Student Life

October 13, 2022

University of Maine named a top school for online education in health care

The University of Maine has been named one of today’s best schools for online higher education in health care by, a website that connects students to flexible education programs to fast-track careers in nursing and allied health. UMaine’s online interprofessional graduate certificate in gerontology ranked No. 12 in best accredited online gerontology programs in…

September 15, 2022

Maine Hello Tradition Continues

First-year students and their families got a  Hearty Maine Hello and warm welcome on move-in day as they moved into their dorms. Students, faculty, and staff came together to help get students settled and acclimated to campus on August 26th. The fall semester began on Monday, August 29th.

August 15, 2022

Orion Schwab: Innovating for Maine

Black Bear alumni, faculty, staff, and students are among Maine’s most productive innovators and entrepreneurs. In this month’s column, we hear from Orion Schwab, a rising senior and computer science major at UMaine who spent the summer as a fellow in the Innovate for Maine program run by the Foster Center for Innovation. Innovate for…

August 9, 2022

Intensive English Institute Students Enjoy Orono this Summer

This summer welcomed a new group of students to the Intensive English Institute (IEI) at UMaine from Chile, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast, and Ukraine. Because English language learning is so much more than being in the classroom, the institute works to provide additional cultural exchange, community building and community integration to its students.…

June 21, 2022

Black Bears Lead with 18 America East Presidential Scholar-Athletes

Eighteen UMaine student-athletes, more than from any other institution, earned America East Presidential Scholar-Athlete honors for their outstanding academic achievements throughout their college careers. Representing a range of majors and the sports of track and field, swimming and diving, women’s soccer, field hockey, and softball, the Black Bear Presidential Scholar-Athletes earned at least a 3.75…

June 21, 2022

Ty Delargy ’22: Putting Real in Virtual Reality

Black Bear alumni, faculty, staff, and students are among Maine’s most productive innovators and entrepreneurs. In this month’s column, we hear from Tyler Delargy ‘22, the founder of Real Time Reality, a company with a mission to stream real people — securely — to virtual reality (VR) or augmented reality (AR) spaces. For Delargy, who…

June 21, 2022

Clark ’23 Receives Prestigious Student-Athlete Award

Riley Clark, who will enter his senior year in the fall, is one of five national recipients of the National Association of Academic and Student-Athlete Development Professionals (N4A) prestigious 2022 Wilma Rudolph Student-Athlete Achievement Award. The award recognizes student-athletes who have overcome great personal, academic, and/or emotional odds to achieve academic success while participating in…

May 17, 2022

Maine Day of Giving a Success

Maine Day and the 7th annual Maine Day of Giving took place on April 27, 2022. Despite a cool, damp day, students armed with rakes, shovels, and other tools spruced up the campus and participated in the annual tradition. The UMaine Foundation reported a resounding success for the Maine Day of Giving. More than 1,000…

May 16, 2022

Cocktails on the Coast is Back!

After a brief hiatus, the alumni event of the summer has returned! Join alumni and friends in Portland, ME on Friday, July 1st for Cocktails on the Coast. The night will begin at the Thirsty Pig in Portland with an Orono Brewing Company tap takeover before heading out to Jones Landing on Peaks Island! Reconnect…

May 16, 2022

Zoology Major Wins Tuition Raffle

Navia Ladd, a first-year zoology major from Waterford, CT, is the winner of the 2022 UMaine Alumni Association Tuition Raffle. Her prize: $11,940, which the Alumni Association will pay toward Navia’s tuition bill for the 2022-23 academic year. Navia’s winning entry had been submitted on her behalf by her father, Ben. Hers was one of 191,735 entries in…

April 14, 2022

Annual Tuition Raffle Underway

The UMaine Alumni Association’s annual tuition raffle is underway, and it offers a prize worth more than $11,000 for UMaine’s 2022-23 academic year.  The raffle, sponsored by University Credit Union, provides the opportunity to win the prize, which is the dollar equivalent of 30 credit hours at the university’s in-state undergraduate tuition rate. Anyone 18…