Something for Everyone

UNE’s Biddeford Campus hits the “just right” sweet spot between a cozy, supportive home-away-from-home and a buzzing, active community where there’s always something for you to do. Meet friends at The Pub in the Danielle Ripich Commons for a bite, work out at one of our fitness centers, enjoy a movie night in your dorm, cheer on a Nor’easter team, or take a sunset stroll on Freddy Beach — this is a place where you can do you.

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Get Involved: Undergraduate Students

Take your college experience up a notch by getting involved with UNE’s amazing range of undergraduate clubs and organizations (more than 100 to choose from), activities, and events. Whether you're interested in an academic or cultural organization, hobby club, or student government, you’ll meet like-minded people ready to welcome you aboard. There’s no better way to build your community, pursue your passions, and have a boatload of fun. 

Living on Campus

We know it’s a lot easier to succeed academically when you feel like you’re an integral part of a supportive community, eating and sleeping well, socializing and having fun, and able to find help when you have a problem. UNE reserves six residence halls for first-year students only, making it easier to bond and form enduring friendships. As upperclassmen, you’ll experience living in suite-style dorms. 

Two students studying in front of a large window in the Commons that overlooks the Saco River
Students holding candles during first night
Students eating in the Commons dining hall
Two students hanging out in their dorm room
A group of students playing pool and foosball in the Commons
Christina Genuario

UNE has so many programs, clubs, and other things happening. One of the biggest things for me has been getting involved. Once I was doing more than just passively going to my classes, I found that I was having a much more enriching experience.

Health, Wellness and Occupational Studies/Pre-OT

Recreation Facilities

At UNE, you’re able to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. Whether you’re looking to work out, participate in intramural sports, or rent outdoor recreation equipment, you’ll find it on the Biddeford Campus.

Highlights of our recreational offerings include:

  • Two fitness centers
  • Group exercise rooms
  • 6-lane pool
  • Hockey rink 
  • Tennis courts
  • Basketball and multipurpose indoor courts
  • Rental equipment for outdoor adventures

Danielle N. Ripich Commons

The inside of the dining hall in the Commons overlooking the Saco River

The Danielle Ripich Commons (commonly called “the Commons”) is the beating heart of the Biddeford Campus — a centrally located one-stop shop where you can eat, study, relax, and find academic support services. You can also enjoy panoramic views of the Saco River from all three levels of the building.

Headshot of U N E student Jared Benoit

At UNE, there’s always something to do. UNE is what you make of it. If you go to all of the outside activities that UNE offers, you’re never going to be bored and will have a great time.

Health, Wellness and Occupational Studies/Pre-OT

New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation prepares you for the academic, social, and personal aspects of university life. You’ll make connections with peers, faculty, and professional staff and get the important information to start your college experience.

Learn more about Orientation for New Nor'easters