Student Life

Welcome Week 2014

This annual tradition is an action packed week of events that focus on energizing the USM community as we welcome everyone back to USM for the new year!

As Student Life prepares for the incoming class of 2018, we would like to invite you to participate in our many welcome week festivities.

Now you're part of the Husky Pack and there's something fun for everyone!

On Tuesday, September 2nd and Wednesday, September 3rd, there will Welcome Tables on both the Portland and Gorham campuses to welcome students to campus from 8:00am to 7:00pm. Please feel free to stop by any of the locations to pick up free bagels and coffee, ask questions, and connect with your campus! 

Follow the paws to our annual welcome kick-off party! There’s FREE BBQ plus live music and activities. Husky Fest is our largest event and a great way to get connected to the USM community. Campus departments, student organizations, and Southern Maine businesses will all be present to welcome new Huskies to USM! Come check it out on Wednesday, September 3rd from 11:00am - 2:30pm.

The Taste of Portland is an event that features tables and food trucks from various businesses around Portland to showcase some of the city's popular eats. Students get to samples delicious food and drink from the participating vendors! Come experience this great event on Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 4:30pm on the lawn between Glickman and Wishcamper. 

The agents of MISSION IMPROVable Comedy Team are just a few audience suggestions away from creating a brand new and original production that’s all about whatever you tell them! Come check out this hilarious event on Friday, September, 5th at 9:00pm in Brooks Student Center on the Gorham Campus.

Come take a Bus from the Bailey Hall Bus Stop to Portland's historic First Friday Art Walk! The Bus is free for Students! Experience one of Portland's most historic events and shop around at the venders! Buses depart from Bailey Hall (G) at 6:00pm, 7:30pm, 9:00pm, and 10:30pm. Buses depart from Monument Square (P) at 6:45pm, 8:15pm, 9:45pm and 12:00am.

A free showing of X-Men Days of Future Past at the top story of the Portland Parking Garage for the USM and Portland Community! Popcorn will be served for free! This is a pre-showing of the Movie, before it comes out to the general public so make sure to drop by the Portland Parking Garage at 8:00pm on Friday, September 5th!

Locations: (P) = Portland Campus   (G) = Gorham Campus


What Where
Tuesday, Sept. 2nd    
8:00am Welcome Tables and Tents  (P) + (G)
Wednesday, Sept. 3rd    
8:00am Welcome Tables and Tents  (P) +(G)
11:00am 14th Annual Husky Fest  (P) Payson-Smith Lawn
Thursday, Sept. 4th    
4:30pm Taste of Portland (P) Glickman/ Wishcamper Lawn
9:00pm Mission IMPROV-able (G) Brooks Student Center
Friday, Sept. 5th    
11:00am Student Involvement Block Party and BBQ (G) Upton Back Lawn
6:00pm First Friday Art Walk (G) Bus departs from Bailey Hall for Monument Square
8:00pm Garage Top Movie: X-Men Days of Future Past (P) USM Portland Parking Garage
10:00pm Husky Heroes Welcome Back Dance (G) Brooks Student Center
Welcome festivities don't stop have to stop here! Check out more fantastic events on both campuses!
 Tuesday, Sept. 9th    
 11:30am   Diversity Open House  (P) Woodbury Campus Center
 Wednesday, Sept. 10th    
    LGBTQA Social  (G) Lower Brooks