Will I be able to come to a Campus or Center for classes and services?
Yes. While many students are taking classes remotely, all locations are open this semester. Students should consult with instructors about class modality or check MaineStreet to review their course schedule. Please be aware that instructors have the option of conducting classes remotely for everyone’s safety, even if the course is not listed to be taught in a distance modality.
Some courses require in-person instruction. In those situations, the course sessions may be staggered — that is, half of the students will come one week and half the next week; some courses may be moved into larger spaces that allow for physical distancing; some portion of the course may be conducted remotely. Decisions about how to deliver the course are guided by the need to keep the UMA community — students, faculty, and staff — safe.
Students who need to meet with a staff member or conduct business with an office, should call ahead to make an appointment for the best service. Walk-ins are allowed and will be based on space availability. Remote appointments, via telephone and Zoom, will continue to be available and are encouraged.
What will I need to do to keep myself and others safe while on Campus or at a Center?
Everyone can expect that access to all buildings may be limited. Before coming to campus, everyone should self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and stay home if exhibiting symptoms, feeling ill, or if exposed to someone who is ill or has tested positive for COVID-19.
Most importantly, everyone is required to wear a face covering. UMA will have face coverings available for anybody who shows up without one. While at UMA locations, physical distancing must be maintained.
UMA has in place protocols for testing and tracing anyone who may have been exposed or tested positive for COVID-19. For more information about mandatory testing requirements, please visit uma.edu/return/testing.