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USM Homecoming welcomes alumni, students and families for a weekend of events for everyone - speakers, music, sports and more
The University of Southern Maine celebrates Homecoming & Family Weekend in Portland and Gorham on Friday, October 12 through Sunday, October 14. Alumni, students, friends and families are all welcome to enjoy a weekend packed full of events for everyone.
“The events offer a time for all friends and family of students to come together on campus and celebrate the spirit of USM, ” said David Lewis, Coordinator of Student Activities on the Gorham Campus.
Kicking off with Chris Matthews at Hannaford Hall in Portland on Friday, the weekend continues in Gorham with athletic games, an old-fashioned band concert, casino night, a President’s Brunch and the “Octoberfest-a Fall” celebration with food trucks, novelty activities, and much more.
"The USM Alumni Association is proud to welcome our alums home for the University's first Homecoming celebration in many years. This special weekend is just one step the University is taking to connect our students to the community while building a powerful Husky culture among our 52,000-strong alumni network," said Corey Hascall, Vice President of Alumni and Public Engagement.
Find the full list of events and information online via USM Student Activities: www.usm.maine.edu/homecoming.
Chris Matthews from Hardball, Hannaford Hall, Portland Campus, RSVP required, 11:45 a.m.
Doughnuts with the Dean, the President's House, Gorham, 10:00 a.m.
Athletics BBQ Celebration, Hannaford Field, Gorham, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
USM Women's Soccer hosts UMASS Dartmouth, Hannaford Field, Gorham, 12:00 Noon
Old-Fashioned Outdoor Band Concert, on the Green at Corthell Hall, Gorham, 1:00 p.m.
Featuring our new Director of Bands, Dr. Jackie Townsend.
Athletic Alumni Reception, Speaker - Coach Mike McGraw & Book Signing (signing copies of
"One Goal” by Amy Bass), Alumni Reception Center, Gorham, 4:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m.
Casino Night, Lower Brooks, Gorham, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
President's Brunch, Brooks Dining Hall, Gorham, 10:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m.
USM Octoberfest at Hodgden's Field, Gorham, Food Trucks, farmers market, pumpkin painting, caricatures, and much more, 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Situated in Maine’s economic and cultural center, the University of Southern Maine (USM) is a public university with 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students taking courses online and at campuses in Portland, Gorham and Lewiston-Auburn. Known for its academic excellence, student focus and engagement with the community, USM provides students with hands-on experience that complements classroom learning and leads to employment opportunities in one of the nation’s most desirable places to live.