Welcome Home!

The official schedule and details of our Week of Welcome 2021 can be found below! This site will be updated to reflect the most up-to-date schedules, guidelines, and instructions. Explore these brief resources below and know how excited we are to welcome you to the Black Bear Family!

Friday (8/27) - Maine Hello

Recreation Center Drop In | 5 a.m. – 10 p.m. 💙
Drop by the Recreation Center to check out all their services, get your workout in, or get ready for the year ahead.

Maine Hello | 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. 💙
MOVE IN DAYYY! Bring your family to help you move into your first-year residence hall. More details can be found here.

Orientation Help Desk | 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 💙
Team Maine and our friendly team from Admissions will be standing by to answer all your questions, provide campus, tours, and much more! Check them out in the Memorial Union lobby.

Academic Services | 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 💙
Looking to meet your advisor or learn more about your program? Drop by your the office for your academic program across campus. Please note: several faculty and staff members assist in the Maine Hello move in process and office hours may vary.

Bookstore Tent Sale | 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Grab some UMaine gear for both you and your family at their annual tent fair.
Location: CCA Parking Lot

Bookstore Celebration | 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Pick up your text books and check out some sweet deals.
Location: Bookstore (Memorial Union)

President’s Dinner on the Mall | 4 – 5:30 p.m. 💙
Join us for President Ferrini-Mundy’s Annual Dinner on the Mall. The event is followed by the Traditions Ceremony. Free for students with your MaineCard. Lawn games will be provided by Campus Recreation.

Traditions Ceremony | 5:30 – 7 p.m. 💙
Follow the marching band to the Alfond Stadium where you will be greeted by the President and other important members of campus. The class picture will take place during this event.

Planetarium Shows | Various Times
Step into space with these astronomy shows. Register here: https://astro.umaine.edu/
2 p.m.: Magic Treehouse: Space Mission
7 p.m.: We Are Astronomers
9 p.m.: Coldplay: A Sky Full of Stars

Rock Against Rape | 7 – 10 p.m. 💙
This sexual assault awareness event will feature local bands and the Yum Bus food truck at Stewart Quad.

Capture the Flag | 9 – 11 p.m. 💙
Choose a team and defend your flag. We will be on the University Mall hanging out and bringing this childhood game back to life.

Saturday (8/28)

Recreation Center Drop In | 8:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. 💙
Drop by the Recreation Center to check out all their services, get your workout in, or get ready for the year ahead.

Bookstore Tent Sale | 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Grab some UMaine gear for both you and your family at their annual tent fair.
Location: CCA Parking Lot

Orono Farmers Market | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Visit the Orono Farmers Market every Saturday up until Thanksgiving! Every purchase at the market supports the market’s human scale producers—you make a real difference each time you support a local farmer.
Location: Steamplant Parking Lot

Orientation Help Desk | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 💙
Team Maine and our friendly team from Admissions will be standing by to answer all your questions, provide campus, tours, and much more! Check them out in the Memorial Union lobby.

Ice Skating | 1 – 3 p.m. 💙
Head over to the Alfond Arena for free ice skating!

Campus-wide Scavenger Hunt | 1 – 4 p.m. 💙
Drop in at the mall to grab a scavenger hunt list, have fun exploring the campus, and come back when you’re done for ice cream and lawn games. Hosted by Chi Alpha Campus Ministry.
Location: Mall

Dorm Decorations | 1 – 3 p.m. 💙
The Campus Activities Board wants to get crafty with you! Stop by to check out all their events for the fall.
Location: Mall

Planetarium Shows | Various Times
Step into space with these astronomy shows. Register here: https://astro.umaine.edu/
1 p.m.: EXO: Are We Alone?
2:30 p.m.: Dream to Fly
4 p.m.: Black Holes

Out-of-State Meeting | 3 – 4 p.m. 💙
Are you from out-of-state? Stop by this meeting to meet other folks from “away” and make a few connections as well!
Location: Bangor Room

Party on the Hill | 8 – 11 p.m. 💙
It’s time for a party! On the hill that is! Join us up on Hilltop for a downhill luge race and a silent disco with our favorite DJs from WMEB!
Location: Hilltop Quad and Outside Recreation Center

Sunday (8/29)

College Success Strategies Presentation | 10 – 11 a.m. 💙
This is an overview of academic resources on campus and how students can be successful in their coursework!

Orientation Help Desk | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 💙
Team Maine and our friendly team from Admissions will be standing by to answer all your questions, provide campus, tours, and much more! Check them out in the Memorial Union lobby.

Orientation Group Meetings | 12 – 1 p.m. 💙
Meet up with your orientation groups from this summer!
Location: Front Steps of Fogler Library

Coaster Painting | 1 – 2 p.m. 💙
CANCELLED

Study Abroad Meeting | 2 – 3 p.m. 💙
Are you interested in studying abroad during your time at UMaine? Drop by this meeting to learn more!
Location: DPC 100

Planetarium Shows | Various Times
Step into space with these astronomy shows. Register here: https://astro.umaine.edu/
12:30 p.m.: Asteroid: Mission Extreme
2 p.m.: Asteroid: Mission Extreme
4 p.m.: Coldplay: A Sky Full of Stars

School of Performing Arts Welcome | 4 – 6 p.m. 💙
This is welcome is for all students who are in the School of Performing Arts.
Location: Minsky Recital Hall

Honors College First Year Orientation | 5 – 6 p.m. 💙
This is an orientation for all new students in the Honors College.
Location: DPC 100

Monday (8/30) - FDOC

FDOC is the First Day of Class! A day filled with excitement for our new students, activities and events to make you feel right at home! Best of luck in your first classes, we will be around hosting events so stop in to say hello and see what our services are all about!

CA$H CAB | 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. 💙
Catch a ride to your next class on one of our many golf carts that are whirring around campus! We will ask you some trivia questions and even hand out some prizes while you take in the scenery!

Office for Diversity and Inclusion Open House | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Join us in our spaces to learn more about our team, our services, and how we can be part of your UMaine journey!
Location: Multicultural Student Center, Rainbow Resource Room, & Intersectional Feminist Resource Room

 

Tuesday (8/31)

Ice Cream Social | 12 – 2 p.m. 💙
Need a second day pick me up?! Swing by the mall for some ice cream, sponsored by the Center for Student Involvement!
Location: University Mall

Wednesday (9/1)

Student Organization Fair | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The 2021 Student Organization Fair will feature over 100 student organizations who will be providing information and recruiting new members. This is a perfect opportunity to find your people and get involved! There will be food trucks and other fun surprises that you will not want to miss out on.
Location: University Mall

Your Week of Welcome experience begins on Maine Hello, August 27th, 2021. Below you will find information about all the activities that have been planned by offices on campus! Events with a 💙 are FREE! A printable PDF is below.

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Updated
8.26.21

More information about your Maine Hello Move In Experience can be found here: umaine.edu/reslife/maine-hello/

Last Modified August 29, 2021