Dan Crewe '22H, Peter Plumb, Tom Chappell '12H, and Kate Cheney Chappell '83 & '12H sign the final structural beam for our Crewe Center for the Arts.

Apr 2024

Our community celebrated a major milestone in the development of the new Crewe Center for the Arts. At the topping-off ceremony, guests were invited to sign the final structural beam before it was raised into place. Musical theatre student Rita Micklus also performed, offering a glimpse into the vibrant music scene the center will nurture once completed.

Members of our esports club show off their new team jerseys with university president Jacqueline Edmondson.

Mar 2024

Thanks to a generous $750,000 gift, our esports club will get a new arena on our Gorham campus. The Collab: Esports Arena by Town & Country will provide state-of-the-art technology and a positive environment for our community to collaborate. It will also support the advancement of our esports program, which recently celebrated a successful season.

Esports team member Xander Dufour plays "League of Legends" in a university computer lab. Another team member appears in the background.

Jan/Feb 2024

A niche club no more, our esports team notably leveled up at the 2023 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championship. While multiple players qualified for the playoffs, Computer Science major Xander Dufour took second place in League of Legends, and Sport Management major Said Mohamud placed first in Madden NFL ’24.

Three people holding up shovelfuls of dirt. From left to right, President Jacqueline Edmondson, Tony Shalhoub '77, and Dan Crewe ’22H.

Nov/Dec 2023

We officially named our new Crewe Center for the Arts at a ceremony led by Monk and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel star Tony Shalhoub ’77. The new building honors the late singer, songwriter, and producer Bob Crewe. A theatre department graduate, Shalhoub shared his hopes for future students and commented on this significant milestone for our Portland campus.

Marissa Joly stands next to her mural speaking with a student during the unveiling event. The mural features a giant purple turtle at its center.

Oct 2023

Accompanied by the songs and drums of her Native American heritage, Mi’kmaq artist and alum Marissa Joly unveiled her mural, tan wetapeksultiyiq – where we come from, at our McGoldrick Center for Career and Student Success. The mural depicts various Native American symbols and promotes a greater awareness and appreciation of Indigenous history on campus.

Four students work together to cut a ribbon with giant scissors inside our new Portland Commons residence hall.

Aug/Sep 2023

Our brand-new, energy-efficient Portland campus residence hall is open! Home to 580 students from USM, Maine Law, and SMCC, there’s a combination of single-occupancy rooms and apartments. Our new parking garage boasts Maine’s largest Level Two EV charging station at 58 spots. Plus, our new indoor 250-bicycle storage area is also the largest in ME.

Established: September 2013