Congratulations on your graduate program admission at the University of Southern Maine! Let’s get to know each other.

Attend our upcoming new student welcome events, being held virtually and in-person:

  • In-Person Fall 2024 Graduate Student Orientation: Tuesday, August 27, 12:00 – 1:30 PM, Abromson Center, Portland Campus
  • Online Fall 2024 Virtual Welcome Session: Thursday, September 5, 12:00 – 1:00 PM via Zoom

Register for these events below.

Additionally, Office of Graduate Studies is adding newly matriculated students to our USM Graduate Student Orientation Brighspace (login required) in an ongoing basis, which is a great way to start getting familiar with graduate student life at USM.

For any issues accessing the Brightpsace content, or with questions regarding our new student welcome events, please reach out to

Event details

Please join us for the Fall 2024 New Graduate Student Welcome Reception to meet fellow students, faculty, and staff–and receive important information about graduate student life at USM. Students starting in both Summer & Fall 2024 are invited to join us in person.

This program includes:

  • Meet and greet networking hour with refreshments
  • Student Resources Mini Fair
  • Welcome from USM leadership and the Graduate Student Board

Date: Tuesday, August 27, 2024

Time: 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. (check-in starts at 11:30 a.m.)

Location: First floor, Abromson Community Education Center, 88 Bedford Street, Portland Campus

Are you an online student or unable to attend in-person on August 27? Join us for your New Graduate Student Virtual Welcome Session to meet the Office of Graduate Studies team and learn about important University resources. We’re here to answer all your questions!

Date: Thursday, September 5, 2024

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Location: Online via Zoom (email with meeting link to follow)

Students are welcome to attend this virtual event, and are also invited to our in-person Fall 2024 New Graduate Student Orientation that will be held on August 27th on the USM Portland campus.

Event registration

Register for the Fall 2024 events (both virtual and in-person) via the form linked here.

Do you need further assistance? Contact us.