Health professions students are busy! In the Office of Graduate and Professional Student Affairs, our goal is to support you in balancing the demands of schoolwork with your mental and physical health — and in having some fun in the process. We’re here to help you maintain an active and vibrant student life experience and ensure you get the most out of going to school in the great state of Maine — where the food is exceptional and recreational activities are endless.
Clubs and Organizations
The variety of clubs and organizations on campus allows you to explore existing interests — and discover new passions. Through academic and professional student clubs, you make meaningful social connections with your peers. Intramural sports and outdoor recreation activities sponsored through UNE’s Finley Recreation Center are opportunities to engage in friendly competition and explore the great state of Maine.
Wellness and Recreation
As you might expect on a campus devoted to the health sciences, we take wellness seriously. Student, employee, and community wellness are our goals. Whether you have concerns about your emotional or physical health — or if you just want some tips on feeling your best — the Health and Wellness Education Department at Finley Rec is here to assist you.
Student Wellness Opportunities
UNE’s Finley Recreation Center is your hub for all your fitness and wellness needs.
Intramural sports are a great opportunity to participate in friendly competition, connect with other UNE community members, hone your skills at a sport or two, and have some fun while doing it. Teams play in weekly sessions or small tournaments. A variety of intramurals are offered each semester.
The student-led Outdoor Adventure Club and the Finley Recreation Center co-sponsor trips such as whitewater rafting, hiking, rock/ice climbing, ski/snowboarding, and annual camping trips to Acadia. Are you new to outdoor pursuits? Beginner trips are offered frequently.
The Student Fitness Challenge is a Portland Campus incentive program aimed at encouraging you to exercise 150 or more minutes per week. Held every semester, the friendly interprofessional competition pits you and your academic program against other programs, with winners receiving Finley Recreation Center swag such as apparel, hats, towels, and bags.
Participate in our ongoing Student Olympics challenge during specially designated periods each semester. Set a set semester record and win a T-shirt. Set an all-time campus record, and your name is immortalized on the oversized record board inside the Finley Recreation Center.
Outdoor Adventure in Portland
As a graduate or undergraduate health professions student on the Portland Campus, you’ll have the opportunity to engage in various fun and entertaining events throughout the semester.
Are you a foodie who wants to explore the city of Portland’s award-winning restaurant scene? Then sign up for our “On the Town'' nights, where you can meet new UNE friends while enjoying a great meal at an esteemed local establishment. Every spring, our annual Field Day celebrates the arrival of warmer weather and the well-earned conclusion of another successful semester with hot dog-eating contests and tug-of-war games that bring out the kid in all participants.
Portland is one of Maine’s most diverse cities, with residents who hail from all over the globe, and a thriving LGBTQ community. Everyone at UNE works hard to cultivate a welcoming and inclusive campus environment for all of our students, faculty, and professional staff, as well as visitors and friends of the University.