Organized by the Center for Student Involvement and students and staff from around the University, UMaine’s Winter Carnival offers something for everyone! Winter Carnival is February 16th – 21st, 2021. This is a competition (for both friend groups and organizations) see below if an event qualifies for points!

Tuesday

Bear Hunt
Where: Entire Campus
When: 
9 a.m. – 4 p.m
What:
There will be 100 miniature bears hidden around campus starting at 9 a.m.! (If you participated in Homecoming, these are the same bears!).
Points available?
Yes

Warm and Fuzzies Pick Up – Click Here for More Information
Where: Union Info Booth
When:
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
What:
Stop by to pick up supplies to make fleece blankets or to knit/crochet blanket squares. All donations will go to Project Linus.
Points available? 
YES! 

Surprise Giveaway
Where: Mall
When: 12 p.m. till supplies run out
What:
That part is a surprise! It will be sponsored by UMaine Dining (hint hint hint)

What’s Love Got to do with it?
Where: North Pod
When:
6 p.m.
What:
 This program is designed to highlight the healthy qualities you admire in your friend/partner. As a spin off to the Newlywed game show this game will test friends and romantic partners on how well they know each other.
Points available?
YES!

Sledding
Where: Hill near Beta House
When:
TBD
What:
 Bring your sleds or grab one of ours and race your friends! Points available for fastest time, best style, etc!
Points available?
YES!

Wednesday

Ice Sculpture
Where: MLK Plaza
When: Demonstration begins at 12 p.m.
What: SubZero Ice Carvings is joining us on campus to transform 600 pounds of ice into a true master piece. Drop by to see them in action!
Points available? No

Class of ’21 Trivia Night
Where: Zoom: Click Here (Password: 309818)
When: 7 p.m.
What: Test your trivia knowledge with the Senior Class council! The entire event will be held on Zoom! There are over $200 in prizes!
Points available? YES!

Thursday

Warm and Fuzzies Pick Up – Click Here for More Information
Where: Union Info Booth
When:
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
What:
Stop by to pick up supplies to make fleece blankets or to knit/crochet blanket squares. All donations will go to Project Linus.
Points available? 
YES! 

Kahoot! with the President
Where: Zoom: 
When: 2 p.m.
What: Interact with campus administration such as the President and Deans! Earn points for your team and prizes for the most correct answers!
Points available? YES!

Winter Olympics and Bonfire
Where:
University Mall
When:
3 – 6 p.m.
What: Welcome to the Grand UMaine Winter Olympics! The following four events will measure your team’s skills of Agility, Speed, Accuracy, Strength, and Endurance. Winners will be awarded points that will advance their rank in the overarching competition of the entire week of the carnival. The Organization with the most points at the end of the week will win $250 in student organization funds!
Points available? YES!

Casino Night
Where: North Pod (Memorial Union)
When:
8 – 10 p.m.
What:
Campus Activities Board will be bringing the high stakes for this casino night! Earn a chance to win big and to walk away with prizes!
Points available?
YES!

Friday

Virtual Reality Escape Rooms
Where: Bangor Room
When: 12 – 5 p.m.
What:
Strap on a headset (sanitized between uses) and step into this virtual escape room with up to 4 people! Registration link will be posted here soon!
Points available?
YES!

Virtual Reality Game Night
Where: Bangor Room
When: 8 – 11 p.m.
What:
Strap on a headset (sanitized between uses) to compete in games such as Fruit Ninja and Rock Band!
Points available?
YES!

Saturday

Warm and Fuzzies Blanket Drop-Off
Where: Black Bear Exchange – York Village / Info Desk – Union
When: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (BBE) / 12 – 2 p.m. (Info Desk)
What:
Drop off your fleece blankets and/or blanket squares to be donated to Project Linus.
Points available?
YES!

Mega Mingo
Where: North Pod (Memorial Union)
When: 9 – 11 p.m.
What:
We are giving away
Points available?
YES!

Thank you to all of our sponsors/campus partners:

  • Division of Student Life
  • Maine Bound
  • UMaine Student Government
  • Senior Class Council
  • All Maine Women
  • Campus Activities Board