Student Life

July 13, 2021

UMaine Receives Walter Harrison Cup

The University of Maine was awarded the 2020-21 Walter Harrison Academic Cup in recognition of the school’s student-athletes, who earned a grade point average of 3.62, the highest grade point average recorded in league history.  The Walter Harrison Academic Cup is awarded annually to the America East institution whose student-athletes post the highest GPA. This…

May 14, 2021

Tradition of Maine Day continues this year

While Maine Day looked a little different this year, students welcomed the chance to participate in the annual tradition of beautifying the campus. At Buchanan Alumni House, members of All Maine Women, Senior Skulls, Sophomore Eagles, and Sophomore Owls worked together to add mulch and compost to Buchanan’s gardens. Besides these efforts by students and…

May 14, 2021

And the winner is…

Wesley Dunkle of Rockland, ME, is the winner of the Alumni Association’s annual Tuition Raffle. On May 6, UMaine Alumni Association president and CEO John Diamond ’77, ‘89G drew the winning ticket, which Daniel ’95 and Christine Thurston Dunkle ’96 submitted for their son, who will be a sophomore in the fall. The ticket covers…

May 13, 2021

UMaine 2021 virtual commencement honors graduates

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…

March 11, 2021

This UMaine senior probably saved at least one life

UMaine senior Joseph Cali’s speedy action likely saved lives, for which the Orono Police Department recently recognized him with a Courageous Citizen Award. Last December, as he drove down Bennoch Road on his way to the post office, Cali noticed a car moving slowly, and when he passed it, he realized that the driver was…

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February 16, 2021

Students and Faculty Tackle Lab Coursework Remotely

The pandemic posed countless challenges, including the logistics and safety of teaching and performing chemistry in lab classes. When classes shifted last March from in-person to remote instruction, faculty and staff had to figure out how to provide students with a supervised, safe, hands-on learning experience. The department of chemistry responded by assembling more than…

MBA Program Enrollment Soars
February 16, 2021

Enrollment in MBA Program Soars

Enrollment in UMaine’s master’s degree program in business administration (MBA) has quadrupled over the past three years, according to university records. During the fall 2020 semester enrollment was 344, 300 percent greater than in 2017, when 86 students were enrolled. This unprecedented growth is largely the result of academic and administrative changes within the University…

February 14, 2021

‘Beam-topping’ marks the latest phase of the new Ferland Engineering and Education Design Center

A virtual Topping Off Ceremony celebrated the placement of the last beam atop the steel frame of the Ferland Engineering Education and Design Center. The ceremony, a tradition in building construction, was livestreamed on Friday, Feb. 12.  Earlier this month, members of the campus community were invited to sign the painted beam. Individuals could also…

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January 14, 2021

Enrollment in MBA Program Soars

Student enrollment in UMaine’s master’s degree program in business administration (MBA) has quadrupled over the past three years, according to university records.  “Our rising enrollment numbers are a reflection of the quality of the MaineMBA. We attract students from across Maine, the U.S., and the world, representing every industry and size, from small local businesses…

December 11, 2020

Students Adapt to Changes Amid COVID Safety Precautions

Students at the University of Maine are having a different kind of college experience, which has presented a range of challenges. With athletic events canceled, many of the students’ courses online, no socializing in dorms, and other changes due to COVID-19 restrictions, students haven’t been able to interact or get to know each other in…