Tentative Schedule


Friday, August 30 through Monday, September 2 | 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 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Friday, August 30. For more information, please call 207.581.1561 or email umaineadmissions@maine.edu.

Friday, August 30

7 a.m. – 4 p.m. Orientation Help Desk in the Main Lobby, Memorial Union

7 a.m. – 4 p.m. New Student Orientation Meetings in the Bumps Room, Memorial Union. For students unable to attend Summer Orientation or an Orientation Tour. Starting every hour, on the hour. Last meeting at 3:00 p.m. 

7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Maine Hello Residence Hall Move-In at Residence Halls

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Academic Offices and Student Services Open at Various Locations

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Bookstore Annual Tent Sale in the DTAV Community Building Parking Lot

10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Army ROTC Open House at Army ROTC Office, Memorial Gym 

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. UMaine Community Fair on the Ground Floor, Memorial Union

4 – 6 p.m. President’s Annual Dinner at the University Mall

6 p.m. UMaine Football vs. Sacred Heart at Alfond Stadium 

9:30 – 11 p.m. The Extreme Magic of Eric Wilzig at the Collins Center for the Arts 

Saturday, August 31

8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Orono Farmer’s Market at the Steamplant Paring Lot

10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Mandatory Residence Hall Meeting and Programming at Residence Halls 

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Orientation Help Desk in the Main Lobby, Memorial Union

1 – 3 p.m. Ice Skating at Alfond Arena

1 – 3:30 p.m. Tye-Dye! at the University Mall

2 and 3 p.m. Rec Center Fitness Showcase at New Balance Student Recreation Center

3 – 4 p.m. Out-of-State Student Gathering in the Bangor Room, Memorial Union

4 – 5 p.m. Traditions Ceremony at Alfond Stadium (Rain Location: Alfond Arena)

7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Rock Against Rape at Stewart Quad

8 – 9 p.m. Reality U! The Sequel at Hauck Auditorium, Class of 1944 Hall

8 – 10 p.m. Residence Hall Programming at Residence Halls 

9 – 10 p.m. Late Night Comedian at Hauck Auditorium, Class of 1944 Hall

Sunday, September 1

10 – 11 a.m. Student Employment Meeting at Hauck Auditorium, Class of 1944 Hall

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Orientation Help Desk in the Main Lobby, Memorial Union

12:30 and 3:30 p.m. Planetarium Shows at Emera Astronomy Center

1 p.m. Women’s Soccer vs. Bryant University at Mahaney Diamond 

1 p.m. UMaine Field Hockey vs. Providence College  at the Field Hockey Complex

1 – 4 p.m. Canoeing and Stand-up Paddle Sports on the Stillwater River meet at River Dock near Steamplant Parking Lot

3 – 4 p.m. Multicultural Programs Welcome in Room 312, Memorial Union 

3 – 4 p.m. LGBTQ Student Welcome in Room 224, Memorial Union

4 – 8 p.m. Maine Bound Climbing Wall at Maine Bound Adventure Center

6 – 7 p.m. Transfer Student Social at York Hall Main Lounge 

8 – 11 p.m. Party on the Hill at the Rec Center and Hilltop Quad

Monday, September 2

10 – 11 a.m. College Success Strategies Presentation in Room 101, Neville Hall

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Orientation Help Desk in the Main Lobby, Memorial Union

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Maine Business School Welcome at Room 100, Donald P. Corbett Building 

11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Fogler Library Tours at Fogler Library

12  – 3 p.m. Concert at the Mall at the University Mall

12  – 4 p.m. Alpha Delta Oozeball at the Steamplant Parking Lot

2 – 3 p.m. Study Abroad Meeting in the Bangor Room, Memorial Union

4 – 5 p.m. School of Performing Arts Welcome in Minsky Recital Hall, Class of 1944 Hall

5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Honors College Meeting in Room 100, Donald P. Corbett Building

6 – 8 p.m. Mandatory Residence Hall Meetings at Residence Halls

9:20 – 9:45 p.m. Residence Hall Council (ROC) Infomation Session at your Residence Hall Main Lobby 

General Information

Outdoor Orientation Trips

UMaine’s outdoor orientation trips, OPTIONS, occur prior to Fall Welcome Weekend.  OPTIONS trips focus on teaching students outdoor skills and helping prepare them for their upcoming college experience by meeting awesome new people, making lasting friendships, and learning about University life from experienced UMaine students and staff. New students will get to explore Maine with student trip leaders from the Maine Bound Adventure Center.  The experience will begin and end on campus, but most of their trip will be spent in the great Maine outdoors.  Click here for more info or call the Maine Bound Adventure Center at 207.581.1794.

New Commuters Welcome Day

All new commuter students are invited to attend the New Commuters Welcome Day on Thursday, August 29, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., 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 30.  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, there will be New Student Orientation Meetings on Friday, August 31 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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 30.


Frequently Asked Questions

What time should I arrive on campus?

If you will be living on campus, plan on arriving based on the schedule provided at the Maine Hello Move-In Schedule.  

What if campus closes due to inclement weather?

If inclement weather is expected, please check UMaine’s Homepage for campus closure notification. You may also call 207.581.7669 for the most up to date campus updates.

Is there a full map of campus available?

Click here for UMaine’s building directory, service locator or to print a map of the campus.

What overnight accommodations are available near campus?

Click here for hotels near campus.

Need additional assistance?

For further assistance, please call the Admissions Office at 207.581.1561 or email umaineadmissions@maine.edu.


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