Founded in 1878
University of Southern Maine
The University of Southern Maine (USM) is the comprehensive regional and urban institution in the University of Maine System which is comprised of five academic units on three campuses. The Portland campus is located in Maine’s largest city within a thriving economic and cultural region of the state, on beautiful Casco Bay. Gorham is 10 miles from downtown Portland in the midst of scenic New England countryside. Lewiston-Auburn is located midway between the coast and the mountains, 30 minutes north of Portland. USM provides outstanding leadership opportunities for people interested in promoting and enhancing diversity, nurturing creativity and building community. The University is committed to student success, active learning, and community engagement.