Your student got in! What’s next?
The success of incoming undergraduate students is our focus — but we know that parents and families are integral to that as well. In addition to our new student orientation, we created a collection of resources for you to learn about dining plans, disability services, campus safety, school breaks, and other important things.
A focus on academic advising
Your student’s success is our highest priority. We provide a wide range of resources to support our students, including academic advising, career coaching, and study skills development. Advising offices are located on each of our three campuses, and our Advising Network works to strengthen the partnership between student and academic advisor.
The campus experience
Our six residence halls provide a safe and comfortable home-away-from-home that’s close to community, classes, and campus resources. Our expansive residential campus in Gorham is the hub of undergraduate life and closely connected via bus to our lively urban campus in Portland — Maine’s largest city, and the region’s economic and cultural capital.
Our faculty, alumni, and community partnerships open doors to real-world experiences. We foster connections with local and global businesses, Triple-A sports teams, teaching hospitals, performing arts venues, and a range of other options.
Rest assured, we’re committed to the safety and welfare of our community. Our Campus Safety Project is a university-wide effort to promote healthy relationships by providing sexual abuse prevention education and response training for students, faculty, and staff. You may also want to read our Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.
Student support and advocacy
The Dean of Students office is responsible for promoting our Community Standards through programs and services, administration of the Student Conduct Code, advising the Student Conduct Committee and the Academic Integrity Board, and chairing both the Student Assistance and Care Team (ACT) and the Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT).
Connect with our administrators
We welcome you to contact the Office of the President, as well as other executive offices at USM. Whether you have questions about admissions, student affairs, academics, or other concerns, please connect with us.