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23 University Drive
Fort Kent , Maine 04743-1292

Disability Resource Office

Powell Hall
23 University Drive
Fort Kent, ME 04743-1292
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About University of Maine at Fort Kent

The University of Maine at Fort Kent, located in the small town of Fort Kent, Maine, is a public institution offering a wide range of educational opportunities to its students. Nestled in the heart of Aroostook County, known for its picturesque landscapes and vibrant cultural heritage, UMFK stands as a beacon of learning in this serene and close-knit community.

Established in 1878 as a school for teachers, the university has grown and evolved over the years, expanding its academic programs and campus facilities. Today, it provides a comprehensive education across a variety of disciplines, including arts and sciences, health sciences, business, forestry, and education. With its commitment to academic excellence and personal growth, UMFK is dedicated to shaping well-rounded individuals ready for the challenges of the professional world.

Accessibility is a key feature of UMFK, ensuring that education is within reach for all aspiring learners. With a score of 1 on the accessibility scale, the university aims to provide an inclusive and supportive environment for students from diverse backgrounds. This commitment is reflected in its financial aid options, student support services, and various academic resources.

One of the standout features of UMFK is its strong emphasis on experiential learning. Through internships, practicums, and community engagement, students have the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills in real-world settings, strengthening their capabilities and preparing them for future careers. With small class sizes and personalized attention from experienced faculty, students receive individualized guidance and mentorship to help them thrive academically and professionally.

Located in Fort Kent, a charming town with a population of approximately 4,200, UMFK benefits from its surroundings. Situated along the banks of the St. John River, the area offers stunning natural beauty, with forests, lakes, and outdoor recreational opportunities at every turn. The town itself has a rich history and distinct Franco-American culture, with a strong focus on traditions, language, and folklore.

With its close-knit community, Fort Kent provides a supportive and welcoming environment for students at UMFK. The town hosts annual events and celebrations, bringing people together to celebrate their heritage and enjoy local food, music, and activities. Students have the opportunity to immerse themselves in this vibrant community, forging lifelong connections and developing a deep appreciation for the area’s unique culture.

Being located in Aroostook County also offers students at UMFK access to a wealth of resources and opportunities. The county is known for its thriving agricultural industry, forestry, and outdoor recreation, providing students with a firsthand look at these fields of study. Additionally, with neighboring Canadian provinces just a stone’s throw away, students can explore cross-cultural experiences and gain a global perspective.

Overall, the University of Maine at Fort Kent offers students a transformative educational experience in a tranquil and culturally rich environment. With its commitment to accessibility, experiential learning, and a strong sense of community, UMFK prepares students to make a positive impact in their chosen fields, while fostering personal growth and a deep connection to the world around them.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

      • Notetaking Assistance
      • Exam Accomodations
      • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
      • Scribe Services
      • Qualified Readers
      • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
      • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
      • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)

      Services Provided

          • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
          • Priority Enrollment
          • Reduced courseload
          • Medical leave
          • Residence Hall Accommodations

          Campus Accessibility

          Accessible Level

              • Student Health Services
              • Mental Health Support Services
              • The library(ies)
              • Institution Online Platforms
              • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
              • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
              • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
              • Entertainment and Event Facilities
              • On-Campus Transit
              • Close Off-Campus Transit
              • Student Housing
              • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)

              Services Provided

                  • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
                  • Service and Emotional Support Animals
                  • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
                  • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations