Finish your college degree at UMaine Hutchinson Center- Enrolling for Winter and Spring Classes starting October 23.

Belfast, Maine — 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 one-on-one academic advising and student support services on-site in Belfast.

Scholarships are available and dedicated to Maine adults who began their college education years ago, but were unable to complete degrees. As much as $4,000 per year in scholarships for up to four years is available through a new Adult Degree Completion Scholarship Fund.

“Time and money shouldn’t be the reasons why mid-coast Maine adults have not completed their degree,” said 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.

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

The faculty and staff of the Hutchinson Center, an outreach center of the University of Maine, are committed to supporting mid-coast adults in completing their degrees.


For additional information on degree completion at the Hutchinson Center, contact Amy Smith, Academic Advisor, 338.8004,



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