The Division of Student Life is here and available to support all UMaine students in achieving their full potential.
Each of our departments are continuing to support students through the transition to remote classes during Spring 2020 and for Summer Orientation. Click on the title of each department to be directed to their webpage.
The food pantry is open to students and their immediate families as well as staff and faculty. Black Bears To Go is an online ordering system for the BBE that allows drive thru pickup. This will be extremely helpful while we are trying to practice social distancing. We will be wearing gloves while preparing orders and delivering orders (and changing them between).
Follow us on Facebook for updates!
Campus Recreation is offering daily workout suggestions, e-sports intramural leagues, group exercise classes, kidfit tips, daily Senior Fitness workouts, fitness tips and suggestions and more. We are also hosting a weekly fitness challenge and will be hosting an intramural Virtual Trick Shot contest and more.
Check out our Facebook page for more details!
The Career Center staff is available for all usual services online, although our office will remain closed until further notice. Our staff is working remotely from home while we continue to provide career services through email, phone and video. Details about scheduling an appointment and about employment opportunities may be found on our website.
While the lounge and free coffee are on hiatus, we are still here to answer any questions you may have! Please send us an e-mail with any and all questions you have during this time. We are happy to talk over the phone or set up Zoom meetings in order to best answer your questions. Please check our website for helpful resources as well. We know some of you are home with kids, so we have added resources about fun indoor activities to do with your kids. We have also added some resources about how to best work/study from home.
We recognize that the pandemic is creating significant disruption and change in the lives of our UMaine community members. We are striving to support students who desire counseling services while also protecting the health of students and staff. We are offering our services to all UMaine students (both in Maine and in other states) utilizing Zoom Health or Telephone.
We are here to help. Give us a call at 207-581-1392 or check out our website for much more information.
Maine Bound is offering daily suggestions for getting outside in a safe, socially distant way! We are also asking participants to share what they’ve been up to with us, as well as creating a participant driven weekly newsletter. Also sharing other resources for ways to get your outside fix, even from inside the house.
Check out our updates on our Facebook page!
The MSC will continue to offer programs and events in the virtual space along the same lines as the programming we had planned for our center. Our popular Lunch & Learn series will continue via Zoom! Stay tuned to our social media for updates and schedules!
Have a question? Email us at email@example.com
The RRC will continue to offer virtual office hours and opportunities for LGBTQ+ folks to connect remotely. We will also be sharing a virtual version of our annual Pride Week celebration the week of April 6th-11th. In addition, we are still available to conduct trainings and have conversations with various groups, departments, and academic classes.
Do you have questions? Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Student Accessibility Services supports students with disabilities by approving accommodations that enhance their educational access and success. Currently, we are conducting all student appointments by phone or online via Zoom. You can schedule an appointment by calling 207.581.2319. We also continue to schedule initial appointments for students interested in discussing their eligibility for accommodations.
Our staff members continue to offer their services by phone or Zoom appointment.
- Students inquiring about accommodations should first review our accommodations process. Prior to their initial appointment, students should complete the SAS Informational Form available on this website and email it to their assigned staff member.
- Students already approved for accommodations who have concerns or questions should contact their assigned staff person:
- For BASICS or alcohol and other drug presentations, contact James Hiers (email@example.com).
- For online Bystander Training, contact TJ England (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- SWell has launched NEW social media initiatives! Follow our Facebook page and Instagram for daily updates!
- The Mind Spa is going mobile! Want to be involved in the #yoUMatter campaign? Email Kayla Goodwin (email@example.com)
- Need to reach us? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are offering our normal supports to students during these tough times. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you are in need.
We are offering trainings for students via email request (email@example.com). Check out our Facebook page for additional updates. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone: 207-581-1406
If you cannot find what you are looking for in the above resources, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Dean’s Suite at 207-581-1406 or via email email@example.com
We are compiling a list of resources that may be helpful for students during the COVID-19 health crisis. We will update this resource as more information becomes available.
- Maine Statewide Crisis Line: If you, or anyone you know, is experiencing a mental health or behavioral crisis, please call 1-888-568-1112.
- Center for Student Involvement: has created a resource on ways to stay active and engaged. https://umaine.edu/studentinvolvement/virtual/
- The Maine State Chamber of Commerce: included this article on unemployment benefits in their latest communication.
- The City of Boston: has resources regarding free Internet and other technical resources on their website: https://www.boston.gov/news/internet-connectivity-and-technology-supports-during-covid-19-response.
- Statewide resources broken down by categories: http://troyjackson.org/covid19/
- Multilingual resources: https://www.portlandofopportunity.com/covid19
- Science Based Strategies to Cope with Coronavirus Anxiety
- How to Manage Anxiety During a Crisis
- UMaine’s Counseling Center also has related resources.
Online class tips
- Here are some Resources for Remote Learning from UMaine Online.
- We at SAS have compiled some Tips for success in online classes.
- as well as Tips For Heavy Computer Users – Migraines / Eye Strain and other related Issues.
- And this Zoom quick start guide for students.
- Some useful apps for online learning at this link.
- Article about Study-From-Car Hotspots Offered to Maine Local Schools
- An overview/links to helpful online resources available to students
- Information about how reference librarians can help students with their courses
- An article in the Maine Campus about the UMaine writing center adapting for COVID-19.
- The UMaine Writing Center offers online appointments for writing help.
Free access to eTextbooks:
- VitalSource has joined leading publishers to help ensure students affected by the COVID-19 pandemic will have free access to quality digital learning materials through the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester. Beginning March 16 through May 25, 2020, access to an expansive catalog of eTexts will be available for free to students at semester-calendar institutions who have been impacted by recent campus closures. Students simply log in to the VitalSource Bookshelf app using their school email address and can then view course materials from participating publishers via VitalSource’s Explore capabilities within Bookshelf.
- Students who need assistance accessing free eTexts can visit https://get.vitalsource.com/vitalsource-helps.