Houlton Higher Education Center
The Houlton Higher Education Center is located at 18 Military Street in Houlton. This facility houses a unique partnership among UMPI, University College Network, Northern Maine Community College, and RSU 29 & 70 Adult Education, to deliver seamless education/training opportunities for southern Aroostook County. The Center is accessible to the handicapped and contains classroom space, computer labs, conference rooms, and offices for faculty and staff.
The Center provides undergraduate degree programs and some statewide delivered graduate and technical courses for students pursuing an academic major, professional certification (Education and Mental Health & Rehabilitation/Community Certification), career development, or personal enrichment. The courses offered are applicable toward an academic degree with UMPI and the other UMS Campuses.
Designed to meet the various needs and interests of students in the surrounding communities, courses are offered in the daytime and evenings during the fall, spring and summer terms.
Current and prospective students can receive assistance from the Houlton Center Director or the Student Services Coordinator in the areas of academic advising and planning, admissions requirements, financial aid, and student success. Onsite registration and textbook purchase assistance are also provided. Additionally, support for technical applications, such as email, internet, word-processing, and library services, is available.
The Center offers a local connection to degree programs and services of the University in a collaborative space that engages students to learn together in a supportive and motivational environment. Call 207.521.3100 for further information.
UMPI has a fully equipped videoconferencing system connecting the Campus with its Houlton Center, allowing students at both locations to participate in a common course, whether originating on-Campus or at the Center. This system includes full audio and video interactivity and many special capabilities and effects to support instruction.
A similar compressed video system also connects all University of Maine System Campuses and Centers. This technology is employed for the exchange of instruction, between Campuses as well as for meetings between individuals and groups, enhancing the natural advantage of geographical proximity and mutual interest in educational service to Aroostook County.
The Summer Session is a valuable opportunity for continuing one’s education. UMPI designs flexible summer programs containing traditional and non-traditional educational experiences. Programs are intended to meet the needs and interests of undergraduate and special students. Those who wish to accelerate their academic programs or make up work, teachers who wish to take refresher or recertification courses, special students who wish to enhance their knowledge or to combine study and vacation in the beautiful areas surrounding Presque Isle, or beginning students who wish to become acquainted with UMPI before the regular academic year begins will find Summer Session particularly worthwhile. Residential facilities are available during much of the Summer Session. Special summer activities include Upward Bound programs as well as various athletic camps catering to specific areas of sport. Information is available from the Academic Affairs Office, 207.768.9520.
Conferences and Special Programs
The Office of Conferences and Special Programs provides a centralized system for securing UMPI facilities and services for groups and individuals desiring to hold conferences, weddings, meetings, fundraisers, and/or banquets on campus. Both on and off-campus groups may reserve University facilities.
Campus Store and Mailroom
The Campus Store offers a variety of merchandise and UMPI memorabilia available for purchase by students or visitors. The store keeps up with the changing trends and offers something for everyone.
The Mail Room, located in the Campus Store, takes care of sending and receiving mail for all students and staff here at the University. ★