UNE President James Herbert poses with new and returning students

Go Big Blue: UNE welcomes the Class of 2027

About 450 incoming students moved into their residence halls on Sunday, Aug. 27, joining a group of 194 first-generation students in calling UNE home

The University of New England welcomed the Class of 2027 on Sunday, Aug. 27, as approximately 450 new Nor’easters moved into the Biddeford Campus to start the fall semester.

The incoming class includes approximately 700 students hailing from 32 states and is the most ethnically diverse undergraduate class at UNE to date. The Class of 2027 also includes over 190 first-generation college students who arrived to campus on Thursday, Aug. 24.

Undergraduate classes will begin Wednesday, Aug. 30.

A student orientation leader dances in the first-year quad
Students move into their dorm rooms with the help of family
A student moves belongings across the quad
A student and her family pose in front of Siena Hall
UNE President James Herbert poses with two students

UNE continues to see strong enrollment in its most popular undergraduate majors, including marine sciencesnursing, and medical biology, in addition to other high-demand programs in business, education, and the social sciences.

President Herbert poses with students and UNE's mascot, Stormin' Norman
A student and her family shuffle belongings
Students exit Assisi Hall
Student helpers pose against a brick wall
A student sits in a moving truck containing dorm furniture

Recently, UNE was named to The Princeton Review’s Best 389 Colleges list for the ninth consecutive year, an honor achieved by less than 15% of four-year colleges and universities in the U.S. The university was also named in Money Magazine’s annual Best Colleges list, which analyzes quality and affordability for higher education institutions.