President Jacqueline Edmondson

Office of the President

As you explore the University of Southern Maine, 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 Five Year Plan

USM: The Next Five Years 2020-2025

University of Southern Maine Leadership worked with students, faculty, staff, alumni, USM Board of Visitor members, UMS Board of Trustees members, and the UMS Chancellor to identify our top 5 priorities and commitments for 2020 to 2025.

USM Portland campus

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge the land and water that the University of Southern Maine campuses occupy, as well as the ancestral and contemporary peoples indigenous to these places in the Dawnland.

USM Portland Campus

USM Master Plan

Essential to the future of our students, our campuses and surrounding communities, the Master Plan will help us align space needs, facility needs, and campus needs and allow the University to chart an exciting long-term strategy for growth that supports its academic mission.

USM Graduation


The University of Southern Maine’s 143 Commencement will be held Saturday, May 6th, 2023 at the Cross Insurance Arena.

New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)

The University of Southern Maine is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).