Will I be reimbursed for my room and board for the remainder of the semester?
University of Maine System students and their families will not be financially disadvantaged by the university’s move to online classes and residence hall restrictions in response to the coronavirus public health crisis. Students will be able to complete the course of study they have paid for this semester and room and board charges paid through family contributions will be refunded on an appropriate and prorated basis. The University of Maine System will post guidance on requesting room and board refunds on our public health advisory website by noon on Wednesday, March 18. The university is working quickly and responsively to address individual student and family concerns as we take unprecedented steps as a public institution to protect student health and help limit the spread of the coronavirus in Maine.
Will students receive a refund check? Roll over into next semester?
Adjustments will go on the student accounts. They can choose to leave it there or a check can be issued.
Should students take all their personal items when they leave campus for spring break?
Students must take their belongings. Residential students are asked to move out by March 22 and will not move back in this semester. If that is not possible, arrangements can be made by contacting Andra Bowen.
Are students moving out permanently for the entire semester?
Can students who live and work on campus continue to stay in the residence halls this semester?
Unless there are approved extenuating circumstances, students are expected to move out of their rooms. An exemption request form is available on the Student Life website.
What is being done in campus building maintenance?
Since the first news of the coronavirus outbreak, custodial building cleaning has focused on touchpoints in addition to regular cleaning. In residential areas, heightened cleaning has been ongoing where incidents of flu have been reported.
The University of Maine provides on-campus housing in 19 residence halls. Options include traditional undergraduate residence halls for first year and upperclass residents, suite style living for upperclass residents, graduate housing, and several living/learning lifestyle options. All halls remain open for Fall Break and Thanksgiving Break.
Housing for Spring 2020
Housing for Fall 2020
First Year Residence Requirement
Living on campus maximizes students’ opportunities for social, cultural and extracurricular involvement and is positively linked to students’ persistence toward attaining a degree. The University of Maine believes that residence hall living is an educational opportunity that all new students should experience.
Living on campus is not required for a new admitted first-year student under any of the following criteria:
- Aged 21 or older
- A veteran or transfer student
- Living with a parent or legal guardian within easy commuting distance (35 miles)
- Exceptional circumstances that do not permit them to meet this requirement