Portland Campus Development Project

With the construction of a new Career & Student Success Center, an environmentally-friendly residence hall, and a welcoming, spacious quad, we are substantially upgrading student facilities and developing an iconic, inviting entryway to our academic community. Learn more about Portland Campus Development Project.

More Information

An architectural rendering of the new Portland Commons Residence Hall on the University of Southern Maine Portland campus.

Sustainable, beautiful, and affordable student housing

The new Portland Commons will offer an attractive addition to our Southeast campus entrance, activating and illuminating the sidewalks of Durham and Bedford Streets.

Virtual Tour: Plans for our new Career & Student Success Center

Fly under the timber portico, through the first-floor dining hall and lobby, and onto upper-level floors dedicated to career services and student affairs.

More Information

An architectural rendering of the new Portland Commons Residence Hall on the University of Southern Maine Portland campus.

The largest Passive House residence hall in the Northeast

The new Portland Commons will be built to Passive House standards — meaning it will be remarkably energy-efficient, with a reduced ecological footprint.
An architectural rendering of the future Career & Student Success Center on the University of Southern Maine Portland campus.

An iconic campus Center built to LEED sustainability standards

By observing Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) principles, we’ll ensure continual efficient use of resources as well as healthy gathering spaces.
An architectural rendering of the aerial view of the new Residential Quad on the University of Southern Maine Portland campus.

Breaking ground in Spring 2021

The University’s transformative project advances our civic and cultural engagement as well as our commitment to student success.
An graphic of the University of Southern Maine (USM) mascot, Champ, superimposed in front of an architectural rendering of the new Career & Student Success Center on the USM Portland campus.

Frequently Asked Questions

Browse additional information about the Portland Campus Development Project.

News