Maine's Metropolitan University™

Place matters. Our communities are the main population centers of Maine and we are dedicated to serving the needs of these communities — to being good stewards of our communities.
Maine's Metropolitan University

From Classroom Learning To Community Engagement

At the University of Southern Maine, we extend the academic experience well beyond our classroom walls. We encourage our students to engage deeply with our faculty, our community partners, and our wide network of USM alumni, many of whom have remained in Maine long after graduation.

USM faculty and alumni are helping to strengthen the fabric of Maine by contributing to its social and economic vitality, supporting our higher education goals, and opening doors for the next generation.

Providing opportunities to participate, discover, learn, create, and make a difference is central to who we are as Maine’s Metropolitan University™. With three campuses located within the state’s most populous regions, USM offers students a chance to get involved at a level that’s hard to match at other public universities in Maine.

Part of our communities

USM students and alumni are learning, engaging, and giving back to our communities as part of Maine's Metropolitan University.