Community message: March 12

To members of the University of Maine community,

At approximately 11 p.m. March 11, the University of Maine experienced a widespread power outage with related alarm and system failures. Our dedicated facilities management, student life, campus police and other personnel have been working in partnership with many municipalities and Emera to ensure the safety of all on our campus and to restore power.

I want to thank all who have helped through this emergency for their professionalism and expertise, and for their commitment to solving a set of challenging problems in our electrical system. I also thank all on campus for cooperating in conserving energy use until further notice.

We will continue to provide updates through our text alert system. I assure you all that the University of Maine holds the safety and well-being of our students, staff, and faculty as the highest priority.


Joan Ferrini-Mundy