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UMFK to host Bengal Bound Days

FORT KENT, Maine – The University of Maine at Fort Kent will host several, in-person Bengal Bound Days in the next six weeks to bring prospective students to campus. This new take on an open house gives far more flexibility to the prospective students and families who wish to attend.

Prospective students and their families will tour campus, participate in lab experiments, meet UMFK students and faculty, as well as staff from various offices who will be available to answer questions on topics ranging from residential life, career planning and placement, to financial aid.

“As pandemic restrictions are beginning to ease, we knew we had to get back to bringing prospective students to campus,” said interim Dean of Enrollment, Dr. David Tracy. “We know that visiting a college helps a student determine if it has the right fit and feel for them. The pandemic made this difficult for everyone so we’re pushing hard to ramp up student visits to UMFK.”

The day will begin with breakfast and welcomes and then move to academic program sessions. Prospective students will have the option to attend portions of a class or lab so they can experience a snippet of college academics. After lunch they will tour the campus and meet more UMFK students.

Prospective students have the option to bring supporting documents with them for a same-day admissions decision. They will also be able to meet with financial aid representatives and learn about scholarships or simply ask questions. All prospective students will have the opportunity to ask any additional questions about the campus in a wrap-up session at 1 p.m.   

Bengal Bound Days will take place on March 25, April 1, April 8, April 15, April 22, and April 27. For more information, please contact UMFK’s Admissions office at 207-834-7600 or toll-free at 1-888-879-8635. They can also be reached via email at umfklife@maine.edu.

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