Graduate Student Online Orientation

Dear New Graduate Student,

It is my honor to welcome you to graduate study at the University of Southern Maine. As a graduate student here, you are a vital member of our community of leaders, researchers, and professionals.

Whether you are studying on-campus, online, or both, you will work closely with your faculty and peers to solve problems, establish new connections in your field, and make an impact through partnerships with businesses, hospitals, schools, and cultural organizations.

I remember when I was in graduate school -- the exhilaration and challenge of asking hard questions and going deeper into the research to find answers -- or, as is often the case, better questions. It was through collaboration with my faculty mentors and fellow students that I learned how to become both a scholar and a leader.

As a member of the graduate faculty myself, I am humbled and thrilled to stay connected to the transformative power of advanced education, and I look forward to watching your success.


Dr. Glenn Cummings


About the Office of Graduate Studies