Riveting progress on our two student-centered buildings
Our new environmentally-conscious Career & Student Success Center and Portland Commons residence hall are quickly taking shape on the Portland campus! Alternating diagonal mass timbers now frame the portico of our three-story student center, shown above on the left. On the right, our new residence hall is nearly at its full five- and eight-story height (in two wings each). We expect to open the doors on both buildings for our summer 2023 term.
Just before Memorial Day weekend, about a dozen of our employees and alumni joined in the Husky Ruck, an event created by our Veterans Services staff to honor members of our campus community who died during active military duty. Participants walked four miles together — many while wearing heavy packs, a symbol of the weight of our community loss — and shared stories and biographical sketches about the service members.
275 students from high schools across Maine attended the Maine Model United Nations Conference, hosted on our Gorham campus and led by University of Southern Maine (USM) students. Throughout MeMUNC, participating high school students tackled key global issues such as climate change, nuclear disarmament, education and more, all while striving to find practical solutions.
Our American Sign Language (ASL)/English Interpreting program is a concentration within the Linguistics major — but it's popular with students both inside and outside the major. ASL is a language that's helpful for anyone to know, and we have excellent faculty teaching it. That's probably why the students who choose to take ASL courses tend to become quite passionate about what they're learning.
Jacqueline Edmondson named 14th President of the University of Southern Maine
A first-generation college student and accomplished faculty member, academic administrator and author at Penn State University will become the 14th President of the University of Southern Maine starting July 1.
While our in-person visits and campus tours are limited, there are still many dynamic opportunities for you to learn about our thriving academic community from home. Attend an informational webinar about our university or a specific academic program, schedule a one-on-one video chat with a current student or an admissions counselor, and more. We’re excited to connect with you!