USM Portland Campus

The University of Southern Maine Facilities Master Plan

Thank you for taking the time to visit the University of Southern Maine’s (USM’s) Master Planning pages. 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.

The master planning process involved and engaged three groups:

  1. Leading the process was a Steering Committee comprised of faculty, staff, students, and community representatives. The Committee was co-chaired by Provost Jeannine Uzzi and community member Cyrus Hagge.
  2. Supporting the Steering Committee and facilitating the process were consultants with Harriman & Associates, Goody Clancy, and Rickes Associates.
  3. Providing input and feedback to the Steering Committee were the faculty, staff, and students of USM as well as the communities that surround our three campuses.

I invite you to review the final Master Plan, approved by the BOT at their January 27, 2019 meeting. The plan includes recommendations for immediate action, as well as plans for both short-term planning and a framework for long-term aspirational planning.

Thank you to those who gave their time and input. I’m so excited about the future of our great University.