At our online 140th Commencement celebration, student speaker Leyla M. Hashi ’20 reflected on some pivotal opportunities that impacted and shaped her life goals. She implored her fellow Class of 2020 graduates to take advantage of opportunities that come their way to better themselves and to act in service to the betterment of others.
In addition to getting accepted into master’s degree programs focused on landscape archeology at five prestigious universities in England and Ireland, Julia Gustafson ’20 is a Fulbright Alternate. She credits university faculty and staff for guiding her through the Fulbright application process, and her research experience, including two fellowships, for gaining the attention of the 2020 Fulbright jurors.
Two of our students were among the top three higher education honorees at the 2020 Bioscience Association of Maine (BioME) student showcase of science research. Anastasia D’Amico ’20 took second prize for her cancer-focused research with implications for multiple myeloma. Master’s in biology candidate Rachel Cray took third prize for her work with astaxanthin, a red carotenoid pigment that may have significant health benefits.
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.
While we have suspended in-person, on-campus visits and tours to protect the well-being of our visitors and the University, there are still many dynamic opportunities to take a closer look at our thriving academic community. You can explore campus through a virtual tour, attend an informational online webinar, and join a one-on-one video chat with a current student or admissions counselor. We’re looking forward to connecting with you!
Detailed information regarding the re-opening of our university is now available on a new section of our website, Healthy Huskies, and will be 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.
“As we recognize the significance of Juneteenth, and as we engage our USM community in learning and celebration, we acknowledge our responsibility — both as individuals, and as an institution of Higher Education — to confront the deeply ingrained racist policies that continue to deny BIPOC access to education, employment and healthcare."
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.
Online Information Sessions: Undergraduate Programs
Learn more about the USM academic experience — such as majors, internships, and other real-world learning opportunities — plus why we’re an affordable option, and the steps of the application process. Connect with an admissions counselor and a current student and get answers to your questions through this 60-minute online event.
Online Information Sessions: Adult & Transfer Students
We understand the unique needs of someone coming back to college — whether you’ve been away only a few months or a few years. We offer a flexible, supportive, and convenient path to completing your degree. During these 60-minute online information sessions, we’ll cover everything from admission to getting credit for past courses as well as work and life experience.
Receive the help and support you need to advance your education at our university. Each 60- or 75-minute online session will cover everything from the degrees and certificates we offer to the admission process and opportunities for research and scholarship.