2014-15 Catalogs

Safety & Wellness

Health & Counseling

Each semester, students who are enrolled in six or more credits are automatically assessed a Health Fee. This fee entitles students to unlimited office visits in the University Health Center and 12 counseling sessions in University Counseling Services. Students taking three to five credits may opt to pay the Health Fee in the first four weeks of the fall or spring semester.  The health fee is not health insurance. Proof of health insurance is required of all students as a condition of course enrollment if they meet the following criteria:

  • Undergraduate students taking 9 credits or more
  • Graduate or Law students taking 6 credits or more
  • All USM students enrolled in the School of Nursing
  • All USM students enrolled in the Athletic Training Program
  • All USM students enrolled in the Occupational Therapy Program

FMI: (207) 780-5411, or TTY (207) 780-5646 or visit usm.maine.edu/uhcs, 125 Upton Hall.

Strict standards regarding confidential information is observed in the University Health Center and in the University Counseling Centers. Staffing includes mental health clinicians, professional nurses, certified nurse practitioners, and physicians who understand college health issues and the diversity of the USM community. A broad array of services and programs are available through University Counseling and Health Services. Please utilize the contact information below for more information and/or a referral to off-campus health and counseling services if needed.

Health Services

(207) 780-5411, or TTY (207) 780-5646. Immunization hotline (207) 780-4504, usm.maine.edu/uhcs, First floor Upton Hall in Gorham.

Counseling Services

(207) 780-4050, usm.maine.edu/uhcs, 105 Payson-Smith Hall, Portland Campus & 110 Upton Hall, Gorham Campus, Lewiston-Auburn College call (207) 753-6500.

Student Wellness (The Well)

The Well is a resource center dedicated to helping USM students develop and increase their awareness of every aspect of wellness including substance abuse prevention and intervention services.  Located on the first floor of Upton Hall in Gorham and in Woodbury Campus Center in Portland.

Recreation & Fitness

Gorham Recreation and Fitness

The Gorham Recreation and Fitness Center offers many recreational activities regardless of skill level or previous experience. Team sports may include flag football, volleyball, basketball, ultimate Frisbee, six-on-six soccer, softball, volleyball, floor hockey, and arena football. Other activities include tennis, table tennis, darts, badminton, three-point shoot-out, free-throw competition, and nine-ball pool tournament, ice hockey, broom ball, and ice skating. The fitness facility includes universal machines, free weights, and cardiovascular machines. Group exercise classes, personal fitness consultations, and a variety of other workshops are offered as well. White-water rafting, deep-sea fishing, and whale watching activities as well as trips to see the Red Sox, Bruins, and Celtics are frequently organized.

FMI: (207) 780-5649 or visit usm.maine.edu/recsports, 102 Hill Gym.

Sullivan Recreation and Fitness Complex

The Sullivan Recreation and Fitness Complex has three courts lined for basketball, indoor tennis, badminton, volleyball, and indoor jogging. There are squash, wallyball, and racquetball courts, and two multi-purpose rooms for aerobics, dance, yoga, martial arts, and more. The Fitness Centers offer Selectorized Power circuit stations, free weight equipment, treadmills, exercise bikes, steppers, climbers, elliptical fitness cross trainers, rowers, and stability balls. Equipment for wallyball is available for sign-out. A range of programs designed for busy commuters is available: aerobics, yoga, martial arts, racquetball, introductory dance classes, personal fitness consultations, and relaxation workshops. Outdoor recreation clinics and trips include camping, canoeing, cross-country skiing, sea kayaking and more.

FMI: (207) 780-4939 or visit usm.maine.edu/sullivancomplex., 104 Sullivan Complex.

Public Safety and Parking & Intercampus Transportation

USM Public Safety is responsible for keeping the peace, preventing crime, and delivering a variety of public safety related services including: Emergency Response, security and crowd control, crime investigation, 24-hour campus safety coverage, management of Public Safety Services (including parking and transportation), escort services and educational programs.

The University provides a shuttle bus that runs between Portland and Gorham campuses (Monday-Saturday). Schedules are available at usm.maine.edu/police/parking-and-transportation.

Parking permits are available at the Parking and Transportation Office located inside the parking garage on Bedford Street on the Portland Campus and in Gorham at USM Public Safety and in the USM Card Offices in Upton Hall (Gorham) and Payson Smith Hall (Portland). University motor vehicle rules and instructions to appeal violations are available at usm.maine.edu/police/parking-and-transportation.

FMI: EMERGENCY: Call 911 from a campus phone or (207) 780-5211. Non-emergency business 780-5211.

To register for USMALERT emergency messages, go to usm.maine.edu/usmalert.