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Student Life

The Office of Student Life provides a variety of activities and services that enhance students’ educational experiences at Husson University. The departments within Student Life provide engagement for students through purposeful and innovative programs that build a community for both our residential and commuter populations, create a sense of well-being – physically, emotionally, and spiritually, foster a diverse, civil, and inclusive environment, and develop student leaders.

For more detailed information please see the Student Handbook.  

Student Conduct Code

Husson University’s Student Conduct Code is administered by the Office of Student Life and is designed to create a civil, educational, and positive environment for students to live, study, and succeed. Husson University’s mission is to inspire and prepare students for professional careers. This endeavor is a commitment to ethical and social responsibility. Students associated with Husson University are charged to be good citizens and foster a positive living and learning environment. The Student Conduct Code provides the framework for student behavior within which students are expected to live while a student at Husson University. Adherence to the Student Conduct Code is expected as a student voluntarily associates themselves with the institution. The Husson University Student Conduct Code is published on the university’s website.

Commuter Student Services

The Student Life Office provides services and guidance to commuter students with any questions or concerns that may arise.  The signature commuter program is the Commuter Assistants (CAs) program. Each incoming commuter student is assigned a CA, who is an experienced student leader who knows the campus well, excels academically, and is active in the campus community. CAs strive to be a resource and to assist commuters with the transition to the University.

Student Government

The Student Government serves to represent the best interests of the student body and acts as a liaison to the University Administration. Students can serve on the Student Government as Senators or Executive Board Members.

Clubs & Organizations

Over 50 student clubs and organizations exist on the Husson University campus, from professional and recreational organizations to service and academic clubs.  These groups are student-driven and supported by the Student Government. 

A current list of student clubs and organizations can be found on the University’s website at  New clubs are created every year based upon the interests of the current student body.


Husson University Esports provides a competitive and supportive environment for student athletes to enter team-based video game contests against other universities. Just like other athletes, esports team members participate in drills and practices as they hone their skills to compete at the collegiate level.

The Husson Esports’ intercollegiate co-ed teams compete in the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC), currently home to more than 200 schools, fielding over 400 teams in 11 different game titles.

Community and Student Engagement

Within Student Life, the Community Engagement and Service initiative oversees the development of opportunities for students to get involved in volunteerism, co-curricular leadership opportunities, spiritual well-being, and advocacy.  These experiences allow students to enhance their understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion, and to develop into active citizens while realizing their leadership potential.

Residence Life  

The Office of Residence Life’s main goal is to provide a safe and engaging place to live on campus. Through efforts led by Resident Assistants and the Resident Directors, each residential area establishes a unique community focused on those who reside there each year. Approximately 1100 residents live on campus annually in all of our residential areas. The first residential area is the traditional halls: Bell, Carlisle, and Hart halls. These have single, double, and triple room types. Next is our Darling Learning Center (DLC), suite-style living – two double bedrooms with a shared common space and interior bathroom per unit. Finally, we offer upper-class students our townhouses. These are units that house four students in single bedrooms on two floors that include two bathrooms, laundry, a full kitchen, and a living room.

All full-time first and second-year students (anyone below 54 cumulative credits) are required to reside on campus unless they meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Are at least 25 years of age upon becoming a student
  • Are married
  • Commuting from parent(s), grandparent(s), or legal guardian(s) residence within 30 miles radius of Husson University
  • A military veteran
  • Have a financial hardship
  • Have a medical hardship that requires me to make other living arrangements.

Campus Housing Furnishings 

All bedrooms within all the halls provide the same initial furnishings and amenities:

  • desk & chair
  • dresser & wardrobe
  • bunkable bed frame & mattress
  • access to wireless internet & hard-wired data port
  • Micro-Chill® (combination unit with a freezer, fridge and attached microwave) per room in traditional halls and the suites.

Traditional Halls (Hart, Carlisle, and Bell)

The traditional halls are co-ed by floor, mostly double rooms with some singles and triples, with community makeup ranging from first-year to graduate students.  The traditional halls have private pod-style community bathrooms on each floor.

Suites (Darling Learning Center)

The Edward O. and Mary Ellen Darling Learning Center (DLC) is a suite-style building that hosts classrooms and offices on the first level and living quarters located on the four upper floors of the building. The community makeup ranges from sophomore to graduate students with the exception of the first-year Specialty Community. Each suite has two bedrooms, a private bathroom, a vanity area, and personalized card access on the suite entrance as well as individual bedrooms. The suites also come with a common area that is attached to the two bedrooms that come with a sectional couch and an ottoman. The bedroom furniture is the same as the traditional halls, including two Micro-Chill® per suite.


The townhouses are apartment-style living that feels as though students are living independently with the convenience of residing on campus.  The community makeup ranges from upper-class undergraduates to graduate students. They include four private bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a living room, and a kitchen. All of the townhouses are completely furnished with a bed frame, mattress (twin XL), desk, chair, wardrobe, dresser, and a nightstand in the bedrooms. The living room has a couch, two chairs, a coffee table, and a side table. The kitchen comes with high-top chairs for the breakfast bar and full-size appliances (refrigerator and stove). Wireless internet is also provided for all living spaces on campus. 

*Note: All housing contracts include a board (meal) plan aside from the townhouse units, where a student can elect to forgo a board (meal) plan to utilize their provided kitchen.

Student Activities

The Student Activities Office works to enhance the student life experience by providing a wide variety of activities and programs to engage and enrich the campus community. Programming provides social, educational, and cultural opportunities. Activities are held both on and off campus and are available free or at reduced fees for students. Students are encouraged to be actively involved with the Student Activities Office by attending events, collaborating on behalf of a student organization, and volunteering at events.  Current Student Activities Programs can be found on social media and across campus.

Wellness Center - (Student Health & Counseling Services)

The Wellness Center is designed to facilitate the academic success and retention of students by providing services and support to reach their optimal health.   Well-being promotion, health education, illness prevention, and interim general integrated healthcare treatment are available to students at the Wellness Center.

The Wellness Center provides students with access to:

  • Confidential counseling services
  • Student health services
  • General health education, consultation, and referrals


Immunization Requirements the State of Maine (Maine Law, 22-MRSA Sec. 6359) requires certain immunizations for all students on university campuses. As such, Husson University students who are in compliance with the requirements are able to register for classes; those who are not in compliance with the State’s law are not allowed to register. The required immunization requirements include: 

  • One (1) dose of Tetanus/Diphtheria (Td or Tdap) received within the last ten (10) years.
  • Two (2) doses of Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) received after (not on) the first birthday. If the MMR was done prior to 1968 students must provide proof that it was done with a live virus. 

Husson University highly recommends being vaccinated against the following infectious diseases: COVID-19, Meningitis, Hepatitis B, Pertussis, Varicella, and the yearly Flu. 

For more information about immunization requirements and exemption options, please go to

Student Health Insurance

All full-time students, graduates, and undergraduates, are required to have health insurance coverage. It is important to look at your existing insurance to make sure that it can be used in Maine and what you are able to use it for as some insurances, specifically out-of-state plans, only cover emergency services. Husson University makes available to its students a Student Health Insurance Plan.