Alumni & Community

The University of Southern Maine (USM) is an institution at the heart of our community, dedicated to transforming lives. We create meaningful opportunities for community engagement and lifelong learning in collaboration with our community partners. For more than a century, we have provided an education that responds to the economic, health, and civic needs of the Southern Maine region.


A drone's-eye view of the parking garage and the Abromson Community Education Center

New parking garage ticketing system

A new ticketing system for the Portland campus parking garage will launch September 9, 2019. The public parking rate is $2 per hour, with a $20 maximum per day.

Two USM alumnae

Our 56k+ Alumni Network

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A Corporate Partners breakfast with students

A University Strengthened by Corporate Partnerships

USM Corporate Partners include over 350 business professionals from nearly 60 companies, who are committed to USM's vital role in building and sustaining a vibrant community. USM Corporate Partners was formed in 1989 to develop and support partnerships between the business sector and the University of Southern Maine.

Research at USM

Research and Scholarship at USM

USM supports faculty and student research, scholarship, and creative endeavors that promote knowledge and creative solutions to advance Maine's economy, communities, and quality of life. Research strengthens classroom education and provides real-world learning opportunities for our students, while supporting the scholarly accomplishments of USM faculty and staff.

Kayla Christy '12, Chris Joyce, and Matt Araujo '15 from Texas Instruments

'USM Connects' Magazine

In this issue: How strong community and employer partnerships help fuel the success of our students and cultivate the next generation of talent for Maine's workforce.

Professional Development at USM

Professional Development Programs

USM provides a wide spectrum of in-depth training programs, including certificate programs, workshops, and test preparation courses of high value to the southern Maine workforce. Our programs enable students to advance their careers, explore new career directions, and bring new skills to the workplace.

USM Gives Back

Students and alumni learning, engaging, and giving back to Maine communities.

To keep the USM network strong in our communities, we welcome your gifts to the University of Southern Maine.

USM by the Numbers

56k+ USM alumni
69.6% alumni live & work in Maine
314k+ hours of community service, valued at $4.3m+
1400+ academic internship experiences in 2018–2019