Portland Campus - Bedford Street construction notice
Due to City of Portland construction, please note that all summer, Bedford Street on the Portland Campus will be restricted to one lane, one-way traffic going from Brighton Avenue down to Forest Avenue. Parking lots/garage will still be accessible. Read more details here.
American Journal publishes story about USM veterans' fundraiser
Student-veterans from University of Southern Maine are working to raise $25,000 by the end of April to help fund activities, events and a make small grants to help veterans finish school. The effort, through USM’s chapter of the Student Veterans of America, was described in a news story published in the American Journal.
Afghanistan veteran and former congressional staffer enrolls at USM
To new USM student Rob McCann, life has been a long, long march. As a boots-on-the-ground Marine, he trekked across the Afghan city of Marjah, carrying rockets amid the war's single biggest offensive. As a veteran, he hiked the 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail, raising money in the memory of a fallen brother Marine. And he found his own peace.
USM community honors fallen heroes with 9.4 mile hike on September 11
In an event covered by a variety of local media, 30 USM veterans, students, faculty and staff participated in a 9.4 mile hike from USM's Portland campus to the Gorham campus to honor Maine's fallen heroes.
USM's The Summit Project Ruck to honor Maine's fallen heroes rescheduled to September 11, 2017
On Friday, March 24, members of the University of Southern Maine community gathered at the President's House in Gorham to honor Maine's fallen heroes. The day was previously scheduled to be the second annual TSP Ruck, a 10-mile hike from USM's Portland campus to the Gorham campus. This year's event was canceled due to weather. Instead, participants gathered at an intimate luncheon to share the stories of the fallen and learn more about The Summit Project. Camden Ege, Air Force veteran, USM graduate student and TSP Ruck coordinator, announced that the second USM TSP Ruck is now scheduled for September 11, 2017.
USM Veterans Services is offering a program called “USM's Green Zone: Staff & Faculty Military Awareness Training". This program was designed over the last 3 years with the input of our students and is aimed at helping staff & faculty become more familiar with military life and how it translates into the classroom. As service members transition into students, they face unique challenges and may need specific resources to assist them in their success at USM.