What's Happening at USM

Apply to USM by April 1, 2015 for merit scholarships
Attend a 2015 graduate studies information session at USM!
Sign up for summer courses at USM to get ahead
You can learn a lot at USM Lightning Talks
Check out USM's Scholarship portal for financial aid opportunities you won't want to miss
Apply to USM by April 1, 2015 for merit scholarships

Don't Wait to Apply! »

First-year applicants who have a completed USM application by April 1, 2015 will be automatically considered for our merit scholarships and our new Bright Future and USM Husky scholarships.

Attend a 2015 graduate studies information session at USM!

Learn more about becoming a graduate student at USM »

Attend one of our graduate studies information sessions this fall to learn more about your graduate school options and the application process.

Next session: March 20th

Sign up for summer courses at USM to get ahead

Start planning your summer »

Earn credits this summer! With over 500 offerings, including more than 150 online courses, it's easy to fit a summer course into your schedule.

Registration begins March 2nd for current students and March 4th for all students.

You can learn a lot at USM Lightning Talks

You can learn a lot in 8 minutes »

Don't miss our first round of USM Lightning Talks, March 4th! Learn directly from our students, faculty, and community members how Maine's Metropolitan University enhances our region through research, volunteer services, and more.

Check out USM's Scholarship portal for financial aid opportunities you won't want to miss

Explore nearly $6M in USM scholarships »

If you're considering USM for the first time or are currently enrolled, we offer nearly
$6 million in scholarship aid. Our new scholarships site will help you easily explore opportunities for reducing your college costs.

USM News

Photo of Lynn Kuzma, Interim Executive Director of Metropolitan University initiative
Lynn Kuzma, Ph.D., associate professor and former Dean, has been named Interim Executive Director of the Metropolitan University initiative. She, along with a soon-to-be named advisory committee, will be charged with improving the quality of education for USM students through partnerships with the Greater Portland and Lewiston/Auburn communities.
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USM Events

February 26, 2015

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Osher Map Library & Smith Center for Cartographic Education, Glickman Family Library, Portland Campus
7:45 AM to 11:00 PM
5th floor Glickman Family Library
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
UNUM Great Reading Room, 7th Floor, Glickman Family Library, USM Portland campus
7:00 AM to 10:00 AM
AREA Gallery, Woodbury Campus Center, Portland Campus
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Art Gallery, Gorham Campus
February 27, 2015
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sullivan Gym - Group Exercise Room
February 27, 2015
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sullivan Gym (Portland Campus)
February 27, 2015
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Talbot Lecture Hall, Luther Bonney Hall, 96 Falmouth Street, Portland

USM Scholarships

There's still time to apply for financial aid and scholarships at USM.

File your FAFSA now.

First-year applicants who have also completed their USM application by April 1, 2015 will be automatically considered for merit scholarships and our new Bright Future and USM Husky scholarships.

We are adding $1 million in new scholarships making USM more affordable than ever. Learn more.

Returning students can also apply for a variety of scholarships.

Presidential Search

The University of Southern Maine is hiring a new president!

The University of Southern Maine (USM) Presidential Search is underway. Find links to the position announcement, list of committee members, updates, and more.

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USM is Investing. In You.

USM is adding an additional $1 million in scholarships for the Fall 2015 semester

Considering college? USM is providing $1 million in new scholarships for all undergraduate and graduate degree applicants, making USM more affordable than ever. That's nearly $6 million in scholarships total for our students.

First-year undergraduate applicants who apply by April 1, 2015 will be automatically considered for merit scholarships and our new Bright Future and USM Husky scholarships.

Learn More

USM Gives Back

USM offers programs in liberal arts, business, social sciences, STEM disciplines, and visual and performing arts. Our strong community connections provide students with opportunities before and after graduation. Learn more today!

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