Family & Friends Weekend

Fall 2020 – VIRTUAL

September 25th – 27th

Family and Friends weekend has officially moved to a virtual format for the Fall of 2020. We will be moving several of our activities to a virtual format, on Friday evening and Saturday during the day. Our hopes are to host a Spring Family Weekend, to be determined based on the future of this pandemic. Have questions? Let us know at

Family and Friends Weekend has been a celebrated tradition at the University of Maine for many years. For many of our students, this special weekend is the first opportunity to visit with family and friends since Maine Hello. Within the first month of the semester, your UMaine student has started to create their college experience. This exciting weekend presents an important opportunity for families and friends to share firsthand in their student’s UMaine experience.

To demonstrate how your students have become involved on campus, we have partnered up with various departments and groups on campus to provide an event filled weekend with fun, food, entertainment, and more! There will be numerous opportunities to interact with UMaine staff, and to take part in the diverse recreational activities the campus has to offer.

We know that our students look forward to showing off the campus and sharing their achievements with their loved ones. Please accept our invitation and join us for this year’s Family and Friends Weekend. We look forward to your visit!

Mark your calendars and book your hotel! 



Family & Friends Weekend Registration

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Schedule of Events

We are still hard at work planning events for Fall 2020 Family and Friends Weekend! In the meantime, check out a hotel below, reservations fill up quick!

Local Hotels:


University Inn & Suites

Black Bear Inn


Country Inn at the Mall

Hampton Inn

Hilton Garden Inn

Courtyard Marriott

Days Inn

Comfort Inn

Residence Inn

Fairfield Inn


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