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University of Maine System trustees encourage USM to move forward on Portland Campus planning

Modernizations to the University of Southern Maine’s Portland Campus — including a new dormitory, a quad and a bigger, brighter student center — are headed to detailed planning. On Jan. 30, the University of Maine System Board of Trustees formally encouraged USM to complete a master plan for the layout of its metropolitan campus with a new central heart.

Award-winning journalist David Brancaccio to deliver 2017 Commencement Address at USM

The University of Southern Maine is pleased to announce that award-winning journalist David Brancaccio will deliver the keynote address at the 2017 Commencement Ceremony. Honorary degrees will be conferred upon both Brancaccio and Mary L. Bonauto, who successfully argued before the U.S. Supreme Court in the historic case Obergefell v. Hodges, establishing the freedom to marry for same-sex couples nationwide.
USM Chamber Singers performing on the December episode of "The USM Update"

Replay: 'The USM Update' 12/5/2016

Take a walk down "Avenue Q," head to South Africa to learn about "The Montagu Project" and hear a performance from the USM Chamber Singers on the December episode of "The USM Update."
President Cummings marches in to his formal Installation

USM celebrates installation of Glenn Cummings as 13th President

200-some student scholars marched along with the faculty who nominated them in a highlight of the formal installation on Dec. 2 of Glenn Cummings as the University of Southern Maine’s 13th president.

USM welcomes our 13th President, Dr. Glenn Cummings!

The University of Southern Maine’s 13th president comes to us with a strong background in education, both at the state and federal level, and years of government leadership experience. A native Mainer, with multi-generational roots in Maine, Dr. Cummings possesses an in depth knowledge and understanding of our communities and the various educational systems in Maine.