Start your adventure as a Black Bear or Clipper by activating your accounts, getting your ID Card, and more.
Please note prompts in italics with the wheel special character (☸) for UMaine Machias students throughout the orientation pages.
Please note: If you have ever been a student at one of the UMS campuses, your account is already active and you will NOT receive an Activation Key. If you have your MaineStreet ID and need help resetting your username and password, please contact UMS:IT email@example.com. If you cannot remember your MaineStreet ID, please contact your online advisor.
If you already have a UMS account, you can check to see if your maine.edu address and password are up to date and that your devices are registered on the University wireless network (Eduroam) before the start of the semester. To update your UMS account go to accounts.maine.edu. For information on registering your devices on the Eduroam wireless network on campus, go to wifi.maine.edu.
Video on how to activate your UMS account.
The Student Center offers the same functionality as the Classic Student Center, but with an improved interface that is user-friendly, easy to navigate, and mobile compatible so you can easily complete important tasks on your phone or tablet.
The updated interface makes it easier than ever for you to view your grades and schedule, search and register for courses, create course planners, pay bills online, check your degree progress report, and much more.
To access the Student Center, visit your myCampus portal and click the brand new Student Center icon in the LaunchPad (see to the right). You can also navigate there by clicking the “Student Center” link under the MaineStreet menu in your myCampus portal.
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.
If you are admitted to a program that requires that you come to campus, you will be required to submit immunization records.
All students must complete the Financial Terms and Conditions (FTC) before enrolling in classes at any campus of the University of Maine System. The FTC may be accepted by going to your MaineStreet Student Center and clicking on the Financial Responsibility Statement link in the “To Do List.” The FTC 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.
The UMS People Search is available for locating the email addresses of administration, faculty, staff, and students within the University of Maine System. UMS email-users do not always use addresses that follow the common format (firstname.lastname@example.org). This tool can be useful in referencing a person’s address when a more unique email address is used.
The MaineCard is the official University of Maine ID. Eligible and valid cardholders include full or part-time students, faculty and staff.
Online students enjoy the same benefits offered to our on-campus students. MaineCard is now mobile! Follow the instructions to obtain your MaineCard. If you do not have a smartphone, you may request a physical card at the MaineCard Office. You can visit The MaineCard Service Center webpage for more information about your MaineCard.
☸ UMaine Machias: The Clipper Card is the official UMaine Machias ID. Online students who are able to come to campus can arrange a time to get a Clipper Card by contacting Christine Alexander at email@example.com.
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Learn more about the technology you will need to use or access. These resources include MaineStreet, Brightspace, Kaltura, and more.