Healthy Huskies

Visitors & Community Members

Fall 2020

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 our return to campus are grounded in protecting all members of the USM community from the spread of the novel Coronavirus.

Classes will begin as scheduled on August 31. In-person instruction will end and residence halls will close on Wednesday, November 25 — the day before Thanksgiving. The final two weeks of the semester and exams will occur remotely as scheduled.

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 to learn about ways to connect with us online and virtually.  

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have questions about our Fall 2020 plan to return to campus, please contact Alexander Porteous, USM’s Chief Operating Officer and COVID-19 Ombudsperson.


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