School Campus Tours generally start at the Visitor Center unless otherwise specified by the group tour contact person or Office of Recruitment staff member. The program generally lasts 90 minutes and includes stops at the student recreation center, a sample residence hall room, a classroom, the library and student union. Shorter group tours may be arranged but with limited stops. We request that school group tours have at least one chaperon for every 20 students. Some activities require chaperon participation.
School Group Tours are only offered Monday through Friday at 10 a.m. (except holidays and university student breaks) during the fall and spring academic session. During the summer session, School Group Tours are only available at 11 a.m. Advanced online registration is required.
160 College Avenue
Orono, ME 04469
Traveling north on I-95: Take Kelley Road Exit 191; Turn right at end of exit ramp; Drive 1 mile to the light; Take left onto Route 2. Drive 2.5 miles to the third set of traffic lights; Turn left onto College Avenue; Turn right at the University of Maine sign; Take the next right for Visitors’ Center.
Traveling south on I-95: Take Stillwater Ave Exit 193; Turn left at the end of the exit ramp; Drive 1 mile to the fourth set of traffic lights; Turn right onto College Avenue; Turn left onto Munson Road at the second University of Maine sign; Take the next right for Visitors’ Center.
Buses or vans may drop off students at the Buchanan Alumni House or specified meeting location. A Visitor Center staff member will typically greet the school group in the buses before drop off. School bus or van may be used for a portion of the tour. Parking passes and specific parking information will be provided upon arrival.