Graduate Studies

Graduate Student Network

Graduate Student Board listening to students at Orientation event

The Graduate Student Network (GSN) is a new community of graduate students who can connect with one another and share resources in order to enrich the graduate student experience at USM. The GSN is governed by passionate student leaders who serve on the Graduate Student Board, which gives students a platform to have a voice in their educational experience. The Board hopes to empower the wider Graduate Student Network to engage in the issues and opportunities they care about. The Network will benefit from events and initiatives led by the Graduate Student Board, which follow the three main guiding principles: 

Advocacy: Serve as a voice for graduate students to express their needs, concerns, and ideas to leadership, faculty, and staff, in order to take action to address them. 
Community: Ensure that graduate students are well-informed about their rights and resources, and stay meaningfully connected to each other and the broader USM community. 
Engagement: Provide opportunities to connect, collaborate, and network with alumni, employers, and System-wide partners to pursue career development and civic engagement.

For more information or to get involved, please email:



04/22/20 - #Zoomlife - Physically Distant, Socially Together, 6:30-7:30pm, Zoom link (Password: GSB)

04/24/20 - #Zoomlife - Physically Distant, Socially Together, 4:00-5:00pm, Zoom link (Password: GSB)

04/30/20 - Calling all Graduate Student Leaders: Get Involved with the Graduate Student Board, 5:00-6:00pm, Zoom


08/28/19 - New Graduate Student Orientation, 12pm-3pm, Abromson Center, Portland Campus

09/11/19 - Graduate Studies Coffee Hour - Meet the Graduate Student Board, 2:30pm-4:00pm, Wishcamper Forum, Portland Campus

09/20/19 - Graduate Student Network Happy Hour and Live Music - Maine Craft Distilling, Portland, 6:00pm-9:00pm

11/21/19 - Learn and Share Library Tour and Social event, 4:30pm-8pm, Glickman Library, Portland Campus (4:30-5:30pm), The Great Lost Bear, 540 Forest Ave., (5:45-8pm)

12/09/19 - Graduate Student Network Event, 5pm-6pm, Abromson 218, Portland Campus

12/20/19 - End of Semester Celebration, 7pm-9pm, LFK, State Street, Portland

04/06/20 - Graduate Student Speed Networking, 4pm-6:15pm, Abromson 109/110, Portland Campus (cancelled due to school closure)