Student Life

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…

March 14, 2022

2022 UMaine Tuition Raffle is Open!

The 2022 UMaine Tuition Raffle is underway, sponsored by University Credit Union.   One lucky individual will win the equivalent of UMaine’s tuition rate for a full-time, in-state undergraduate student enrolled in 30 credit hours. The value of the prize is at least $11,640.  Parents, friends, and anyone age 18 or older may enter. No purchase,…

November 12, 2021

Women’s Basketball Team Earns Highest GPA Average in Division

Fans of UMaine women’s basketball have several good reasons to cheer for the team. The players not only score well on the court, but they also closed last year’s season with the highest team grade-point average in women’s college basketball. The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association reported that the Maine women’s team’s collective 3.90 GPA was…

November 12, 2021

UMaine Diver Beats Cancer

University of Maine diver Riley Clark was diagnosed with testicular cancer in August of 2020. The junior from Prospect, CT, underwent treatment and has since returned to the diving boards to compete at the 2021 America East Championships. Riley details his inspiring journey in this video,  “It’s a good day to have a good day.”

September 17, 2021

UMaine Enrollment on the Rise

Despite the challenges of the pandemic, enrollment at the University of Maine remains strong.  The University of Maine welcomed approximately 2,260 first-year students at the beginning of the fall semester, and experienced growth in both in and out-of-state enrollment over last year. Total enrollment is approximately 11,500 students, with the official headcount to be announced in mid-October.…

Three members of the graduating class holding up their University of Maine diplomas.
August 17, 2021

UMaine Holds 218th Commencement

The University of Maine’s 218th Commencement honored the achievements of the more than 2,000 UMaine students receiving undergraduate and graduate degrees in 2021. In place of a traditional face-to-face commencement, the university created a virtual commencement presentation, which included video of students’ in-person stage walks, congratulatory remarks by valedictorian Bailey West, and a keynote by…

August 17, 2021

West, Bennett Top Class of ’21

Bailey West, a biochemistry major from Stockton Springs, was the 2021 valedictorian and Drew Bennett, a mechanical engineering major from Brewer, was the salutatorian. West was the Outstanding Graduating Student in the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture, and in the Honors College. On campus, she was a peer tutor and teaching assistant, and…

Harold Alfond update
August 17, 2021

Video Showcases Plans for Alfond Gift

UMaine Athletics released a video in February outlining plans for the $90 million gift from the Harold Alfond Foundation. The funds will advance the state’s only Division 1 athletics program and benefit athletes in addition to providing a space for community events. UMaine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy noted that when completed, the master plan and the…