Student Life

August 18, 2023

Remembering the Maine Gay Symposium

A UMaine club’s planned event led to the most contentious public controversy in the university’s history [To view story in the MAINE Alumni Magazine, click here] In 1973, a week or so into his freshman year at the University of Maine, Dan MacNaughton spotted a flyer in the Hilltop Commons dining hall.  U of Maine Gay…

August 10, 2023

Athletic Training Enhancement Campaign

Building New England’s Premiere Athletic Training Program: Enhancing Well-being. Ensuring Peak Performance. Saving Lives. UMaine’s Athletic Training program is the only program in the state featuring: • Full integration with and routine access to Division 1 athletics. • 100% passage of the national certification examination on the first attempt over the last two years, compared to the…

April 18, 2023

2023 UMaine Singers & Alumni Spring Concert: Celebrating Dennis Cox

Over 200 University of Maine Singers alumni, families and friends from across the U.S., Europe and Canada joined current University of Maine Singers in their spring 2023 concert celebrating longtime director emeritus Dennis Cox at the Collins Center  for the Arts at the University of Maine. Hosted by the University of Maine School of Performing Arts,…

November 28, 2022

“Building the Future for UMaine Athletics” Webinar

Join us for a special online presentation, Seth Woodcock, Senior Associate Athletic Director for Development and Capital Planning, will share the vision for the future of UMaine athletics facilities, funded in large part by a $90 million commitment from the Harold Alfond Foundation. The plan includes support to maintain excellence in the state’s only Division…

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…