Orientation

Fall 2022

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.

 The Deadline to Register for Orientation is August 12, 2022 Register here today:

https://forms.gle/Xifrpt7EuV7YoveZ6 

Orientation Dates

See the current orientation dates below. If you have questions please reach out to usm.orientation@maine.edu

Orientation programming for incoming residential students will be folded into the housing move-in process and the first weekend prior to the start of classes.

  • Friday 8/26/22 - Residential Move-In Day
    • You’ll receive more information about move-in with your housing assignment in mid-late July.
  • Saturday, 8/27/22
    • Gorham Orientation Day for all new students, transfer students, and returning students who are new to living on-campus and open to commuter students as one of their orientation options.
  • Sunday, 8/28/22
    • Trip Day & Champ’s Block Party - A day of fun activities, on and off-campus!
  • Monday, 8/29/22
    • First day of Fall 2022 Classes!
  •  The Deadline to Register for Orientation is August 12, 2022 Register here today:

    https://forms.gle/Xifrpt7EuV7YoveZ6 

Choose a University Orientation Session 

Required for all new incoming first-year students, transfer & readmitted students.

Listen to required presentations from various university departments.

Choice of:

  • Sunday, August 21, 6-9 pm, via zoom
  • Wednesday, August 24, 6-9 pm, via zoom

Alternatively commuter/online students interested in getting to know fellow students who are living on campus and prefer an in-person sessions can opt to attend Gorham Orientation with residential students:

  • Saturday, August 27, 10AM-5PM, in person only, Gorham Campus

 The Deadline to Register for Orientation is August 12, 2022 Register here today:

https://forms.gle/Xifrpt7EuV7YoveZ6 

Campus Visit Days For New Students

Optional for all new students.

Explore the campus, pick-up ID cards, visit offices, and meet with Orientation Leaders!

Choice of:

  • Monday, August 22, Gorham (1-4pm) and/or
  • Tuesday, August 23, Lewiston-Auburn (11-12pm) and/or
  • Tuesday, August 23, Portland (1-4PM)

 The Deadline to Register for Orientation is August 12, 2022 Register here today:

https://forms.gle/Xifrpt7EuV7YoveZ6 

Welcome Events

Optional for all new students. You are welcomed to attend these events:

  • Orientation Kick off and Welcome Dinner, Gorham Campus, 4PM, Friday, August 26, 2022
  • Trip Day & Champ’s Block Party, Gorham Campus, 10AM-5PM, Sunday, August 28, 2022 (sign-ups and trip details will be posted in August)

 The Deadline to Register for Orientation is August 12, 2022 Register here today:

https://forms.gle/Xifrpt7EuV7YoveZ6 

How to access the new student course.

 

 

Veteran Services will offer a special orientation session on Thursday, August 24, 2022 on the Portland campus. Veteran students will also be required to attend the appropriate Commuter/Online or Residential Orientation Session listed above. 

RSVP Here!

For more information contact:

usm.veterans@maine.edu

(207) 780-5232

International Programs will offer a special orientation session during August 2022.

 

International students will also be required to attend the appropriate Commuter/Online or Residential Orientation Session listed above. 

For more information contact:

usm.international@maine.edu+1(207)780-4959

Accommodations

The university is committed to providing students with documented disabilities equal access to all university programs and services. If you require accommodations to participate in Orientation activities please contact us at 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.