Homecoming 2019 Schedule

Homecoming 2019 Schedule

Welcome to UMPI Homecoming 2019!

We are pleased to welcome you to campus September 26th – 29th.  Please note, that information on this schedule may change due to weather or factors outside of our control. You can jump ahead to Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.

Thursday, September 26

1:30 pm to 4:00 pm Voices in the North Country | Campus Center: MPR

The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s writer’s symposium, Voices in the North Country, will take place on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019 for a day of activities focused around the theme Writing What You Know. The symposium will include a reading with local students and published writers, a panel discussion and Q&A with Maine writers, and a Distinguished Lecture in the evening by Dr. Ted Van Alst, UMPI alumnus, Associate Professor and Director of Indigenous Nations Studies at Portland State University, and author of the story collection Sacred Smokes. Voices in the North Country has taken place three times before: in 1994, 1996, and 2000. For more information about this event, please contact UMPI’s Marketing Office at 207-768-9452 or email umpi@maine.edu.  

5:00 pm to 6:30 pm Spaghetti Supper | Campus Center: MPR

Join us for a spaghetti supper to support the Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams. $8 per ticket, Tickets available through the Athletics Department and at the door, email sandra.mcdougal@maine.edu

6:00 pm Art Exhibit Opening | Campus Center: 112

Exhibit of alumnus/alumna work.  Featuring artists from the Class of 2014.

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm DLS Speaker | Campus Center: MPR

Distinguished Lecture by Dr. Ted Van Alst, UMPI alumnus, Associate Professor and Director of Indigenous Nations Studies at Portland State University, and author of the story collection Sacred Smokes.

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Friday, September 27

8:30 am to 4:15 pm  Adapted PE Workshop | Gentile Hall

The workshop is designed to review current programs and provide practical evidenced-based examples in Adapted Physical Education. The workshop format is designed to engage the participants on practical strategies for implementation, leading to systematic changes in the provision of physical education services provided to children with disabilities.

By the end of this workshop, participants will have:
-Reviewed the SHAPE America PE Standards and K-12 Grade Level Outcomes
-Reviewed the guidelines for the development and implementation of a quality APE program
-Reviewed motor/fitness assessment strategies and sample assessment reports
-Applied strategies that address self-regulatory behavior through the sensory integration and processing approach

More info on registration to come.

12:00 pm Walk the UMPI Path | Meet at Gentil Hall

Join us for a leisurely walk along the UMPI pathway along a 3-mile route.

1:00 pm Lawn Games | Campus Center Lawn

Take a break and ease into homecoming weekend with some friendly competition.

2:00 pm Zillman Family Greenhouse Dedication | Greenhouse

Stay tuned for more information as we officially dedicate UMPI’s new greenhouse!

2:30 pm to 4:00 pm Sip & Solder | Glass with Class

Create a stained glass owl and relax with friends old and new. The cost of admission includes all materials and your painting is yours to keep.  Limited to 20 participants. $40, Register Here.

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Women’s Volleyball vs Unity | Wieden Gym

Support our women’s volleyball team as they take on Unity in a double-header!

4:30 pm to 6:30 pm Oktoberfest & Pints with Professors | Campus Center

Enjoy an Oktoberfest themed meal while visiting with UMPI faculty and staff.  Price $9 for those not on a meal plan, cash bar (ID required).

7:00 pm Star City Syndicate | Wieden Auditorium

The amazing Star City Syndicate will be rocking Wieden for a benefit concert to renovate the auditorium! Admission is free and donations are gladly accepted as we work to revitalize this campus landmark.

10:00 pm to 1:00 am Student Dance | Campus Center: MPR

Dance the night away following the Star City Syndicate concert! More details TBA.

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Saturday, September 28

10:00 am to 12:00 pm Admissions Open House | Campus Center: MPR

Considering joining the UMPI family?  There is no better time to visit the UMPI campus than during homecoming weekend.  Join our admissions staff and guests from around campus as they introduce you to the life of a UMPI Owl and provide advice, tips, and tricks to help you make the right college choice for you. Schedule your visit/RSVP here.

9:00 am to 3:00 pm Snowy Owl Marketplace | Gentile Hall

Explore the new Snowy Owl Marketplace, a gathering of crafters, artisans, student organizations, and more.  Vendor registration is now closed, thank you!   If you have any questions about this event please feel free to email umpi-alumni@maine.edu or call 207.768.9425.

10:00 am to 2:00 pm Car Show | Gentile Hall Parking

Check out the cars on display or enter your own!

11:00 am to 2:00 pm Zillman Family Greenhouse Open | Greenhouse

Tour and explore the new, state-of-the-art, Zillman Family Greenhouse!  Take advantage of this opportunity to see UMPI’s newest addition.

12:00 pm Men’s Soccer NVM-Lyndon | Park Field

Support our Owls at a North Atlantic Conference game and enjoy some NCAA Div. III soccer!  Seating is available in the new bleachers or bring a lawn chair.

12:00 pm &  1:30 pm Molly The Trolley | Gentile Hall 

Enjoy a one hour guided history tour of Presque Isle aboard Molly the Trolley.  Learn some little-known facts about UMPI’s hometowm. Tours depart promptly at noon and 1:30pm, $5 per rider.

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm Campus Store Open | Campus Center

Browse our new selection of UMPI items!

2:30 pm Women’s Soccer NVM-Lyndon | Park Field

Support our Owls at a North Atlantic Conference game and enjoy some NCAA Div. III soccer!  Seating is available in the new bleachers or bring a lawn chair.

4:30 pm Wings Painting Dedication  | Owl’s Nest

Join fellow UMPI alumni and friends for a pre-dinner dedication of the wings painting in the Owl’s Nest.

5:00 pm Alumni & Friends Blue & Gold Evening | Campus Center: MPR

Dinner and program hosted by the UMPI Alumni Association.  Program to include President Rice’s State of the University Address, recognizing the classes represented, and bestowing the alumni association awards. Ticketed dinner event; cash bar.  Tickets are available online through the Campus Store!  Select “walk-in for delivery” and retain your receipt, thank you!

8:10 pm Fireworks | Park Field

A UMPI Homecoming favorite! Watch the sky above campus come alive.

8:45 pm Bonfire & S’mores | Behind Merriman Hall

Enjoy a bonfire and s’mores to end your day here on campus.

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Sunday, September 29

10:00 am Co-Ed Alumni Soccer Game | Park Field

Hosted by UMPI Athletics, more info TBA.

11:00 am UMPI Alumni and All-Comers 5k | Park Field

Open to all, register prior to the event at the table on Park Field.

1:00 pm Baseball vs CMCC | TBA

Support our Owls! 

2:00 pm Women’s Volleyball vs Machias | Wieden Gym

Support our women’s volleyball team as they take on Machias in a double-header!

3:00 pm Baseball vs CMCC | TBA

Support our Owls! 

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Deborah Roark, EdD, MBA
Executive Director for University Advancement & External Affairs

122 Preble Hall
t: 207 768.9755
e: deborah.roark@maine.edu

Craig Cormier ’06
Director of Alumni Relations
and Annual Giving

18B Preble Hall
t: 207 768.9425
e: craig.cormier@maine.edu

University of Maine at Presque Isle
181 Main Street
Presque Isle, ME 04769
www.umpi.edu