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UMaine Crest

The University Crest embodies the history of the University of Maine and its position as the flagship university of the University of Maine System. Founded in 1865, UMaine’s traditional values are represented by the crest’s shape. The three flags inside the crest represent the institution’s flagship status and symbolize its mission of teaching, research and public service. Maine’s natural resources, and the university’s position as a land-grant university and sea-grant College, are depicted in the colors of pale blue and navy blue that stand for the sea and sky.