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!


Robie-Andrews Hall, on our Gorham campus, surrounded by snow and snow-coated trees on a sunny winter day post-snowfall.

On-Campus Tours: Gorham and Portland

A limited number of in-person Gorham and Portland campus tours are available via registration only. Choose a weekday between Jan 3 and April 29, 2022, to join us for a 75-minute walking tour.

Please note: We require the use of face masks indoors for anyone while inside University buildings. Lewiston campus tours are not available at this time.

Two students walking together on campus.

Self-guided campus tours

Looking to visit campus, but our availability and your availability don't overlap? Download one or both of our self-guided tours and explore the University at a time that works best for you.

Please note: We require the use of cloth face masks indoors for anyone while inside University buildings. Lewiston tours are not available at this time.

A group of USM ambassadors stand together on a staircase.

Admitted Students Days

Admitted students and their families are invited to a day dedicated to learning more about the University of Southern Maine (USM) experience. During the day you will be able to mingle with future classmates, meet our distinguished faculty, and discover why USM is right for you!

Please note: We require the use of face masks indoors for anyone while inside University buildings.

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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.

An open laptop displaying an illustration of a Husky standing atop the word 'Welcome' with an inset of a person on a video chat. Two hands are poised over the keyboard and an array of school supplies and study materials surround the laptop.

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.

Two students seated at a table working on an assignment while a professor, standing in front of a whiteboard, reviews their progress.

Online Information Sessions: Graduate Programs

Receive the help and support you need to advance your education at our university. Each 30-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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