Hannaford Hall, Abromson Community Education Center

(See below for Directions and Parking)

The 33,000-square-foot Abromson Center is named for Linda Abromson and her late husband, Joel. Linda is a former Portland city councilor, mayor, faculty member in USM's Center for Continuing Education, and former candidate for Congress. Joel Abromson, who was elected four times to the Maine Senate, fought for affordable health care and to prevent discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

The 15,000-square-foot classroom/office building features six classrooms, a conference room, a computer classroom, and the 520-seat Hannaford Lecture Hall, which includes a 130-seat mezzanine level.

The Abromson Center incorporates “green” design features and may become the first LEED Gold Certified building in Maine. Green design serves as the foundation for the U.S Green Building Council LEED Certification program. Under the program, the number of green design elements utilized in a space determines the level that space can be LEED certified (basic, silver, gold or platinum).

To learn more about the Abromson Center, visit the University of Southern Maine website by clicking HERE.


The Abromson Center is located on the Portland campus of the University of Southern Maine.

From North of Gardiner in Maine: I-95 South to I-295 South via exit 103, then directions via I-295 below.


From North of Portland, South of Gardiner: I-95 South to I-295 South via exit 52.

From South of Portland: I-95 North to I-295 North via exit 44.


From I-295: take exit 6B ( Forest Avenue North) in Portland. Off the exit, immediately move to the far left lane on Forest Avenue to prepare for a left turn at the first stoplight (intersection of Forest Avenue and Bedford Street). Turn left onto Bedford Street at the stoplight and continue underneath the USM Alumni Skywalk. Immediately after the Skywalk, turn left onto Surrenden Street and continue into the USM Parking Garage.


If approaching the campus from Brighton Avenue: follow Brighton Avenue towards downtown until it turns into Bedford Street. Turn right onto Surrenden Street immediately before the USM Alumni Skywalk, and continue into the USM Parking Garage.


Click HERE for a map of the USM Portland Campus.

88 Bedford St. Portland, ME

88 Bedford St. Portland, ME

Abromson Center, USM Portland 88 Bedford St. Portland, ME 04102


Free concert parking is located in the garage behind the Abromson Center.


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