Plan Your Next Event at UMaine

When it comes to planning your meeting or event, we have the services and support available that is unparalleled in our region.  We’re hands on from the time we send you a proposal until you are ready to rebook for the next event! 

There are countless reasons for people to gather and come together.  For most conferences and special events, there is a central theme.  Maybe it’s a research topic or professional development program.  For some it may be for sport or athletic development or competition.  Whatever your reason, the University of Maine is a welcoming and professional environment for all. 
Our campus attracts groups from a wide range of places and interests.  While our backyard is New England, we often play host to groups from throughout the US, Canada and beyond.  With easy access to Bangor International Airport as well as our location on I-95, the most traveled interstate in the US, we are quite connected. 

UMaine Faculty and Staff Planners Start Here

The University of Maine has eight venue options with a variety of spaces available during the academic year.  The vast array of available spaces grows significantly in summer to more than 125 individual spaces. 
We are glad to offer meeting venues suitable for most group sizes and needs, which allows great accessibility for clients from the region and throughout Maine, New England and beyond! 
As a University, our spaces exist to service our core clients, the students.  This gives us a distinct advantage in purpose-built venues for achieving the gathering goals of all types including educational trainings, professional conferences and personal development sessions, athletic and academic competitions, and large-scale performances and keynote addresses. 

Explore Our Venues


Buchanan Alumni House

The Buchanan Alumni House is steeped in university history, which is reflected in the venue’s Georgian-style architecture and offers guests a variety of warm and inviting spaces.  From a reception for 350 to a board meeting for 14, there is space at the Buchanan Alumni House for every type of gathering.  


Collins Center For The Arts

The main attraction is the 1,435-seat Hutchins Concert Hall, which boasts one of the largest broadcast screens in Maine and attracts internationally known performing acts from dance troupes to Broadway tours to comedians to its stage. Many types of events are held at The Collins Center For The Arts.


Wells Conference Center

Having a place where people can come together for conferences, meetings, retreats and events is important.  With over 10,000 square feet of purpose-built space for conferences and special events, the Wells Conference Center accommodates up to 420 people in the largest space.  

Locally Sourced & Multi-Cultural Cuisine

Our food and beverage team is ready to make sure your group’s attendees are well-nourished with delicious and plentiful meals and breaks to achieve maximum results for your meeting, camp or special event. 

Who We Host



Productive Spaces to Accomplish Your Goals


Athletics & Sports Competitions

Learn, Develop, Play, and Compete


Special Events & Weddings

Your Partner in Creating Memorable Moments


Sports & Recreation Venues

Venues to Challenge, Compete, Gather and Grow


UMaine Connected

Working In Partnership to Achieve University Goals


Spiritual Venues

Introspection, Prayer, Meditation and Reflection in One Place

Affordable On-Campus Lodging For Events

For groups planning a multi-day event, Events and Hospitality at the University of Maine offers many options for overnight accommodations.  We offer a total of 3,800 beds on campus, available from late May to early August.  While the majority of our onsite accommodations are traditional residence hall spaces, 400 beds are in suite-style apartments with full kitchens.   

The Right Technology For Your Event

The University of Maine relies on advanced technology for our daily operations as a major institution of higher education.
Microphones (hand held, wireless, goosenecks)
Projector & Screen
PA System
Adaptors/Dongle Ring 
Onsite IT Support Tech
Easels & Easel Pads
Extension Cords
Zoom Kits (a zoom meeting in a box)

We are ready for your event.