Why Be a UMSS Judge?

  • See the fascinating research being done on campus
  • Speak directly with students about their projects

UMSS Judging Questions Answered!

Judging Information:

  • The judging sign-up form has now closed, thank you for your interest!
  • Judges are automatically registered for the event. There is no need to register again. 
  • Information packets including the judging rubric will be available upon check-in. 
  • Judging is completed in person, at the venue on the day of the event.
  • All judging scores must be submitted as soon as possible, no later than 1:00 pm. 

Event Venue:

  • New Balance Field House, University of Maine, Orono, Maine
  • A map of the campus is available here


  • 8:00 am – Doors Open
  • 9:00 am – Opening Remarks
  • 9:30 am – 11:30 am – Graduate Poster/Oral/Exhibit Presentations
  • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm – Undergraduate Poster/Oral/Exhibit Presentations
  • 1:00 – 2:00 pm – Student Panels
  • 2:00 pm – Keynote Speaker
  • 3:00 p.m.: Awards Ceremony, Closing Remarks, and a jazz performance by Free Parking


  • For those of you visiting the UMaine campus, parking will be available near the New Balance Field House.
  • A visitor parking pass will be sent to your email inbox. Please be sure this is printed and displayed on the dashboard of your vehicle.

For accessible accommodations, please email um.symposium@maine.edu