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USM Homecoming and Family Weekend welcomes alumni, students and families for a weekend of events for everyone

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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, including speakers, music, sports and more.

“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.

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"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:

Featured Events:

FRIDAY, 10/12

Chris Matthews from "Hardball" at Hannaford Hall, Portland Campus, RSVP required, 11:45 a.m.
Join the Muskie School of Public Service and the USM Foundation for this hour-long talk at Hannaford Hall as Chris Matthews talks with USM President Glenn Cummings about his latest book, Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit. The event is free and open to the public.


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.        

SUNDAY, 10/14

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.