USM Summer can help you accomplish your academic goals.  With over 500 course offerings, including more than 100 online courses, it's easy to fit them into your schedule.  Courses meet for either four or seven weeks, leaving you enough time to work and play during the summer.  We also offer many special programs that run from three days to two or three weeks.

Summer registration is now open!  Call us today.

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The University of Maine System has launched a new initiative to help adults returning to college. USM's Enrollment Advisor, Ashley Collins, can help you take the first step.

2014 Health Psychology Institute

2014 Health Psychology Institute

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 8:00 AM to Friday, June 20, 2014, 4:00 PM
Location: 
Joel and Linda Abromson Community Education Center on USM's Portland Campus. Presentations are held in the 500 seat, climate-controlled Hannaford Lecture Hall.
Contact Name: 
Professional & Continuing Education
Contact Phone: 
207-780-5900
Contact Email: 
summer@usm.maine.edu

The institutes consist of three-day intensive classes (Wednesday-Friday) for college students seeking academic credit or for community professionals seeking certification and professional development opportunities. The institutes offer CEU's for teachers requiring re-certification, as well as for participants seeking Board of Psychology or Social Work CEU's.

The educational focus of these unique programs is to bring together a tremendous team of academic experts to facilitate a discussion of theory and practice. The institutes are intended to appeal to mental health practitioners, health care professionals, physicians, physical therapists, nursing students, psychologists, counselors, social workers, human service workers, coaches, athletic directors, and athletes.

For more 2014 information, please visit the Psychology Institute web page.

June 18, 2014 to June 20, 2014
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Joel and Linda Abromson Community Education Center on USM's Portland Campus. Presentations are held in the 500 seat, climate-controlled Hannaford Lecture Hall.

2014 Childhood Psychopathology Institute

2014 Childhood Psychopathology Institute

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 8:00 AM to Friday, July 18, 2014, 4:00 PM
Location: 
Joel and Linda Abromson Community Education Center on USM's Portland Campus. Presentations are held in the 500 seat, climate-controlled Hannaford Lecture Hall.
Contact Name: 
Professional & Continuing Education
Contact Phone: 
207-780-5900
Contact Email: 
summer@usm.maine.edu

The institutes consist of three-day intensive classes (Wednesday-Friday) for college students seeking academic credit or for community professionals seeking certification and professional development opportunities. The institutes offer CEU's for teachers requiring re-certification, as well as for participants seeking Board of Psychology or Social Work CEU's.

The educational focus of these unique programs is to bring together a tremendous team of academic experts to facilitate a discussion of theory and practice. The institutes are intended to appeal to mental health practitioners, health care professionals, physicians, physical therapists, nursing students, psychologists, counselors, social workers, human service workers, coaches, athletic directors, and athletes.

For more 2014 information, please visit the Psychology Institute web page.

July 16, 2014 to July 18, 2014
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Joel and Linda Abromson Community Education Center on USM's Portland Campus. Presentations are held in the 500 seat, climate-controlled Hannaford Lecture Hall.

2014 Stonecoast Writers' Conference

2014 Stonecoast Writers' Conference

Event Date and Time: 
Sunday, July 20, 2014, 5:00 PM to Saturday, July 26, 2014, 1:00 PM
Location: 
USM Stone House, located at Wolfe's Neck on Casco Bay, in Freeport, Maine.
Contact Name: 
Professional & Continuing Education
Contact Phone: 
207-780-5900
Contact Email: 
summer@usm.maine.edu

Imagine: seven days to live inside the book you want to write; seven days to work and rework your poems; seven days surrounded by people who grapple with sentences, who fall in love with words; seven days to soak in the salt air, to contemplate the waters of Casco Bay.

At the Stonecoast Writers’ Conference students work closely with a distinguished faculty composed of award-winning writers. Our daily talks and evening readings will expand and challenge your understanding of literature. We offer workshops in the following genres: poetry, short fiction, novel, nonfiction/memoir, and creative writing.

Whether you have only recently started to commit your ideas to paper, or if you are polishing a manuscript before submitting it for a contest, the Stonecoast Writers’ Conference has something to offer you.

For more 2014 information, visit the Stonecoast web page.

July 20, 2014 to July 26, 2014
5:00 PM to 1:00 PM
USM Stone House, located at Wolfe's Neck on Casco Bay, in Freeport, Maine.

2014 Summer Book Arts at Stone House Program

2014 Summer Book Arts at Stone House Program

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, July 28, 2014, 8:30 AM to Sunday, August 3, 2014, 5:00 PM
Location: 
USM Stone House, located at Wolfe's Neck on Casco Bay, in Freeport, Maine.
Contact Name: 
Professional & Continuing Education
Contact Phone: 
207-780-5900
Contact Email: 
summer@usm.maine.edu

Spend seven days beside the sea studying Book Arts! The beautiful Stone House in Freeport, Maine will be the setting for a series of Book Arts related workshops, filled with a wide range of topics including monotype prints, book binding, inventive fold books, book design, calligraphy, sewing, and narratives.

During this course, each participant will have the opportunity to work with 8 different instructors in half-day and full-day workshops. Every participant will be exposed to a variety of approaches and opinions from a stimulating group of professional Artists.

For more 2014 information visit Book Arts web page.

July 28, 2014 to August 3, 2014
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
USM Stone House, located at Wolfe's Neck on Casco Bay, in Freeport, Maine.

ADULT, GRADUATE, AND TRANSFER STUDENT OPEN HOUSE- MAY 13TH

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