At the University of Maine, safety is very important to us. The conference staff and volunteers are all trained and prepared for various scenarios that may occur. The University of Maine Police Department (UMPD) and our very own University Volunteer Ambulance Corps (UVAC) are on call 24/7/365 for any emergency or situation that may occur either on campus or in the community.

Snow and ice are very serious concerns in the northeastern part of the United States. Conference Staff and the UMaine Office of Facilities Management will be making sure the campus is safe at all times. In the event of severe weather, please be sure to check guidebook and the conference website for any important information.

Feel free to download the Black Bear Safe app for Android and iOS devices. Please click here to learn more.

Important phone numbers:

UMPD/UVAC: 207.581.4040 (emergency and non-emergency)
On campus, Old Town, or Orono

Click here to anonymously report criminal or suspicious activity on campus to the UMaine Police Department.

Bangor Police Department: 207.947.7382 (non-emergency)

ALL EMERGENCIES: dial 911 immediately

Conference HQ Hotline: 207.581.2504 (inquiries, updates, general help, etc)
Conference HQ is located in the Memorial Union Information Center.
Advisors, please call the Conference HQ Hotline following any incident or emergency that may occur.
This hotline will be active continuously starting on March 6, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. until March 8, 2020 at noon.

In the unlikely event that the campus wide siren should sound, please check any of the following for updates:
Call 207.581.INFO
Or check guidebook

Conference Staff and RBD will determine any changes that need to be made to the conference and notify everyone via guidebook.

As you travel to and from UMaine, please be aware that many states, including Maine and New Hampshire, have hands-free laws. The driver of your vehicle may not touch a phone unless dialing 911. Please read the official Maine Bureau of Highway Safety pamphlet for more information.

For more information regarding Maine’s hands-free driving laws, please see the official Maine handout here.