Fall Welcome Weekend

Overview

Hearty Maine Hello and Welcome to the University of Maine! We look forward to seeing you at Fall Welcome Weekend 2015, August 28th through 30th. This program is for all new first-year and transfer students starting in the fall 2015 semester. You do not need to pre-register for this event, but be sure to stop by the Memorial Union to receive the most up to date Fall Welcome Weekend schedule between 8am and 4pm on Friday August 28th. For more information, please call 207.581.1561 or email umaineadmissions@maine.edu.

New Commuters Welcome Day

All new commuter students are invited to attend the New Commuters Welcome Day on Thursday, August 27th, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, in the Memorial Union.  To view the schedule, visit the Commuter and Non-Traditional Student Programs website.  For more information, please call the Commuter and Non-Traditional Student Programs office at 207.581.1734.

Maine Hello Residence Hall Move-In

All new first-year and transfer students living on-campus move-in on Friday, August 28th.  Please refer to the Maine Hello Info and Schedule to plan your residence hall move-in.  For more information, please call the First Year Center at 207.581.1420.

New Student Orientation Meetings

For students who were unable to attend a Summer Orientation session, please review the New Student Checklist for Fall 2015 and consider scheduling an Orientation Tour before Fall Welcome Weekend. There will also be New Student Orientation Meetings on Friday, August 28th from 8 am to 4 pm every hour on the hour in the Memorial Union.

Note to Families

Family members are welcome to accompany their students to help them settle into their new homes and participate in some of the events planned on the first day of Fall Welcome Weekend on Friday, August 28th.

Fall Welcome Weekend Tentative Schedule

Listed below is the tentative schedule of the events planned for Fall Welcome Weekend 2015. You will receive a final detailed schedule with event descriptions, times, and locations at the Memorial Union on August 28th.

Friday, August 28
8:00 am – 4:00 pm Orientation Help Desk
Main Lobby, Memorial Union
8:00 am – 4:00 pm New Student Orientation Meetings
Bumps Room, Memorial Union
Start every hour on the hour. Last meeting at 3:00 pm.
8:00 am – 4:00 pm Maine Hello Residence Hall Move-In
Residence Halls
8:00 am – 4:00 pm Bookstore Annual Tent Sale
DTAV Community Building Parking Lot
8:00 am – 4:30 pm Academic Offices and Student Services Open
Campus Wide
8:00 am – 7:00 pm Bear Necessities Annual Tent Sale
Alfond Arena Parking Lot
10:00 am – 2:00 pm UMaine Community Fair
Ground Floor, Memorial Union
4:30 pm – 9:30 pm Floor Dinner and Mandatory Residence Hall Meetings
Residence Halls
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Transfer Student Social
Main Lobby, Kennebec Hall
8:00 pm – Midnight Residence Hall Activities
Residence Halls
9:00 pm – 10:00 pm Reality U! The Sequel
Hauck Auditorium, Class of 1944 Hall
9:00 pm – 11:00 pm Bonfire
Location to be determined
10:00 pm – 11:00 pm Comedian
Hauck Auditorium, Class of 1944 Hall
Saturday, August 29 
8:00 am – 12:00 pm Orono Farmer’s Market
Steamplant Parking Lot
8:30 am – 1:00 pm Welcome Weekend Day of Service
Depart from Residence Halls
10:00 am – 2:00 pm Orientation Help Desk
Main Lobby, Memorial Union
10:00 pm – 5:00 pm Bear Necessities Annual Tent Sale
Alfond Arena Parking Lot
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Reality U! The Sequel
Hauck Auditorium, Class of 1944 Hall
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Out-of-State Student Gathering
Bangor Room, Memorial Union
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm President’s Annual Dinner on the Mall
University Mall (Rain Location: Alfond Arena)
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Traditions Ceremony & Class Picture
Alfond Stadium/Morse Field
9:00 pm – Midnight Black Bear Block Party
New Balance Student Recreation & Fitness Center
Sunday, August 30 
10:00 am – 11:00 am College Success Strategies Presentation
Bangor Room, Memorial Union
10:00 am – 5:00 pm Bear Necessities Annual Tent Sale
Alfond Arena Parking Lot
11:00 am & 1:00 pm Fogler Library Tours
Fogler Library
10:00 am – 2:00 pm Orientation Help Desk
Main Lobby, Memorial Union
1:00 – 2:00 pm Student Employment Meeting
Hauck Auditorium, Class of 1944 Hall
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Army ROTC Open House
Army ROTC Office, Memorial Gym
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Canoeing and Stand-Up Paddle Sports on the Stillwater River
Meet at the river dock near the Steamplant Parking Lot
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Fitness Showcase
New Balance Student Recreation & Fitness Center
1:00 pm – 8:00 pm Maine Bound Climbing Wall
Maine Bound Adventure Center
2:00 – 3:00 pm Study Abroad Meeting
Bangor Room, Memorial Union
2:00 pm UMaine Women’s Soccer vs. University of Rhode Island
Alumni Field
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Multicultural Programs Welcome
Room 312, Memorial Union
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm LGBTQ Student Welcome
Room 224 Memorial Union
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm School of Performing Arts Welcome
Minsky Recital Hall, Class of 1944 Hall
5:30 – 6:30 pm Honors College Meeting
Room 101, Neville Hall
6:00 – 10:00 pm Mandatory Residence Hall Meetings
Residence Halls