As Maine's Metropolitan University, USM is focused on engaged teaching and learning. Through its mutually beneficial partnerships with area businesses, non-profits and governmental agencies, USM provides its students an accessible and affordable opportunity for a truly transformative higher education.

USM is the birthplace for new careers; an incubator for applied research and economic development; a training ground for public service; the ultimate accessible, affordable source of life-changing college education.   USM's Office of University Relations supports this engaged approach through communications and marketing that help make internal and external audiences more aware of the programs and services offered to the community.  

News & Events

Photo of TRiO students presenting at the University of Southern Maine on student loans
The University of Southern Maine and Southern Maine Community College will receive more than $2 million between them after being declared winners in the recent federal grant competition for TRiO Student Support Services.
Photo of Daniel Dusabimana, Next Step Scholarship winner, with Amertah Perman from Maine Development Foundation to his left, Phil Nagem of Spurwink Services and Lydia Sy from SHRM Maine State Council to his right
University of Southern Maine students Daniel Dusabimana and Joseph Mushishi have been awarded Next Step Maine Employee of Promise scholarships by the Maine Development Foundation.
Photo of Susan Sepples, associate professor of nursing at the University of Southern Maine
Susan Sepples, Associate Professor of Nursing, appeared on the Monday, July 13 edition of "Maine Calling" on MPBN to discuss the state of nursing in Maine as well as the United States.

USM Experts

Lynne Miller is interviewed about higher education

The Office of Public Affairs is always ready to help the media find USM faculty and staff to provide expert commentary for news stories. 

To arrange for interviews, please contact the Office of Public Affairs at 207-780-4200.