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Information about UMaine and Hurricane Irene

Monday morning update

UMaine experienced no significant damage as the result of Tropical Storm Irene.  Classes are in session on Monday, Aug. 29 as the fall semester gets underway.  Commuters are encouraged to exercise caution as power outages and road closures are affecting parts of the greater Orono/Bangor area.

Expanded move-in availability for upper-class students

To accommodate returning sophomores, juniors and seniors facing travel issues related to Hurricane Irene, UMaine will offer expanded opportunities for moving into residence halls over the weekend.  Those students may move in between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Saturday, if conditions warrant a change in travel plans.  Access will also be available Sunday beginning at 9 a.m. Students and their families are encouraged to avoid taking any unnecessary risks in traveling to the university.  Students should bring flashlights as candles are not allowed in residence halls. For more information call (207) 581-1406 during regular business hours. For emergencies call the University Police at (207) 581-4040.

Communication about class schedule changes

If conditions warrant a change in Monday’s class schedule, UMaine will communicate information just as it would during a snowstorm.  Information about changes will be posted on the university’s Web site, in the First Class “Announcements and Alerts” folder, on Facebook and on Twitter.  A recorded message will be available at 581-SNOW and a text message will be sent to those registered with UMaine’s emergency text messaging system. UMaine’s inclement weather policy would apply in the event of a serious weather situation.

 

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