Family & Friends Weekend

  
Fall 2018

September 21st – 23rd

Please note: Due to the inclement weather on Friday, Check In will be happening inside the Memorial Union, in the Lown Room (follow signage!)

IMPORTANT: THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS STORE TO PURCHASE LOBSTER BAKE AND JAZZ BRUNCH TICKETS IS NOW OFFICIALLY CLOSED. 

Family & Friends Weekend Registration

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Schedule of Events

Friday, September 21st

  • 2:00pm – 7:00pm: Check-in/Packet Pick Up
    • Memorial Union; Lown Room (Near Information Booth)
  • 9:00am – 5:00pm: LLBean Pop Up Shop
    • University Mall; near Little Hall
  • 7:00pm: Planetarium Show – Cell! Cell! Cell!*
  • 8:00pm: Pub Style Trivia
    • Outside the Cafe & Pub in the Memorial Union
    • $10 entry fee per team*
      • Please plan to pay cash at the event.

Saturday, September 22nd

  • 8:00am – 1:00pm: Check-in/Packet Pick up
    • University Mall; near the Black Bear Statue
  • 10:00am – 12:00pm: Black Bear Attack Mud Run
  • 9:00am – 5:00pm: LLBean Pop Up Shop
    • University Mall; near Little Hall
  • 10:00am: Planetarium Show – Explore*
  • 11:00am – 2:00pm: Family & Friends Fall Fest
    • University Mall
    • Free entry!
    • There will be family friendly activities!
  • 11:00am – 2:00pm: Lobster Bake*
    • Wells Conference Center
    • Sponsored by the University Credit Union (UCU) 
    • *Purchased tickets are required for UMaine students*
  • 11:30am: Planetarium Show – Out There: The Quest for Extrasolar Worlds*
  • 2:30pm: Planetarium Show – Mars 1001*
  • 3:00 – 6:00pm: Maine Bound Adventure Center Paddle Fest
    • Steam Plant Parking Lot/Stillwater River
    • Free use of water recreation equipment. All are welcome!
  • 4:00pm: Planetarium Show – Phantom of the Universe*
  • 6:00 – 8:00pm: Hirundo Wildlife Refuge Programming
  • 7:00pm: The Evasons Mentalist Duo
  • 8:00pm: Movie Showing: “Life of the Party
    • Neville 101
    • Free entry!

Sunday, September 23rd

  • 9:00am – 11:00am: Jazz Brunch*
    • Wells Conference Center
    • Featuring a performance by UMaine student musicians!
    • *Purchased tickets are required for UMaine students*
  • 11:00am – 1:00pm: Hirundo Wildlife Refuge Programming
  • 11:00am: Planetarium Show – We Are Astronomers*
  • 12:30pm: Planetarium Show –  Mayan Archeoastronomy*
  • 2:00pm: Planetarium Show – Polaris: Mystery of Polar Night*
  • 3:00 – 5:00pm: Hirundo Wildlife Refuge Programming

~Planetarium show information can be found HERE!

Other activities:


Local Hotels:

Orono

University Inn & Suites

Black Bear Inn

Bangor

Country Inn at the Mall

Hampton Inn

Hilton Garden Inn

Courtyard Marriott

Days Inn

Comfort Inn

Residence Inn

Fairfield Inn

Milford

Milford Motel on the River

 


University Bookstore Hours:
1st Floor, Memorial Union

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Looking for our Family and Friends Gear but don’t have cash/check? Swing by the bookstore for the same great prices!


Maps of Campus:

Interactive Campus Map

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Updated
6.11.18