A rendering of the future Residential Quad (foreground), with a view of the future Career & Student Success Center, and Portland Commons Residence Hall (right).


Serving as the gateway to the University of Southern Maine (USM) Portland campus, our new Residential Quad will welcome students, staff and faculty members alike, as well as our community neighbors and visitors. 

The one-acre gently sloping green lawn will replace the existing Bedford Street surface parking lot, transforming this from a passive space to an active meeting place for the entire University community. 

Spanning a portion of Bedford Street, the Quad will be bordered by the new Portland Commons Residence Hall, the new Career & Student Success Center, and the existing Masterton Hall.