Casco Bay is one of the most important bodies of water in Maine. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $650K to USM in support of our Casco Bay Estuary Partnership's Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan. The goal is to help restore and maintain the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of the estuary — and foster community connection to the bay.
Finding new ways to celebrate our nursing graduates
Faculty and staff from our School of Nursing celebrated our 2020 accelerated Nursing program graduates with a drive-through pinning ceremony that began with blue skies and carried on through a sudden downpour. Graduates and their families formed a parade of vehicles around our Gorham campus, making designated stops to receive pins, diplomas, and congratulations from President Glenn Cummings.
History professor Libby Bischof is asking for help to crowd-source an online archive of COVID-19-related signage called “Signs of the Times: Documenting COVID-19 Signs in Southern Maine.” She wants to capture the pandemic as it unfolds so the archive can one day serve as a reminder for those who experienced it and as a slice of history for those who come later.
Detailed information regarding the re-opening of our university is available on a dedicated section of our website, Healthy Huskies, that is updated regularly. Find answers to frequently asked questions — from new and returning students to faculty and staff to community members — that cover all facets of our institution.
President Cummings' "Stand Against Racism" statement
As a university, USM stands against racial injustices. We make a collective and individual call for accountability and justice. We bear witness to the precarity of black lives, both at the hands of individuals and at the hands of our systems and policies. We are angry, disgusted, and saddened. We stand in solidarity with everyone calling for an end to this legacy of racial violence. We remember that our ultimate calling is love.
While our in-person visits and campus tours are suspended, 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!