Virtual & 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 suspending on-campus visits 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).


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New Huskies: Family Welcome Webinar Series

Parents and family members of newly admitted Huskies: Take advantage of an opportunity to get answers to your important questions — live from the experts. Join us for a weekly webinar series in June that features guest speakers from University departments such as student billing, financial aid, housing, academic advising, health and counseling services, and more. We want to make sure you have the information you need to support your student as the fall semester approaches.

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Virtual Campus Tour

Take a closer look! Explore our three distinct campuses in Portland, Gorham, and Lewiston to see for yourself what makes USM a great choice. Our interactive 360º photos will give you a peek inside our dorms, classrooms, labs, sports center, and other spaces on each campus.

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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 get answers to your questions through this 60-minute online event.

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Chat with a Husky

To learn more about the USM student experience, we’re taking you straight to the source — our very own Huskies! You can connect with a current undergrad or graduate student via phone, email, or video chat. Whether you’ve been admitted to the University, are considering applying, or are just beginning your search, this one-on-one chat allows you to learn firsthand about all we have to offer. Submit your request now to book a chat.

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Online Information Sessions: Adult & Transfer Students

We understand the unique needs of someone coming back to college — whether you’ve been away only a few months or a few years. We offer a flexible, supportive, and convenient path to completing your degree. During these 60-minute online information sessions, we’ll cover everything from admission to getting credit for past courses as well as work and life experience.

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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 interview. 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 60- or 75-minute online session will cover everything from the degrees and certificates we offer to the admission process and opportunities for research and scholarship.

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