Student Life at USM provides a welcoming environment, support and advocacy for all students. Our staff works to foster a safe, respectful and inclusive campus community for YOU!

 

Whether you spend your time on the Gorham or Portland campus we serve as a gateway to co-curricular involvement, diversity and multicultural outreach, wellness education, leadership development, campus wide activities and University traditions.

The Portland Campus is the hub for the USM Commuter Community. If you are commuting to the Portland, you'll find community through programs, events and staff outreach. Look for activities happening in the Woodbury Campus Center as well as other locations around campus.

Gorham provides students with a residential experience. The Gorham Events Board (GEB) has events each week ranging from comedians and magicians, to stress relief nights and laser tag. The Brooks Student Center is the most happening place around; you don't miss out on an opportunity to check it out!



News & Events

Gorham Police have command of a situation at Main and School Streets that reportedly involves an individual with a weapon. The situation is described as a stand-off, is isolated, and no one to our knowledge has been injured. At this time our primary concern is your safety. Please avoid the area involved until notified that the situation has been resolved. There is a member of my staff in each of the residence hall lobbies who is available to answer your questions and to offer support and connect you to Counseling Services if needed. If unable to access these staff and need support, staff may be contacted at 207-780-5940. We will update in one hour.
Portland Student Life is taking applications now for its 2012-2013 Work/Study positions.

Social Wellness: Free Cheese Tasting and Discussion

Social Wellness: Free Cheese Tasting and Discussion

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, April 25, 2014, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: 
Atrium of Wishcamper Center
Contact Name: 
Samantha Ireland
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4996
Contact Email: 
sireland@usm.maine.edu

Certified Cheese Expert, Shannon Rooney from Whole Foods will be presenting about the historical and cultural benefits of social gatherings around cheese. There will be many cheeses to sample, as well as gluten and dairy free options for those with dietary restrictions. Cheese section at Whole Foods

April 25, 2014
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Atrium of Wishcamper Center

Family Connection - Students With Children

Family Connection - Students With Children

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, January 24, 2014, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Friday, January 31, 2014, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Friday, February 7, 2014, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Friday, February 14, 2014, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Friday, February 21, 2014, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Friday, February 28, 2014, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Friday, March 7, 2014, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Friday, March 14, 2014, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Friday, March 21, 2014, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Friday, March 28, 2014, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Friday, April 11, 2014, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Friday, April 18, 2014, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Saturday, April 26, 2014, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Friday, May 2, 2014, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: 
Woodbury Campus Center, Portland Wellness Center, Portland
Contact Name: 
Micheline Hagan
Contact Email: 
mhagan@usm.maine.edu

Weekly meetings where USM students with children meet to discuss questions, challenges and concerns related to being a parent on campus as well as build relationships with other students who are parents. As a student group we work together to promote family friendly events on and off campus. We also address concerns of being a parent student on campus and work with the university to address some of these concerns.

April 25, 2014
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Woodbury Campus Center, Portland Wellness Center, Portland

12th Annual Maine Deaf Film Festival: Family Friendly Selections

12th Annual Maine Deaf Film Festival: Family Friendly Selections

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, April 25, 2014, 1:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Location: 
Talbot Lecture Hall, Luther Bonney
Contact Name: 
Kelly Fitzgerald
Contact Email: 
kelly.a.fitzgerald@maine.edu


1:00-5:00PM – Selected films.


5:00-6:30PM Open Reception for all ticket holders, refreshments served.
University Events Room, 7th Floor Glickman Library, University of Southern
Maine Portland Campus, 314 Forest Avenue, Portland, ME.

Evening Session (PG-13/+ selections)


Talbot Auditorium, Luther Bonney Hall, University of Southern Maine Portland Campus, 92 Bedford St, Portland, ME 04104
6:30PM-10:30PM – Selected films.

April 25, 2014
1:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Talbot Lecture Hall, Luther Bonney

Family Fun Nights

Family Fun Nights

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, March 7, 2014, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Friday, March 21, 2014, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Friday, April 11, 2014, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Friday, February 7, 2014, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: 
Woodbury Campus Center, AREA Amphitheater, Portland
Contact Name: 
Micheline Hagan
Contact Email: 
mhagan@usm.maine.edu

Family Fun Night is a night where USM students can bring their children to school for fun activities, free food and meeting other USM families. Events vary each time but generally consist of playing games, networking with other parents, planning other events on and off campus. Events held last semester included a children's clothing swap, a movie night, halloween party, etc.

April 25, 2014
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Woodbury Campus Center, AREA Amphitheater, Portland

Anime Club

Anime Club

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, February 28, 2014, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Friday, March 7, 2014, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Friday, March 14, 2014, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Friday, March 21, 2014, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Friday, March 28, 2014, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Friday, April 4, 2014, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Friday, April 11, 2014, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Friday, April 18, 2014, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Friday, May 2, 2014, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: 
Room 403, Baily Hall, Gorham
Contact Name: 
Nate Margeson
Contact Email: 
nathaniel.margeson@maine.edu

Anime Club is a organisation where you can meet, discuss and watch anime (animation) with people who have similar interest as you do. Open to all students. =)

April 25, 2014
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Room 403, Baily Hall, Gorham

Locations

Gorham
100 Upton Hall
(207) 780-5240

 Portland
134 Woodbury Campus Center
(207) 228-8200