Visit USM

There's no better way for both undergraduate and graduate students to get to know the University of Southern Maine (USM) than by seeing us with your own two eyes. Get a peek into life as a Husky with a walking tour of campus, an information session or open house, or a special event with faculty and current students.


Three students in the Woodbury Campus Center

Admitted Student Events

Newly-admitted Huskies: You and your families are invited to attend events tailored just for you! Get to know us better with opportunities to attend a class, explore our campuses and residence halls, tour our labs, learn more about our majors and minors, and meet future classmates, current students, faculty, and staff. Admitted Student Day is Friday, April 3, 2020.

A group of students walking on our Gorham campus on a sunny autumn day.

Admitted Students: Shadow a Husky

Want a campus visit tailored to your interests? Admitted undergraduate students can shadow a current USM Husky to class and to one of our dining halls for a meal. This immersive experience will help you determine if USM feels like it could be home. Submit your request now to book a date in February, March, or April 2020.

A view from the bottom of a staircase leading to one of the entrances to Robie-Andrews Hall

Virtual Campus Tour

If you aren't able to make it to campus for a visit or want to see a little more before booking your campus tour, take a virtual look around our three distinct campuses in Portland, Gorham, and Lewiston. Our interactive 360º photos will give you a peek inside our dorms, classrooms, labs, and other spaces on campus.

A nursing student and professor with a patient in a clinic setting

Graduate Programs Information Sessions

Receive the help and support you need to advance your education at our university. Each 60- or 75-minute session will cover everything from the programs and certificates we offer to the admission process and opportunities for research and scholarship.

Two students in the Abromson Community Education Center

Information Sessions for 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. These 60-minute sessions are tailored for adult and transfer undergraduate students with a specific major or concentration in mind and cover everything from admission to getting credit for work/life experience.

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Transfer Tuesdays

Students interested in transferring to USM can get an instant, in-person admission decision from a counselor on any of our campuses in Portland, Gorham, or Lewiston. Your counselor will sit down with you during a 30-minute interview to review your application and all supporting materials.

Robie Andrews Hall on our Gorham campus after a fresh snowfall

Campus Tours

Get to know our Portland, Gorham, and Lewiston campuses on a 75-minute guided walking tour with one of our student tour guides. Most tours are also accompanied by a short informational presentation about our university. Please email us to schedule a Lewiston campus tour.

Student Ambassadors on our Gorham campus

USM Ambassadors

Your campus tour guides are current USM students. 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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