The Graduate Student Government at the University of Maine

Welcome to the Graduate Student Government Homepage!

The Graduate Student Government works tirelessly to advocate for your needs. As a link to the University Administration, the Board of Trustees, and several community partners, the GSG has been able to monitor proposed student fee increases, oversee stipend adjustments, make appropriate changes to our healthcare plan, and host countless socials. We are happy to advocate for students in any way that we can.  It is no surprise that each graduate student at the University of Maine comes here with a different set of experiences, different backgrounds, and different trajectories – the Graduate Student Government believes that the University thrives on this diversity and positive communication. When you are here, you truly are family.

If you are new grad student, take a look at our insider’s guide.

If you encounter any problems relating student life, please feel free to contact:

Andrea L. Gifford
Assistant Dean for Student Life
University of Maine
5748 Memorial Union Suite 315
Orono ME 04469-5748
(207) 581-4031

Greetings from the President

The Graduate Student Government (GSG) exists to promote the interests of all graduate students at the University of Maine and is committed to fostering a culture of diversity and inclusivity within our graduate student body. As a point of contact between graduate students and the academic administration, Board of Trustees, and community partners, the GSG works directly on policies and services that affect graduate students. The GSG organizes professional development workshops, votes on our healthcare plan, supports graduate student research in the form of competitive grants, hosts socials, and performs many other services throughout the year.

My vision for the GSG is to create a fulfilling and worthwhile experience for all graduate students at our university. If you would like to learn more about the GSG or voice any thoughts and concerns about your graduate school experience, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at



Jonathan Bomar