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 – 7:00pm: 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
  • 7:00pm: Planetarium show – Dark
  • 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!
  • 10:30am: Planetarium show – Dark
  • 11:00am – 2:00pm: Lobster Bake*
    • Sponsored by the University Credit Union (UCU) 
    • 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:

  • 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
    • September 24th
      Men’s Rugby – Lengyel Field – 1PM
      Field Hockey Club –  Field Hockey Field – 3PM
    • September 25th
      Softball Club – Softball Field – 10AM/12PM/2PM
  • Fall Hike (time TBD)

*Event requires a ticket purchase with registration.

Lobster Bake & Jazz Brunch are SOLD OUT


Registration is now closed!

If you have not registered, please still feel free to come and enjoy the weekend.


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

University of Maine Bookstore:
1st Floor, Memorial Union


Friday, September 23rd: 8:00am – 4:30pm
Saturday, September 24th: 10:00am to 4:00pm