What do residential students need to know about moving back to campus for the 2022 spring semester?

Residential students are encouraged to return to campus with documentation of, if available, a negative PCR test result within 72 hours of arrival or use the online self-report form to document a positive COVID test result within 90 days of arrival. 

University of Maine System students can get Shield T3 PCR tests on any UMS campus by scheduling an appointment via PointnClick. Results are typically available in 12 hours. Required return-to-campus negative COVID-19 test results can be antigen or PCR.

Prior to arrival, the documentation of a negative test can be emailed to um.covidtesting@maine.edu. Students who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 90 days should submit an online self-report form, noting date of positive test result and type of test.

Residential students who arrive on campus with their testing documentation in hand are required to submit them on arrival to the main residence hall office in the lobby.

Residential students who arrive on campus for the start of the spring semester without either form of documentation will be required to participate in self-administered COVID testing offered on campus, and will shelter in place in the residence halls until test results are available. Test results are typically available in 12 hours. 

Upon arrival, residential students will have a test in their rooms and instructions on how to submit the test for processing. 

Information about the self-administered kits is online.

Asymptomatic Shield T3 COVID-19 saliva testing is available weekly for community members required to participate. All UMaine students and employees, regardless of vaccination status, are encouraged to participate in campus-based asymptomatic COVID-19 testing. See the testing days and times online.

Please schedule appointments via PointnClick and bring your MaineCard to your testing appointment.