Student Life

October 10, 2019

Student Alumni Ambassadors Are Busy This Semester

Student Alumni Ambassadors met with alumni both informally and also as part of a panel discussion during the September Reunion at UMaine. They provided insight about student life today and offered general assistance with Reunion.  The Student Alumni Ambassadors program is a variation of the Student Alumni Association that once existed on campus. Members of…

August 15, 2019

Remembering Bumstock: Woodstock’s Legacy at UMaine

This month marks the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, the rock and folk music festival that became a symbol and reference point of the 1960s. That gathering inspired what became, for many UMaine students, another cultural touchstone: Bumstock, a free, outdoor, annual music festival on campus that from 1973 to 2006 attempted to mimic, on a…

May 17, 2019

NASA Scientist Ziegelaar ‘96 Tells 2019 UMaine Graduates that Teamwork is the Key to Success

Bridget Ziegelaar ’96, an Old Town native, addressed more than 1,700 students at the University of Maine’s 217th Commencement on May 11 in Orono. Ziegelaar, the operations manager for NASA’s International Space Station Research Integration Office, is responsible for leading process improvements that maximize research and development on the International Space Station. She is in…

May 17, 2019

Early College Programming Available for High School Students

Do you have a current high school student preparing for college? Help give your student a leg up with UMaine Early College! Students who qualify can receive dual high school and college credits, cut down on time spent in their degree program, and save money – Early College is tuition-free at the Orono and Belfast…

April 16, 2019

Weigang ’19 is a Problem-Solver

Abigail Weigang, a Fairfield, ME native and this month’s Dirigo Award winner, reflects back on her time at UMaine one month away from graduation. What is your major (or intended major)? Bioengineering. Why did you choose that major and fields of study? I chose to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Bioengineering due to my fascination…

April 16, 2019

Earth Week Starts April 22nd at UMaine

The University of Maine’s Office of Sustainability has scheduled a series of events for Earth Week, starting April 22nd and ending April 27th. On Monday, April 22nd the Earth Day Spring Festival will take place on the mall outside Fogler Library. Dr. Sharon Klein of the School of Economics will make a presentation on Community…

April 16, 2019

There’s Still Time to Win!

The University of Maine Alumni Association’s annual tuition raffle is still open and the lucky winner will receive free tuition for the 2019-20 academic year! Whoever wins can use the prize to benefit a favorite UMaine undergraduate – a family member, friend, stranger in need, or even him or herself. The prize, based on current…

March 17, 2019

You Could Win Free Tuition!

The University of Maine Alumni Association’s annual tuition raffle is underway! One lucky winner will receive full tuition to cover 30 credit hours of undergraduate courses during the 2019-2020 academic year. The value of the selected ticket is $8,790, the cost of in-state tuition. The winner can use the prize to benefit a favorite UMaine…

March 17, 2019

For Hauck ’20 UMaine is a Family Affair

A love of sneakers and having a former university president in the family brought DeVaughn Hauck ’20 to the University of Maine. He is the March Recipient of the Alumni Association’s Dirigo Award. What town or city do you live in when the university is not in session? I live in Roxbury, a neighborhood in…