Each of our three welcoming and supportive campuses at the University of Southern Maine (USM) is unique, yet all share the extensive resources of the university and our dynamic communities. With easy access to all Maine has to offer, from the city to the countryside, USM campuses offer the best of both worlds.


Husky Fest at USM

USM's Husky Traditions and Campus Celebrations

The USM community comes together throughout the year to celebrate the Husky spirit. Welcome Week, Winter Carnival, Spring Fling, and the Husky Day of Service are just some of the annual traditions shared by students, faculty, and staff at USM. Every Friday, we break out our Husky gear, wear our blue and gold, and show our school pride on Husky Pride Day.

USM Theatre production

Events, Activities, and Fun on Campus and in the Community

From sporting events to performing arts, social action to international celebrations, there is always something happening on our campuses and in our surrounding communities. Friday art walks, outdoor concerts, food festivals, fundraising challenges, and speaker series are just a few of the events that engage students, faculty, and alumni throughout the year.

Printmaking studio

Campuses Rich in Resources

USM campuses are home to state-of-the-art libraries and labs, art galleries and performance venues, student support centers, fitness and athletic facilities, and more. You'll have easy access to the extensive resources of Maine's largest metropolitan region, including the rich arts, cultural, social, health, civic, and economic resources of Greater Portland.

The USM shuttle bus

USM's Quick and Easy Shuttle Bus

USM students commute easily between the Portland and Gorham campuses via our free, energy-efficient shuttle bus — complete with WiFi. The shuttle makes frequent half-hour trips between campuses throughout the day and evening. It's a safe and sustainable way to get around — and it even makes occasional stops at the Maine Mall.

Visit USM

See For Yourself

It's easy to see why so many students choose USM. Come for a campus tour and explore our bustling campus, then stay for the many and varied local attractions available to you. From fine dining to the arts to outdoor adventures, southern Maine has everything you need to relax and enjoy yourself while you're here.

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