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Welcome to the Division of Lifelong Learning

The mission of the University of Maine Division of Lifelong Learning (DLL) is to promote learning as a continuous and lifelong process and to provide experiences that enhance quality of life, empower individuals and organizations, improve professional practice and foster global understanding throughout Maine and beyond.  The DLL mission is accomplished through a broad spectrum of innovative and alternative academic programs and services designed to provide educational access and equality of opportunity to the people of Maine.

Click HERE for academic courses and programs offered through the Division of Lifelong Learning.

New One-Time Scholarship

There is new one-time scholarship help to begin degree completion through the Bachelor of University Studies Degree at the University of Maine—First-Come, First-Served.

UST 100, Introduction to University Studies, is the gateway course to the Bachelor of University Studies. As an incentive to take the course in Spring 2014 and complete requirements for acceptance into the degree program by the end of Fall 2014, the Division of Lifelong Learning will reimburse the Bursar’s account for the cost of Spring 2014 UST 100 tuition and fees (in-state tuition rate) for the first 21 students who register for UST 100 when some additional conditions have been met.

For more info on this new scholarship, please visit HERE, or contact The Lifelong Learning Advising Center at the University of Maine.

Please also check our Financial Help and Incentives page.

Complete Your Degree

At the Lifelong Advising Center, we want to be sure you know that beginning on March 17,  UMaine is offering a 5-week on-line course for adults who want to complete a college degree and are looking for accessible, stimulating, and challenging courses in a program of study that fits their unique needs.

UST 100 Introduction to the Bachelor of University Studies is designed to help you find a good fit between your degree aspirations and an individual program of study that will work with your life as a busy adult.  In the course, you and fellow students will survey academic and career-development resources , looks at issues in learning style and expectations for work in different university disciplines (also known as learning communities), and reflect on personal goals, values, skills, and challenges that will face you on the way to completing a college degree.    You’ll learn how to design a program of study at the University that will enable you to pursue your goals (much or all of it online, or at convenient campuses, sites, and centers).

We welcome calls and questions about the course.

The Lifelong Learning Advisors:
Lori Wingo, Barbara Howard, Patty Libby,  Cindy Thomas

You can reach us on-line at or phone 581-3143 and ask for one of the team.

Lifelong Learning Advising Center

The Lifelong Learning Advising Center at the University of Maine is the point of access to degree programs and lifelong learning opportunities for adult learners at the flagship campus of the University of Maine system and throughout the University College network.

Our Lifelong Learning Advising Center team can explain a variety of options for enhancing your educational credential in a way that works with your life as a busy adult.


The University of Maine Academ-e offers courses for university credit to Maine high school juniors and seniors through internet-based “online” technologies.

Academ-e consists of courses representing five broad areas: mathematics, sciences, arts, humanities and social sciences. Through nominations by high school principals, guidance counselors and teachers, all Maine high schools are eligible to have students enroll in the Academ-e on a first-come, first-served basis.

 Travel Study

In University of Maine Travel Study courses, students spend a small amount of time in a traditional classroom environment as they learn about the country or area they will be visiting. Then, they spend the rest of their course time in a fascinating area of the world exploring a whole new culture, eating the local cuisine, and experiencing life as the locals do.

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Division of Lifelong Learning
100 Chadbourne Hall
Orono, Maine 04469
Phone: (207) 581-3113 | Fax: (207) 581-3392
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469