Class of 1963 – 60th Reunion

Save the Dates!

September 26 & 27:Pre-reunion in Freeport, Maine

September 28-30: On-campus Senior Alumni Reunion Activities

Dear Classmates,

After several years of Covid-aborted mini class reunions we are now looking at our 60th.  Our reunion committee has planned events in Freeport and Orono that will give us an opportunity to revisit old times, connect with classmates and just visit.

The draft agenda is attached here and listed below. I think the highlight will be sharing life stories after the business meeting on Wednesday afternoon.  Everyone that wants to participate can share a memorable story or event that we would never have predicted when we graduated.  They can be humorous, uplifting, musical or whatever you want to share with us. My Orono High School class did this at our 50th and it was a lot of fun.

We have limited blocks of rooms in Freeport and Orono (see below) and both have fair cancelation policies so plan accordingly.

Registration material will be sent in June or early July.

Save the date postcards were sent to everyone UMAA has addresses for and this email is going to all known email addresses. If you want to get on or off either list please contact Ashley Twombly at

Hope to see you in September!


Yours for the University of Maine, “the college of our hearts always!”

President- Dana Dolloff

Vice President – Dr. Virginia Barnes Grogean

Class Correspondent – Elaine Murphy Burnham

Treasurer – Ron Brown

Class Agent – Marcia Roak Fitzgerald

Secretary – vacant


Reserve your hotel room NOW as space is limited and rooms will fill up fast!

In Freeport, Request “UMaine 1963 Reunion” Block


Hilton Garden Inn Freeport Downtown

207.865.1433 ($189 plus tax)
or visit

(Book by August 27)

In Orono, Request “UMaine Reunion 2023” Block at any of the following hotels for these discounted prices:

Black Bear Inn in Orono

207.866.7120 ($179 plus tax) (Book by August 9)

Country Inn at the Mall, Bangor

207.941.0200 ($130 plus tax) (Book by August 15)

Quality Inn in Bangor

207.942.7899 ($179 plus tax) (Book by August 27)

Courtyard by Marriott Bangor (King rooms only)

207.262.0070 ($199 plus tax) (Book by July 28)

Online Booking Option for Courtyard by Marriott



Tuesday, September 26 in Freeport, ME

• 6:30 pm: Dinner gathering for anyone arriving in time. Haraseeket Lunch and Lobster Company

Wednesday, September 27 in Freeport, ME

• 11:00 am: Registration and visiting

• 12:00 pm: Lunch and self-introductions

• 1:00 pm: Update from UMaine representative

• 1:30 pm: Class Business Meeting (agenda to come)

• 2:00 pm: Remembrance of deceased class members

• 2:30 pm: A story from everyone willing – an event, accomplishment, great life memory, or something we never dreamed of the day we graduated. Two minute limit depending on how many stories we have!

• 4:00 pm: Conclude

• 5:00 pm: Those staying over gather for adult beverages

• 6:00 pm: Dinner plan depending on how many are staying – Harraseeket Inn dining room

Thursday, September 28 in Orono

• 11:00 am: Gather at the 19th Century Curran Village ( in Orrington (1hr and 45min from Freeport). Lunch provided by Irv and Karen Marsters. Tours of the 30 acre museum. Classmate Irv has been a major player in the expansion of the museum. Check out the website and the Museum description
linked above.

• 9:30 am – 4:00 pm: Registration at Buchanan Alumni House on campus

• 9:30 am – 4:00 pm: “Open House” facilities on campus Visit the New Balance Recreation Center, the Hudson Museum, the Lord Hall Art Gallery, and more!

• 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Afternoon activities include tours of the Advanced Structures and Composites Center, the brand-new Ferland Engineering Education and Design Center, the Performing Arts Facilities, and Athletic Facilities. Other options include guest speakers and a bus tour of campus.

• 5:00 pm – Cocktail Hour and All-Alumni Dinner at Wells Conference Center on campus with special guest President Joan Ferrini-Mundy and entertainment provided by UMaine students.  Class of 1963 table(s). Orrington to Orono is about 25 minutes.

Friday, September 29

• 9:00 am: Morning Mingle with Students at Buchanan Alumni House (Hosted and sponsored by Senior Alumni) – Breakfast refreshments available

• 9:30 am – 4:00 pm: “Open House” facilities on campus Visit the New Balance Recreation Center, the Hudson Museum, the Lord Hall Art Gallery, and more!

• 10:00 am: Class Meeting at Buchanan Alumni House –  Review Class meeting results from Freeport for newcomers and share a few more

• Noon: Senior Alumni Luncheon at Wells Conference Center with a guest panel of UMaine students

2:00 pm – 4:30 pm: Afternoon Activities (Additional campus tours/guest speakers/and other reunion events)

• 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm: Reunion Closing Reception at Buchanan Alumni House on campus

• 6:00 pm: Dinner at Pat’s Pizza

Saturday, September 30

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Pre-game event at President’s House on campus hosted by President Joan Ferrini-Mundy – Reunion attendees and guests are invited to join the President at her home for complimentary pre-game refreshments and socializing!

• 3:30 pm: UMaine Football vs. Stony Brook at Alfond Stadium (Alumni group pricing available)