Student Life

February 11, 2019

UMaine’s 2019 Student Symposium to be Held in April

More than 1,000 UMaine students will be showcasing their research and creative achievements as part of the University of Maine’s 2019 Student Symposium, to be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10th at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. Undergraduate and graduate students will present posters, exhibits, performances, and oral presentations…

December 7, 2018

Phoenix Mitchell ’19 is proud to be a Black Bear

For senior Phoenix Mitchell ’19, the possibility of attending a college that did not have a marching band was unthinkable. That’s why Phoenix, December’s Dirigo Award recipient, chose UMaine. What town or city do you live in when the university is not in session? The last two summers I’ve stayed in Orono and worked but…

October 4, 2018

Family & Friends Weekend 2018

The University of Maine held Family & Friends Weekend Sept. 21st through Sept. 23rd. Students, prospective students, families, and friends enjoyed a variety of events across campus including a lobster bake sponsored by the University Credit Union, the Black Bear Attack adventure race, Maine Bound Adventure Center’s Paddle Fest, an L.L. Bean pop-up shop, and…

September 17, 2018

Bowen ’20 Advises Students to Pursue Options

Christopher “CJ” Bowen may herald from Plaistow, New Hampshire, but ever since starting at UMaine he has made the state of Maine his home. The summer following his first year he stayed in Orono to work with the UMaine Foundation, and this past summer instead of returning to his hometown he again elected to stay…

September 17, 2018

UMaine Graduate Students Benefit from the Real World Experience of Alumnus

UMaine graduate students are benefiting from the real-world experience of alumni. Lt. Col. Jon Velishka ’97 has returned to campus to help teach a graduate-level course on the potential reunification of the Korean Peninsula. Velishka, who belonged to the Army ROTC while he was a student in Orono, has a 20-plus year military career, including…

September 17, 2018

UMaine Welcomes the Class of 2022

The University of Maine welcomed incoming first-year students on August 31st, 2018. Returning students, faculty, staff, and alumni volunteers took part in the campus-wide event to greet students and families. Click here to view a quick highlight of the day.  

May 14, 2018

Souza Cunha ’19 Has A Lot to Give

  “Every activity I do is my favorite, because everything I do is with the intent that it will grow into something more,” says Ana Eliza Souza Cunha ‘19. “Give a flowerbed half a can of water and you will get one flower, give the flowerbed the whole can, and you will get a garden.”…

April 9, 2018

Senior Roney Takes Advantage of Opportunities

Ethan Roney ’18 chose UMaine because of all of the options the school offered. “When I was first looking at colleges, I had no idea what I wanted to do. By choosing UMaine, I knew I would be able to try different things and take a broad range of courses,” he says. This ability to…

March 12, 2018

Van Goffrier loves a good problem

Graham Van Goffrier ’18 routinely solves Rubik’s Cubes – and with 42 quintillion possibilities but only one solution, it is no easy feat. He has competed regionally for the last four years and started a club devoted to solving the cubes on campus. In fact, finding solutions and thinking through puzzling problems is central to…