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 USM Social Work students presenting research at USM’s Thinking Matters event
The Psychology-Counseling 3+2 Program (B.A. to M.S.) and Psychology-Social Work 3+2 Program (B.A. to M.S.W.) will help students graduate a year ahead of time and reduce their college costs while preparing them for a professional career where they can help meet Maine's growing mental health needs.
Falling meteor viewed by police cam in Portland, Maine
Falling meteor lights up the sky in Maine, attracting global attention. USM Planetarium manager Ed Gleason describes what occurred in several media interviews.
Photo of Osher Map Library's Ian Fowler being interviewed by WCSH 6 TV about rare copy of the Columbus Letter
USM students and the public can view one of the rare 1494 printed copies of Christopher Columbus' letter describing his voyage to the "New World." It is one of only two copies in the northeastern U.S. and only one of 80 in existence worldwide, and it is part of the collection of The Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education 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 207-780-4150.