The Maine Day Tradition

In 1935 President Arthur Hauck inaugurated MAINE DAY, a day set aside for “spring clean-up” of our campus. The entire campus community  – students, faculty, staff, and alumni – pitches in to spruce up the campus. Historically Maine Day is set on Wednesday of the last week of classes of the Spring semester.

Schedule - April 27, 2022

Parade – 8:15 a.m.

The parade will be happening rain or shine! Groups are encouraged to dress up/design a float (on a trailer, in the back of a truck, just walking, etc) to fit in with the theme of Survivor/Castaway. There will be trophy prizes for the best Organization and the best Office! We parade around campus, starting at the Versant Astronomy Center, on a historic route, and drop you off in time for service. 

Service – 9 a.m.

Service Projects will start immediately after the parade. Check in for your project at the Mall in front of Fogler Library, at 9 a.m. If you have questions, email the Bodwell Center –

Spring Fair- 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Visit the Memorial Union, where student organizations will be hosting fundraisers and different activities. There will be pieing, head-shaving, snow cones, games, and more! 

Maine Day BBQ- 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

The traditional BBQ is back! Due to the rain, the BBQ will be moved inside to Wells, York, and Hilltop. Hop in line and get your tasty treats starting at 12 p.m.

Lawn Games – 1 – 4 p.m.

Join us in the Atrium of the Memorial Union for lawn games, music, and grab’n-go snacks! 

Black Bear Bash – 6 – 9 p.m.

This is the most anticipated event of the semester! Our bash will include different games, inflatables, food trucks, and more! Due to the rain, the Black Bear Bash will be taking place in the New Balance Recreation Center. Dinner will be provided by UMaine Student Government.

How Do I Participate?!

We’re glad you asked! 

Remember to bring your Maine Card to our check-in tent near Fogler Library to sign in and get your meal tickets! Then check out our various games and food trucks as you make your way around campus!

We will provide a map so you can be sure to hit all the best stops!

If you are in need of reasonable accommodations for any of our events, please email Benjamin Evans at

Check out some scenes from Maine Days Past!