No Black Bear Road Trip this year. But we’ve got options

Just a year ago, Black Bears in Arizona and Florida were gathering for their annual get-togethers. A dinner in Phoenix. A luncheon in Tucson. UMaine Day at the Red Sox Spring Training site in Fort Myers. A buffet and polo match in The Villages.

None of that this year because of the pandemic. Black Bear alumni events in other parts of the U.S. are on hold as well—that is, in-person events.

Instead, the Alumni Association staff wants to work with alumni volunteers to plan online, interactive events for our alumni chapters, regional alumni groups, alumni classes, and more. The nature and timing of the events depend on the local organizers. Several options exist, including a presentation from a UMaine official or faculty member, a panel of current students, alumni socials and networking, and more. All could feature a Q&A session as part of the program.

Interested in learning more? Contact Annie Cutler ’11 at