FEATURED VIDEO: Applications welcome for new Portland Commons residence hall

USM’s first residence hall in Portland accommodates 580 beds across four wings which form a perimeter around a central courtyard.
Ready to report the news with pen and notepad in hand outside of Payson Smith Hall.

Huskies making headlines

Media outlets are turning out new stories all the time about the extraordinary work of USM’s students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The news coverage runs the gamut from local newspapers to national television and more. We’ve collected the stories into a single list for easy viewing.

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Tony Shalhoub '77 talks shop with theatre students in Hannaford Hall on our Portland campus.

Monthly newsletter: Spotlight

Every month, we share stories about our undergraduate and graduate students who are extending their learning experience well beyond the classroom walls, and faculty and alumni who make themselves available as supportive community connections.

Writer makes an edit on a story about Move-In Weekend for the fall 2022 semester.

Writer’s guide to campus

Every college campus has its own language of abbreviations and acronyms. Some of the terminology regarding degrees and titles is common throughout higher education. But certain examples are unique to USM. From LAC to QC2, this guide helps you make sense of it all by setting a standard format for official campus communications.

A midday radio host for WMPG talks to his listeners between songs.

Looking for more news?

USM thrives on the open discussion of new and diverse ideas. Public Affairs is only one outlet among many. Explore some of the other voices that provide further insight into the academic, athletic, and cultural happenings on campus.

Office of Public Affairs

The journalistic ideals of truth, fairness, and accuracy are also the guiding principles of the Office of Public Affairs. Every story that we present is important to us. We welcome your ideas and feedback to make our coverage of the University of Southern Maine even better.