USM celebrates the opening of its 1st-ever Portland dorm

When the autumn semester begins on the finish of the month, many college students on the College of Southern Maine will probably be transferring right into a model new residence corridor.

USM celebrated on Tuesday the opening of the Portland Commons, the college’s first-ever dorm within the metropolis.

“Nice cities are recognized for nice universities, and no one right here can deny that Portland is a superb metropolis, a vacation spot for individuals from all around the world to work, to go to and to check,” USM President Jacqueline Edmondson mentioned Tuesday at a ribbon reducing ceremony on campus. “By establishing the primary residence corridor in Portland, the College of Southern Maine elevates the town’s stature as a university city.”