This page was last revised on April 8, 2020.
This page offers COVID-19-related resources for the University of Maine graduate community.
To stay connected, join Katie Rossignol and other graduate students for a 30-minute “water cooler chat” on Zoom every Monday at 3:30 p.m. beginning on March 30.
Meeting ID: 656 300 239
Unemployment Eligibility for Students
Students earning at least $5,140 in the past year are eligible for unemployment. Go to the Maine Department of Labor’s unemployment website: https://www.maine.gov/unemployment/.
Note: Maine Department of Labor makes unemployment eligibility determination, the University of Maine System cannot advise or project individual benefits.
Payroll Updates for Hourly Student Employees
The Office of Student Employment has additional payroll information for regular and work study hourly student employees. The links below are not applicable to Graduate Assistants.
The Graduate School can be reached at 207.581.3291 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns.
Share Your Stories
The COVID-19 pandemic is challenging universities across the United States and the world. We would like to hear how our graduate students and faculty are not only facing these challenges, but learning new ways to be successful.
Recent Community Updates
CARES Act Required Website Posting Information
UMS work and pay guidance, May 7
Advisory groups leading fall planning, April 27
CARES Act Distribution to Students Expected Week of May 4
UMS launches Maine Welcome degree completion program, April 23
UMS forms Fall 2020 Safe Return Planning Committee
UMaine System Planning to Welcome Students to Campus For Fall of 2020
UMS announcement on CARES Act distribution and fee adjustment policies, April 14