Orientation sessions are for students who are enrolled in their first semester of classes. If you are a newly admitted USM student who has not signed up for classes yet, please review the Next Steps Page.
Spring 2022 Dates & Registration Forms
If you will be living on campus please select the "Residential Students" section below.
If you will be commuting or attending entirely online, please select the "Commuter & Online Students" section below.
University Orientation Session (VIA ZOOM)
Attending a University Orientation session is required for first-year students and strongly encouraged for transfer and readmitted students.
During this session, you will listen to required presentations from various university departments and go over important COVID-related information. Parents/caregivers are welcome!
1/11/22 from 6-9pm (VIA Zoom)
Campus Visit Days (Spring 2022 Events Changed to Virtual on 1/11/22)
Attending a Campus Visit Days is optional. You may choose to attend any combination of the three options.
This will be your chance to explore the campus before returning students come back! Pick up your ID card, visit offices, and meet with Orientation Leaders and other new students! Parents/caregivers are welcome!
Portland, 1/12 from 12-2pm
Gorham, 1/13 from 11am-1pm
Lewiston, 1/13 from 3:30-4:30pm
Residential University Orientation Session (Required)
Attending Residential University Orientation session for all new students living on campus, including students who may have previously attended Orientations for International Programs, Veteran Services, Promise Scholars, Native Students, and TRIO Programs.
University Orientation provides the opportunity to hear from key USM resources, review university expectations, and learn more about the USM community.
1/17 from 1-3pm on the Gorham Campus, location TBA
Please note that students attending Veteran Student Orientation must also register and attend the appropriate University Orientation session based on their attendance type: Commuter/Online or Residential. See the sections above for more information. 1/12 from 10am-12pm on the Portland Campus, location communicated by Veteran Services.
Student Veteran Orientation questions may be directed to: email@example.com
Please note that students attending Internal Student Orientation must also register and attend the appropriate University Orientation session based on their attendance type: Commuter/Online or Residential. See the sections above for more information.
International Student Orientation questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org