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The Abromson Community Education Center on our Portland campus

Experience USM

There’s no better way to choose a university than by experiencing it!

Experience USM events at the University of Southern Maine (USM) give students and their families the opportunity to immerse themselves in an area of study (or two!) of their choosing. Meet University faculty, sit in on a class, tour our campus and research facilities, and get a firsthand impression of our community and culture. You’ll learn about our academic programs, our real-world learning philosophy, and the application process. You can also experience life on campus by eating in the dining hall and interacting with current students.

For Fall 2018, each academic department participating in Experience USM has curated a special experience that works best when accompanied by a general information session and campus tour.

Register today for the Experience USM event of your choice. Registration will close when the event has reached capacity.


A student working in the chemistry lab

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Visitors will tour our engineering, technology, and science facilities. You'll have the opportunity to speak with faculty members, students, ask all your questions, and sit in on an environmental science class.

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A student playing the violin

Visual & Performing Arts

Visitors will be able to immerse themselves in our art, theatre, and music programs. You'll have the opportunity to speak to faculty and current students, shadow a recital class, and view portfolio work. In the evening you're invited to attend a music performance or theatre production of Tartuffe.

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A nursing student and professor in the Simulation Lab


Visitors will receive a 30-minute tour of the Simulation Lab and then attend a 30-minute information session. Faculty and advisors will provide an overview of our curriculum, information on clinical placements, and answer specific questions about the program and admissions process.

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Kusow Aden and kids from Tree Street Youth

Social Work

Visitors will join faculty and staff from the School of Social Work to learn more about our Bachelors and Masters offerings. You'll learn about our commitment to educating culturally competent social work practitioners for multi-level, strengths-based practice that values social justice to enhance the well-being of diverse individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.

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Students in one of the group study rooms in the library

Honors Program

Visitors will connect with the Director of Honors and current students for an information session and Q&A opportunity to learn more about life as an Honors student at USM. The program provides a collaborative environment that emphasizes research, community engagement, leadership, social responsibility, study abroad, and intellectual independence for high-achieving students. 

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A student in Woodbury Campus Center

Army ROTC – Military Leadership

Visitors will have the opportunity to experience what it's like to be involved in the Army ROTC program at USM. Meet with current ROTC students, sit in on an introductory military leadership course, and learn more about this unique opportunity. Lunch will be provided for guests.

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