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The COMMUTER STUDENT SURVIVAL HANDBOOK is intended for the 700 students at the University of Maine at Farmington who live off campus. This group is widely diverse and ranges from students renting for the first time to students who represent our "older" population and have families of their own. It is not meant as the final word on UMF events and services but contains information on a broader scale - in other words, in these pages lies what UMF offers besides an education - and what the Farmington community can offer. It certainly doesn't have all the answers for you but we hope it will help you avoid some of the pitfalls other commuter students have encountered. - from the introduction, by Sheila Atwood (1983)



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