Family & Friends Weekend

 Yellow, green and brown leaves with Family & Friends Weekend text 
Fall 2018

September 21st – 23rd

To purchase Family & Friends shirts or tickets to the lobster bake and/or brunch, VISIT OUR STORE!

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Tentative Schedule of Events

Friday, September 21st

  • 4:00pm – 7:00pm: Check-in/Packet Pick Up
    • University Mall; in front of Fogler Library
  • 9:00am – 5:00pm: LLBean Pop Up Shop
    • University Mall; in front of Fogler Library
  • 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*

Saturday, September 22nd

  • 8:00am – 1:00pm: Check-in/Packet Pick up
    • University Mall; in front of Fogler Library
  • 9:00am – 12:00pm: Black Bear Attack Mud Run
    • Outside New Balance Recreation Center
    • Sign Ups Coming Soon!
  • 9:00am – 5:00pm: LLBean Pop Up Shop
    • University Mall; in front of Fogler Library
  • 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*
    • Bear’s Den Dining Area, Memorial Union
    • Sponsored by the University Credit Union (UCU) 
  • 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*
  • 7:00pm: The Evasons Mentalist Duo

Sunday, September 23rd

  • 9:00am – 11:00am: Brunch*
    • Wells Conference Center
  • 11:00am: Planetarium Show – We Are Astronomers*
  • 12:30pm: Planetarium Show –  Mayan Archeoastronomy*
  • 2:00pm: Planetarium Show – Polaris: Mystery of Polar Night*

~Planetarium show information can be found HERE!

Other activities:

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

Hours TBD

Bear Necessities Fan Shop:
Alfond Hockey Arena

Hours TBD

Maps of Campus:

Interactive Campus Map