Recent updates

UMaine undergraduate programs pass/fail protocols, March 18

Extension of timelines — Spring 2020 These are extraordinary times for our faculty, staff, and students. As we work to transition to new course delivery formats, living conditions, and health uncertainties, the faculty and staff intend to extend the greatest possible consideration for students. The purpose of extending the timeline to choose a Pass/Fail grade […]

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HR update on remote work and sick leave guidance, March 17

As noted in Chancellor Malloy’s message, UMS continues to monitor CDC, state, and federal guidance relative to the COVID-19 response, and we continue to seek to protect the health and safety of employees while meeting essential functions that our campuses provide to students and the State of Maine.   The following is an update to any […]

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UMS update on room and board adjustments, rebates, March 17

The University of Maine System has announced room and board adjustments and rebates for residential students: In an effort to minimize financial impact on students and families, room and board adjustments for those students who have checked out with their Residence/Student Life Office will be posted to students’ accounts based on an effective date of March […]

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UMS updates to resource guides, March 16

University of Maine System chief information officer David Demers has provided a technology resource update. The resource guide summaries: Please help encourage students to sign up for Direct Deposit The university is encouraging ALL students to sign up for direct deposit to ensure timely processing and distribution of funds. This includes work study students who receive paychecks, as well […]

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UMaine/UMM community update, March 16

To all in our University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias communities: With the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation affecting all of us, I want to take this opportunity to thank our students, faculty and staff, and all in our communities for your understanding, flexibility and responsiveness. We are facing an unprecedented public health […]

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Human Resources update, March 15

With the closure of some of K–12 schools, preschools and daycares, we understand that some of our employees will need to stay at home to care for their dependents. We ask that you work with your supervisor to determine if you can conduct your work at home, adjust your work schedule or take vacation time — or a […]

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UMS Chancellor Malloy’s update, March 12

University of Maine Chancellor Dan Malloy provided an update on the statewide response of the state’s public universities to the global coronavirus pandemic. His full letter is online. Among the updates: Pass/Fail Option for Students: We are very conscious of supporting our students through the academic transition coming up. To mitigate the impact of COVID-19 […]

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UMaine/UMM coronavirus response frequently asked questions, March 12

Please see the dedicated Frequently Asked Questions page for the most up to date information. We understand that the seriousness of the coronavirus pandemic is necessitating constant decisions and revisions of plans as we seek to ensure that our community is safe, and that we do our important part in averting the spread of this […]

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UMS update, including information specific to employees, campus events, March 9

The University of Maine System has posted the latest information on the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The update includes information specific to UMS employees and campus events: UMS employee information UMS has flexible, nonpunitive leave policies for students and staff affected by COVID-19. Employees are encouraged to stay home when ill and to leave work if they become ill […]

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CDC on preventing COVID-19 spread in communities, March 2, 2020

The latest information on preventing COVID-19 spread in communities is on the United States Centers for Disease and Prevention website. CDC videos also are available online. If you must travel: Avoid contact with sick people. Discuss travel to affected areas with your health care provider. Older adults and travelers with underlying health issues may be at risk for […]

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University of Maine System travel restrictions, March 1, 2020

The U.S. Department of State and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have increased the travel advisory for Italy to level to 3 — Reconsider Travel in Italy. Therefore, University of Maine System Risk Management is restricting travel to Italy. University travel is currently prohibited to the countries of China, South Korea, Iran […]

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Community update: 2019 Novel coronavirus, Jan. 22, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Chinese authorities identified the new coronavirus, which has resulted in close to 300 confirmed cases in China, including cases outside Wuhan, with additional cases being identified in a growing […]

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