Recent updates

What should first-year students and other members of the university community know about COVID-19 vaccinations for fall 2021?

The University of Maine System (UMS) continues to strongly encourage all community members — students, staff and faculty — to be fully vaccinated when returning to campus. All members of the UMaine and UMaine Machias communities, including Incoming first-year students, can record their vaccination information on our secure campus portal. You will need your MaineStreet username […]

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What is the latest health and safety guidance regarding face coverings in UMaine and UMaine Machias buildings, and about vaccinations for those returning to campus?

On July 16, the University of Maine System announced arrival testing, quarantine plans and the continued requirement of face coverings for unvaccinated members of the university communities and outlined exemptions from COVID-19 safety practices available for students and employees who verify their vaccination status before Aug. 20. UMS also launched a Shot Clock campaign that includes weekly selections […]

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Update: Public COVID-19 vaccination clinics at UMaine in August and September

A series of public COVID-19 vaccination clinics, offered in partnership with Penobscot Community Health Center, will be held at the University of Maine in August and September offering the two-shot Pfizer vaccine. The clinics will be held in Coe Room, Memorial Union, from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. on Wednesdays, August: 4, 11, 18, 25; and September: […]

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UMaine CARES/CRRSAA Quarterly Report (Institutional Portion) – June 30, 2021

The CARES Act establishes and funds the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). Sections 18004(a)(1) and 18004(c) of the CARES Act, which address the HEERF, allow institutions of higher education to use up to 50 percent of the funds they receive to cover any costs associated with significant changes to the delivery of instruction.   Institutions […]

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CRRSSA Required Website Posting Information – Update #2

University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA) – Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund for Student Aid Report #2 Sponsor:  U.S. Department of Education Award Number:  P425E203082 Award Amount:  $3,948,625 Report Period:  January 14, 2021 — June 30, 2021 Report Date: June 28, 2021 Source […]

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CARES Act Required Website Posting Information (UMaine) – Update #7

University of Maine CARES Act Funding Under Section 18004(a)(1) – Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund 50% for Student Aid Follow-up Report #7 Sponsor:  U.S. Department of Education Award Number:  P425E203082 Award Amount:  $3,801,847 Report Period:  04/28/2020 thru 06/30/2021 Report Date: 6/30/2021 Source and Purpose of Funds The University of Maine (“UMaine”) received the above award […]

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CRRSSA Required Website Posting Information – Update #1

University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA) – Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund for Student Aid Report #1 Sponsor:  U.S. Department of Education Award Number:  P425E203082 Award Amount:  $3,948,625 Report Period:  January 14, 2021 — March 31, 2021 Report Date: June 28, 2021 Source […]

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What is the latest guidance about UMaine and UMaine Machias employees working on-site in preparation for the fall 2021 semester?

Chancellor Dannel Malloy and the Presidents and Law Dean of the University of Maine System have alerted faculty, staff and students to prepare for a traditional, in-person college experience and a return to near normalcy in fall 2021. UMS guidance is online. Additional information is provided in the Chancellor’s message, and in President Ferrini-Mundy’s community […]

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Springtime view of campus

Friday Futurecast — May 7

Welcome to this week’s Friday Futurecast These updates are archived on the UMaine COVID-19 website. The University of Maine at Machias also has a COVID-19 website. Message from President Joan Ferrini-Mundy: Dear members of the UMaine and UMM communities, Thank you for all you’ve done this semester. We have shared a lot of information in […]

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What do I need to know about phase seven COVID-19 asymptomatic testing on campus, and at UMaine offices and facilities statewide? Do I still have to test weekly if I’m fully vaccinated?

Phase seven COVID-19 asymptomatic testing on our campuses and at UMaine facilities statewide begins next week and continues throughout the summer. All UMaine and UMM community members who submit bona fide verification of vaccination can be exempted from asymptomatic testing by uploading their vaccination cards to the UMS PointnClick Web App (https://umaineportal.pointnclick.com). At UMaine, weekly […]

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Friday Futurecast — April 30

Welcome to this week’s Friday Futurecast These updates are archived on the UMaine COVID-19 updates website. The University of Maine at Machias also has a COVID-19 updates website. Message from President Joan Ferrini-Mundy: Dear members of the UMaine and UMM communities, This week was abuzz with end-of-semester activity on our campuses and a clear sense […]

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Updated health and safety guidance for UMaine/UMM communities — April 30

Dear UMaine and UMM community members, I am happy to announce to all UMaine and UMM community members that University of Maine System COVID-19 health and safety guidance has been updated. These updates, effective April 29, 2021, are in keeping with the most recent orders of Maine civil authorities as announced April 27, and are […]

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Friday Futurecast — April 23

Welcome to this week’s Friday Futurecast These updates are archived on the UMaine Spring ’21 website. The University of Maine at Machias also has a Spring ’21 website. Message from President Joan Ferrini-Mundy: Dear members of the UMaine and UMM communities, In this semester, we have a week of classes and a week of final […]

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Friday Futurecast — April 16

Welcome to this week’s Friday Futurecast These updates are archived on the UMaine Spring ’21 website. The University of Maine at Machias also has a Spring ’21 website. Message from Vice Chancellor and President Joan Ferrini-Mundy: Dear members of the UMaine and UMM communities, Our This Is Our Shot, Maine vaccination campaign continues across the […]

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Springtime view of campus

Friday Futurecast — April 9

Welcome to this week’s Friday Futurecast These updates are archived on the UMaine Spring ’21 website. The University of Maine at Machias also has a Spring ’21 website. Message from Vice Chancellor and President Joan Ferrini-Mundy: Dear members of the UMaine and UMM communities, This afternoon with word of the sudden passing of men’s ice […]

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CARES Act Required Website Posting Information (UMaine) – Update #6

University of Maine CARES Act Funding Under Section 18004(a)(1) – Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund 50% for Student Aid Follow-up Report #6 Sponsor:  U.S. Department of Education Award Number:  P425E203082 Award Amount:  $3,801,847 Report Period:  04/28/2020 thru 03/31/2021 Report Date: 4/7/2021 Source and Purpose of Funds The University of Maine (“UMaine”) received the above award […]

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UMM CARES Act Quarterly Report (Institutional Portion) Q1 2021

The CARES Act establishes and funds the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). Sections 18004(a)(1) and 18004(c) of the CARES Act, which address the HEERF, allow institutions of higher education to use up to 50 percent of the funds they receive to cover any costs associated with significant changes to the delivery of instruction.   Institutions […]

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Springtime view of campus

Friday Futurecast — April 2

Welcome to this week’s Friday Futurecast These updates are archived on the UMaine Spring ’21 website. The University of Maine at Machias also has a Spring ’21 website. Message from Vice Chancellor and President Joan Ferrini-Mundy: Dear members of the UMaine and UMM communities, We are now in that spring semester month when there is […]

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Friday Futurecast — March 26

Welcome to this week’s Friday Futurecast These updates are archived on the UMaine Spring ’21 website. The University of Maine at Machias also has a Spring ’21 website. Message from Vice Chancellor and President Joan Ferrini-Mundy: Dear members of the UMaine and UMM communities, I hope everyone was able to find time to pause this […]

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Springtime view of campus

Friday Futurecast — March 19

Welcome to this week’s Friday Futurecast These updates are archived on the UMaine Spring ’21 website. The University of Maine at Machias also has a Spring ’21 website. Message from Vice Chancellor and President Joan Ferrini-Mundy: Dear members of the UMaine and UMM communities, As noted in our community message and in Division of Student […]

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Community health message — March 15

Dear members of the UMaine and UMM communities, Last week, we observed the anniversary of the pandemic with great sadness, remembering all who have lost their lives due to COVID-19. We also have more optimism than we have had in a year, thanks to continued public health guidance to reduce the spread of the virus, […]

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A view of Stevens Hall in winter

Friday Futurecast — March 12

Welcome to this week’s Friday Futurecast These updates are archived on the UMaine Spring ’21 website. The University of Maine at Machias also has a Spring ’21 website. Message from President Joan Ferrini-Mundy: Dear members of the UMaine and UMM communities, As Chancellor Malloy noted in his community message Wednesday and as announced in a […]

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A view of Stevens Hall in winter

Friday Futurecast — March 5

Welcome to this week’s Friday Futurecast These updates are archived on the UMaine Spring ’21 website. The University of Maine at Machias also has a Spring ’21 website. Message from President Joan Ferrini-Mundy: Dear members of the UMaine and UMM communities, Our Black Bears and Clippers Care plans have been so important in keeping members […]

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A view of Stevens Hall in winter

Friday Futurecast — February 26

Welcome to this week’s Friday Futurecast These updates are archived on the UMaine Spring ’21 website. The University of Maine at Machias also has a Spring ’21 website. Message from President Joan Ferrini-Mundy: Dear members of the UMaine and UMM communities, Throughout this pandemic, so many members of our UMaine and UMM communities have been […]

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A view of Stevens Hall in winter

Friday Futurecast — February 19

Welcome to this week’s Friday Futurecast These updates are archived on the UMaine Spring ’21 website. The University of Maine at Machias also has a Spring ’21 website. Message from President Joan Ferrini-Mundy: Dear members of the UMaine and UMM communities, Earlier this week, we had an exciting look at the future of UMaine athletics […]

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