Open House at UMaine Hutchinson Center on May 3rd!

News release
April 20, 2017
Contact: Amy Smith, 338.8004,

Open House at UMaine Hutchinson Center May 3- Registration for Summer and Fall Courses!

Belfast, Maine –A drop-in information session for the University of Maine summer and fall registration, scholarship information and academic advising will be held Wednesday, May 3 from 4 p.m.–7 p.m. at the Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave., Belfast.

The free public event is for anyone interested in pursuing a college degree, attending college classes, finishing a degree or enrolling in early college as a high school student.

Maine adults who want to return to college are invited to learn about the first steps to take toward completing their degrees. The Hutchinson Center provides free one-on-one academic advising and student support services on-site in Belfast.

Scholarships are available to Maine adults who began their college education years ago but were unable to complete a degree. As much as $4,000 per year in scholarships for up to four years is available through a University of Maine System Adult Degree Completion Scholarship Fund, which targets students that have been out of college three or more years. In addition, UMaine Hutchinson offers need-based scholarships to Hutchinson Center students each semester.

“Time and money shouldn’t be the reasons why mid-coast Maine adults have not completed their degree,” says Hutchinson Center Director Patricia Libby. The University of Maine offers flexible course delivery formats, such as online, video conferencing, ITV and live classes to meet the demands of adult learners.

UMaine’s Bachelor of University Studies provides an excellent opportunity to develop a program of study that encompasses student interests and makes the maximum use of existing transfer credits. The program is available in a part-time, online format to accommodate the needs of working adults and meet the unique needs of adults working toward degree completion.

Registration is open for summer 2017 classes offered through the Hutchinson Center. Over 300 undergraduate and graduate courses, both live and via distance education (online, ITV and video conferencing), are offered, with new sessions starting May 15 and running through July 17.

Today, students can be a Black Bear from anywhere. Whether completing a bachelor’s degree or advancing your career through graduate studies, UMaineOnline and the

Hutchinson Center are premier sources for education in mid-coast Maine. Visit to learn about the variety of courses and programs offered online, year round.

For more information about registration and scholarship opportunities, contact Amy Smith, assistant director for student and academic services, Monday through Friday,
338.8004, or visit our website

About the University of Maine:

The University of Maine, founded in Orono in 1865, is the state’s only public research university. It celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2015. UMaine is among the most comprehensive higher education institutions in the Northeast and attracts students from Maine and 49 other states, and 63 countries. It currently enrolls 11,219 total undergraduate and graduate students who can directly participate in groundbreaking research working with world-class scholars. The University of Maine offers 30 doctoral degrees and 80 master’s degrees; more than 90 undergraduate majors and academic programs; and one of the oldest and most prestigious honors programs in the U.S. The university promotes environmental stewardship, with substantial efforts campuswide aimed at conserving energy, recycling and adhering to green building standards in new construction. For more information about UMaine, visit