UMaine Hutchinson Center announces Fall 2021 class registration

Wed, 07/07/2021 - 5:45pm

BELFAST — Fall registration is open through the University of Maine Hutchinson Center for both undergraduate and graduate level courses, certificates and degree programs. Limited need-based scholarships are available.

The Hutchinson Center offers five fully online UMaine undergraduate bachelor degree programs: Economics, Business Administration, Political Science, Surveying Engineering Technology and University Studies. Additionally, a number of in-person courses will be held at the UMaine Hutchinson Center in Belfast this fall including business writing, chemistry, composition, history and psychology.

New for fall 2021, the Hutchinson Center will be a midcoast hub to University of Maine at Machias online associate degree and certificate programs. Programs include Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies (AA) with a concentration in allied health, Associate of Science (AS) in business and entrepreneurial studies or conservation law and outdoor management and certificates in entrepreneurship, GIS, human resources, and mental health and rehabilitation technician certification. For more information about UMM programs at the Hutchinson Center, go online.

An info session will be held at the Hutchinson Center on Wed., Aug. 4 from 4 to 6 p.m. Prospective students are welcome to attend and learn more about the Hutchinson Center academic programs. Staff will be on hand to help students register for classes, as well as advisors to help determine course loads and schedules.

Prospective students are welcome to contact the Hutchinson Center at 207.338.8000 or via email at to set up an appointment with an academic advisor. 

The Hutchinson Center supports students no matter where they are in their educational journey. From Early College students who are still in high school to traditional first-year students and non-traditional students returning to school after a long hiatus or adult learners, the Hutchinson Center is ready and equipped to help individuals determine their needs and meet their academic goals.

A limited number of need-based scholarships are available to qualified Hutchinson Center students. The deadline for scholarship applications is Aug. 16, 2021. More information about scholarships is online.

For more information about classes, certificates, degree programs, scholarships, or starting or continuing the college journey, contact Hutchinson Center interim director Kim Wilson-Raymond at; 207.338.8034 or visit


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, sea grant and space grant university. It is located on Marsh Island in the homeland of the Penobscot Nation. As Maine's flagship public university, UMaine has a statewide mission of teaching, research and economic development, and community service. UMaine is the state's only public research university and among the most comprehensive higher education institutions in the Northeast. It attracts students from all 50 states and more than 75 countries. UMaine currently enrolls 11,741 undergraduate and graduate students who have opportunities to participate in groundbreaking research with world-class scholars. UMaine offers more than 100 degree programs through which students can earn master's, doctoral or professional science master's degrees, as well as graduate certificates. The university promotes environmental stewardship, with substantial efforts campuswide to conserve energy, recycle and adhere to green building standards in new construction. For more information about UMaine, visit