online and remote-access courses, as well as Early College students

Summer registration open at Hutchinson Center, scholarships available

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 5:45pm

BELFAST — Summer registration is open at the Hutchinson Center for University of Maine undergraduate and graduate summer online and remote-access courses and for Early College students offered at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center, May 11–Aug. 21.

Due to COVID-19, previously scheduled on-campus courses being offered at the Hutchinson Center in May are being transitioned to a remote format. In addition, UMaineOnline offers over 400 courses during Summer University.

Summer University at the University of Maine offers a large portfolio of courses, including those held at the Hutchinson Center. Those courses include basic biology, molecular chemistry, educational leadership, college composition, creative writing, literature for children, U.S. history since 1877, integrated science and career exploration, nature and language of mathematics, precalculus, general psychology and advanced topics in university studies. A complete list of summer courses is online: summeruniversity/course- listing/.

Need-based scholarships for Hutchinson Center students are available and applications must be received no later than two weeks prior to the start of the course. Advisor Nancy Bergerson at the Hutchinson Center is available to assist students without internet access through the scholarship application process.

For more information about registration and scholarship opportunities, or to schedule an advising appointment, contact Nancy Bergerson, 207.338.8049; or visit

“Whether completing a bachelor’s degree or advancing a career through graduate studies, the Hutchinson Center and UMaineOnline are the premier sources for education in Midcoast Maine,” said the Hutchinson Center, in a news release.

Visit to learn about the variety of courses and programs offered online year round.


About the Hutchinson Center:

The Hutchinson Center is an outreach center for the University of Maine in Orono, that serves as an educational and cultural center for the midcoast area. It is named for University of Maine President Emeritus Frederick E. Hutchinson. The mission of the Hutchinson Center is to broaden access to University of Maine academic and non-degree programs and services, lifelong learning opportunities, and professional and career development experiences using innovative approaches that increase synergy among University of Maine System entities, University of Maine departments and divisions, and that engage a wider Maine community.


About the University of Maine: 

The University of Maine, founded in Orono in 1865, is the state's land grant and sea grant university. As Maine's flagship public university, UMaine has a statewide mission of teaching, research and economic development, and community institutions in the Northeast and attracts students from Maine and 49 other states, and 67 countries. It currently enrolls 11,240 total undergraduate and graduate students who can directly participate in groundbreaking research working with world- class scholars. The University of Maine offers 35 doctoral programs and master's degrees in 85 fields; more than 90 undergraduate majors and academic programs; and one of the oldest and most prestigious honors programs in the U.S. The university promotes environmental stewardship, with substantial efforts campuswide aimed at conserving energy, recycling and adhering to green building standards in new construction. For more information about UMaine, visit