Summer Info - Summer Recreation
The Memorial Union (campus center) is available to all students attending Summer University. The Union provides a variety of facilities to satisfy the out-of-class needs of the community. Located on the main floor, the Information Center provides campus maps, phone numbers and directions, schedules and tickets, campus performance/ conference information, and lost and found. Call 207-581-1740.
The Union also offers a variety of lounges and meeting rooms, food service options, vending machines, a game room, and the bookstore.
Campus Recreation is a central student service in the Division of Student Affairs, and offers a wide variety of recreational programming.Open Recreation is available in the gorgeous, New Balance Student Recreation Center, as well as the Mahaney Dome, Wallace Pool, and Maine Bound Adventure Center. Amenities at these facilities include over 140 pieces of weight/cardio equipment, basketball courts, volleyball courts, racquetball courts, squash courts, a multi-activity court, multi-purpose group exercise rooms, a competitive lap pool, a leisure pool with spa, sauna, and vortex, an indoor turf field, an indoor track, eight outdoor tennis courts, and a state-of-the-art indoor rock climbing center. Outdoor ice skating is also available, in season.
Campus Recreation offers a wide range of programs, activities, and services. The many fitness classes include step/kick aerobics, water fitness, yoga, pilates, cycling, and cardio sculpt. Numerous intramural sports are available for men, women and coed. Sport clubs, which compete against teams from other universities and colleges, include Ultimate, rugby, lacrosse, hackey sack, baseball, golf, and fencing. Campus Recreation maintains more than 20 miles of trails in the University’s DeMeritt Forest for hiking, biking, horseback riding, snowshoeing, and skiing. Outdoor gear such as tents, skis, backpacks, climbing shoes, canoes, kayaks, and stoves are available for rental in the Recreation and Fitness Center. Sports equipment such as racquets, weight belts, and various balls are available for checkout in the Recreation and Fitness Center.
Lockers are available for rental or for complimentary day use. Maine Bound, part of Campus Recreation, offers a wealth of outdoor recreation and education opportunities.
Trips, clinics and courses (credit and noncredit) are available in kayaking, canoeing, climbing, backpacking, hiking, camping, snowshoeing, skiing and more. The Maine Bound Adventure Center, located near the Maine Center for the Arts, houses a state-of-the-art indoor rock climbing tower and bouldering wall, where students and Campus Recreation members climb for FREE.
Available to students through their recreation fee, and to faculty/staff and community members under the membership plans, Campus Recreation offers great selection and fitness variety. For more information, visit the Campus Recreation website http://umaine.edu/campusrecreation/.
The University is easily reached by automobile on either scenic or interstate highways. Public transportation to Bangor is offered by American Eagle, Delta Airlines, Pan Am, US Airways Express and International Airline Finnaire Leisure, as well as by Greyhound, Concord Trailways (Concord Trailways tickets may be purchased at the Information Center, Memorial Union M-F) and John T. Cyr and Sons buses.
A local bus line provides service between Bangor and Orono except on Sundays and holidays. Taxi service is also available.
Outdoor recreational opportunities abound in Maine during the summer months. Mt. Desert Island, which includes beautiful Acadia National Park, is within 1–1 and a half hours’ driving time from the campus. The Island includes the communities of Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor, Southwest Harbor and Seal harbor, and is a geological masterpiece.
Students from all over the world have studied the natural phenomena of this beautiful island on the Maine coast. Baxter State Park is within 2 hours driving time from the campus and features Mt. Katahdin, the last mountain on the Appalachian Trail. Numerous lakes are within a short distance of the campus and offer the usual recreational facilities.