Residential life is an important aspect of a high school students' entry into college. Studies have shown that living on campus increases a student's ability to make connections and feel part of a community, which can lead to better academic performance. The University of Southern Maine's (USM's) Gorham campus offers various types of living arrangements in a quiet area within walking distance to the town of Gorham's shops and restaurants.
The USM Update is a monthly, half-hour program covering all things USM. New episodes air on the first Monday of each month at 8:30 p.m on the Portland-based Community Television Network (CTN) on channel 5.
The USM Update is produced by the USM Office of Public Affairs in partnership with CTN.