposit, you are eligible to complete a Housing and Dining Service Application and Contract to select roommate and residence hall preferences. if you think you know who you want to live with, you also have the option of inviting friends to be part of your roommate group. Housing assignments are made in priority order based on the date we receive your application. Roommate groups can be created until the end of June and you will be informed about your housing assignment in mid-July. Learn more about living on campus at UNE

Living Learning and Themed Living Communities

In addition to your housing application, consider applying for a Living Learning or Themed Living Community. These are specialized experiences for incoming students that want to live in an environment with a central theme, related to either a shared identity or field of study. You can learn more about Living Learning and Themed Living and complete this form to apply for a 2024-2025 community.

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Meal Plans and Dining

As a residential student, you are automatically assigned a meal plan, so there is no separate application to complete. The plan includes a set number of meals per week in the dining hall, flexible spending dollars for on-campus dining, and Nor'easter Dollars for select off-campus restaurants in the area.

You can change your meal plan at the beginning of the semester. For more information about the dining facilities and meal plans visit Dining Services.


For more information contact the Office of Housing and Residential/Commuter Life at housing-office@une.edu or (207) 602-2272 or check out our FAQ on housing assignments, room amenities, and helpful tips for living on campus.

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Step 5

Attend Orientation

New Student Orientation

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Orientation prepares you for the academic, social, and personal aspects of university life. You’ll make connections and get the important information you’ll need to start at UNE. Attendance is required for all incoming undergraduate students, including first-time college students and transfer students.

Learn more about Orientation

Trailblazer Orientation Trips

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In addition to orientation, you have the opportunity to sign up for a Trailblazer trip. Through these off-campus activities, you will meet friends, faculty, current students, and professional staff in a smaller group setting well before school begins. We offer a variety of programs for all interests.

Explore Trailblazer Trips

Register for 2024 Orientation and Trailblazer trips


For more information contact us at (207) 602-2447 or orientation@une.edu or see our new student FAQ.

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Step 6

Complete Your Academic File

Be sure to submit the following information to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions:

  • Official final high school transcript
  • Advanced Placement scores if applicable
  • Official transcripts for college classes taken for credit


For more information, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at admissions@une.edu or (207) 602-2847.

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Step 7

Submit Your Health Forms and Update Your Emergency Contact

Required Health Forms

As a new student, you are required by the State of Maine and UNE to submit the following:

Health forms

Complete and submit the following forms, which can be accessed at the Student Health Center website.

Health History:

  • Immunization Form for Arts and Sciences Students
  • Immunization Form for Health Professions Students
  • Physical Form
  • A photocopy of your health insurance card
Health insurance

As a UNE student, you are required to have health insurance. You have the option to:

  • Purchase health insurance through UNE
  • Waive the UNE plan, if you are already insured

All forms are due by July 1 for new students starting in the fall. If you have questions, contact Student Health Services at (207) 602-2358 or visit the Student Health Center website.

Emergency Contact

We want to know who you'd like us to contact in case of an emergency on campus, so we require that all students provide an Emergency Contact before the start of the year. Your primary Emergency Contact should be a parent or guardian, and you are welcome to list multiple people if there is more than one person we should contact. Log in to UNE Compass then click the Main Menu, under My SelfService select “General Services,” and then "Personal Information," and select the edit icon under  “Emergency Contact” to complete this step.