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 2019 In-Person Orientation Dates

Commuter Students

Tueday, August 27 (Portland)

Registration Link & Info Coming Soon!

Residential Students

Saturday, August 31 - Monday, Sept. 2 (Includes Housing move-in)

Registration Link & Info Coming Soon!

Dates Coming Soon for...

  • International Student Orientation
  • Veteran Student Orientation
  • LAC Based Student Orientation


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.