Meal Plans and Dining
As a residential student, you are assigned a meal plan. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (207) 602-2272 or check out our FAQ on housing assignments, room amenities, and helpful tips for living on campus.
New Student Orientation
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.
Trailblazer Orientation Trips
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.
As a new student, you are required by the State of Maine and UNE to submit the following:
Complete and submit the following forms, which can be accessed at the Student Health Center website.
- Immunization Form for Arts and Sciences Students
- Immunization Form for Health Professions Students
- Physical Form
- A photocopy of your health insurance card
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.
For information about COVID-19 and the University’s response, visit our COVID-19 response website for the most up to date information.
The Zoom Turnpike Express offers weekday service from the Biddeford and Saco turnpike exits to downtown Portland. Other Shuttlebus services provide stops in Old Orchard Beach, the Maine Mall, and Portland.
All permit decals are sold online at une.thepermitstore.com (Enter “UNE” as your destination). The cost of a University parking permit is a flat fee based on the permit type and is non-negotiable or refundable. The cost must be paid online by credit card or electronic check or billed to the student account (must have a valid PRN).
UNE offers three financial incentives for first-year and transfer students who commit to not bringing a vehicle to campus during their first year. These financial incentives are offered on a first-come, first-served basis and available enrollment is capped at 250 students per academic year.