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Family and Friends Weekend


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.  The Black Bear Ice Hockey Team returns from the Kendall Classic in Anchorage Alaska to host Union College on Friday and Saturday nights.  The Black Bear football team will compete against Albany State University, and at half time UMaine’s Marching Band along with the Alumni Band will entertain you.  During half time the 2014 Homecoming Court will be presented as the Homecoming King and Queen are crowned.  Sunday Morning join in the Jazz Brunch.  More information will be available at the end of August.  


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.


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Contact Information

Student Life
5748 Memorial Union
Orono, ME 04469-5748
Phone: 207.581.1406 | Fax: 207.581.4215
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System