Homecoming 2023

Homecoming 2023

Welcome Home Owls & Friends!

We are pleased to welcome you back to campus from September 11th – 17th for Spirit Week and Alumni, Family, and Friends Weekend! Save the date, read on for the schedule of events, and check back for more details and updates. We hope to see you this fall!

For more information about Homecoming 2023, please contact Lydia Kieffer-Till at 207-768-9502 or lydia.kieffer@maine.edu.

UMPI Homecoming 2023 – “EXPECT Connections”

Monday, September 11th

Spirit Week Activity: UMPI Blue Day
All day
Wear your UMPI Blue today! All are encouraged to post photos on social media and use the “#umpispiritweek2023” hashtag.

Lawn games and Spirit Spin
All day, Campus Center (rain location: Owl’s Nest/Clubhouse)

Faculty Presentation
TBA


Tuesday, September 12th

Spirit Week Activity: UMPI Gold Day
All day
Wear your UMPI Gold today! All are encouraged to post photos on social media and use the “#umpispiritweek2023” hashtag.

Preble Hall Open House
9 a.m.-2 p.m., Preble Hall
Please stop by Preble Hall to visit our offices and staff. There will be goodies to eat and drink.

Lawn games and Spirit Spin
All day, Campus Center (rain location: Owl’s Nest/Clubhouse)

Faculty Presentation
TBA

Art project with Glass with Class
4 p.m., Center for Innovative Learning
More details TBA


Wednesday, September 13th

Spirit Week Activity: UMPI Major Day
All day
Wear or share an item related to your major or take a photo of yourself working in the field! All are encouraged to post photos on social media and use the “#umpispiritweek2023” hashtag.

Gentile Hall Open House
9 a.m.-2 p.m., Gentile Hall
Please stop by Gentile Hall to visit our offices and staff. There will be goodies to eat and drink.

Faculty Presentation
TBA

Bingo
6-8 p.m., Campus Center Multi-Purpose Room (MPR)
Join us for a night of Bingo. Get one free card and a chance to win some great prizes. Concessions by the UMPI Golf team.


Thursday, September 14th

Spirit Week Activity: UMPI Sport Day
All day
Show off your UMPI Spirit! Wear gear supporting your favorite UMPI Sports team (UMPI colors and/or sport item counts). All are encouraged to post photos on social media and use the “#umpispiritweek2023” hashtag.

South Hall Open House
9 a.m.-2 p.m., South Hall
Please stop by South Hall to visit the offices and staff. There will be goodies to eat and drink.

Faculty Presentation
TBA

Women’s Basketball Spaghetti Supper Fundraiser
4:30-6:30 p.m., Campus Center MPR
Cost is $8 per person. Silent auction items will be available to view and bid on, so be sure to check it out!

Lip Sync Battle
7 p.m., Campus Center MPR
Calling all music lovers! UMPI students, faculty, and staff will be competing for prizes and bragging rights during this second annual event. There is absolutely no singing allowed but dance moves and spot-on lip syncing are encouraged. Mark your calendars!


Friday, September 15th

Spirit Week Activity: UMPI Memories Day
All day
Share your favorite UMPI memory! All are encouraged to post photos on social media and use the “#umpispiritweek2023” hashtag.

CIL/Reed Art Gallery Open House
9 a.m.-2 p.m., Center for Innovative Learning
Please stop by the CIL to visit the offices and staff. There will be goodies to eat and drink.

Faculty Presentation
TBA

Punch and Paint event
2-4 p.m., Campus Center – Student Clubhouse

State of the University Address
4 p.m., Wieden Hall – Gauvin Family Center for Cultural Arts

Women’s Volleyball games
5 and 7 p.m., Wieden Gym

Oktoberfest
5-7 p.m., Lawn area near Wieden Hall (rain location: Gentile Hall)
Food trucks, beer garden, games, live music by Aroostook Sky.

Performance by Presque Isle Community Players
7-9 p.m., Wieden Hall – Gauvin Family Center for Cultural Arts
Donations will be accepted at the door. More details TBA.


Saturday, September 16th

Wieden Hall Open House
9 a.m.-2 p.m., Wieden Hall
Please stop by Wieden Hall to visit the offices and staff. There will be goodies to eat and drink.

Greenhouse Open House
9 a.m.-2 p.m., Zillman Family Greenhouse
Please stop by the Zillman Family Greenhouse to visit the offices and staff. There will be goodies to eat and drink.

Campus Center Open House
9 a.m.-2 p.m., Campus Center
Please stop by the Campus Center to visit the offices and staff. There will be goodies to eat and drink.

Snowy Owl Marketplace
9 a.m.-3 p.m., Gentile Hall
This Homecoming favorite returns! The Snowy Owl Marketplace will feature a full slate of crafters, artisans, and more!

Alumni Social featuring the Classes of 1973, 1998, and 2013
10 a.m.-1 p.m., Owl’s Nest/Student Clubhouse
Meet and greet with friends and fellow alumni, staff, and faculty as we celebrate our 50th, 25th, and 10th anniversary classes. Food and beverages available.

Men’s and Women’s Soccer games vs. Lyndon
Times TBA, Park Family Field

Tractor Hayrides across campus
10 a.m.-2 p.m., Meeting location TBA (rain date: Sunday, Sept. 17)

Hall of Fame Dinner
5 p.m., Campus Center MPR
Social, 5-5:45 p.m.; Buffet dinner & Awards, 6 p.m. Cash bar available (21 and older with proper ID). Ticket purchasing details TBA.

Bonfire
Time and location TBA


Sunday, September 17th

UMPI Alumni and All-Comers XC 5K
11 a.m., Park Family Field

Women’s Volleyball games
Times TBD, Wieden Gym