Fall Orientation Experience

Orientation is your opportunity to learn more about USM.  During your in-person Orientation session you can expect to:

Explore our campuses and USM Resources.

Connect to community, classmates, and new friends.

Prepare for success in and outside the classroom.

Learn about yourself and others.


Please Note: Enrolling in courses occurs during your one-on-one Advising & Course Selection (ACS) appointment, which is completed separately from the Orientation events listed below. For information about how to schedule your ACS, please review Next Steps for Admitted Students page or contact us with questions. 

Fall 2018 Orientation Dates:

Please click the link that best describes you:

All First-Year Students (Age 20 & Under)

Commuter First-Year Students (Age 21+)

Commuter Transfer Students

International & Exchange Students

Residential Transfer Students

Residential First Year Students (Age 21+)

Veteran Students (August 16, 8am-3: 30pm, Portland Campus) 

Unable to attend?

If you are unable to attend please also let us know by filling out the Reservation form below!

Register for Orientation Here!


Questions may be directed to usm.orientation@maine.edu or (207)780-4604 

Special Accommodations

If you require any special accommodations for Orientation, please contact us ahead of the event at (207) 780-4604 or usm.orientation@maine.edu to make arrangements.

Transportation and Parking

Orientation events occur on each of our three campuses.  There is parking available on all campuses.  Check out the campus maps to see where you should park.

Other Information

Do you have a question about information not listed here?  Refer to our Frequently Asked Questions page, or contact us for more information at (207) 780-4604 or usm.orientation@maine.edu.