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EATING DISORDERS

Students who you think may have serious eating disorders should be encouraged to contact the Cutler Health Center, Counseling Center, or Student Affairs.

E-MAIL

CRITICAL INFORMATION REGARDING STUDENT EMAIL

The University of Maine System has designated MaineStreet email as the email account of record for all students, including those at UMaine. Among other benefits, this will improve information security, assure consistency and simplify communications with students who are enrolled for classes at more than one system university.

All official correspondence between the university and its students will be addressed to the student’s MaineStreet email account (e.g. john.doe@maine.edu). UMaine will continue to use FirstClass for many forms of internal correspondence, so it will be critical for all students to have regular access to both accounts. The simplest way to accomplish this is to forward MaineStreet email to FirstClass. You may either check or forward your MaineStreet email by visiting http://mail.maine.edu. To forward your email to either FirstClass or another email account of your choice, select the option: “change the destination of email sent to your @Maine.edu address.” More details about how accomplish this are at http://www.studentrecords.umaine.edu/mailforward.html.

UMaine is also making some changes in its FirstClass activation process, to help streamline communications for prospective and new students.

When a student applies to UMaine, he or she will be asked to activate his or her MaineStreet account, creating access to official University of Maine System email and creating a way for the appropriate UMaine offices to establish communications.

When a student confirms enrollment at UMaine, he or she will be invited to activate a FirstClass account, with the recommended option of forwarding the MaineStreet email to FirstClass.

These measures will have the added benefit of diminishing the load on the FirstClass system because only enrolled UMaine students will be using it. Similarly, fewer registered users will reduce the university’s licensing costs, leading to critical savings in a difficult budget environment.

EMERGENCIES See Umaine.TXT

Dial 911 for health and safety emergencies of any kind. For example: When you perceive that a student may be a danger to others or to him or herself, contact Public Safety and the Assoc. Dean of your college and/or the Dean of Students. Discrete inquiries will be made to insure the safety of our students and community.

EXAMS

During each semester two to four preliminary examinations may be administered. These “prelims” count heavily on the final grade. At the end of each semester final examinations are held in most courses. The final examination should count no more than one-third of the course grade, although exceptions may be made by the instructor on consultation with the chairperson of the department in which the course is offered. Final examinations are held according to a published schedule and cannot be taken before the scheduled time. Students who are scheduled for more than three final examinations in one day may have an examination rescheduled through the Office of Student Records. Instructors are requested to announce to their respective classes at or near the last recitation period the time and place of each final examination. A student who misses the regular examination at the end of a semester for a legitimate reason should make arrangements with the instructor to make up the examination. No examinations of any kind may be scheduled during the last week of classes, except by permission of the appropriate Associate Dean or Director. A final examination may be scheduled only during final exam week. If a final is not planned, and the instructor wishes to schedule a prelim covering the last weeks of the course, this prelim must be given during final exam week.

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