Parents and Family Members

Picture of Corthell HallThe success of students is our main focus at USM, and we recognize that parents and family can play an important part. We know that you may have questions about resources, your role and how you can be most helpful to your student. Please review the links and information below to help you to learn more.

Family Member Communications
Questions about Orientation may be directed to usm.orientation@maine.edu or (207) 780-4604


FERPA- your student's right to privacy

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law designed to protect the privacy of a student's educational records. This law impacts what infromation the University is able share about your student. Please read more about this important federal law: FERPA - Privacy of Records


This One's For You

Take a look at this great free resource offered by College Transitions Press:Life During College: The Parent's Guide to Success 


New Student Course Registration & Orientation Information

2019 Family Member Events

  • Family & Friends / Homecoming Weekend - TBA 
  • Old-Fashioned Outdoor Band Concert - TBA


Campus Links