Safety and Wellness
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 USM Health Center and twelve counseling sessions in Counseling Services. The health fee is not health insurance.
The University of Maine System's seven campuses require proof of health insurance as a condition of enrollment for all students fitting the criteria outlined below.
All USM students will be required to show proof of health insurance as a condition of course enrollment if they meet the following eligibility 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
For more information: (207) 780-5411, or TTY (207) 780-5646 or visit usm.maine.edu/uhcs, 125 Upton Hall.
Strict standards of confidentialty are observed in the Health and Counseling Center. Staffing includes mental health clinicians, professional nurses, certified nurse practitioners, and physicians who understand college health issues and the diversity of the USM community. Please utilize the contact information below for more information and/or a referral to off-campus health and counseling services if needed.
Call (207) 780-5411, or TTY (207) 780-5646. Immunization hotline, (207) 780-4504, usm.maine.edu/uhcs, First floor Upton Hall in Gorham.
Call (207) 780-4050, usm.maine.edu/uhcs, 105 Payson-Smith Hall, Portland campus and 110 Upton Hall, Gorham campus. At Lewiston-Auburn College, call (207) 753-6500.
The Well is a resource center dedicated to helping USM students develop and increase their awareness of every aspect of wellness including healthy relationships and substance abuse prevention. The Wells are located on the first floor of Upton Hall in Gorham and in Woodbury Campus Center in Portland.
The Campus Safety Project is a University-wide effort to promote healthy relationships that provides prevention education and response training on sexual assault, stalking, and relationship abuse for students, faculty, and staff and coordinates campus and community-based programs and services.
For more information, please visit the Campus Safety Project Page, including details regarding on-campus sexual assault and relationship-violence advocacy support.
Recreation and Fitness
Gorham Recreation and Fitness
The Gorham Recreation and Fitness Center offers many recreational activities regardless of skill level or previous experience. 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.
For more information call (207) 780-5649 or visit 102 Hill Gym on the Gorham campus.
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 Center 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.
For more information: visit our website, call us at (207) 780-4939, or stop by 104 Sullivan Complex on the Portland campus.
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 the Portland and Gorham campuses during the fall and spring semesters (Monday-Saturday). View our bus schedule here.
Parking permits are available at the Parking and Transportation Offices, with multiple locations across campus. University motor vehicle rules and instructions to appeal violations are available online.
EMERGENCY: call 911 from a campus phone or (207) 780-5211.
Non-emergency business: call (207) 780-5211.
To register for USMALERT emergency messages, go to usm.maine.edu/usmalert.