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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at U Maine chapter.

What a time to be alive—on Saturday, October 27th Maine will be taking on the University of Albany for Homecoming! Whether this is your first homecoming or your last, it is almost guaranteed to be one of the best weekends of the year. In order to prepare, here are a few easy steps and pieces of advice:


The pregame

Homecoming is the perfect excuse to unite with your friends and start drinking before you usually even have breakfast. Here are a few morning drink recipes: 

  • Classic Mimosa: In a champagne flute, combine 1/3 cup chilled sparkling wine, 1/3 cup chilled orange juice and 1 tablespoon Grand Marnier or triple sec.
  • Sangria: Red wine, chopped fruit, and some of your favorite juice!
  • Bloody Mary: Find your favorite Bloody Mary mix and blend it with some celery, pepper, and ice. 
  • Screwdriver: Vodka and orange juice 


Uber Everywhere

You can Uber over to the tailgate, or even walk if you’re close enough. Make sure you pee first though; no one has time for those lines. Meet up with friends, meet parents, grab some food from the grill, and remember to take pictures!


The Game

When the tailgating fun is over, head over to watch the Black Bears with all your friends! Whether you like football or not, it is still fun to support the school together in the sea of blue on the bleachers. Around the field you will find bounce houses, games, food, and more to enjoy with friends and family. 


Other Activities

If you aren’t into this particular homecoming experience there are still plenty of events going on throughout campus all weekend long. The UMaine Alumni Association Homecoming Craft Fair & Maine Marketplace will be in the New Balance Field House all weekend and their vendors are listed on the Maine website.


Alyssa Moser

U Maine '19

Alyssa Moser is currently a senior at the University of Maine. She is majoring in Child Development and Family Relations while minoring in Legal Studies and Psychology. When she isn’t chasing three-year-olds at her job as a Junior Preschool teacher she's usually drowning in coffee and procrastinated assignments. Her goal is to someday work with families in the legal field focusing on adoptions and foster care!
Gabbi is a senior at the University of Maine studying English with a concentration in creative writing and a minor in Psychology. She hopes to write and publish her own novel one day!