Saturday, December 15th, 2018

Week of Welcome Events Calendar

Posted on August 27, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

From USM Student Activities & Involvement Sunday, September 2nd Joel Meyers Magician and Illusionist – 9:00 PM Hill Gym, Costello Fitness Complex, Gorham Monday, September 3rd Black Panther Movie Screening – 8:00 PM Hodgdon Field, Gorham (Rain location: Hill Gym, Costello Fitness Complex) Tuesday, September 4th Welcome Tables – Various times, all campuses Greek Night […]

Earn extra cash at school with work-study

Posted on August 27, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Alexandra Platts, Student Employment Specialist Federal Work Study is awarded as part of an eligible student’s financial aid package. These jobs are a great way for students to earn money working on campus while developing professional skills and connecting with peers, faculty, and staff. To view a complete list of available Federal Work Study […]

12 books every college student should read

Posted on August 27, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By USM Library Staff The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative By Florence Williams Staff Recommender: Sarah Lucchesi, Learning Services Librarian Sometimes the best thing you can do for your schoolwork is to give your brain a break. This book explores the benefits of a little time in nature, which […]

More than just books, the library is there to help

Posted on August 27, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Naamah Jarnot, Coordinator of Tutoring Services Sarah Lucchesi, Learning Services Librarian Bill Grubb, Coordinator of Reference & Instruction David Nutty, Director of Libraries and University Librarian Paul Dexter, Director of Academic Retention Initiatives College is fun, but when you have multiple assignments due at once a little friendly help and the right resources from […]

Advising Welcomes You, and the Role of Advising

Posted on August 27, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Janis Albright, Advisor We are excited to continue our Advising Advice column in the Free Press and welcome you to the new fall semester at USM. The column’s purpose is to help you use your advising resources. Weekly topics written by students, faculty advisors, advisors and staff should cover many of your academic questions. […]

Welcome back from Health & Counseling

Posted on August 27, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Hilarie Fotter, School Psychology Doctoral Student Welcome new and returning USM students, staff and faculty! We hope you had a restful and rejuvenating summer and we join you in the excitement of gearing-up for another school year. University Health and Counseling Services endeavors to act as a resource for the entire USM community: students, […]

WMPG, USM’s campus community radio station

Posted on August 27, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Jim Rand, Station Manager Hello USM community and especially to all new students! Greetings from WMPG Community Radio! WMPG is campus/community radio, on the air since 1973. WMPG is located at 92 Bedford Street on the Portland campus, broadcasting at 90.9 FM on the radio dial and streaming over the internet to anywhere in […]

Get involved at USM & Active Student Organizations

Posted on August 27, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Alex Carrier, Coordinator of Student Activities Hello, Huskies! Whether this is your first semester at USM or your last, it is always the right time to seek out involvement opportunities and get engaged on campus. Involvement means different things to different people – for some, it’s being the leader of a student organization, but […]

Welcome letter from Dean of Students

Posted on August 27, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Rodney Mondor, Dean of Students Dear Huskies, Welcome to the University of Southern Maine! Whether you are a new or continuing student, you are an essential part of our campus community. As Dean of Students, it is my honor to serve all students in our community and focus my energy on creating a healthy, […]

Welcome to USM from President Cummings

Posted on August 27, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Glenn Cummings, USM President To our returning students, allow me to welcome you back to USM.  And to our new students, welcome! You could not be arriving (or returning) to USM at a more exciting time. Just over the summer: We have launched the new Metro bus service, which not only will connect you […]