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Celebrating Blue Skies and Black Bears

2014 Homecoming and Parent’s Weekend

October 17 – 19, 2014

Join us for an exciting, fun filled weekend.

This year we plan to host parents and alumni on campus for a weekend filled with exciting events to please everyone.  The annual Homecoming Craft Fair will be open in the newly renovated Field House Saturday October 18 from 10:00a until 5:00p and Sunday, October 19 from 10:00a – 4:00p.  This is the largest craft fair in the State of Maine.  Departments around campus will be hosting receptions for alumni, parents and students.  (Updates are made daily, ticket options etc will be posted shortly).


10:00a – 11:00a Emera Astronomy Center Dedication Ceremony

5:00p – 8:00p Welcome to the University – Check-in for general information

7:00p Hockey University of Maine Black Bears vs Union College, Alfond Arena (tickets available through the Athletics ticket office)

8:00p – 10:00p Jordan Observatory open viewing hours


9:00a – 12:00 noon Welcome to the University – Check-in for general information

9:30a – Football Tailgating begins

10:00 – 5:00p Homecoming Annual Craft Fair – Field House

10:00a – noon Maine Business School Coffee and Conversation – Donald P. Corbett, Atrium

11:00a – 1:00p Parent’s Annual Lobster Bake (online ticket sales will be available before October 1)

12:00 Football University of Maine Black Bears vs. Albany State

7:00p Hockey University of Maine Black Bears  vs Union College, Alfond Arena (tickets available through athletics ticket office)


10:00a – 4:00p  Homecoming Annual Craft Fair – Field House

9:00a – 11:00a Annual Parent/Student Jazz Brunch, Wells Conference Center  (online ticket sales will be available before October 1)

General Information:

Local Hotels:

University Inn – Orono  (207) 866-4921

Black Bear Inn – Orono (207) 866-7120

Country Inn at the Mall – Bangor (207) 941-0200

Hampton Inn – Bangor (207) 990-4400

Hilton Garden Inn – Bangor (207) 947-6195

Courtyard Marriott – Bangor (207) 262-0070


Campus Map: Need to find an office? Perhaps you’re looking to see where your first year student lives? Click this link to see a full interactive map of the UMaine campus!

Directions to campus: Whether you’re coming from Caribou or from out of state, we can get you here with out hassle.

Activities and Events Links:

Campus Activities & Student Engagement: Looking for something to do over the weekend? CASE has your ticket to all the great events that your students enjoy on campus!

Collins Center for the Arts: Comedians, speakers, exhibits, plays and more! The CCA is home to numerous artistic performances throughout the year and the Hudson Museum.

Athletics: Hockey, football, baseball, and basketball to name only a few of the many sports that UMaine students enjoy. Check out this website for all of your Black Bear Athletics needs. Go Black Bears!

Student Recreation Center: One of the newest buildings on campus, the Rec Center is a state of the art facility that encourages students to stay active outside of the classroom.

University Bookstore: Looking for UMaine apparel, books, or computers? The Bookstore has what you are looking for at great prices!

Memorial Union: The Union has dining facilities, the Bookstore, the Bears’ Den to name some of the many highlights this building has to offer.