Homecoming Competition

Want to earn prizes and points on your way to $250 (of programming funds for your organization)? Sign up today to be part of our competitive week! SIGN UP HERE

Homecoming Schedule

All Week Long:

Goods Drive

  • Earn points and donate to the Black Bear Exchange by turning in various items to the Info Booth in the Union on Friday


Relay Race (4-6 p.m.)

  • Compete with your team in various activities and challenges to win points!


Macramé (8 p.m.)

  • Pick up a Drive Thru kit and follow along on Zoom for this creative event!


Bear Hunt (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

  • There will be 200 bears hidden throughout all of campus. Find them and return them to the Center for Student Involvement for points and prizes!

Capture the Flag (7 – 9 p.m.)

  • Get the team together! Join us for a campus wide game of capture the flag! The better your team does, the more points you earn for the competition!


The Masked Singer

  • Just like the popular show, we are having masked singers, you!

    Earn points for attending, and even more points for performing!

Meet your Homecoming Court!


Allison Swede

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Class Year: 2021

Hometown: Catharpin, VA

Representing: Panhellenic Council

What does UMaine mean to you?

I have learned how to give back to others, how to self reflect, how to listen to the voices of a community, and how to really connect and understand those around you. To me, UMaine has become a place where I have flourished, truly a college of our hearts.

Lars Johnson

Major: Survey Engineering

Class Year: 2021

Hometown: Manchester, CT

Representing: UMaine DnD

What does UMaine mean to you?

UMaine has been a place where I found a family away from home, where I was able to find a place to fit in and be myself. My experience on this campus has been one of a kind, and has helped mold me into the better version of myself I continue to become.

Kaitlin Robinson

Major: Communication Sciences and Disorders/Childhood Development and Family Relations

Class Year: 2021

Hometown: Wilmington, MA

Representing: Alternative Breaks

What does UMaine mean to you?

In my 3+ years at UMaine, I have grown to love the array of community engagement opportunities. I am thrilled to be a part of such a strong and interconnected campus.

Logan Pratt

Major: Communications

Class Year: 2021

Hometown: Palmyra, ME

Representing: SHARE

What does UMaine mean to you?

I would ultimately like to continue to advocate for the inclusiveness of UMaine and other transgender students, and let everyone know that this campus is a safe environment for anyone to be themselves. I’m very honored that the University has given me a chance here, and I’m so proud that the University of Maine will be my alma mater.

Blaize Vail

Major: Communications

Class Year: 2022

Hometown: Portland, ME

Representing: University of Maine Student Government, Inc.

What does UMaine mean to you?

This university has been a place where I have been given the necessary resources to thrive independently. This university means a great deal to me. It has been a place where I can unapologetically be myself and be the best version of myself. I am grateful for that and therefore highlights my pride in being a black bear and a member of this campus.

Delaney Woodward

Major: Sociology and Philosophy

Class Year: 2021

Hometown: Corea, ME

Representing: Mainely Voices

What does UMaine mean to you?

UMaine has taught me to be myself and be proud of it, to think for myself, to ask questions, and to stand up for the things I believe in. These are all things I am so thankful to have obtained throughout my time here at UMaine and I wouldn’t change my experience for anything.

Juno Buendia

Major: Music Education

Class Year: 2021

Hometown: Waldoboro, ME

Representing: University of Maine Singers

What does UMaine mean to you?

I am incredibly thankful for the University of Maine for giving me the room, environment and resources to grow and become the person I am today. I would not have made it this far if it wasn’t for my friends and professors who have shown genuine care and support to me throughout my time here in UMaine. I will always keep the memories I made here close to my heart, and I will continue to show my love and pride for the College of Our Hearts Always!

Emily McLaughlin

Major: Microbiology and Spanish

Class Year: 2021

Hometown: Hudson, MA

Representing: All Maine Women

What does UMaine mean to you?

As a senior, when I reflect on my time at UMaine I would do close to anything to spend more time here. My friends have become my family, my classes and organizations have become my passion and Maine has become my home.