Student Engagement & Leadership


Destress Fest Punctures the Pressure of Final Exams

A week-long roster of fun and relaxing activities gave students an outlet for all the pressure that builds up at the end of the semester.

Going the Extra Mile for Commuter Students

Between petting dogs and throwing axes, Commuter Student Appreciation Week was packed with activities.
USM Student Body President Hannah Qiu

USM Voices: Qiu says USM ‘brought the real me back’

Watch to learn why Finance major Hannah Qiu of Gardiner, Maine, wanted to serve her classmates as Student Body President and why she loves USM.
Dr. Ervin Staub

USM hosts symposium on active bystandership and inclusivity featuring Libra Scholar, Dr. Ervin Staub

USM welcomes Dr. Ervin Staub professor emeritus of psychology and founding director of the Psychology of Peace and Violence Program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, to present a public talk and symposium on active bystandership and inclusive communities on October 24 - 25 on USM’s Portland Campus. In addition to the public talk and symposium, he will be holding training sessions for USM faculty, staff and students, as well as community leaders on October 23 on the USM Gorham Campus.
Intercultural grad ceremony 2018

USM Commencement 2019 — Affiliated ceremonies and events

Leading up to the University of Southern Maine 2019 Commencement, many departments are busy with special events celebrating the accomplishments of their graduating students in a more intimate setting.
Gorham. Robie Andrews Hall cupula.

USM announces Fall 2018 Dean's List

The University of Southern Maine (USM) is pleased to announce that more than 1,200 undergraduate students from across the globe have been named to the Fall Semester 2018 Dean's List.
USM Homecoming

Hundreds of alumni, students and friends celebrate USM Homecoming and Family Weekend

The University of Southern Maine 2018 Homecoming and Family Weekend was a huge hit with hundreds of students, alumni, families and friends attending over 20 events throughout the weekend.
USM historical image

USM Homecoming and Family Weekend welcomes alumni, students and families for a weekend of events for everyone

The University of Southern Maine celebrates Homecoming & Family Weekend in Portland and Gorham on Friday, October 12 through Sunday, October 14.
Husky Line buses

METRO begins Husky Line bus service between Portland and Gorham campuses

The inaugural ride of the new Husky Line — Greater Portland METRO’s new express bus service between Portland and Gorham — began Aug. 27th with cheers and fanfares.