Connected to the Community
A Good Neighbor
The University of Maine at Farmington is not an ivy-towered, gated-off college campus. It’s an open, active and engaged partner in the community. Our students and staff contribute much to the rich social, cultural and educational fabric of the area.
Our students regularly student teach in area schools, bringing cutting-edge teaching practices into local classrooms. They also volunteer as coaches in youth sports programs and teach area youngsters to swim, to read, to ski, to speak a foreign language, to create art, and so much more.
Doing Well by Doing Good
Farmington students participate in countless other community service activities, too. The University's Girls Talk program, where UMF students serve as mentors to area schoolgirls, has earned national acclaim. And our Business Economics students help senior citizens file income tax forms. In fact, volunteerism (called Service-Learning) is even a part of the curriculum in many UMF classes.
In addition, many of our 350+ employees are also actively involved in the community, serving as school board members, volunteer firefighters, youth sports coaches, and in countless civic and religious organizations.