Welcome, New Graduate Students!

You now belong to a community of over 1,500 graduate student leaders, researchers, innovators, and professionals from over 25 programs ranging from sciences to health to education to the fine arts.

This orientation website is designed to give you an overview of what -- and who -- you need to know to get started in your graduate studies at USM.

As you begin your journey in advanced studies and as you continue on in your program, we in Graduate Studies will be here every step of the way to support and advocate for you; so please stay in touch via email, phone, and social media -- and we hope you will come see us in our Portland office (117 Wishcamper) sometime for a snack or cup of coffee.

Wishing you good health and prosperity this year.

The Graduate Studies Team,

Andrew, Sydney, Jack, River, and Shannon

Graduate Student Online Orientation

Orientation Overview

The purpose of this oreintation website is to acquaint you with the resources, services, and programming available to you as a new graduate student at the University of Southern Maine (USM). Within the pages of this site, you will find information on: