School Group Tours


School Campus Tours generally start at the Collins Center for the Arts unless otherwise specified by the group tour contact person. 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.

Online Reservations

School Group Tours are only offered Monday through Friday between 9.30 am – 3 pm (except holidays and university student breaks) during the fall and spring academic session. Advanced online registration is required.

Click here to register online.

Directions to the Collins Center for the Arts

2 Flagstaff Road
Orono, ME 04469

From I-95 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, then bear right onto Park Street. Continue .5 miles until you see a “University of Maine” sign on your left and a branch of Bangor Savings Bank. Turn left onto campus (Rangeley Road). At the fork, bear left and you will see two huge parking lots. The brick and glass building is the Collins Center for the Arts.

From I-95 South: take exit 193 to Stillwater Avenue and turn left. Drive straight for one mile and turn right onto College Avenue. Drive one mile and turn left onto the UMaine campus (Long Road). Follow the winding road .5 miles then turn right onto Flagstaff Road. The Collins Center for the Arts will be directly ahead on the right after .2 miles. Parking is in front of the building on the left.

Parking Information

Buses or vans may drop off students the Collins Center for the Arts 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.

Helpful Tips

  • Encourage school group tour participants to wear comfortable shoes and appropriate weather gear. Please let us know when you register if any group members will need special accommodations as this is a brisk walking tour.
  • Arrive 15 minutes before the start of your school group tour to allow time for parking and check-in.
  • 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.
  • If you wish to arrange a college or specific tours or information sessions, please refer to Enhanced Tours web-page for contact information.
  • 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.