The University of Maine Alumni Association will welcome thousands of alumni and friends to campus during Homecoming weekend on October 14, 15 and 16, 2016. The annual fall weekend combines class gatherings, tailgating, football, the UMaine Alumni Association Homecoming Craft Fair, and a variety of festivities.
The UMaine Alumni Association Craft Fair and Maine Marketplace will take place in the New Balance Field House from 10–5 on Saturday and on Sunday from 10 until 4:00. The 167 craft and food vendors will sell items ranging from quilts, jewelry, pottery, fudge, toys, and more. Admission is $2 for adults. Students with a current UMaine ID and children 12 and under are admitted free.
During the afternoon on Friday, scheduled tours will be offered of the New Balance Field House, Advanced Structures and Composites Center, Emera Astronomy Center, and a campus walking tour. Visitors can also attend a lecture and panel discussion.
On Friday, several Orono restaurants and businesses will stamp “Paint the Town Blue” event forms for participants who visit their establishments that day. Anyone wishing to enter the Saturday drawing for prizes can download the entry form [Homecoming Schedule and Paint the Town Blue Form]
Maine teams will host two athletic events during homecoming. On both Friday and Saturday evenings, the Black Bear men’s hockey team will play against Quinnipiac at Alfond Arena. UMaine’s football team will face Albany on Saturday at noon.
The Maine Business School, School of Forest Resources and College of Liberal Arts will host events, and the Art department will dedicate the Professor Michael Lewis Painting Studio at the Wyeth Family Studio Art Center.