As Maine's Metropolitan University, USM is focused on engaged teaching and learning. Through its mutually beneficial partnerships with area businesses, non-profits and governmental agencies, USM provides its students an accessible and affordable opportunity for a truly transformative higher education.

USM is the birthplace for new careers; an incubator for applied research and economic development; a training ground for public service; the ultimate accessible, affordable source of life-changing college education.   USM's Office of University Relations supports this engaged approach through communications and marketing that help make internal and external audiences more aware of the programs and services offered to the community.  

News & Events

USM President Glenn Cummings
President Glenn Cummings wrote a special Op Ed for The Press Herald reaching out to potential students urging them to think with deeper purpose regarding pursuing their education.
Upward Bound student Kaitlynn Tarbox
Developing students' confidence to pursue college -- and the skills to get in and excel -- is what the Upward Bound program is all about. A 2009 Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. report on Upward Bound participants found that they were more likely to enroll in college, apply for student financial aid and complete a college degree than other equally qualified students.
USM Guide app debuts
A free phone, tablet and web app, USM Guidebook, just debuted in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. The app provides resources, event schedules, support services and year-round program information for current students, prospective students and families.

USM Experts

Lynne Miller is interviewed about higher education

The Office of Public Affairs is always ready to help the media find USM faculty and staff to provide expert commentary for news stories. 

To arrange for interviews, please contact the Office of Public Affairs at 207-780-4150.