The health and well-being of students, faculty, and staff, and visitors to our campus is of paramount importance. All decisions and actions pertaining to the 2020–21 academic year are grounded in protecting all members of the USM community from the spread of the novel Coronavirus.
Classes began as scheduled on August 31. In-person instruction ended and residence halls closed on Wednesday, November 25 — the day before Thanksgiving. The final two weeks of the semester and exams are occurring remotely as scheduled. Winter session classes begin on Monday, Dec. 21. Spring semester classes will begin on Monday, Jan. 25. See the 2020–21 Academic Year calendar for more details.
A special message for Prospective Students and their Families who wish to visit USM:
We’re proud of our diverse academic community and we want you to experience it! When it’s not possible to meet in person — and while we’re suspending on-campus visits to protect the well-being of our visitors and the University — we offer online and virtual experiences so you can connect with us and learn more about USM. Please visit usm.maine.edu/visit to learn about ways to connect with us online and virtually.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have questions about how USM is operating during the pandemic, please contact Alexander Porteous, USM’s Chief Operating Officer and COVID-19 Ombudsperson.
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