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University of Southern Maine





Educational Resources

Libraries

Rare books and manuscripts, university archives, Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine, Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education.

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 561,006 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 2,040 current serial subscriptions.
  • 1,047,544 microforms.
  • 2,838 Audio/Visual items.
  • 7,890 e-books.

Museums & Art

Southworth Planetarium,Osher Map Library, Art Gallery

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 850 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 14 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 30 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 10 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 4 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 1,000 students can be on the network at once.

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance

Remedial

reading, math, writing, study skills

Counseling

minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious

Career

co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 21% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 15% of housing units are Singles.
  • 47% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 35% of housing units are Triples.
  • 3% of housing units are Apartments.
  • In total, there are 7 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 100% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • 80% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Welcome (Fall); Theater Productions; Mardi Gras; Spring Fling; Comedy Nights; Thirsty Thursday; Mr. & Ms. USM; Royal Majesty Drag Show; Homecoming; LaPosada; Husky Fest; Women's Basketball Games; Spring Semi-Formal; Student Athlete 5K Road Race; Student Recognition Night; Stress Relief Weeks; Vagina Monolgue; Dance USM;
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, radio station, student government, student newspaper, symphony orchestra, television station
  • In total, there are about 100 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Beta of Maine Chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta; Phi Kappa Phi; Kappa Zeta-at-Large Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau; Psi Chi; Eta Mu Chapter Phi Alpha National Social Work Honor Society; Pi Sigma Alpha; Russell Scholars; University Honors Program; Gamma Theta Upsilon; Chi Tau Chapter of Beta Beta Beta; Beta Gamma Sigma;
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Interfaith Chaplain, member of the Office of the Dean of Student Life, provides individual and group support to students around religious and spiritual issues and offers programming at various times during the year. For a complete list visit us online at http: //www. usm. maine. edu/studentlife/interfaith/ . Student groups with religious or spiritual focus: Baha'i Campus Association, Campus Crusade for Christ, Catholic Newman Club, Christian Prayer Gathering, Hillel, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Muslim Students Organization, Pagan Students Association, Southern Maine Christian Fellowship.
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Amnesty International; Asian-American Association & Symposium; Baha'i Campus Association; Black Student Association; Council for Indigenous North Americans; International Exchange; International Student Association; Latino-Hispanic Student Association; Multicultural Student Affairs; Muslim Student Association; Somali Student Association;
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) For a student involvement opportunities at a glance, visit us at http: //www. usm. maine. edu/navigator/ or for a complete list visit us at http: //www. usm. maine. edu/studentlife/involve/
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The Free Press - Weekly

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Portland (5), Manchester, NH or Boston, MA (75)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Portland (1)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Portland (1)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 79% of students have a car on campus

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 4 fraternities
  • 3 fraternity houses
  • 0% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 3 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses
  • 0% of students are sorority members.

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (UNH)
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (UNH)
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited






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