Registering for Classes

October 28th, 2011 by tstjohn

Nervous or stressed about Registering for classes??

Here is a step by step process on how to register for classes:

Step 1: Schedule an appointment with your Advisor

–          Have classes you want to take ready to go to make your meeting  productive

Step 2:  Obtain a pin from your Advisor

–          Make sure you don’t lose this you will need it in order to login into U-Online and Register

Step 3: Go to the Registration info on the Registrar’s website

-Check out Registration 101 Guides, Error Messages Guide, Helpful Links, and Registration Dates

-Become familiar with how to use U-Online

Step 4: Check your registration status and time ticket by logging into U-Online

–          Select Student Services and Financial Aid à Registration à Check Your Registration Status. Select term

Step 5: Check your prerequisites

–          Prerequisites ensure you are academically prepared to take the course

Step 6: Make sure you have the correct CRN’s

–          This will save time and help you avoid errors

Step 7: Check capacity of your chosen courses on day of registration

–          This will save you time from registering for classes that are full

For more information go to the UNE Registration page at:

Good Luck!!




Dance of the Damned

October 26th, 2011 by tstjohn

Are you going to the Dance of the Damned???

Here are some things to know before showing up at the dance:

  • The dance runs from 8pm -12am
  • There will be a Costume Contest so come to win!!
  • Masks must be able to come off at the door to verify ID
  • All students must have their UNE ID to get into the dance
  • If you are bringing a guest their name must match the one that is on the ticket  AND they must bring a photo ID
  • No bottles or bags allowed in the dance
  • If you show up intoxicated you will be turned away at the door
  • There will be a breathalyzer 
  • Make sure costumes cover your body


Have Fun and Be Safe!!!


Rommate Troubles

October 19th, 2011 by tstjohn

Having some issues with your Rommate(s)?? Need someone to help?? Here are some tips from Resident Advisor (RA) Elyse “Spike” Johnson on how to deal with them.

Your first year of college can be a tough time. Between hard classes, new friends, weird food and a roommate, new students are put in a tough position. I’m sure you all remember your first few hours on campus, moving in stuff, being really nice to your new roommate or roommates (not to mention their parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and second-cousins that all came to help them move in), and arranging your new stuff in your room. Over the next few days or weeks everything was probably really great with you and your roomies getting along great, eating meals together, running to check your mail together and becoming really close. This is a period of time we Residential Education staff call the honeymoon period. As classes start to get stressful and you make new friends from your major and extracurricular activities, it is easy for the awesome relationship with your roommate to go south really quickly. When this happens, it can often be because of a little thing like them eating your pretzels, or part of a larger issue like sleeping patterns or having guests over. No matter how small or trivial the issue may seem or how large and overwhelming, the best thing you can do is to talk to them. Don’t email, or facebook them, or leave little sticky notes on their desk. Make time to sit down and talk face to face about things that are bothering you. It can be easy to be accusatory and say “you did this, so I feel this,” but try to talk in terms that reflect only how you feel. “I feel really tired after a night where the lights are left on,” for example. This allows them to not feel attacked and to talk to you about their own feelings. If talking isn’t going well, STOP! There are other options! Rather than letting the event escalate to an uncomfortable point, go and talk to your RA. All of us are trained extensively in roommate conflicts (as well as a whole lot else, so in general, we’re just good to talk to). Make an appointment with them, and they can either coach you on how to have that talk with you roommate or they can hold a mediation where you and your roommates will sit down and have that talk with the RA present. If you feel like you’d rather talk to a different RA or directly to the RA’s supervisor, the Area Coordinator, you can do that too (but RAs are on the “front-lines” more often, so you might want to try them first). Never be afraid to explain how you’re feeling or what’s bothering you. Communication is how things happen!

Things to do at UNE in the Fall

October 19th, 2011 by tstjohn

Kristin is a third year Medical Biology Pre-PA major from Nashua, NH. She writes Kickin it with Kristin for the Nor'easter News.

Things to do at UNE in the fall:

1. Apple Picking

Get a group of friends together and head on out to the orchards. Go quickly, because apple season is wrapping up!


Places to go:

  • McDougal Orchard  (Hanson’s Ridge Springvale) is a half hour away
  • Gile’s Family Farm (139 Waterboro Rd in Alfred)


2. Corn Maze

Are you up for the challenge??? Check out Pumpkin Valley Farm Corn Maze on Union Falls Road in Dayton only 15 minutes from campus.

They also offer Pick Your Own Pumpkins, an animal barnyard, and a corn launcher. Prices are very affordable – under $10 per person.


3. Shopping

Want to do some early Christmas shopping?? Head to Kittery, Kennebunk, or Freeport for affordable shopping and a small coastal town vibe with beautiful scenery.


4. On campus Activities

Don’t want to leave campus?? Check out all the fun activities that are put on by the Outdoor Reaction department.  Like hiking, sailing, and kayaking.  Check out the latest issue of the Breeze (Found on tables in Decary, the Hang, and Winward) to find out when trips are and how to sign up.


5. Get a flu shot

In such close quarters it is very easy for germs to spread and for people to get sick.  Protect yourself by going to the University’s Health Center to get a FREE influenza vaccine; all you need is your insurance card.