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 Bikram Shrestha. Courtesy of WCSH 6 TV
USM students from Nepal are raising funds to help their friends, relatives and neighbors rebuild after a devastating earthquake rocked the country on April 25.
Photo from 2014 Multicultural and International Graduation
The University of Southern Maine’s Office of Multicultural Student Affairs is hosting a community celebration to recognize the academic achievements of nearly 100 graduating multicultural and international students on Wednesday, May 6, at Hannaford Hall, Abromson Center, Portland.
Photo of Nancy Griffin, new USM's new Vice President of Enrollment. Courtesy: Johns Hopkins Nursing
President David T. Flanagan is pleased to announce the appointment of Nancy Davis Griffin as the new Vice President for Enrollment Management at USM.

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.