Notice: Campus Visits Temporarily Suspended
In accordance with recommendations by the Maine CDC to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the UNE College of Osteopathic Medicine Office of Recruitment, Student, and Alumni Services is suspending all on-campus visits of any kind until further notice. We are monitoring this situation closely going forward and will advise if we need to further extend the suspension of on-campus visits, tours, and information sessions.
Our office is ready and excited to support future students with additional engagement opportunities. Please reach out at email@example.com to connect with UNE COM.
Open houses provide you and your family a chance to visit campus and learn more about what makes our college a special place to learn and grow. Please join us to:
- Learn about our innovative and integrated curriculum
- See an Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) demo
- Talk with current students and faculty
- Tour our beautiful seaside campus
Summer 2020 Open House dates will be announced in the Spring.
The Office of Recruitment, Student, and Alumni Services invites you to attend UNE COM Live. This hour-long session is free and open to anyone hoping to learn more about UNE COM, or about osteopathic medicine in general.
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Upcoming Live Events
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|April 9, 2020||12:15–1:15 p.m. (EST)||Drop-in chat session with the COM Recruitment Team|
|April 21, 2020||12:15–1:15 p.m. (EST)||National Osteopathic Medicine Week – Virtual Discussion and Celebration|
|April 23, 2020||12:15–1:15 p.m. (EST)||Drop-in chat session with Graduate Admissions|
|April 28, 2020||12:15–1:15 p.m. (EST)||Chat with current UNE COM students|
|May 7, 2020||12:15–1:15 p.m. (EST)||Tips for applying to UNE COM|
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Traveling to UNE COM in Biddeford, Maine, for your campus visit
Traveling by Personal Vehicle: The University of New England's Biddeford Campus (home to the College of Osteopathic and the primarily undergraduate College of Arts and Sciences) is accessible via the Maine Turnpike/I-95 (toll road in both New Hampshire and Maine) from Exit 32 in Biddeford and Exit 36 in Saco.
From points south: Take the Maine Turnpike/I-95 to Exit 32 (Biddeford). After the tollbooth (no exit tolls/no need to stop) turn left at the traffic light onto Route 111 (Alfred Street). Follow Route 111 1.2 miles to the Route 1 (Elm Street) intersection called Five Points. Approaching Five Points (Mobile station on right), stay in the right-hand lane at the light but turn left (keeping Burger King on your right). Immediately turn right (with Rite Aid on your immediate right). Continue toward downtown to the next traffic light 0.9 miles (Citgo/7-Eleven on left). Turn right onto Route 9/208 (Pool Street). Follow Route 9/208 approximately 4 miles to the University sign on your left (and Sea Star Market and gas station on right). Turn left at the sign to enter the campus.
From the Portland Jetport and points north: Take the Maine Turnpike/I-95 to Exit 36 (Saco/Old Orchard Beach). After you pass through the Exit 36 tollbooths (no exit tolls), continue on about 1.8 miles to Exit 2A (Saco Downtown/Route 1 South). At the traffic light at the end of the Exit 2A ramp, turn right onto Route 1 (Main Street).
Follow Route 1 (Main Street) through Saco about 0.8 mile until you reach the fourth traffic light, where the road forks with Main Street going straight ahead and Route 1 veering right. At this junction, continue straight ahead on Main Street for another 0.8 mile, through downtown Saco. Continue on Main Street (over the railroad tracks and first bridge) as it heads down a hill and to the left, passing brick mill buildings on the right, and then crossing the Saco River into Biddeford.
At the traffic light intersection just across the river as the street veers right, enter the intersection and turn slightly left onto Hill Street (Books Revisited is on the corner of Hill Street). Continue up Hill Street through the flashing yellow light to the traffic light at Pool Street (Majestic Flowers on your left) and turn left onto Pool Street. Follow Route 9/208 approximately 4 miles to the University of New England sign on your left (and Sea Star Market and gas station on right). Turn left at the sign to enter the campus.
Parking on campus: UNE College of Osteopathic Medicine visitors can park in lots Lot 16, Lot 18, or Lot 20. Visitors should not park in the patient parking spaces adjacent to the Alfond Center for Health Sciences or any fire lanes around campus. A visitor parking pass will be provided to you prior to your visit.
To Stella Maris and the COM Office of Recruitment, Student & Alumni Services: Stella Maris Hall (white clapboard building with blue shutters) houses the College of Osteopathic Medicine administration, faculty, and some research labs. Enter Stella Maris through the door facing the Alfond Center for Health Sciences on the right-hand side (rather than the front door) and proceed down five steps to the lower level and through the door. The COM Office of Recruitment, Student & Alumni Services is located immediately on the right. NOTE: Follow these directions to the office in Stella Maris Hall, and not the campus signs to the UNE Welcome Cottage/Admissions Office on the edge of campus: this building/office is for undergraduate admissions.
To the Alfond Center for Health Sciences: The Alfond Center for Health Sciences (ACHS) is a joint academic building for both the College of Osteopathic Medicine and undergraduate majors in the College of Arts and Sciences. If entering the Alfond Center near Stella Maris Hall, proceed down one flight of stairs to the Alfond Café.
Travel by Rail (Amtrak): Amtrak’s Downeaster offers five trips daily between Boston’s North Station and Portland with a stop in downtown Saco. Round trip fare is $46 if purchased ahead of time. North Station is accessible from Logan Airport via bus, subway or taxi, and from the South Station via subway and taxi.
The Saco station is a small-town station and not necessarily staffed by Amtrak personnel, but is home to the Biddeford-Saco Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry. There are no car rental companies at the platform, although city taxies are usually available. The Saco platform is less than 5 miles away from the UNE campus. Estimated taxi fare from the platform to campus is about $14. Local taxis include Twin City Taxi, (207) 284-7911 or 800-482-8945, and Alternative Taxi, (207) 284-0269, both located in Saco.
The Nor’easter Express offers bus service to and from UNE to downtown Biddeford and Saco, stopping at the Saco train station. This service is available September through May. The bus makes the round trip to campus twice an hour during the week, with a more limited schedule on the weekends. Fare is $1.25 each way. The full schedule and additional information are available at www.shuttlebus-zoom.com or by calling (207) 282-5408.
Travel by Airplane: The University of New England’s Biddeford Campus is located approximately 20 miles south of Portland and the Portland International Jetport (PWM, nearly 50 daily flights on six airlines to 13 airports in nine cities). Biddeford is approximately 85 miles southeast of New Hampshire’s Manchester Boston Regional Airport (MHT) and approximately 90 miles northeast of Boston’s Logan International Airport (BOS).
From Portland International Jetport: Leaving terminal, turn left on Al McKay Avenue. Turn right onto International Drive at sign reading “Airport Exit/Maine Turnpike.” Turn left onto Jetport Road. Entrance to Maine Turnpike is directly across the intersection. Be sure to take the Maine Turnpike South, following the directions above. Taxi fare from the Portland International Jetport to Biddeford/Saco area hotels is $46 (flat rate published on airport website) and $48 to campus (reservations required). Airport transportation/taxi number is (207) 879-1903. Starting January 1, 2010, a surcharge of $1.50 will be applied to all originating jetport taxi fares. Fares back to the airport may be higher, depending on the company’s home location. Car rental is available from Alamo, Avis, Budget, Hertz, Enterprise and National companies.
From Manchester Boston Regional Airport: Proceed from airport exit. Turn right on Brown Avenue Route 3A at sign reading “I-293.” Turn right on ramp at sign reading “RT 101 – Salem/Portsmouth.” Bear right on I-293, Route 101. Exit I-293, Route 101 via ramp at sign reading “I-93N/Route 101 E to Concord/Portsmouth.” Continue on Route 101 for 33 miles. Exit Route 101 via ramp at sign reading “I-95.” Bear right on I-95. From the Maine Turnpike, follow the directions above.
From Logan International Airport: Proceed from airport exit. Bear right on ramp at sign reading “Route 1A Revere/Lynn.” Continue on Route 1A. Bear left onto Route 60. Turn right onto Route 60/Squire Road. Bear right onto US 1. Exit US 1 via ramp at sign reading “I-95 New Hampshire/Maine.” From the Maine Turnpike, follow the directions above. See below for rail transportation information.
Biddeford/Saco Area Hotels: There are a number of motels in the cities of Biddeford and Saco, but only a few national chain hotels. Below are four national brand hotels and two locally owned establishments that are frequently used by guests to the University of New England. A list of other area accommodations, as well as information about the cities of Biddeford and Saco, can be found at the Biddeford/Saco Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry website.
Taxi service from Biddeford/Saco area hotels to the campus can range for approximately $20. Local taxis include Twin City Taxi, (207) 284-7911 or (800) 482-8945, and Alternative Taxi, (207) 284-0269, both located in Saco.
Portland/South Portland (Jetport) Area Hotels: Portland, as Maine’s largest city, offers many national chain hotels as well as many locally owned and operated establishments. A list of area accommodations, as well as information about the greater Portland area, can be found at the Convention and Visitors Bureau of Greater Portland website.