Fall semester information and updates

Academic action & recognition changes for Fall 2020

Updated January 15, 2021: Part-time Dean’s List information clarified. Academic Action Due to the unusual and challenging circumstances faced this semester amid the global pandemic, the University has relaxed its academic standing policy for the Fall 2020 term. However, the colleges reserve the right to apply academic action on an individual basis as warranted. Academic […]

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UMaine Fall Semester 2020 – Thank You

Transcript [background music] Melissa Maginnis:  Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have been guided by the science. We’ve recruited you to the mission. We can’t thank you enough for all of your efforts to keep yourself and your community safe. Robert Dana:  I have to tell you, the University of Maine community has blown […]

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What is the latest guidance on group size limits on campus and public access?

The University of Maine System’s latest guidance is online. A link to Chancellor Malloy’s Nov. 13 community message is online. It includes the following information regarding the overall special provisions in place regarding its general operations and in-person activities: Public access to campus: For the time being and until at least Thanksgiving, members of the general […]

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Campus status Nov. 30 to Jan. 24

All classes will be taught remotely when they resume on Nov. 30. Existing campus activity in research/scholarship/creative work may continue during the period between semesters, and faculty members may use their offices at will while continuing to follow health and safety guidance. Departmental offices should continue to be staffed at the level necessary to support […]

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Virtual learning communities

The Residence Life team has created 20 virtual learning communities to keep students engaged while they are away from campus. Topics are based on survey data recently collected from current residents, including cooking/baking, video games, film and television, music, literature, fitness, travel and stress management. In coming weeks, residential students will be sent an email […]

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Move out of residence halls by Nov. 25

UMaine residence halls will close to students at 8 a.m., Nov. 25 as the university transitions to fully online learning. Residential students need to plan to vacate the halls no later than this time and should take with them all belongings they will need for the duration of break. Access to the residence halls during […]

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Pass/Fail option in Fall 2020

Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in University of Maine classes have the option to convert their fall 2020 class(es) from graded to Pass/Fail, or to withdraw from one or more classes without academic penalty (equivalent to a grade of W). The university’s goal in making these changes is to be as student-centric as possible by […]

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COVID-19 testing on campus

Two more rounds in phase three COVID-19 testing remain this semester on campus at UMaine: Nov. 3–5 and Nov. 17–19. Email notification regarding selection for randomized testing will be sent.

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