The Maine Campus is the only student news publication and UMaine's premiere news source. The Maine Campus is one of Maine's oldest publications, and we won't be going away anytime soon.
The Maine Campus has published since 1875, and is one of the oldest college newspapers in the country. It is older than the Bangor Daily News and the Portland Press Herald, and has continued publication through tough economic times such as the Great Depression and both World Wars. It is incorporated separately from the university and is run wholly by undergraduate students of the University of Maine.
The Maine Campus publishes Monday and Thursday during the school year, except school holidays and finals week. It has been lauded as one of the best non-daily college newspapers in the country, winning awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and, most recently, named Best College Paper of the Year by the New England Society of Newspaper Editors.
You can use this site to:
- View our advertising rates
- Find answers to technical questions
- Find answers to design questions
- Find the newspaper's publication dates
- Contact the advertising staff
About the University of Maine
The University of Maine is the state's largest university and the flagship university of the University of Maine System, with more than 12,000 students and thousands more faculty, staff and administrators. It is located in Orono and is just minutes from Bangor, Maine's third-largest city and second-largest metropolitan area.
UMaine was founded in 1865 as a land grant university.
Reaching the college market
The Maine Campus is the state's largest publication aimed directly at the coveted 18- to 24-year-old advertising market. It is distributed around campus and at local shops and markets frequented by college students, such as Pat's Pizza, The Roost, Lissus, Burby & Bates and Verve in downtown Orono.
While most other newspaper's readership is dropping, surveys estimate between 76 and 92 percent of college students have read their newspaper in the last month, while just one-third of college students read the local daily paper at least once a week. 55 percent read their college paper at least once a week.
The Maine Campus prints 4,500 copies every Monday and Thursday. These copies are often shared with friends and brought home to roommates.