Family & Friends Weekend

 Yellow, green and brown leaves with Family & Friends Weekend text 
Fall 2017
September 22nd, 23rd, & 24th 

Thank you for your interest in Family & Friends Weekend at the University of Maine!

*Ticket sales for the Lobster Bake and Jazz Brunch have closed.
Please feel free to still join us on campus and attend the free events! We will have extra welcome packets at the check-in times listed on the schedule.

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Tentative Schedule of Events

*Event requires a ticket purchase

Friday, September 22nd

  • 12:00pm – 7:00pm: Check-in/Packet Pick Up
    • University Mall; in Front of Fogler Library
  • 8:00pm – 10:00pm: Pub Style Trivia
    • Outside Bear’s Den Cafe & Pub in the Memorial Union
  • 7:00pm: Planetarium show – The Tonight Show*

Saturday, September 23rd

  • 8:00am – 1:00pm: Check-in/Packet Pick up
    • University Mall; in front of Fogler Library
  • 11:00am – 3:00pm: Family & Friends Fall Fest
    • University Mall
    • There will be family friendly activities!
    • Free admission
  • 10:00am: Planetarium show – Dynamic Earth*
  • 11:00am – 2:00pm: Lobster Bake*
    • Sponsored by the University Credit Union (UCU)
    • Wells Conference Center
  • 11:30am: Planetarium show – Dream to Fly*
  • 1:00pm: Planetarium show – Dawn of the Space Age*
  • 2:30pm: Planetarium show – Black Holes*
  • 3:00 – 6:00pm: Maine Bound Adventure Center Paddlefest
    • Steam Plant Parking Lot/Stillwater River
    • Free use of water recreation equipment! All are welcome.
  • 7:30pm: Outdoor Movie Showing: Wonder Woman (2017)
    • Morse Field (football stadium)
    • Rain location: TBD
    • Free admission

Sunday, September 24th

Other activities:

  • University of Maine Self-Guided Walking Tours
    • UMaine gardens, sculptures, historic district and more. Designed for use on mobile devices.
  • Free entry to the New Balance Recreation Center
    • With free fitness classes
  • Club Sports home games
    Saturday, September 23rd
    • Women’s Rugby vs St. Anselm
      Kickoff 11am
      Lengyl Field
    • Men’s Rugby vs Bowdoin College
      Kickoff 1pm
      Lengyl Field

Non-University Sponsored

Saturday, September 23rd

  • 8:00am to Noon: Orono Farmer’s Market
    • Steam Plant Parking Lot
  • 7:30pm: Eric Church in Bangor*
  • 10:00am: Great Fire of 1911 Walking Tour*
  • 6:00pm: Mount Hope Cemetery Walking Tour*

*Event requires a ticket purchase

Helpful info!

Local Hotels:


University Inn & Suites

Black Bear Inn


Country Inn at the Mall

Hampton Inn

Hilton Garden Inn

Courtyard Marriott

Days Inn

Comfort Inn


Milford Motel on the River


University Bookstore Hours:
1st Floor, Memorial Union

Friday, September 22nd: 8am to 5pm
Saturday, September 23rd: 9am to 5pm

Bear Necessities Fan Shop:
Alfond Hockey Arena

Friday, September 22nd: 12pm to 4pm
Saturday, September 23rd: 10am to 4pm

Maps of Campus:

Interactive Campus Map