Office of the President

Overview

Theodora J. Kalikow, University of Southern Maine President   As you explore USM, you will discover an institution characterized by energy, enthusiasm, and innovation, an institution at the heart of its community and dedicated to transforming lives.

USM's distinguished researchers and talented teachers are deeply committed to providing students with exceptional educational experiences. Engaged faculty are at the center of this exciting University, and I invite you to spend some time exploring the courses and degree programs they offer as well as the research they conduct.

USM is also a place where student life is vibrant. You can join an academic, political, or social club; participate in varied athletic opportunities; or sample the rich cultural and artistic campus offerings. You will love Portland, one of America's most livable and sophisticated small cities. It is filled with countless internships and volunteer possibilities through which you can deepen your USM experience and gain desirable skills and experiences even before you graduate.

Let us know how we can help you learn more about the University or navigate campus life. Let us guide you through the admissions process and provide answers to financial aid questions, connect you to a faculty member whose interests mesh with yours, direct you to an academic advisor who can assist you in course selection, or put you in touch with a career counselor who can provide a roadmap for possible employment options. Are you interested in student leadership opportunities? Would you like to study abroad? USM is filled with opportunities ready to be tapped and people poised to help you
realize your dreams.

Visit USM and judge for yourself why this University is one of southern Maine's most valuable resources.