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Fall Welcome Weekend


For new and transfer students starting in Fall 2013. Fall Welcome Weekend events include: New Student Orientation Meetings, The Maine Hello (Residence Hall Move-In),Community Info Fair, Parents and Family Receptions, President’s Annual Dinner on the Mall and Student Organizations Fair, Class Picture, Traditions Ceremony, Meeting for Out-of-State Students, Library Tours, Community Service Projects, Reality U!: The Sequel, Orono Village Association Tours, and many other on-campus and local events. Invitations and a tentative schedule for Fall Welcome Weekend will be sent to all accepted students in early August 2013.



Friday, August 30 through Monday, September 2


You’re headed to the University of Maine! We look forward to seeing you at Fall Welcome Weekend, August 30th through September 2nd. You do not need to pre-register for this event, but please arrive on Friday, August 30, to check in at the Memorial Union either before or after moving into your residence hall (between 8am and 4pm). Please refer to the Maine Hello schedule to help plan your residence hall move-in. If you are living on-campus, please view the Maine Hello Schedule

For more information, disability accommodation requests, and airport/bus pick up service, please call 207.581.1561, toll free at 877.486.2364, or email

Tentative Schedule

Listed below is the tentative schedule of some of the events planned. You will receive a final detailed schedule with event descriptions, times, and locations at the Memorial Union on August 30th.

Friday, August 30th

Saturday, August 31st

Sunday, September 1st

Monday, September 2nd

Note to Families

Family members are welcome to accompany their students to help them settle into their new homes and participate in some of the events planned on the first day of Fall Welcome Weekend on Friday, August 30th.

Unable to Attend Summer Orientation?

For students who were unable to attend the Summer Orientation sessions, please view the New Student Orientation Checklist. There will also be orientation information presentations on Friday, August 30th.

Included in the New Student Orientation Checklist is list of important items to attend to:

Meet Team Maine

During each Summer, Fall, and Spring Orientation, new students are greeted by a terrific group of students called Team Maine (Student Ambassadors, Dirigo Tour Guides, and Student Telecounseling Admissions Representatives). They will help you get settled and ready to go! Team Maine is here to assist you and your family, to answer your questions, and get you ready for the fall.


For more information related to new students and parents, be sure to visit the link below.

Useful Links and Publications

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Contact Information

New Student Orientation
5713 Chadbourne Hall
Orono, ME 04469-5713
Phone: (207) 581-1590 / 1-877-486-2364 E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System