As Maine's Metropolitan University, USM is focused on engaged teaching and learning. Through its mutually beneficial partnerships with area businesses, non-profits and governmental agencies, USM provides its students an accessible and affordable opportunity for a truly transformative higher education.

USM is the birthplace for new careers; an incubator for applied research and economic development; a training ground for public service; the ultimate accessible, affordable source of life-changing college education.   USM's Office of University Relations supports this engaged approach through communications and marketing that help make internal and external audiences more aware of the programs and services offered to the community.  

News & Events

University of Southern Maine VP for Enrollment Management Nancy Griffin posing with a happy student at USM move-in day 2015
The University of Southern Maine welcomed nearly 1,100 new students, including more than 500 from the Class of 2019, to its residential Gorham campus Saturday morning as a part of USM's annual Welcome Weekend celebration.
Photo of USM student and resident assistant Sabrina Sodders speaking to WCSH-TV
Resident assistants (RA) at the University of Southern Maine recently completed a mandatory sexual assault prevention course in preparation for the new school year. The course is part of the university's Campus Safety Project, which helps promote a safe campus environment for all students at USM.
Photo of University of Southern Maine President Glenn Cummings speaking at the 2015 Opening Breakfast
University of Southern Maine President Glenn Cummings touted improving enrollment figures, stabilizing finances and a commitment to student success as he laid out his vision in his first major address to the university community at USM's annual Opening Breakfast Thursday morning.

USM Experts

Lynne Miller is interviewed about higher education

The Office of Public Affairs is always ready to help the media find USM faculty and staff to provide expert commentary for news stories. 

To arrange for interviews, please contact the Office of Public Affairs at 207-780-4200.