Live & Learn at SMCC

Housing isn’t something you’d traditionally expect to find at a community college, but it’s one of the benefits of attending SMCC. Here, you have the opportunity to live on either one of our campuses. You can choose to live on our oceanside South Portland Campus or kick up your feet in one of our spacious apartment-style suites at our Midcoast Campus in Brunswick. Wherever you choose to live on campus, you can be sure it’s an experience you’ll enjoy. Please know that due to high enrollment, our housing demand has significantly increased. As such, we are prioritizing those who live outside a reasonable commuting distance. More details can be found below under the Housing Application Process section.

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Benefits of Living on Campus

  • Easy access to your classes and on-campus resources
  • A network of friends and study partners
  • An environment that helps you grow educationally and personally and leads to your success
  • Access to residence hall activities and events
  • An opportunity to experience living away from home

Residence Halls

Surfsite Residence Hall – South Portland Campus

Surfsite Residence Hall is a coed residence hall with room for approximately 145 occupants that is located on Surfsite Road near the HUB Gym.

Surfsite Residence Hall offers:

  • Triple rooms with a(n):
    • Extra-long twin bed
    • Desk, chair, dresser and/or wardrobe
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator/freezer
  • Beautiful Views of Portland
  • One Resident Director and three Resident Assistants (RAs)
  • Two commons areas – for studying in groups or alone
  • Recreational equipment including a pool table, foosball, ping-pong table
  • Community bathrooms and showers on every floor
  • Laundry room
  • Easy access to the South Portland METRO bus stops around campus. (SMCC students ride the bus free with SMCC ID.)

Spring Point Residence Hall – South Portland Campus

Spring Point Residence Hall is a coed residence hall with room for approximately 300 occupants that is located on Fort Road across from the Campus Center. It is also home to the Student Life and Student Activities Office.

Spring Point Residence Hall offers:

  • Connected single, double, triple and quad rooms with a(n):
    • Joint bathroom and shower
    • Extra-long twin bed
    • Desk, chair, dresser and/or wardrobe
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator/freezer
  • Beautiful views of Portland and Casco Bay (from upper-floor rooms)
  • One Resident Director (RD) and eight Resident Assistants (RAs)
  • TV lounge
  • Meeting room with three study rooms
  • Laundry room
  • Gaming area with pool and ping-pong table
  • Front desk open 24/7 (when school is in session)
  • Easy access to the South Portland and METRO on-campus bus stop. (SMCC students ride the bus free with SMCC ID.)

Orion Residence Hall – Midcoast Campus in Brunswick

Orion Residence Hall is a coed residence hall that offers room for approximately 80 occupants. Orion Hall is located on Sewall Street near the campus’ main entrance and is also home to SMCC’s Security and Student Life offices.

Orion Residence Hall offers:

  • Single or double suites that include a:
    • Bedroom
    • Kitchenette with a microwave and refrigerator/freezer
    • Private bathroom with a full tub/shower
    • Living area
  • Laundry room
  • Vending machines
  • Quiet study areas
  • Lounge area

Room & Meal Plan Costs

It’s important to remember that while our housing options at SMCC are affordable, they will add to your total cost to attend college. Please browse the information below to help you estimate your room and/or meal plan costs.

South Portland Campus ( Fall & Spring)

Fee TypePer SemesterPer Year
Housing (Single)$4,000$8,000
Housing (Double)$3,500$7,000
Housing (Triple/Quad)$3,300$6,600
Meal Plan (required for South Portland resident students)$1,829$3,658
Cable & Internet$158$316
Estimated Total$5,287-$5,987$10,574-$11,974

Midcoast Campus in Brunswick ( Fall & Spring)

Fee TypePer SemesterPer Year
Housing – Single Room$4,000$8,000
Housing – Double Room$3,500$7,000
Cable & Internet$158$316
Estimated Total$3,658-$4,158$7,316-$8,316

Please note, Midcoast Campus residents and students have access to food and beverages that can be purchased by cash, credit card or Beacon Bucks at the Landing Café. Midcoast Campus residents taking classes at our South Portland Campus can also purchase a commuter dining plan to use at dining facilities on the South Portland Campus.

To learn more about dining options, visit our Dining webpage.

Housing Application Process

Fall 2023: At this time we still have a significantly long waitlist for housing for the fall semester. As such, we are not currently accepting fall applications. Students who have already applied and who are still waiting for housing received an email in mid-September asking if they are still in need of housing. If you are still waiting for a fall assignment, and did not receive the email with the Housing Waitlist Form, please email us at

Spring 2024: As our spring housing application does not open until November, we are asking students who are interested in applying for spring housing to fill out this Spring Waitlist Form. This allows us to keep you updated regarding the process for submitting your application in November. You will need to be logged into your SMCC account to access this form. As we anticipate having a waitlist again for the spring semester, please know that we will continue to prioritize room assignments for students who live outside of a reasonable commuting distance. The Spring Waitlist Form will ask you to indicate if you live in any of the towns that have been deemed to be within a reasonable commuting distance, as well as if you have access to a car, and will indicate if you are eligible for a priority assignment. If you are not eligible for a priority assignment based on distance, but have extenuating circumstances, please send an email to letting us know that you would like to appeal and your rationale. We will consider all appeals submitted before Monday, October 30th.

To apply for housing:

  1. Attend a New Student Advising Session and register for classes. For more information visit our Accepted Student webpage.
  2. Submit your history of immunizations (MMRs – measles, mumps, rubella, two dates for each; and tetanus shot, within 10 years) to:


(f) 207-741-5760

  1. Complete an online housing application.
    To access this application once it is available, visit and log in to the My Maine Guide Student Portal, Student Life webpage.

Please note a $100 damage deposit will be applied to your bill upon receiving a housing assignment.

How to Find Out If You’ve Received Housing

We will email you at your student email address when your application has been processed, and will let you know whether you have been assigned to a space or added to the waiting list.

Initial hall/room assignments and roommate information for the fall semester are sent to your student email address in August. Room assignments for the spring semester will be sent to your student email address in January.

You may occupy your rooms on the dates specified in the College calendar.

To view a calendar, visit our events page.