Portland Campus - Bedford Street construction notice
Due to City of Portland construction, please note that all summer, Bedford Street on the Portland Campus will be restricted to one lane, one-way traffic going from Brighton Avenue down to Forest Avenue. Parking lots/garage will still be accessible. Read more details here.
Undergraduate application deadline
Important deadline: Undergraduate applications and supporting materials must be received by August 15 for fall admission consideration.
In our Stonecoast MFA program, Christine Mangan '06 discovered her independent voice. Through the support of world-class faculty, she cultivated the tools to connect with a broad audience. Now, her debut novel — mystery thriller Tangerine — has been optioned for more than $1 million by George Clooney's Smokehouse Pictures.
Kusow Aden and his family moved to Maine after fleeing the Somali Civil War. Now, Aden is pursuing his bachelor’s in Social Behavioral Science — with no need for student loans. USM is one of the few schools in the nation where student debt has gone down.
Hector Ortiz '14 got his start at Bath Iron Works during a USM internship. Now, he and Ron Peterson '14 are on a team that designs and constructs the Navy's most advanced ships. With our three campuses in the economic and cultural heart of northern New England, we connect students with organizations and businesses of every size, including Maine's largest manufacturing employer.
Motivating one of the world's most scientific minds
Alumnus Ray Stevens '86, a world leader in understanding human cells, recently announced plans to renovate our Portland campus science lecture hall. The hall will be dedicated to Stevens' mentor — whom he credits for keeping him on the path toward success — Professor Emeritus John S. Ricci.
The hallmark of Athletics at USM is a commitment to excellence — in competition and in the classroom. Before and after game time, Huskies are earning top GPAs, serving the community, and developing career skills. It's all a part of the USM academic experience.
Volunteers log 1,200 hours at 9th annual Husky Day of Service
Nearly 300 University of Southern Maine (USM) students, faculty and staff donated an amazing 1,200 hours of community service at the 9th annual Husky Day of Service on Friday, April 13 — far surpassing the previous year's totals.
In the season finale of "The USM Update" for the 2017-2018 academic year, USM President Glenn Cummings welcomes guests from some of the University's better-known departments, including the University's acclaimed Department of Linguistics and its Office of Sustainability. Plus, catch up with three of USM's featured graduates.
President Cummings talks USM resurgence, workforce development on '207'
USM President Glenn Cummings recently spoke on the popular News Center Maine program, '207,' about the University's financial turnaround, rising admission and retention rates and new initiatives aimed at further workforce development.