How to Order

If you would like to re-order, or find out more information on, existing promotional items please contact the Extension communications team (

Getting Started

To develop a new promotional item, please work through your Program Administrator to determine intention, target audience, source of funding for the item, and timeliness. Once that information is clear, work with the Extension communications team (, who will review the proposed plan and be our liaison with the UMaine Department of Marketing and Communications. Please understand that Extension is committed to following the standards outlined in the UMaine Branding Toolbox.

Would you like to get pricing? See a sample? To receive quotes on basic promotional items such as pencils, lanyards, tote bags, etc., we often work with the Advertising Specialists of Maine. Here is their direct contact information:

Advertising Specialists of Maine, Inc.
Stefani Berkey, President

Please visit their website, and call or send an inquiry requesting information for a cost estimate on the type of product or item you are looking for with any and all detailed information you have. Once you have an item you would like to order, please check in with the Extension communications team (, on branding and design guidelines. All items need approval before production, and the vendor will send a final proof for just that purpose.

Please note: In order to keep costs down, items like banners are generally less expensive when done in bulk orders.

Working with Licensed Vendors

Any manufacturer of products bearing a mark of the University of Maine must be licensed before offering the product for sale. Retail outlets are responsible for ensuring that the merchandise they sell is licensed. The University of Maine contracts with a collegiate licensing company, Licensing Resource Group (LRG). Information on the licensed vendors we are authorized to order from is available on their website by selecting the ‘Licensing’ tab. Click on the ‘Licensee and Products List’ then find University of Maine in the list (it is listed as “Maine, University of”). Vendors are listed alphabetically. If you know of a vendor who would like to become licensed, please direct them to the LRG website Application forms with complete directions and contact information are available.

For more information on trademarks and licensing, see UMaine’s Licensing page.


If you have any questions, please contact the Extension communications team (