USM Public Safety


Welcome from the Public Safety team, Fall 2021

A welcome message from the Department of Public Safety

Snow removal parking bans for Thursday, Dec. 5 and Friday, Dec. 6

During two nighttime parking bans, crews will be removing snow from the Gorham Campus parking lots on Dec. 5 and Dec. 6. All vehicles must be moved from the banned lots or they will be towed. If you have questions, please contact Public Safety at 207-780-5211.

Gorham Campus Parking Warning

"On Campus" Residents are reminded to park in designated lots. If you have questions about processes and procedures, please reach out to the Parking Office (207 780-4718, Between 8am-4:30pm) before the Snow Ban is in effect.
USM - winter is coming

Winter weather - USM info and policies on closings and delays

With winter upon us, please visit to either sign up for the USM ALERT system or to ensure that your account is still active. And review USM’s snow closing policy (including links to METRO Husky Line information). Stay safe this winter!
Gorham campus aerial

Another reason Maine is a great place to live: it's safe

New reports show Maine is the safest state in the nation, and Portland and Gorham, where USM has campuses, are among the safest communities in the state.
Husky Line buses

METRO begins Husky Line bus service between Portland and Gorham campuses

The inaugural ride of the new Husky Line — Greater Portland METRO’s new express bus service between Portland and Gorham — began Aug. 27th with cheers and fanfares.
Husky Line

Catch the bus to USM and beyond -- with METRO’s new Husky Line!

The University of Southern Maine's Portland and Gorham campuses have a new ride -- Greater Portland METRO's new Husky Line! The Husky Line offers increased service, access to METRO's other routes in the region, lots of great new perks (free Wi-Fi and more), and it will help USM meet its sustainability goals.

USM launches bike patrols on Portland and Gorham campuses

University of Southern Maine Public Safety officers have begun appearing on the Portland and Gorham campuses astride mountain bicycles, part of a new effort aimed at encouraging friendly interaction with students.
Bedford Street Construction

Bedford Street (USM Portland Campus' main road) to undergo construction this summer

The City of Portland, as part of its overall sewer separation project, will be doing construction from Baxter Boulevard up to Brighton Avenue along Bedford Street this summer, impacting the Portland campus.
USM Winter is Coming

Winter’s Coming – time to review USM’s Snow Closing policy

As we head into winter - please visit to either sign up for the USM ALERT system or to ensure that your account is still active. The details of USM’s snow closing policy are listed online (including the bus schedule).