A Close Campus Community within a Thriving City

As a student on UNE's Portland Campus, you’ll enjoy the best of both worlds: the independence and excitement that comes from off-campus living in Maine’s most vibrant city, as well as a tight-knit campus community that offers strong professional, peer, and faculty support in academics and career-planning.

Welcome to the Portland Campus

Get Involved: Graduate Students

As a graduate or undergraduate health professions student on the Portland Campus, you’ll find ample opportunities for involvement. The Office of Graduate and Professional Student Affairs is your hub for connecting with the campus community through events, service opportunities, student organizations, and more. You’ll meet like-minded peers who are passionate about health care, community service, and getting involved — and also about regular lunchtime bingo or morning exercise classes. 

Keep Moving at Finley Recreation Center

At Finley Rec you can stay fit and centered. Our expansive facilities include a gym, fitness center, group exercise rooms, and locker rooms. Take a class, hit the treadmill, join a pickup game or an intramural team, or borrow some gear and have an adventure off campus. This is your place to stay connected and to stay active.

Learn more about the Finley Recreation Center

 Watch ‘A Day in the Life’ on the Portland Campus
A student studies in front of a fireplace
Three physical therapy students practicing on a dummy in the Simulation Lab
Students in the weight training area of the Finley Recreation Center
Two students talk while sitting in the Portland Campus library
Several students cycling on stationary bikes during an event in Finley Recreation Center

At Home in Portland

As a Portland Campus student, you will live off campus in one of the city’s residential neighborhoods. The Graduate and Professional Student Affairs Office is here to help connect you with resources for locating an apartment and/or finding a roommate. 

Explore resources for living off campus


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Graduate Orientation

As a new student in the College of Dental Medicine or Westbrook College of Health Professions, you will participate in a formal orientation program on the Portland Campus, offered at the start of the academic year. This is the time to get your pre-enrollment tasks out of the way, participate in a variety of programs and discussions, and become acquainted with your colleagues, campus culture, the University, and the greater Portland community.

The 鶹ýPortland Campus for the Health Sciences

For decades, UNE’s Portland Campus has been home to many of the University’s health professions programs including PA, PT, OT, pharmacy, nursing, dental medicine, and more. In 2025, UNE’s College of Osteopathic Medicine will move from the Biddeford Campus into the new Harold and Bibby Alfond Center for Health Sciences in Portland. By bringing our health professions programs together into one interprofessional learning community, we will establish UNE’s Portland Campus for the Health Sciences as the center of health care education in Northern New England.

Learn about exciting changes on UNE’s Portland Campus for the Health Sciences

CGI rendering of part of the exterior for the upcoming COM building
Rendering of an interior space in the upcoming COM building