Cancellations & Emergency Alerts

Cancellations and delays are also listed as an alert on the UMA Rumford website.

Please know from what campus your course originates. If the originating campus is closed, the course is canceled even if the Center is open. Most of the campuses also offer electronic emergency alerts through text and/or email. For more information or to subscribe to a campus alert:


Final course grades are not mailed. Grades are retrieved via MaineStreet (select “student self-service” “student center” and “grades”).


Staff at the Center do not take personal messages for students or organizations. The exception to this policy is a credible emergency. In such cases, the staff will make every effort but cannot guarantee delivery of the message.


Students are encouraged to take security precautions in going to and from classes. Lock your car doors. Please report any security concerns to a member of the staff.

Only students who are enrolled in a course assigned to a room, day, and time are allowed in that classroom.

A guest is anyone who is not a registered student. For their safety’s sake, those guests who are under 17 years of age must be accompanied by the adult who brought them to the college center.

Students must follow UMA exam procedures and policies.

Delayed viewing students and online students who need to take a proctored exam must register at: It is the student’s responsibility to call their Center the week before the scheduled exam and set-up a testing time. Come prepared to show a photo ID. Verification of your identity is just one means of protecting the academic integrity of UMA, and we thank you ahead of time for being prepared.

Proctored Exams

As a University of Maine at Augusta student you will frequently take exams that are administered by a proctor. The proctor may remain in the exam room with you or may proctor remotely using a video camera. You must be prepared to provide photo identification (this may be a state-issued ID or driver’s license, a passport, or a student ID) for all make-up exams and on-site exams for online courses. The role of the proctor is to maintain the integrity of the examination process and to create an environment which promotes concentration for all students.

Before the exam begins please do the following:

  • Turn off your cell phone.
  • Place your phone along with other personal possessions (back packs, etc.) in a designated area at the front of the exam room.
  • Take any needed breaks before the exam begins.
  • If the room capacity allows, leave an empty seat between you and other test-takers.
  • Listen carefully as the proctor reads the faculty member’s instructions. This will clearly state what is and what is not allowed during the exam.
  • In an ITV or VC classroom, listen carefully for any last minute instructions from the faculty member.

Once the exam is underway:

  • Keep noise to a minimum.
  • You are expected to stay in the exam room until you finish your exam. If you must leave the room to use the restroom, communicate this to the proctor. The proctor will record and report to the faculty the time of your departure and return.
  • When you finish your exam hand it to the proctor, retrieve your personal belongings and exit the room as quietly as possible.

Good luck with your exam!

Smoke-Free Campus

The No Smoking on Campus Policy was put into effect on January 1, 2013. Smoking is not allowed on campus property. Thank you for your cooperation on this policy.

Photocopier & Fax

Photocopier and fax use by students is allowed and free only for school related use. See staff for assistance. In some cases, we may refer you to a pay-per-copy location if your request places staff out of Federal Copyright Act compliance.

Student printer

Nearly all of our students are mindful users of the printer so that we have not resorted to charging students for printing. As long as printing is reasonable and doesn’t tie up the printer, we shall continue to offer printing for students without charging. Please help us keep this policy intact. Non-students should expect to pay ten cents/page for printing.

The UMA Center Computer Use Policy

The UMA Center Computer Use Policy applies to all users. Please make yourself acquainted with the policies. Basically, it comes down to courtesy of others and using them for educational purposes.

General Use

The computers at UMA Centers are for scholarship, learning, community outreach and the furtherance of the University mission. Access may be granted to anyone in the learning community, but use is a privilege, not a right. The Center reserves the right to give priority in service to current students, faculty and staff.

User Accounts

A user account is assigned to a person for his or her use only. Logging on to let someone else use an ID and password is not allowed. The account owner will be held responsible for any wrongful activity originating from an account.

Internet Content

The University does not block, monitor, or limit access to any web sites based on content. The University disclaims any warranty of accuracy, authority, timeliness, or usefulness for information found on the Internet. Internet material may be factually incorrect, offensive, disturbing to some individuals, and/or illegal. Students are expected to be responsible adults while browsing the Web. Inappropriate behavior that interferes with another student’s work, sense of safety, or respect will not be tolerated.

Expected Behavior

All computer users are expected to exercise responsible, legal, and ethical behavior and to act with discretion when using the userid, equipment, and/or facilities. Interfering with other userids, equipment, and/or facilities can result in loss of privileges. Users are expected to cooperate with legitimate requests from Center staff, and to treat other lab users with dignity and respect. Citizen users must sign their names and purpose for their visit, and log in and log out each time visiting the Center.

It is expected that all computer users will adhere to University policies, behavior standards and norms of common courtesy. Users are expected to be considerate of other users, to respect the privacy and confidentiality rights of others, and to avoid any activities that are disruptive to other users or inconsistent with a learning environment.

Results of Unacceptable Behavior

The University may restrict access by those who violate any of these policies. Center staff will attempt to resolve differences and problems among computer users by asking for the cooperation of those involved. Misconduct that cannot be resolved at the center level will be referred to the campus conduct code officer or law enforcement, as appropriate.

User Account

A user account is assigned to a person for his or her use only. Logging on to let someone else use an ID and password is not allowed. The account owner will be held responsible for any wrongful activity originating from an account.

Building Entrance

Please note that the rear/side entrance is locked for your safety and for the safety of staff. You may exit that door, however, you must re-enter the Center via the main door.

College is both stressful and wonderful, and relief is expressed in a variety of ways. We ask that you make every attempt to keep your voices subdued throughout the building. Some students find the Center is the only place they have to study, so we ask that you keep them in mind.

In a similar vein, we ask that you turn your cell phone off or on vibrate when in the building. Please take all phone conversations out of the classroom or the computer rooms, keeping in mind that voices carry in the hallway. In other words, be respectful of others.

The premises inside and out of the building are monitored by video cameras. Inside, cameras are installed in the hallways and classrooms for your safety, and also as a means to proctor exams.


The kitchen, refrigerator, microwave are for students to use. Bottled water is kept in the mini refrigerator. Coffee and tea are provided by your Student Association. Because the kitchen is for everyone, keep these old House Rules in mind: If you drop it, pick it up. If you eat out of it, wash it. If you open it, close it. If you empty it, fill it. If you spill it, wipe it up.


Recycle your bottles and cans in the receptacle in the kitchen. What we make from recycling goes into our local scholarship fund. Shred paper a very few sheets at a time; notify a staff member if the shredder needs to be emptied.

Have a suggestion?

Please feel free to drop off suggestions to any staff member.