Student Life

June 11, 2020

Two New Graduates Take Part in Virtual Internships

Internships for two members of the Class of 2020 became virtual rather than in-person experiences because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Taylor Cray (left) and Liz Theriault, both political science majors, were looking forward to summer internships with the Governor of Maine’s Office of Policy Innovation and the Future. When the pandemic altered their in-person plans,…

June 9, 2020

UMaine Ranked Among Safest Campuses

The University of Maine ranks 11th in a nationwide survey of colleges and universities conducted by YourLocalSecurity.com. The survey of public and private colleges and universities listed the 25 safest educational institutions. Black Bears can be proud that UMaine has low rates for property crime, overall crime, and hate crime.

May 15, 2020

UMaine Celebrates Commencement Week Online

With students absent from campus and commencement ceremonies postponed, the University of Maine created a series of videos to celebrate Class of 2020 Recognition Week. Between May 4 and May 9, a series of videos provided congratulatory messages from members of the UMaine community, and recognized the Class of 2020 for their accomplishments. In addition,…

May 15, 2020

Virtual Groundbreaking for Ferland Engineering Education and Design Center

On April 28, a virtual groundbreaking marked the beginning of the construction of the $78 million Ferland Engineering Education and Design Center on the UMaine campus. Construction of the 105,000-square-foot facility will begin in May, with workers following appropriate COVID-19 health and safety guidelines. The project is expected to be completed in spring 2022. Members…

May 15, 2020

UMaine Student Wins Free Tuition for 2020-2021

Kelsi Day ’22 (left) is the 2020 winner of the UMaine Alumni Association’s annual tuition raffle. On May 6 UMaine Alumni Association President and CEO John Diamond ’77, ’89G drew the winning ticket, which was purchased by Kelsi’s mother , Melissa Drisko Day (right). The winning ticket covers the cost of 30 credit hours of…

April 16, 2020

Virtual Groundbreaking for Ferland Engineering Education and Design Center to Take Place Next Week

The University of Maine, together with the University of Maine Foundation, will break ground for the Ferland Engineering Education and Design Center on Tuesday, April 28th at 1:00 p.m. The virtual groundbreaking for the center can be found here. The $77 million, 105-000-square-foot teaching and learning center is expected to be open for classes in…

April 16, 2020

Men’s Ice Hockey Goalie Signs with the Boston Bruins

Jeremy Swayman, third-year men’s ice hockey goalie, recently signed with the Boston Bruins. Swaymn’s final year at UMaine was a memorable one. He received numerous honors, including the Mike Richter Award, awarded to the top goaltender in NCAA men’s hockey, and was a finalist for the 2020 Hobey Baker Award, which is given to the…

March 13, 2020

UMaine Seniors Make Headlines with “Coronamencement”

“In true UMaine fashion, we organized.” That’s how senior Hailey Bryant explained how she and members of UMaine’s Class of 2020 reacted to the sudden closure of on-campus classes and possible cancelation of May’s scheduled graduation ceremonies. The result was “Coronamencement,” a last-minute, ad hoc ceremony in Memorial Union at which hundreds of seniors gathered…

March 13, 2020

Student Alumni Ambassadors Work Alongside Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce

Several Student Alumni Ambassadors attended the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce’s (BRCC) “Business After Hours” this month. This after-hours event is designed for chamber members to meet and build relationships with business people from companies and organizations from a variety of industries in the region. Students were able to meet local business professionals, network, and…

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March 13, 2020

Here’s How UMaine is Responding to COVID-19

This creative diagram is circulating widely on social media. It offers Black Bears and friends a well-intentioned “how-to” for washing hands thoroughly and long enough to reduce the possibility of contracting COVID-19, a newly identified type of coronavirus.  COVID-19 has had a greatly disruptive impact on campus life in Orono and throughout the U.S. Most…