Start your adventure as a Black Bear by activating your accounts, getting your MaineCard, and more.
Your UMS Accounts will be vital to your connection and success at the University of Maine. UMS accounts include the UMaine Portal, Email, Blackboard, MaineStreet, and more. (Note that if you have been using @maine.edu, Mainestreet or Blackboard, then your account is ACTIVE.)
If you choose, you can forward your @maine.edu emails to a personal email, as to minimize the number of email accounts you need to check. All UMaine emails will be sent to your @maine.edu email after acceptance. This tutorial walks through the steps to forward your maine.edu email to another address.
The MaineCard is the official University of Maine ID. Eligible and valid cardholders include full- or part-time students, faculty and staff.
Online students can access a form to apply for one by going to The MaineCard Service Center at www.umaine.edu/mainecard/ and clicking on Forms and Documents to receive their photo ID, with the same benefits offered to our on-campus students.
All students must complete the Financial Responsibility Statement (FRS) before enrolling in classes at any campus of the University of Maine System. The FRS may be accepted by going to your MaineStreet Student Center and clicking on the Financial Responsibility Statement link in the “To Do List.” The FRS is a legal agreement between the student/University of Maine System explaining the financial obligation of the student. Ensuring that students understand the financial commitment they are making when they register for courses is an important component of a student’s financial literacy and is also required by the Federal Bureau of Consumer Protection.
If you have questions about immunizations, and are in a 100% online program, contact your UMaineOnline advisor.
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Learn more about the technology you will need to use or will have access to. These resources include MaineStreet, Blackboard, Kaltura, and more.