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.

Bone Marrow Drive

Bone Marrow Drive

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Location: 
Portland - Woodbury Campus Center; Gorham - Brooks Student Center
Contact Name: 
Anastasia Skibicki
Contact Email: 
anastasia.skibicki@maine.edu

We are doing this drive for a little girl named Ashley who is the daughter of
a USM alumni, Bre Sanderson. Bre graduated from the school of nursing and was
a part of the USM soccer team. Shortly after graduation her daughter was
diagnosed with AML (Acute myeloid leukemia) and she is currently receiving
treatment at the Barbara Bush Cancer Center.

Blood cancer is the second largest killer of children in the US and we all
have the opportunity to save a life. Over 40% of matches come from those
between 18 and 25, the median age of college students.

#SaveALife

Sponsored by: Student Nurses Organization, Delta Chi and Kappa Iota

April 24, 2014
8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Portland - Woodbury Campus Center; Gorham - Brooks Student Center

Physical Wellness: Unveiling of New Mile Markers on USM Portland Campus

Physical Wellness: Unveiling of New Mile Markers on USM Portland Campus

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 11:00 AM
Location: 
the sidewalk in front of Woodbury Campus Center
Contact Name: 
Samantha Ireland
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4996
Contact Email: 
sireland@usm.maine.edu

We have two new outdoor walking paths on the USM Portland Campus. The inner loop is approximately a half mile long, and the outer loop is approximately three quarters of a mile. The inner loop is marked by yellow paw prints and the outer loop is marked by blue paw prints.

Starting at 11:00AM we will have an official unveiling of the trail and we will be walking the loops together.

Whether you walk in between classes or during your lunch break, this trail is surely to benefit all of the USM community members!  

April 24, 2014
11:00 AM
the sidewalk in front of Woodbury Campus Center

Geography/Anthropology Student Association Weekly Meeting

Geography/Anthropology Student Association Weekly Meeting

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, February 6, 2014, 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
Thursday, February 13, 2014, 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
Thursday, February 27, 2014, 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
Thursday, March 6, 2014, 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
Thursday, March 13, 2014, 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
Thursday, March 20, 2014, 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
Thursday, March 27, 2014, 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
Thursday, April 10, 2014, 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
Thursday, April 17, 2014, 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
Thursday, May 1, 2014, 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: 
300 Bailey Hall, Gorham
Contact Name: 
Ashley Guppy
Contact Email: 
usm.gasa@gmail.com

Meeting every week to discuss Geography/Anthropology.

April 24, 2014
12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
300 Bailey Hall, Gorham

Student Led Women's Group

Student Led Women's Group

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, February 6, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Thursday, February 13, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Thursday, February 27, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Thursday, March 6, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Thursday, March 13, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Thursday, March 20, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Thursday, March 27, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Thursday, April 10, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Thursday, April 17, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Thursday, May 1, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Location: 
235 Luther Bonney Hall, Portland
Contact Name: 
Jennifer Brewer
Contact Email: 
jennifer.brewer@maine.edu

Student led women's group dedicated to creating a safe and open space for female students on campus.

April 24, 2014
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
235 Luther Bonney Hall, Portland

12th Annual Maine Deaf Film Festival: A Life Without Words

12th Annual Maine Deaf Film Festival: A Life Without Words

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Location: 
Talbot Lecture Hall, Luther Bonney
Contact Name: 
Kelly Fitzgerald
Contact Email: 
kelly.a.fitzgerald@maine.edu

A Life Without Words. Directed by Adam Isenberg. 71 minutes. 2011.
Nicaragua/Turkey co- production. Documentary.

Born Deaf on a farm in Nicaragua, Dulce Maria (28), her brother Francisco (22) have never been free to stray more than a few miles from their rural home. “A Life Without Words” is an independent documentary by filmmaker Adam Isenberg of the Istanbul production house Zela Film. It features the efforts of a sign language teacher in Nicaragua who works with a local NGO that empowers Deaf Nicaraguans by fostering the nationalization of Nicaragua’s indigenous sign language and by training young Deaf Nicaraguans to be teachers.

See trailer at http://www.alifewithoutwords.com/.

 

Q&A with filmmaker Adam Isenberg to follow.

April 24, 2014
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Talbot Lecture Hall, Luther Bonney

Locations

Gorham
100 Upton Hall
(207) 780-5240

 Portland
134 Woodbury Campus Center
(207) 228-8200