Reporters talked with parents, new students and administrators. They also captured images of volunteers helping hundreds of families get to dorms and begin moving in their belongings.
About 750 new USM students arrived on the Gorham campus on Sept. 1. An additional 850 new undergraduate students, commuters to all three campuses, were invited to attend weekend-long welcoming events for the incoming students.
Other newcomers to USM include 450 incoming graduate students and more than 85 students at the University of Maine School of Law.