Welcome to Buchanan Alumni House

A Place to Call Home

After years of planning and hard work by UMaine alumni leaders, reunion classes, and friends, the dream of having an alumni house became a reality. And what a reality it is! The University of Maine’s stunning Buchanan Alumni House is everything we had hoped for . . . and more. From its handsome Georgian exterior perfectly matched to UMaine’s historic architecture, to its spacious and elegantly appointed interiors, Buchanan Alumni House has met – and indeed exceeded – our highest expectations! With more than 13,000 alumni taking part, the campaign to construct Buchanan Alumni House was the largest in UMaine’s history. Built and maintained entirely through private monies, Buchanan Alumni House is truly a “Place to Call Home” for more than 100,000 alumni and friends of the university. We hope you enjoy browsing our website.

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Black Bear Facts

Black Bear Facts

Black Bear Facts We all know and love Bananas, the black bear mascot for UMaine. But how much do you know about the live black bears of the Maine woods? Check out this link to learn some interesting facts about the wild black bears of North America. Maine Black...

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A History of Live UMaine Mascots

A History of Live UMaine Mascots

A History of Live UMaine Mascots   As beloved as Bananas the bear is today – by students and faculty alike – he was not always UMaine’s mascot. Below is a bulleted history of the University of Maine’s various animal representatives. - 1903: The University of...

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