USM is a university where creativity and fresh ideas flourish, inspired by the beauty and variety of our home state, Maine. Each of our three environmentally friendly campuses is unique, yet all share the extensive resources of the university––with plenty of Husky pride to go around. Students find resources and student life activities at their fingertips on each campus.
Typically, USM students enrolled in programs from the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; the College of Science, Technology and Health; and the College of Management and Human Service attend classes in both Gorham and Portland. They enjoy an easy commute between the two campuses on our free, energy-efficient USM shuttle bus, complete with Wi-Fi. Students enrolled in programs from the Lewiston-Auburn College commute and typically attend classes only on the Lewiston campus.
From Portland’s lively Old Port to Lewiston’s vibrant arts district to Gorham’s friendly village center, each close-knit campus community offers a different flavor of Maine to experience and enjoy.
- Our Portland campus is located in “one of America’s most livable cities,’’ according to Forbes magazine, which also ranks Portland among the top 10 for job prospects. And it’s nationally known as a “foodie” hot spot!
- Our Gorham campus is home to six Living-Learning Communities and six Residential Communities, or special interest housing options, including outdoor adventure, international living, the arts, and academic programs such as our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) community.
- Our Lewiston campus, home to USM’s Lewiston-Auburn College, fits right in with the area’s lively arts scene with its Atrium Gallery where regular exhibits highlight outstanding Maine artists.
- Everyone’s a Husky! Fans come out to support our 23 sports teams, which compete in one of the most competitive NCAA Division III conferences in the nation; every year, several teams go on to post-season play.