We are delighted to welcome you to our graduate student community at the University of Southern Maine! We in the Office of Graduate Studies are your hub for graduate student resources and support and are happy to help you kick off your experience at USM with some helpful information and opportunities for connection.

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Graduate Student Orientation in Brightspace

Use your @maine.edu credentials to log into the USM Graduate Student Orientation site. This is a Brightspace course with helpful content ranging from how to register for classes, finance your graduate education, access university policies, and the basics of using Brightspace.

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Attend a Graduate Student Orientation Session

Welcome, new graduate students! To supplement the content in the Graduate Student Orientation Brightspace, the Office of Graduate Studies hosted both in-person (8/22) and online (8/30) orientation sessions. Our Spring 2024 session will be January 10th – more information to come!

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 our office at usmgradstudies@maine.edu or 207-780-4872. Requests should be made as soon as possible to allow sufficient time for the accommodation process.

If you have issues accessing the Brightspace Graduate Student Orientation site, please contact our office at usmgradstudies@maine.edu or 207-780-4872 so we can make sure you are granted access.