Campus Connections – August 31

Welcome to the Fall Semester

SMCC is offering a huge welcome to the thousands of students who are attending classes this fall while inviting students, faculty and staff to get to know one another through our #helloSMCC campaign.

After months of preparation, SMCC is happy to welcome students to classes as we offer a hybrid mix of both online courses and in-person classes for students whose programs or courses require hands-on learning or demonstrations on equipment located on campus.

Now more than ever, it’s important for students, faculty and staff to feel connected to one another by sharing photos, words of advice and other things that will put a smile on our faces. Meeting your class on Zoom for the first-time? Getting used to safety protocols on campus? Have tips for learning at home? Found a way to relax and reset?

Whatever you have to say, it’s helpful. Simply post on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages with #helloSMCC.

Here are some other things worth noting for the Fall Semester:

  • Safety protocols. Face masks are required of all people at all times in all indoor common areas and outdoors when physical distancing of at least six feet is not possible. Occupancy levels have been reduced across the College, traffic-flow patterns have been modified, and specific doors have been designated as entrances or exits only. Most bathrooms will be limited to one user at a time, and students and employees are expected to use provided cleaning products to wipe down surfaces and equipment after use.
  • Campus Center. Student support services provided by the Admissions, Advising, Financial Aid and Student Billing offices, as well as the Learning Commons, will be offered remotely online or by phone, email and/or video conferencing. Some support functions will take place by appointment on campus, but all other meetings will continue to be held remotely.
  • Dining. Oceanview Dining Hall in South Portland will be open for residents, commuters who are on campus for in-person classes and employees. The dining hall will have take-out options and limited socially-distanced seating. Masks must be worn at all times in the dining hall, except when seated to eat. An app will be available to allow customers to order in advance for take-out and for contactless payment with debit/credit cards, Beacon Bucks and resident meal plans.

For additional information and answers to frequently asked questions, please visit the COVID-19 page on the SMCC website.


Campus Center services to help students remotely for Fall Semester

The Campus Center is closed for the most part for face-to-face meetings for the start of the Fall Semester.

But Advising, Financial Aid, Student Billing and the Learning Commons are still here for you online and by email, phone and/or teleconferencing. The bookstore will be open for in-person visits for limited hours and with safety restrictions, but strongly encourages students to order books online.


Need to meet with a staff advisor to go over classes, set career and education goals, or get an answer to any question you might have? Contact us at:

  • Email:
  • Phone: 207-741-5835
  • Fax: 207-741-5760
  • Online: Book an appointment (by phone, Zoom or email) by going to My Maine Guide>My Degree on the student portal and clicking on “Meet the Advising Office.”

Financial Aid

For questions about financial aid, contact the Financial Aid Office at:

  • Email:
  • Phone: 207-741-5518
  • Fax: 207-741-5671
  • Online: Visit My Maine Guide>My Money on the MySMCC student portal for answers on how to check your financial aid status, sign up for iGrad, file your FAFSA and other frequently asked questions.
  • Other: To send documents electronically, go to My Maine Guide>My Money and use the “Upload Financial Aid Documents” link.

Student Accounts Office

For billing questions, contact the Student Accounts Office at:

  • Email:
  • Phone: 207-741-5530
  • Online: Visit My Maine Guide>My Money on the MySMCC student portal for answers on how to pay your bill online, enroll in a payment plan, check your book allowance and other frequently asked questions.
  • Other: In the event that a student requires service in person, an appointment can be made by calling 207-741-5530 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

SMCC Store

Students are strongly encouraged to purchase their books online and have them shipped to their homes in order to avoid long wait times.  For questions about the SMCC store and textbooks, contact the store at:

  • Email:
  • Phone: 207-741-5523
  • Fax: 207-741-5676
  • Online: Visit My Maine Guide>My Courses on the MySMCC student portal for answers to frequently asked questions. To order textbooks, supplies and college merchandise, visit the SMCC store’s website at
  • In person: The store will be open for limited hours, but will be restricted to five people at a time with a reconfigured entrance and exit. Visit the store’s website for store hours.

Learning Commons

The Learning Commons is closed to in-person visits, but it’ll still offer an array of online resources and remote tutoring and reference services. For questions about online offerings, contact the Learning Commons at:

  • Library — Phone: 207-741-5521; Email:
  • Tutoring Services — Phone: 207-741-5535; Email:
  • Online: Visit for an overview of and links to online services and resources.
  • Other: The library will offer books (but not textbooks) through online requests. If a book is in the SMCC library, a student can make arrangements to pick it up at the library by appointment or curbside, at some other location or by mail. To order books, go to, click on the Books & eBooks tab and look for the Minerva search box. To order books, enter the barcode number from the back of your ID card (which is #26470) plus your student ID number. You can also simply go to