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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.

Winter Session

Visit to learn more about UMaine’s new fully online Winter Session. The term runs from Dec. 28-Jan 15., and offers 20 fully online courses from which students may choose. Registration begins Oct. 26!

New Adult Degree Completion Scholarship!

Click here for more information about a new Adult Degree Completion Scholarship. Apply today!

Complete Your Degree

At the Lifelong Advising Center, we want to be sure you know that beginning on October 19th, 2015,  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.

You can reach us online at or phone 207.581-3143 and ask for one of the team.


UMaineOnline is your premier source for online education in Maine. With UMaineOnline, you can earn the same life changing degree as our on-campus students. UMaineOnline provides student and faculty services for all online programs and certificates offered through The University of Maine’s Flagship Campus. Students can access world-class professors at the state’s premier public institution.

UMaineOnline is continually developing new, fully online programs with a focus on graduate options in our signature and emerging areas of excellence. Choose from a variety of online programs delivered by leading faculty, in areas such as businesssocial workbioinformaticsdigital curation, and engineering.

If you are interested in advancing your education through UMaineOnline, we are here to help. Visit UMaineOnline at

The DLL Advising Center

The DLL 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.

Our DLL 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 program offers courses for university credit to Maine high school juniors and seniors through 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