Visits & Online Experiences

We’re proud of our diverse academic community and we want you to experience it! When it’s not possible to meet in person — and while we’re taking precautions to protect the well-being of our visitors and the University — we offer online and virtual experiences so you can connect with us and learn more about the University of Southern Maine (USM).

Take a Virtual Tour

Take a closer look at our three campuses through our interactive, virtual tour. You decide where to go, what to see, and how long to stay!

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On-Campus Tours: Gorham and Portland

A limited number of in-person Gorham and Portland campus tours are available by appointment only. Choose a weekday between Jun 8 and Aug 25 to join us for a 60-minute private walking tour.

Please note: We require the use of cloth face masks indoors for anyone who is not fully vaccinated. Lewiston campus tours are not available at this time.

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New Huskies: Fall Welcome Webinar

Parents, guardians, and loved ones assisting a newly enrolled student: Take advantage of an opportunity to get answers to your important questions — live from the experts. Attend a webinar in August to get the information you need as the start of the Fall 2021 term approaches. We'll describe campus life, student life, and the kinds of programs and supports we offer for your student. 

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Online Information Sessions: Undergraduate Programs

Learn more about the USM academic experience — such as majors, internships, and other real-world learning opportunities — plus why we’re an affordable option, and the steps of the application process. Connect with an admissions counselor and a current student, and get answers to your questions through this 30-minute online event.

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Experience USM

This series of specially-curated, pre-recorded events for high school seniors and their families offers a personalized introduction to an area of study at USM that interests you. Meet faculty, staff, and current students during an informational webinar to get a firsthand impression of our welcoming community and culture. Learn about our immersive academic programs, our experiential learning philosophy, and the admission process.

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Transfer Talks

Whether you’d like to transfer or you’re coming back to complete your degree, we’re here to help you navigate! Join an admissions counselor for a 30-minute online appointment. We can cover the basics of the application and transfer process — like transferring course credit — or fast-track to an instant admission decision.

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Online Information Sessions: Graduate Programs

Receive the help and support you need to advance your education at our university. Each 45- or 60-minute online session will cover everything from the degrees and certificates we offer to the admission process and opportunities for research and scholarship. Choose from a general overview or a spotlight session focused on one program.

Student Ambassadors gathered on the stairs outside Bailey Hall on our Gorham campus prior to the pandemic.

USM Ambassadors

Our ambassadors range from energetic first-year students to accomplished graduating seniors; from transfer students to working adults. Like our student body, these students each bring unique stories, experiences, and skills to help you find yourself here.

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