This page was last revised on April 8, 2020.

This page offers COVID-19-related resources for the University of Maine graduate community.
Water Cooler Chat with Katie

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

For a confidential meeting with Katie either send her an email ( or schedule a meeting here.

Employment Updates

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: 

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 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.

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  • Please include a detailed description of the obstacles you have faced as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and how you've learned new ways to be successful.
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