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

Students Allison Johnston and Laura Personette
Students Allison Johnston and Laura Personette will guide followers on the journey as they and fellow classmates travel to the town of Montagu, where for the next week-plus, they’ll be working with the people in its communities.
Darien Brahms
About 25 years after Darien Brahms quit school for rock music, the Portlander quit music for school. Now 49, she's a newly minted USM alumna with a bachelor's degree and a new career trajectory. In the fall, the rocker who toured Europe will begin studying U.S. history at the University of Maryland. She plans to earn a Ph.D.
Photo of USM student Andrew Kiezulas in front of Luther Bonney hall. Courtesy of Troy R. Bennett and the Bangor Daily News
The mission of the Collegiate Recovery Center is to help recovering students complete their degrees and encourage others in recovery to enroll in classes.

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.