Reservations

School Group Tours are only offered Tuesday and Thursday (except holidays and university student breaks) during the fall and spring academic session. Advanced online registration is required. To help us accommodate your request please register a month or more in advance.

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Directions & Parking

Heritage House
101 College Avenue
Orono, ME 04473

From Bangor International Airport

Orono is approximately twenty (20) minutes north. Once leaving the airport, turn right onto Union Street. Travel approximately 1.8 miles to I-95. Take I-95 North.

From the South

Take exit 193 to Stillwater Avenue and turn left. Drive straight for one mile and turn right onto College Avenue. Drive about 1.5 miles. The Heritage House will be on your right.

From the North

Take exit 191 to Kelly Road and turn right. Continue on Kelly Road for 1 mile until you reach the traffic light, then turn left onto Route 2 and go through downtown Orono. Cross the river and at the next set of traffic lights, turn left onto College Avenue. Drive about .5 miles on College Avenue. The Heritage House will be on your left hand side.

Parking

Buses or vans may drop off students at the Heritage House or specified meeting location. Our 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.

Feel free to contact us at 207.581.1524 or um.campustours@maine.edu if you have any questions.


Frequently Asked Questions

What time should I arrive on campus?

Plan on arriving 15 minutes before the start of your school group tour to allow time for parking and check-in.

What should I wear?

Encourage school group tour participants to wear comfortable shoes and appropriate weather gear. Face coverings are required for all visitors (age 2 and up) while inside campus buildings. They are not required while outside. Please let us know when you register if any group members will need special accommodations as this is a brisk walking tour. Bringing an umbrella and appropriate rain/cold attire is highly recommended.

Can college-specific or custom tours be arranged?

If you wish to arrange college or custom tours or information sessions, please refer to Enhanced Tours webpage for contact information.

Are there lunch accommodations available?

If you are interested purchasing lunch on campus for your group, please contact Sally Clark at 207-581-4506 to make arrangements to purchase lunch tickets. If your school is tax exempt you will need to provide that information when you call.

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?

Absolutely, you can find a printable campus map here.

Need additional assistance?

For further assistance, please feel free to contact us at 207.581.1524 or um.campustours@maine.edu.


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