About UMAA

Founded in 1875, the UMaine Alumni Association is an independent, not-for-profit, organization dedicated to advancing the best interests of UMaine and its former, current, and future students.

We do so by encouraging relationships and mobilizing resources in ways that enhance the value of a UMaine degree. Our efforts focus on:

  • providing information, programs, and events that serve our members’ personal and career interests; and
  • advocating for policies and assets that strengthen UMaine’s quality, reputation, and appeal.

The Alumni Association has more than 110,000 UMaine alumni living in 50 states and 112 countries.

To strengthen the University of Maine by inspiring lifelong connection, passion, and engagement
among our alumni community.

An Alumni Association that is recognized for its impact, relevance, and ability to connect,
inspire, and empower generations of alumni.

Community: Build a strong and inclusive alumni community that supports and celebrates the
achievements and contributions of its members, and promotes a sense of belonging and shared identity.

Advocacy: Act as a strong advocate for the university and its alumni, promoting their interests and
contributions to society, and supporting initiatives that enhance the reputation and standing of the

Philanthropy: Create and foster a culture of giving that strives to match the interests of our alumni to areas
of need for the University of Maine.

: Foster collaboration and partnership between the University of Maine Alumni Association,
the University of Maine, the University of Maine Foundation, and other stakeholders.
Diversity and Inclusion: Embrace and celebrate diversity in all its forms, promoting an inclusive
environment that respects and values the differences and unique perspectives of alumni from various

Integrity: Uphold the highest ethical standards, transparency, and accountability in all activities and
interactions, maintaining the trust and confidence of alumni, donors, and the broader community.
Fun and Celebration: Create a positive and enjoyable alumni experience by organizing social events,
reunions, homecoming activities, and other celebrations that foster a sense of camaraderie and pride
among alumni.

Independence: Since our founding in 1875, the University of Maine Alumni Association has served as
the independent voice and representative of all individuals who have experienced a University of Maine
education. We greatly value our ability to serve alumni of the University of Maine through a separately
incorporated association governed by alumni.