Athletics is an exciting part of the overall student experience at the University of Southern Maine. Few institutions can match the success of the Huskies' nationally recognized non-scholarship athletic program. The Huskies compete in the Little East Conference, an nine-member conference composed of public institutions in New England and recognized as one of the most competitive Division III conferences in the nation. The Huskies sponsor 22 intercollegiate sports, 11 for men and 11 for women. Annually, the Huskies qualify several team sports and countless individual performers for national championship competitions. Several USM teams achieve a national ranking each year and qualify for post-season play sponsored by the NCAA, the Little East Conference (LEC), the New England Hockey Conference (NEHC) and the New England Wrestling Association (NEWA).
USM student-athletes are supported in their efforts to excel with a strong system of academic support services which includes mandatory study table hours for first year students, developmental advising, and progress checks with University faculty members. The Department of Athletics also offers an 18-credit hour minor and certificate program in coaching education that prepares students of all ages to lead and coach at any level.
FMI: (207) 780-5430, http://www.southernmainehuskies.com.
The Brooks Student Center (BSC) serves as the "hub" for student life in Gorham. Whether you want to relax and study, grab a snack, or attend an event, the BSC has something for you. BSC amenities include 24/7 access to a University Credit Union ("UCU") ATM; a staffed UCU branch; pool, ping pong, and air hockey tables; flat screen TVs; lounge space, bulletin boards; and two campus dining locations: the Residential Dining Hall and the Husky Hideaway and Convenience Store. The BSC is also home to the Office of Student Activities and Involvement.
The Woodbury Campus Center serves as the "hub" of the Portland campus. It houses Campus Dining, UCU ATM, and the Information Center. Other services within the Campus Center include a Meditation & Spirituality Room, areas to study, eat or relax, the Student Government Association and Board of Student Organization offices, as well as the Intercultural Student Engagement Centers.
Also located in the Woodbury Campus Center are the Campus Food Pantry and the Multicultural Student Center. Support services for commuter students, parking and transportation information, and more are also available.
Student Organizations and Student Government
Student Activities seeks to create meaningful connections to the campus community and link student passions with involvement opportunities on campus. Involvement fairs, movie marathons, outside performers, karaoke, DIY nights, and food frenzies are just some of the fun, free events regularly offered on both Portland and Gorham campuses.
We encourage you to stop by and chat with a staff member in the Student Activities and Involvement Office about upcoming events and related opportunities to help you find your place at USM!