Student Engagement & Leadership

Homecoming & Family Weekend 2021

Homecoming & Family Weekend is our chance to bring together alumni, students, friends, and families together to celebrate our Husky Pride and enjoy a variety of fun events across campus.


With ongoing developments with the COVID-19 Pandemic, we will be regularly updating this site based upon UMAINE system advisement.  Any updates to current policies can be found here and through the links provided below.  Your attention to these guidelines and support of the safety and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, and fellow alumni and guests is greatly appreciated.


**** 10/16/21 Update: Due to inclime

Due to inclement weather, the USM Athletics BBQ will be held in Brooks Dining Hall from 11:00am-2:00pm.

Dining Options for Saturday, October 16th:


1) USM Athletics BBQ

-NEW LOCATION: Brooks Dining Hall.

-Time: 11:00am-2:00pm


2) Dining Hall closed from 2pm-3pm


3) Cafe Service: (pizza, grill items, salad bar, deli station)

-Location: Brooks Dining Hall

-Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm 


4) Dinner (Standard Dinner Services)

-Location: Brooks Dining Hall

-Time: 4:00pm-6:30pm


5) Husky Hideaway

-Location: 1st Floor of Brooks Student Center

-Time: 1:00pm-11:00pm


***Update 9/30/21: We have a mixture of online events, in-person indoor events, and in-person outdoor events.  With ongoing developments with the COVID-19 Pandemic, we are limiting our in-person INDOOR events to a maximum of 250 people.  We strongly encourage everyone to pre-register for our indoor events to secure your space.  



For the latest on USM's policies regarding COVID-19, please click:

Community Guidance

Healthy Huskies FAQs

COVID-19 Policies: Visitors to Campus: **Please note that this policy is expected to change in the upcoming days. Please check back regularly.**

  • All visitors are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated before visiting any University facility.
  • Visitors should be aware that a vaccination card or proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test may be requested to access or enter certain university facilities, events, activities or to access or enter campus generally in certain circumstances.

Specific requirements for visitors will be posted prominently on the appropriate university website(s). To the extent practicable, activity or venue specific requirements will generally be posted with event notices and promotional materials.

Those who are not eligible by age to receive a vaccination and visitors asserting a religious objection or medical contraindication to vaccination will be allowed to present a negative COVID-19 test instead of proof of vaccination.

In the event of a visitor relying on a negative COVID-19 test, it must be from within 72 hours prior to the individual’s presence on campus.

Visitors with questions or concerns should check in advance with the facility, event or activity organizers regarding any specific protocols for the facility, event or activity of interest.


Please follow the links below for a full list of all events for each day of Homecoming & Family Weekend 

Thursday, October 14th & Friday, October 15th Events

Highlighted Event: 7:00 PM: Athletic’s Zombie Run/Ride 

Saturday, October 16th Events

Highlighted Event: 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM: Las Vegas Royal Casino Night

Sunday, October 17th Events

Highlighted Event: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM: USM’s October fest 



Additional Resources:

For a full list of USM Athletics Events: Click Here

To download the full list of events: Click Here

USM Gorham Campus Map: Click Here



Please note: The University of Southern Maine will be updating all events, starting times, and locations as needed. For an up-to-date schedule visit All events are fully accessible. If you require special accommodations, please contact the university so that we may properly address your request. Additionally, if you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know no less than 3 days before the event.