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Celebrating 150 years


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Maine Day

President Arthur Hauck first inaugurated Maine Day in 1935. It is traditionally held on the last regular Wednesday of the spring semester. Classes with three or more weekly meetings are canceled to allow students to participate in volunteerism. Other Maine Day traditions include a campuswide barbecue, parade and games, including Oozeball — mud volleyball.

The Maine Day Committee organizes the event, and funding is provided from The University of Maine President’s Office, the Division of Student Affairs, the Vice President for Administration and Finance, Facilities Management and Black Bear Dining.

 

Service

1944

Raking a lawn

1947

Planting trees at the forest nursery in Stillwater

1954

Maine Day Planning Committee with President Arthur Hauck on the left

1977

Students cleaning cannons located behind Fernald Hall

1988

Sweeping a walkway

1990

Raking leaves in front of the Keyo Building


Food

Eating lunch on stadium bleachers

1977

Students trying to light a fire under a tin can

1978

Cooking chicken

1978

Family lunch on the Mall

1988

Flipping burgers


Fun

1936
1947
1969
1973

Face painting

1973

Student smashing a car with a sledge hammer

1977

Bicycle race

1977

Sawing logs on the Mall in front of the library

1978

Juggling balls on the mall in front of Little Hall

1988

Maine Day T-shirts

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Winners of the Teddy Bear competition

1990

End of an mud volleyball game


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Contact Information

Celebrating 150 years
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
207.581.1110
A Member of the University of Maine System