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Visit UNE

Follow the directions and maps below to visit UNE's Biddeford Campus and Portland Campus. Also use our printable campus maps and parking maps to easily find your destination on campus.

Throughout the year the University of New England offers a variety of opportunities for prospective students and their families to visit our campuses. Click for information on visits for prospective undergraduate student visits,  graduate student visits or medical student visits.

Biddeford Campus:

The Biddeford Campus of UNE is on the coast of Maine, 20 miles south of Portland and 90 miles north of Boston.

From the North and South:

Take the Maine Turnpike (I-95) to Exit 32 (Biddeford). After the tollbooth, turn left at the traffic light intersection onto Route 111 (Alfred Street). Staying in the right lane to the intersection of Route 1, take a left onto Route 1 from the right-hand lane, and then an immediate right as Rt. 111 branches off to the right. Then continue to the next traffic light. Turn right onto Route 9/208 (Pool Street). Follow Route 9/208 approximately 4 miles to the University of New England sign on your left. Turn left at the sign to enter the campus.

To Visit the Admissions Welcome Center:

After entering campus at the main sign, you will see the Admissions Welcome Center immediately to your left.  Parking is available outside the Welcome Center. 

To Visit and Park at Other Biddeford Campus Locations:

If you are visiting another location on campus besides the Admissions Welcome Center, you will need a free visitor's parking permit, which you can pick up at the Facilities Management/Safety & Security Building on Route 9. This parking permit allows you to park in the "General Parking" (G and G/C) lots. (If you are attending a conference, the conference coordinator may have mailed you a parking permit in advance with your registration confirmation or it may be waiting for you at the conference registration site.)

Use our printable Biddeford Campus map and Biddeford Campus parking map to easily find your destination on campus.

Travel Times by Car: Address and Phone:
Bangor 2 1/2 hours
Boston 1 3/4 hours
Hartford 3 1/4 hours
Manchester 1 3/4 hours
New York City 6 hours
Worcester 2 hours
University of New England
Biddeford Campus
11 Hills Beach Road
Biddeford, Maine 04005
207-283-0171

Portland Campus:

UNE's Portland Campus, listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, is situated in a suburban Portland neighborhood.

From Intown Portland:

Take I-295 to Forest Avenue North (Exit 6B). Follow Forest Avenue to the traffic light at Woodford Street (Dunkin Donuts nearby). Bear left onto Woodford Street and follow it to the light at Stevens Avenue. Turn right onto Stevens Avenue for less than one mile to the campus on your left.

From the Maine Turnpike (I-95):

Take Exit 48 (Westbrook). After the tollbooth, turn left at the traffic light onto Riverside Drive. Take Riverside Drive about one-quarter of a mile to the intersection of Brighton Avenue (Route 25), turning left onto Brighton. Take Brighton about one and three-quarter miles to the intersection of Stevens Avenue (Route 9) and turn left onto Stevens. Continue on Stevens about one mile through three traffic lights. The campus is on your left just past the traffic light at Walton Street.

To Park and Find Your Destination on the Portland Campus:

Dental Hygiene Clinic Patients

Patient Parking for the Dental Program will be in the Finley lot, the spaces closest to the Finley Center, and they will be marked accordingly.

Other campus visitors

There are several parking options for visitors to the Portland Campus.

Parking On Campus: Except for Dental Hygiene Clinic patients, visitors need a permit to park directly on the Portland Campus. To obtain a free visitor parking permit, stop at the Security Office in the basement of Ginn Hall. The parking permit allows visitors to park in "General Parking" (G) lots. (If you are attending a conference, the conference coordinator may have mailed you a parking permit in advance with your registration confirmation or it may be waiting for you at the conference registration site.)

Off Campus Stevens Avenue Parking: Visitors, without a parking permit, may also park in the UNE parking lot behind the National Guard Armory on Stevens Ave and the middle two rows in the parking lot behind the Stevens Avenue Congregational Church.

Bishop Street Lot and Shuttle: Visitors without a permit may also park in the Bishop Street Parking lot and take the shuttle to campus. The hours of operation are 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The shuttle runs from the Bishop Street parking lot (172 Bishop St.) to the house owned by UNE behind Ginn Hall. The shuttle operates continuously picking up and dropping off passengers at these two locations. The shuttle will utilize a service road that has been constructed on UNE property between these two points so the wait time will be minimal. Please note that the service road is for the shuttle only. View a map of the Bishop Street Parking lot and shuttle route.

Use our printable Portland Campus map and Portland Campus parking map to easily find your destination on campus.

Travel Times by Car: Address and Phone:
Bangor 2 1/4 hours
Boston 2 hours
Hartford 3 1/2 hours
Manchester 2 hours
New York City 6 hours
Worcester 2 1/4 hours
University of New England
Portland Campus
716 Stevens Avenue
Portland, Maine 04103
207-797-7261

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