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UMA Rockland Center
September 20 • 2022

What's New

marshmallows on sticks over campfire

Friends + Family Bonfire

Friday, Sept 30 (6-8pm)

Join your fellow URockers, friends + family for a fun evening around a fire pit to enjoy s'mores, dessert boards, coffee and hot chocolate bar! Bring your camp chair for a relaxed evening overlooking beautiful Penobscot Bay. Alumni & faculty are invited too!
Sponsored by the UMA Rockland Student Association
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23/24 FAFSA Information

Students Can File Starting Oct 1st

Did you know you can file your 23/24 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) starting October 1st? Mark your calendar! The earlier you file, the more grants, scholarships and loans you could receive. (Please note that the 23/24 FAFSA is based off your 2021 tax info.) If you are interested in receiving a work-study award, be sure to check off the box on your form.
Dori Leadbetter of the Maine Educational Opportunity Center (MEOC) is here Thursday 10am-2pm ready to assist students with their FAFSA and other college-related questions. Call our office to  make an appointment with Dori; she can also  meet via Zoom during her office hours here or other times.
Al Blum and Chip Curry Chip Curry, Iain irkham

URock Rising Scholars

UMA Convocation is such a wonderful event where we kick off the University's scholarly theme with student, faculty and keynote speakers. This year our theme is Disability Visability. Thank you to our very own Al Blum for delivering the student speech. Well Done! As part of the Convocation we also recognize our Rising Scholars. Congratulations to our URock students Al Blum and Iain Kirkham for being named 2022 UMA Rising Scholars.
Next SA Meeting 9/23 4pm. All student welcome. Want to join via Zoom? Email for link.
Thank you! United Midcoast Charities (pic of Chip Curry, Rebecca Leonard, John Viehman)

'22 Grant Award Recipient

United Midcoast Charities

United Midcoast Charities (UMC) hosted their grant awardee celebration breakfast this past week and our Director, Chip Curry, was honored to represent URock as a 2022 grant award recipient. UMC has been a longtime supporter of the students of the Rockland Center. 100% of the funds awarded to our Center goes to students facing financial hardships; hardships that might otherwise derail their pathway toward college completion. Thank you to the UMC board members, staff, and funders. Your efforts make a difference!
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October Start Classes

Still Time to Register

UMA offers 10- and 7-week courses that begin October 3rd and October 26th and run through December 15th. Are you finding you have some time in your schedule to take another class? Schedule an advising appointment right away with Katie or Chip and they can help you figure out what class may work best.
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UMA Library Services

UMA Librarians and staff are there to help students with their information needs!  Located in 3 locations (online, Katz Library in Augusta, and Nottage Library in Bangor), they can help:
• find that scholarly/peer-reviewed article;
• get that physical book delivered to URock;
• properly attribute sources...and more!
Check out their Quick Start Guide. 
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Register to Vote

The information below explains how to register and vote in state elections. Voting makes a big difference. Are you registered?
Maine Voter Guide Info > >

Office & Center Hours

Mon 8a-7p
Tue 8a-5pm
Wed 8a-6p                Thu 7:30a-7p             Fri 8a-3p  
Mon 8a-8p
Tue 8a-5pm
Wed 8a-7p                Thu 7:30a-8p             Fri 8a-3p  
Closed Weekends & Holidays

Contact us

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9/22 Financial Aid Advisor (10a-2p)
9/23 MHHS Service Club Meeting (12-1p)
9/23 Schooner Olad Sailing Trip (12:30p)
9/23 SA Meeting (4-5p)
9/29 Financial Aid Advisor (10a-2p)
9/29 First Sophomore Institute Session (10a-12p)
9/30 Friends + Family Bonfire (6-8p)
For event details, visit our Center Calendar. 


'tutoring' on blackboard, apple, eraser & chalk

In-Person Tutoring Available at URock

Writing/English Mondays 3:30-5:30p & Math Wednesdays 4-6p (Zoom also available for math; email Peg Junge for link)
Student tech hub

UMA Student Tech Hub

Quick access for help with Brightspace, Wifi, Zoom, Devices and more. Links for live video, live chat, phone or email below!
Tech Hub

Tech Support

Dori Leadbetter

Financial Aid Support

The MEOC has an online application for its services. Dori Leadbetter, advisor with the MEOC, is here at URock Thursdays 10a-2p if you'd like to schedule an in-person appointment. She is also available to meet with students via phone or Zoom.
Please reach out if you need help filing your FAFSA.
To schedule an appointment, call URock (207.596.6906) or Dori's cell (207.356.2096)
Online MEOC Application


United Midcoast Charities logo

United Midcoast Charities

With the generosity of United Midcoast Charities, the UMA Rockland Center has the capacity to cover the cost of one course to support students in Knox or Waldo counties who wish to re-enter college after a life-changing event interrupted their academic pursuits.
Contact us for details.
New Ventures Maine

New Ventures Maine

Free assistance with Career and Education Planning, Personal Money Management, and support through life challenges and navigating change is available from New Ventures Maine
Appointments by phone or by Zoom are available. FMI, contact Lisa Archer.

Maine Department of Labor

Maine Career Center provides a variety of employment and training services at no charge for Maine workers and businesses
All services are available online.
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