Experience the comfort and confidence of finding yourself in the right place. Life on campus provides a sense of belonging, a safe and welcoming place, and the empowering opportunity to be a part of something bigger than yourself — a close-knit community of people ready to make a difference. What’s more: voted one of the 15 best cities for young adults by Forbes Magazine, and #1 foodie city by People Magazine, Portland, Maine, is a stone’s throw from campus.
St. Joseph's has everything from clubs and activities to intramural and weekly events, as well as a strong social life. To me, and I know for most people, the big difference that sets St. Joseph's apart is where you get to study and live.
I really think it's beneficial where our campus is placed because we're so close to Portland. Portland is about 30 minutes from here. And a lot of us travel there, mostly on the weekends. There's a lot of food right on the water. The cobblestone and the character that is in the city is amazing.
So one of the great parts about St. Joseph's is we've got Shawnee Peak just over half an hour away. It's a great place to learn to ski. You still get that kind of big mountain feel.
Having the lake right next to us, it's a huge advantage. During the summer, of course, our students come here a little bit early. And they take advantage of the lake. The have a beach area in the winter. Sometimes you see them ice skating down there, even ice fishing. There's always something around us which is amazing.