Live. Learn. Connect. Grow.

Immerse yourself in the college experience, build lasting relationships, and make memories that will last a lifetime; live on campus at USM! Students who start their college experience living on campus report:

  • Earlier graduation
  • Higher grades than those living off campus
  • Greater satisfaction with the college experience
  • More involvement in campus activities than off-campus students
  • Higher likelihood of pursuing graduate work
  • Increased self-confidence and self-esteem
  • More interpersonal connections with faculty and peers
  • Opportunities to explore artistic and other cultural interests
  • Greater development of philosophy, values, political views, and career goals

Explore our first year communities and the USM experience!

The Office of Residential Life is a member of Student Affairs.

Our Vision

A collaborative, inclusive community that engages, educates and supports students.

Our Mission

Residential Life is committed to creating an engaged, respectful and inclusive community. We provide an environment that is safe, well-maintained and sustainable. Residential Life provides a meaningful and intentional learning experience that ensures the exploration of diversity, leadership and wellness.

What We Do

“We help build the college experience”

Honour – Inspire – Invest – Help