Family & Friends Weekend

 Yellow, green and brown leaves with Family & Friends Weekend text

Friday, September 23rd

Saturday, September 24th &

Sunday, September 25th

2016 Schedule of Events

Friday, September 23rd

  • 10:00am – 6:30pm: Registration/Check-in
    • University Mall; in Front of Fogler Library
  • 6:00pm – 8:00pm: Welcome Reception
    • Wells Conference Center
    • Hors d’oeuvres; welcome from Student Life
  • 9:00pm: Comedian, Jessi Campbell
    • North Pod, Memorial Union

Saturday, September 24th

  • 7:30am – 1:00pm: Registration/Check-in
    • University Mall; in front of Fogler Library
  • 10:00am – 3:00pm: Family & Friends Fall Fest
    • University Mall
    • There will be family friendly activities!
  • 10:00am: Planetarium show – Dark
  • 11:00pm – 2:00pm: Lobster Bake*
    • Wells Conference Center
    • Purchase will include ticket to Saturday’s football game for non-UMaine students
      • If you are not planning to attend the football game, please come after 12pm!
  • 12:00pm: 1st Home Football Game
    • Morse Field
    • UMaine v. James Madison
  • 3:00pm: Planetarium show – Astronaut

Sunday, September 25th

  • 9:00am – 11:00am: Jazz Trivia Brunch*
    • Wells Conference Center
  • 11:30am: Planetarium show – To Space and Back

Other activities:

  • Free entry to the New Balance Recreation Center
    • With free fitness classes
  • Fall Hike (time TBD)
  • Club Sports home games (schedule TBD)


*Event requires a ticket purchase with registration.

Thank you for your interest in registering for Family & Friend Weekend 2016!

Registering with us helps us provide you with the best experience possible! With your free registration you will receive a welcome packet with a full schedule of events (free and ticketed) and lots of important information.

If you are interested in purchasing tickets to the Lobster Bake and/or Jazz Brunch OR would like to purchase our Family & Friends shirt, please visit our online store.

Family & Friends Weekend Registration

  • *This will be our main form of contact moving forward.
  • Please let us know how many people will be with you!


Call the Family & Friends hotline! 207.581.1769

Rather send us an e-mail?

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

Maps of Campus:

Interactive Campus Map