Congratulations on your admission! We’re excited for you to start your first semester as a USM Husky. Are you ready to join our pack?

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Important next steps

You must complete some important steps before attending your first class. Keep your acceptance packet handy to find out how to enroll in courses, submit your immunization records, attend orientation, and connect with student services.

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Need housing?

As a residential student, you’re more likely to feel supported, build better relationships with faculty and peers, and earn higher grades. If you want to live on campus, complete your housing application and pay the $75 housing deposit.

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Still have questions?

Contact your friendly and dedicated Admissions counselor with any questions or help with your admission. Your counselor is happy to communicate with you through your preferred method: video chat, email, phone, or text.

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Parents & family members

As an incoming student, your success is our main focus — but we know your parents and families are also integral. We collected undergraduate resources in one place for everyone to learn about orientation, dining plans, disability services, campus safety, school breaks, and other essentials.

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Questions about financial aid?

Education should be affordable and we’re committed to helping you navigate the financial aid process so you can save money and focus on your studies. We’ll help you understand your options: from scholarships and grants to student loans and completing the FAFSA.

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New buildings on our Portland campus

Our new eco-conscious McGoldrick Center for Career & Student Success and Portland Commons residence hall are open! The new buildings offer student services, a dining hall, plenty of lounge and study areas, our University Store, and even a café and brewpub. Housing is available for ages 22+ with the option for 12-month contracts.

Explore the new buildings
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Meet fellow admitted Huskies

We created an exclusive social space just for your incoming class! Connect with your future classmates, find roommates, and get your questions answered in our USM Class of 2028 community on the Nearpeer platform.

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Download digital swag

Show your Husky pride by downloading a custom USM background image for your phone, iPod, tablet, computer, Zoom, or social media account. Choose from campus shots, Portland’s Back Cove, or the Old Port.

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Tours and online experiences

We want to ensure you have the access you need to make your final admission decision. Sign up for a webinar dedicated to admitted students or schedule a one-on-one video chat with a current student. If you haven’t been to campus yet — or want to return — register for an in-person walking tour.

Did you know?

  • We set you up for success: Your academic journey begins with a one-on-one advising session to discuss your goals and register for courses.
  • We foster connections: We help you find opportunities for internships, volunteering, service-learning, and immersive work-life experiences throughout Maine and beyond.
  • We support your dietary needs: Vegan? Gluten-free? Halal? Kosher? We have diet-specific food stations, dedicated areas for food allergies, and a dietitian on staff.
  • We offer a broad range of scholarships: In addition to your financial aid package, you may be eligible for scholarships based on your area of study or special interests, like studying abroad.

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