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.

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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 male-only 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
  • 1 Resident Director and 3 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 Office and the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership (CeSIL)

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).
  • 1 Resident Director (RD) and 8 Resident Assistants (RA’s).
  • 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.
  • Easy access to the Brunswick Explorer bus stop. (SMCC students ride the bus free with SMCC ID.)

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 (all room types)$2,750$5,500
Meal Plan (required for South Portland resident students)$1,725$3,450
Cable & Internet$144$288
Estimated Total$4,619$9,238

South Portland Campus ( Summer)

Fee TypeSummer
Housing (all room types)$1,950.00
Meal Plan (required for South Portland resident students)$1,650.00
Cable & Internet$108.00
Estimated Total$3,708

Midcoast Campus in Brunswick

Fee TypePer SemesterPer Year
Housing – Double Room$2,750$5,500
Housing – Single Room$3,250$6,500
Cable & Internet$144$288
Estimated Total$2,894–$3,394$5,788–$6,788

Please note, Midcoast Campus residents and students have access to food and beverage 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

To apply for housing:

  1. Attend a New Student Orientation Session and register for classes.
  2. Submit your history of immunizations (MMRs – measles, mumps, rubella, two dates for each, tetanus shot (within 10 years)) to:

(f) 207-741-5760

OR

Southern Maine Community College
Advising Office
2 Fort Road
South Portland, ME 04106
Attn: Diane Scott

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

Please note a $250 damage deposit is required at the time of application.

How to Find Out If You’ve Received Housing

You will be notified by your student email address when your application has been processed and whether you have been assigned to a space or to the waiting list.

Initial hall/room assignments and roommate information will be sent in August (for the Fall Semester) to your student email address.

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

To view a calendar, visit our events page.

Housing Guarantee

Students who complete the application process by the end of the second week in June are guaranteed housing.