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October 15 – 16, 2021

Join your UMaine alumni and friends for a weekend of fun and excitement!

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October 14 | 1:00 PM 2021 Geddes W. Simpson Memorial Lecture Join the Women̵...

October 14 | 1:00 PM

2021 Geddes W. Simpson Memorial Lecture


Join the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and the UMaine Foundation at the Buchanan Alumni House for the 2021 Geddes W. Simpson Memorial Lecture.

Location: Buchanan Alumni House

Contact: Brian Jansen – brian.jansen@maine.edu

October 15 | 11:30 AM University of Maine Foundation Annual Luncheon Join the Un...

October 15 | 11:30 AM

University of Maine Foundation Annual Luncheon


Join the University of Maine Foundation at their annual luncheon. By invitation only.

Location: Wells Conference Center

Contact: Monique Hashey – monique@maine.edu

October 15 at 12:00 PM | Homecoming Registration

October 15 | 12:00 PM

Homecoming Registration


Please register for Homecoming at Buchanan Alumni House between 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 15th. Registration will also be open on Saturday between 8:00 AM and 1:00 PM.

Location: Buchanan Alumni House

Contact: Aysha Vear – aysha.vear@maine.edu

October 15 at 1 PM | Open House: The Honors Genomics Research Collaborative Laboratory

October 15 | 1:00 PM Open House: The Honors Genomics Research Collaborative Labo...

October 15 at 1 PM | Open House: The Honors Genomics Research Collaborative Laboratory

October 15 | 1:00 PM

Open House: The Honors Genomics Research Collaborative Laboratory


Please join us for a tour of our new collaborative teaching lab and hear from faculty and student researchers about their cutting-edge work. Created with the generous support from the NIH, campus partners, and private donors, this space provides extraordinary opportunities for mentored undergraduate research and laboratory training.

Location: Hitchner Hall, Rooms 263-264

Contact: Ellen Weinauer – ellen.weinauer@maine.edu

October 15 | 1:15 PM Ferland Engineering Education Center Sidewalk Tour

October 15 | 1:15 PM Ferland Engineering Education and Design Center – Sidewal...

October 15 | 1:15 PM Ferland Engineering Education Center Sidewalk Tour

October 15 | 1:15 PM

Ferland Engineering Education and Design Center – Sidewalk Tour


The E. James and Eileen P. Ferland Engineering Education and Design Center (FEEDC) is a multi-use academic and laboratory building destined to become the heart of undergraduate engineering education at the University of Maine. This three-story, 107,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility will help meet Maine’s engineering workforce needs and address increased enrollment demands for UMaine’s engineering programs.

Location: Meet on the sidewalk next to Bennett Hall and across the street from the Ferland Engineering Education and Design Center

Contact: Christopher Karlen – christopher.karlen@maine.edu

Register: our.umaine.edu/engtour

October 15 | 1:50 PM Advance Manufacturing Center Tour

October 15 | 1:50 PM Advanced Manufacturing Center Tour The Advanced Manufacturi...

October 15 | 1:50 PM Advance Manufacturing Center Tour

October 15 | 1:50 PM

Advanced Manufacturing Center Tour


The Advanced Manufacturing Center is an engineering support and service center that is dedicated to promoting economic development in Maine, and supporting the research programs at the University of Maine. The AMC is also readily accessible to businesses, entrepreneurs, and researchers throughout Maine, and North America.

Location: Advanced Manufacturing Center

Contact: Christopher Karlen – christopher.karlen@maine.edu

Register: our.umaine.edu/engtour

October 15 at 2:00 PM | Honors College Meet and Greet

October 15 | 2:00 PM Honors College Meet and Greet Please stop by Charlie’s Te...

October 15 at 2:00 PM | Honors College Meet and Greet

October 15 | 2:00 PM

Honors College Meet and Greet


Please stop by Charlie’s Terrace to greet old friends, have some refreshments, and meet the new Honors College dean!

Location: Charlie’s Terrace (outside of Colvin Hall)

Contact: Ellen Weinauer – ellen.weinauer@maine.edu

October 15 at 2:15 PM | Frontier Institute for Research in Sensor Technologies Tour

October 15 | 1:50 PM Frontier Institute for Research in Sensor Technologies Tour...

October 15 at 2:15 PM | Frontier Institute for Research in Sensor Technologies Tour

October 15 | 1:50 PM

Frontier Institute for Research in Sensor Technologies Tour


The Frontier Institute for Research in Sensor Technologies (FIRST) has an impressive array of instrumentation to synthesize and investigate materials properties at the atomic scale and up to macroscopic dimensions, as well as to fabricate and test a variety of micro/nano electronic devices and micro/nano systems.

Location: First floor lobby of the Engineering and Science Research Building which is attached to the south side of Barrows Hall

Contact: Christopher Karlen – christopher.karlen@maine.edu

Register: our.umaine.edu/engtour

October 15 | 2:50 PM Process Development Center Tour The Process Development Cen...

October 15 | 2:50 PM

Process Development Center Tour


The Process Development Center (PDC) offers a broad range of technical services and resources for our clients, both in traditional pulp and paper and in emerging process technologies and materials science. The PDC’s unique research capabilities and full scale pilot facility make it the natural choice for businesses and agencies that are seeking innovation and flexibility.

Location: First floor lobby of Jenness Hall

Contact: Christopher Karlen – christopher.karlen@maine.edu

Register: our.umaine.edu/engtour

October 15 at 3:00 PM | Meet the Dean of the college of education and human development

October 15 | 3:00 PM Meet the Dean of the College of Education and Human Develop...

October 15 at 3:00 PM | Meet the Dean of the college of education and human development

October 15 | 3:00 PM

Meet the Dean of the College of Education and Human Development

Come meet new dean of the College of Education and Human Development Penny Bishop. Dr. Bishop joined the University of Maine in July 2021 from the University of Vermont, where she had been a faculty member in the College of Education and Social Services since 1998, including six years as associate dean. Her research focuses on the provision of responsive learning environments for young adolescents, and she specializes in middle-level teacher education. She co-directs the Middle Grades Institute, providing annual professional development to 200 educators.

Location: Buchanan Alumni House

Contact: Casey Kelly – coehd@maine.edu

Register: https://umaine.edu/edhd/homecoming-2021-coming-home/

October 15 at 3 PM | 8th Annual UMaine March Against Domestic Violence

October 15 | 3:00 PM 8th Annual UMaine March Against Domestic Violence The 8th A...

October 15 at 3 PM | 8th Annual UMaine March Against Domestic Violence

October 15 | 3:00 PM

8th Annual UMaine March Against Domestic Violence


The 8th Annual UMaine March Against Domestic Violence will start on Friday, Oct 15, at 3:00 pm in front of the Fogler Library on the mall. There will be a march around the mall (in the spirit of the civil rights marches of the 1960’s to create awareness of and change attitudes about domestic violence). This is followed by guest speakers. There will also be a bake sale with amazing treats to benefit Partners for Peace.

Location: The University Mall

Contact: Nory Jones – njones@maine.edu

October 15 at 3:45 PM | Advanced structures and composites center tour

October 15 | 3:45 PM Advanced Structures and Composites Center Tour The Universi...

October 15 at 3:45 PM | Advanced structures and composites center tour

October 15 | 3:45 PM

Advanced Structures and Composites Center Tour


The University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center is a world-leading, interdisciplinary center for research, education, and economic development encompassing material sciences, manufacturing, and the engineering of composites and structures. The Center is housed in a 100,000 ft2 ISO 17025-accredited testing laboratory with more than 260 full and part-time personnel. The registration deadline is October 8, 2021.

Location: Advanced Structures and Composites Center

Contact: Christopher Karlen – christopher.karlen@maine.edu

Register: our.umaine.edu/engtour

October 15 | 6:00 PM All Maine Women Homecoming Reception The All Maine Women Cl...

October 15 | 6:00 PM

All Maine Women Homecoming Reception


The All Maine Women Class of 2022 is looking forward to welcoming our alumni back to the University of Maine this Homecoming weekend! We will be hosting our Alumni Homecoming Reception on Friday, October 15th 2021 at 6pm in the McIntire Room of Buchanan Alumni House. There will be light refreshments and plenty of opportunities to catch up & network with the current class. Please RSVP here or by email to meagan.dube@maine.edu by Wednesday, October 13th. We hope to see you there!

Location: McIntire Room, Buchanan Alumni House

Contact: Dominique DiSpirito – dominique.dispirito@maine.edu

Register: http://bit.ly/AMWHOMECOMING21

October 15 at 7:30 PM | Anonymous

October 15 | 7:30 PM Anon(ymous) Join the the School of Performing Arts Division...

October 15 at 7:30 PM | Anonymous

October 15 | 7:30 PM

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Join the the School of Performing Arts Division of Theatre/Dance at the Cyrus Pavilion Theatre for a performance. Click here to buy tickets.

Location: Cyrus Pavilion Theatre

Contact: Brian Jansen – brian.jansen@maine.edu

October 16 at 8:30 AM | Coffee and Donuts with the college of engineering

October 16 | 8:30 AM College of Engineering, Coffee and Donuts Alumni, students ...

October 16 at 8:30 AM | Coffee and Donuts with the college of engineering

October 16 | 8:30 AM

College of Engineering, Coffee and Donuts


Alumni, students and families are invited to drop by the Advanced Manufacturing Center to visit with faculty and staff from the College of Engineering and have coffee and donuts. Faculty and staff from the College of Engineering will be at the AMC to answer any questions. In addition to coffee and donuts, you will have the opportunity to tour this amazing facility.

Location: First Floor Lobby of the Advanced Manufacturing Center

Contact: Christopher Karlen – christopher.karlen@maine.edu

Register: our.umaine.edu/engtour

October 16 | 8:30 AM Donuts and Coffee with the School of Kinesiology, Physical ...

October 16 | 8:30 AM

Donuts and Coffee with the School of Kinesiology, Physical Education and Athletic Training


Alumni, students and families are invited to drop by to visit with faculty and staff from the College of Education and Human Development and have coffee and donuts before heading to the tailgate or the game. Lengyel Hall will have faculty and staff from the School of Kinesiology, Physical Education and Athletic Training. In addition to coffee and donuts, prizes and other swag will be handed out and alumni will have the opportunity to tour classrooms and facilities.

Location: Lengyel Hall

Contact: Casey Kelly – coehd@maine.edu

Register: https://umaine.edu/edhd/homecoming-2021-coming-home/

October 16 | 8:30 AM Donuts and Coffee with with the School of Education Leaders...

October 16 | 8:30 AM

Donuts and Coffee with with the School of Education Leadership, Higher Education, and Human Development


Alumni, students and families are invited to drop by Merrill Hall to visit with faculty and staff from the College of Education and Human Development and have coffee and donuts before heading to the tailgate or the game. Faculty and staff from the School of Educational Leadership, Higher Education, and Human Development will be at Merrill. In addition to coffee and donuts, prizes and other swag will be handed out and alumni will have the opportunity to tour classrooms and facilities.

Location: Merrill Hall

Contact: Casey Kelly – coehd@maine.edu

Register: https://umaine.edu/edhd/homecoming-2021-coming-home/

October 16 | 8:30 AM Donuts and Coffee with the School of Learning and Teaching ...

October 16 | 8:30 AM

Donuts and Coffee with the School of Learning and Teaching


Alumni, students and families are invited to drop Shibles Hall to visit with faculty and staff from the College of Education and Human Development and have coffee and donuts before heading to the tailgate or the game. Faculty and staff from the School of Learning and Teaching will be at Shibles. In addition to coffee and donuts, prizes and other swag will be handed out and alumni will have the opportunity to tour classrooms and facilities.

Location: Shibles Hall

Contact: Casey Kelly – coehd@maine.edu

Register: https://umaine.edu/edhd/homecoming-2021-coming-home/

Oct 16 at 9:00AM | M Club Tailgate

October 16 | 9:00 AM M Club Tailgating M Club will honor Silver and Gold Recipie...

Oct 16 at 9:00AM | M Club Tailgate

October 16 | 9:00 AM

M Club Tailgating


M Club will honor Silver and Gold Recipients as well as induct new Honorary Members at the tailgate. Join us starting at 9:00 am! We will recognize our honorees at 11:00 am.

Location: Lot B, the Leadbetter’s Lot

Contact: Ashley Twombly ’10, ’12G, ’60H – ashley.twombly@maine.edu

Oct 16 at 9:00AM | Bear Necessities Fan Shop Photo Area

October 16 | 9:00 AM Bear Necessities Fan Shop Photo Area Come show your Black B...

Oct 16 at 9:00AM | Bear Necessities Fan Shop Photo Area

October 16 | 9:00 AM

Bear Necessities Fan Shop Photo Area


Come show your Black Bear spirit, have fun and get game day ready!Bear Necessities will host a photo area event on Saturday from 9 a.m.–Noon where folks can have a free photo taken and purchase limited edition gifts produced on campus for pickup at a later date or shipped with those images. The store will be open until one hour after the football game ends.

A gallery of the photos will be posted onto the Bear Necessities Facebook page. Gift options include: 5×7 or 8×10 print with the homecoming logo and a sports background, 11 ounce ceramic coffee mug, 28 ounce ceramic stein. These will all sport the 2021 logo along with the photo taken on-site.

Location: Alfond Arena

Contact: Debra Bell – debra.bell@maine.edu

October 16 | 9:00 AM College of Education and Human Development for an Alumni Mo...

October 16 | 9:00 AM

College of Education and Human Development for an Alumni Mountain Bike Ride


Join lecturer in outdoor leadership Lauren Jacobs from the College of Education and Human Development for an easy mountain bike ride from Lengyel Hall to the University Trails behind the New Balance Student Recreation Center. There will be 15 bikes available for people to borrow (first come, first served), but you can also bring your own. This event is weather permitting.

Location: Lengyel Hall/University Trails

Contact: Casey Kelly – coehd@maine.edu

Register: https://umaine.edu/edhd/homecoming-2021-coming-home/

October 16 | 9:00 AM Cider & Donuts with the College of Natural Sciences, Fo...

October 16 | 9:00 AM

Cider & Donuts with the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture


Join the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture for cider and donuts! Meet at Winslow Hall, on the first floor.

Location: First Floor, Winslow Hall

Contact: Elizabeth Erickson – elizabeth.erickson@maine.edu

October 16 at 9:30 AM | President's Club Brunch

October 16 | 9:30 AM University of Maine President’s Club Brunch Join the ...

October 16 at 9:30 AM | President's Club Brunch

October 16 | 9:30 AM

University of Maine President’s Club Brunch


Join the University of Maine President for the President’s Club Brunch for members of the President’s Club Giving Society.

Location: Buchanan Alumni House

Contact: Monique Hashey – monique@maine.edu

October 16 at 10:00 AM | Wilson Center Homecoming Reception

October 16 | 10:00 AM Wilson Center Homecoming Reception Join the Wilson Center/...

October 16 at 10:00 AM | Wilson Center Homecoming Reception

October 16 | 10:00 AM

Wilson Center Homecoming Reception


Join the Wilson Center/MCA for a Homecoming reception.

Location: 67 College Ave. Orono

Contact: Sonja Birthisel – sonja.birthisel@maine.edu

October 16 at 10:00 AM | SPIFFY Alumni Club Gathering

October 16 | 10:00 AM SPIFFY Alumni Club Gathering Join the SPIFFY Alumni Club f...

October 16 at 10:00 AM | SPIFFY Alumni Club Gathering

October 16 | 10:00 AM

SPIFFY Alumni Club Gathering


Join the SPIFFY Alumni Club for a Homecoming gathering outside of Buchanan Alumni House, if weather permits. Pizza will be provided.

Location: Buchanan Alumni House
Rain location: Student Activities Center inside Buchanan Alumni House first floor

Contact: Dale Hartt – dale@stillwaterinvesting.com

October 16 at noon | UMaine Homecoming Football Game vs. William & Mary

October 16 | 12:00 PM

MAINE Football vs. William & Mary


Homecoming Football game vs. William & Mary. Get tickets here.

Location: Alfond Stadium

Contact: UMaine Ticket Office – um.tickets@maine.edu

Oct 16 at 12:00PM | Homecoming Royalty Announcement

October 16 | 1:00 PM Homecoming Royalty Announcement Homecoming Royalty will be ...

Oct 16 at 12:00PM | Homecoming Royalty Announcement

October 16 | 1:00 PM

Homecoming Royalty Announcement


Homecoming Royalty will be announced right before the Homecoming Football Game vs. William & Mary!

Location: Alfond Stadium

Contact: Natalie Pagliocca – natalie.pagliocca@maine.edu

October 16 | 1:30 PM Senior Skulls Honor Society Halftime Reception Join the Sen...

October 16 | 1:30 PM

Senior Skulls Honor Society Halftime Reception


Join the Senior Skulls Honor Society for a Halftime Reception.

Location: Wells Conference Center

Contact: Jared Flight – jared.flight@maine.edu

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