School spirit, circa 1987
- In 1986, Dale Lick became president.
- That same year, the name of the flagship was restored to the University of Maine.
- In 1992, Frederick Hutchinson became president.
- In 1992, Scott Pellerin won the Hobey Baker Award, given to the top NCAA men’s ice hockey player.
- In 1993, the men’s ice hockey team won the NCAA Division I National Championship, besting Lake Superior State 5–4. Paul Kariya won the Hobey Baker Award.
- The Black Bear Food Guild was established in 1994.