Parents & Families

The University of Southern Maine (USM) is committed to academic excellence that is affordable and flexible for our students and their families. Our location in the vibrant economic, intellectual, and cultural hub of Maine offers students a rich and exciting learning environment — in the classroom, in the lab, and in collaboration with our community partners.

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Valuable internship & career-building opportunities

Valuable Internship & Career-Building Opportunities

Strong community partnerships provide USM students with valuable career-building opportunities, including internships with local and global businesses, Triple-A sports teams, teaching hospitals, theater and music venues, and more. USM faculty and alumni open doors to real-world experiences that can shape the future — for both our students and our region.

A focus on academic advising for student success

A Focus on Academic Advising for Student Success

Student success is our highest priority at USM. We provide a wide range of resources to support our students, including academic advising, career coaching, and study skills development. Advising offices are available on each campus, and our Advising Network works to strengthen the student and academic advisor partnership.

Keep up with USM's academic calendar

Keep Up with USM's Academic Calendar

Students and parents can keep up with important dates and deadlines by checking our online Academic Calendar. You'll find class schedule information, including deadlines for dropping courses, exam schedules, university breaks, and other dates during each academic session throughout the year.

The USM campus experience

About the USM Campus Experience

USM has three supportive academic communities located in Maine's largest metropolitan region. Our expansive residential campus in Gorham is the hub of undergraduate life and is connected via shuttle bus to our lively urban campus in Portland. Our six residence halls provide a safe and comfortable home-away-from-home that's close to community, classes, and campus resources.

The Campus Safety Project

Campus Safety & The Clery Report

The USM Campus Safety Project is a university-wide effort to promote healthy relationships by providing sexual abuse prevention education and response training for students, faculty, and staff. We are committed to the safety and welfare of our community and make our annual Clery Report on campus safety statistics available to the public.

Sign up for USM Emergency Alerts

Receive USM Emergency Alerts

Get timely alerts about snow days, delayed starts, full parking lots, and other information that affects our campuses. Parents, families, and students may receive emergency texts and email alerts by registering through USM's Emergency Warning System.

USM students

USM's Dean of Students Office

The Dean of Students Office has primary responsibility for student support and advocacy. The office promotes USM's Community Standards through programs and services, administration of the Student Conduct Code, advising the Student Conduct Committee and the Academic Integrity Board, and chairing both the Student Assistance and Care Team (ACT) and the Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT).

Support for Veterans and their families

Support for Veterans and Their Families

USM is a military-friendly campus, proud to support veterans, servicemembers, and their families, who are accessing Department of Veterans Affairs educational benefits (the GI Bill). The Veterans Services Office can help you navigate the benefits process and make a successful transition from the military to the classroom community.

President Glenn Cummings

Connect with University Administrators

We welcome you to contact the Office of the President, as well as other executive offices at USM. Whether you have questions about admissions, student affairs, academics, or other concerns, please connect with us.

Contact Us

Did you find what you're looking for? Speak with the Admissions and Enrollment Management staff at 207-780-4740 to learn more.