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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, so please check back regularly.)

Parents Weekend Check In

Check in for parents and students will take place as follows – there is no pre-registration required, but please check below for ticket purchases.

6:00p – 8:00p Friday, October 17 at the Memorial Union Lobby

8:00a – 12:noon Saturday, October 18 at the Memorial Union Lobby

Parents will be able to pick up pre-purchased tickets for the Lobster Bake and the Jazz Brunch during check in.  Please noteThe Lobster Bake and Jazz Brunch have sold out at this time.   Additional information related to the schedule and campus maps will be available during check in.  Tickets for football and hockey games should be purchased at the Alfond Arena Ticket Office, Football Stadium or by calling the Athletics Ticket office at (207) 581 – BEAR.


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


8:30a – 12:00 noon Welcome to the University – Check-in for general information

Join other families and friends for a morning Foliage Hike up Chick Hill and see the amazing views of the ocean and Acadia National Park.  Click this link for additional information and registration.

9:30a Football Tailgating begins

10:00a – 1:00p Student Organization Philanthropy Fair – University Mall

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

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

This event has sold out and there are no longer tickets available: 11:00a – 1:00p Parent’s Annual Lobster Bake. TICKETS MUST BE ORDERED IN ADVANCE.  Order tickets with the attached link and  pick up tickets at check-in. or call (207) 581-1755.  

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

This event has sold out and there are no longer tickets available. 9:00a – 11:00a Annual Parent/Student Jazz Brunch, Wells Conference Center.  Order tickets with the listed link and pick up tickets at check in. TICKETS MUST BE ORDERED IN ADVANCE. or call (207) 581-1755

Questions or concerns should be directed to Campus Activities and Student Engagement by calling (207) 581-1760.  Messages will be returned during regular business hours.

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

Bangor Motor Inn & Suites (207) 947-0070

Days Inn – Bangor (207) 942-8272

Comfort Inn – Bangor (207) 990-0888

Campus Map:  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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Blue Sky Student Life Initiatives

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