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New Graduate Student Welcome Reception – Spring 2024

⚠️  A storm is forecasted for Wednesday, January 10. The in-person new student event will be held on the scheduled snow date: Thursday, January 11, 2024, 1:00 – 2:30 PM in the McGoldrick Center, second floor, Portland campus. ⚠️ 

The Office of Graduate Studies is delighted to welcome our new graduate students to the community at the University of Southern Maine!

Graduate students at orientation event with some people seated, others standing, many in conversation with each other

Please join us for a New Graduate Student Welcome Reception on Thursday, January 11 from 1-2:30 p.m. snow date) in the McGoldrick Center for Career & Student Success, second floor, on the Portland campus.

Our event will include:

  • A resource fair featuring partners from across campus who are committed to helping graduate students succeed
  • Current students on the Graduate Student Board providing tips and tricks for getting the most out of the graduate student experience
  • Delicious refreshments and USM swag
  • Welcome from USM leadership

This is a great opportunity to meet fellow graduate students, faculty, and staff, and get helpful information about graduate student life at USM. We hope to see you there!


If you’re an online student or can’t make it to the in-person event, join our New Graduate Student Online Information Session to meet the Graduate Studies team, current students, and learn about University resources and opportunities. This will take place on Tuesday, January 16 from 12-1 p.m. via Zoom.


If you have questions about disability access or need to request disability accommodations (e.g. sign language interpreters, materials in electronic format, etc.), please contact the Office of Graduate Studies. Requests should be made as soon as possible to allow sufficient time for the accommodation process.


For a more detailed look at the Portland campus, please see the map.


January 11, 2024
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM


McGoldrick Center for Career & Student Success
35 Bedford Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States

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