Office of Residential Life

Before You Arrive

Before you arrive on campus:


⧠  Activate and check your email account regularly

Email is the official and primary means of communication at USM. If you have questions, please contact the Technology Support Center by calling 207-780-4029.

⧠  Submit Immunization Records and Health Insurance

Mail to “Immunization Records” USM Health and Counseling, 37 College Ave.,100 Upton Hall, Gorham, ME 04038

Additional information can be found at

⧠  Check your Student Bill and Arrange for Payment

You can view and pay your bill in MaineStreet. Payment is due prior to the start of the semester.
Visit for more information.

⧠  Accept or Waive the required Health Insurance program


⧠  Purchase course books and materials

The USM Portland Bookstore in the Woodbury Campus Center carries books for all USM classes that meet in Portland, Gorham, Lewiston, Bath, Saco, Sanford and Distance Ed. They can be reached by calling (207) 780-4070. Books for all USM classes may be ordered online at:

⧠  Download/view the USM Guide or Guide webpage

Visit on your smart phone to download the Guide or view it on your computer at Start planning your schedule of fun activities this Fall! The USM Guide provides resources, event schedules, support services and year-round program information.

⧠  Bring Official Documents for Work Eligibility

A Passport or Birth Certificate or Social Security Card plus Government-issued Photo ID is required to be employed on or off-campus. See for a list of acceptable documentation.

⧠  Sign Up for USM Alerts

USM Alert is the University’s text and email notification system for emergency alerts, weather closings and other critical information for the University community.

⧠  Take the StrengthsFinder Assessment

Students under 24 credits will be receiving a code soon via email! Students over 24 credits should visit for details and code request instructions if they have not yet taken the assessment.


⧠  Sign Up for Involvement Coaching

Think about how you want to be involved at USM – Involvement Coaches help connect you to student organizations and opportunities around campus.

⧠  Join your class Facebook Group

Search Facebook for USM Class of 2021, USM Class of 2020, USM Class of 2019, or USM Class of 2018