Winter Carnival

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 10th-15th, 2020.

Winter Carnival begins Monday with Fresh Check Day and concludes Saturday evening with Improv Insanity. In between you can participate in highlights like our Snow Sculpture Contest & Casino Night – maybe even enjoy a bonfire or two. Each day, you/your student organization has a chance to win $250 in programming fund, for competing in different events! Below, we break down Winter Carnival by day, as well as have included an image of our flier. Want to stay up to date on all details? Check out our facebook event!

   

Monday

Fresh Check Day: 
Where: Memorial Union Atrium (near Bookstore)
When: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
What: Check-in with your mental health at this suicide prevention and education event. Tables will be staffed by 10 campus partners, with an opportunity to learn all while winning some swag! Be one of the first 200 attendees to complete your punch card to receive a limited edition Stuff-A-Buddy!
Points available? YES!

Snow Sculpture Contest Begins:
Where:
University Mall
When:
10 a.m.
What: 
Gather a few friends to build your best snow sculpture! Receive points for creativity, style, and more!
Points available? YES!

SNOW SCULPTURE REGISTRATION CLOSED

Snow sculpture competition check-in will be on the Mall on Monday, Feb. 10 between 10:00am – 12:00pm.
Contact heather.hogan@maine.edu with any questions.

Tuesday

Reindeer Petting Zoo, Bonfire, and Hot Cocoa Bar
Where: University Mall
When:
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
What:
Join us for REAL reindeer on the mall, plus a bonfire and hot cocoa bar! This is an event you will not want to miss!
Points available?
No

Blood Drive
Where: Collins Center for the Arts
When: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
What:
Now’s your chance to give donate to the Red Cross, who is currently in critical need. In need of volunteer hours? This is a great way to give back while earning hours!
Points available? 
YES! (For both volunteers and donators)

Trivia
Where: Bear’s Den Pub
When:
8 p.m.
What:
Test your trivia knowledge with the Senior Class council! Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
Points available?
YES!

Wednesday

Winter Olympics and Bonfire
Where: University Mall
When: 3 – 5 p.m.
What:
Put on your winter hat and mittens for your chance to compete against your friends (and frenemies) as we host UMaine Winter Olympics 2020 (cue the fanfare)
Points available?
YES!

Blood Drive
Where: Collins Center for the Arts
When: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
What:
Now’s your chance to give donate to the Red Cross, who is currently in critical need. In need of volunteer hours? This is a great way to give back while earning hours!
Points available? 
YES! (For both volunteers and donators)

Thursday

Casino Night
Where: North Pod (Memorial Union)
When:
8 – 10 p.m.
What:
CAB and IFC/Panhel 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

Crockpot Challenge
Where: Bangor Room
When: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
What:
CEAC & PEAC are hosting a crockpot challenge! Drop by the Bangor Room for free lunch samples and to vote for the best dish!
Points available?
No

Valentines Happy Hour
Where: Bear’s Den Pub and Cafe
When: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
What:
Don’t want to stand in the cold for the hockey game? Come to our happy hour to warm up and grab your student section tickets! No cold waits!
Points available?
No

Free Money Game Show
Where: North Pod (Memorial Union)
When: 9 – 11 p.m.
What:
We are giving away FREE MONEY! All you have to do is show up and be ready to win!
Points available?
YES!

Saturday

Sledding
Where: Hill in front of the Beta parking lot
When:
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
What:
SLEDDING! On giant tubes! Grab a friend (or more) and participate in this awesome race!
Points available?
YES!

Project Linus
Where: Hancock Hall
When: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
What:
Make a blanket for a child in need! We provide all materials!
Points available?
YES!

Improv Insanity
Where: North Pod (Memorial Union)
When: 9 – 11 p.m.
What:
Ready to laugh your abs off?! These funny folks will have you rolling on the floor!
Points available?
YES!

Thank you to all of our sponsors/campus partners:

  • Division of Student Life
  • Panhellenic Council
  • Interfraternity Council
  • UMaine Student Government
  • Senior Class Council
  • All Maine Women
  • Campus Activities Board
  • Residence Hall Association