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Fall 2020 will mark the beginning of a strange, new time at Farmington, and at institutions across the world. After months of committee meetings and research, learning and planning, the University of Maine System (UMS) announced earlier this morning that all of its seven campuses, including Farmington, will open and resume classes as promised in a statement made in late April.

Following the seven UMS guiding principles, Farmington’s faculty, staff and administration have worked to re-imagine how we can continue to provide the education and service that our students and community expect from us.

We built our plan on four principles designed to inform the greater community and shape our behavior:

  • Commitment to the health and safety of all members of the Farmington community.
  • Stacking preventative measures to create the greatest possible protection against exposure and community spread of COVID-19.
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  • Awareness that we have a critical role to play in the successful return to on-campus and in-person activities. Our actions must be guided by concern for others.

By now, I am sure you are used to hearing that these plans are subject to change, as the circumstances around us are constantly shifting. And, we recognize that for some members of our community returning to campus may not be the best option. The following information is not comprehensive but it will help you understand what kind of changes you can expect and how we can work together to make Farmington a safe place to live and learn.


Classes at Farmington will resume on August 31, in a combination of in-person, blended and online modalities. All classes will then shift to remote modalities after Wednesday, November 25 — the day before Thanksgiving. We do not yet have information on which classes will be available in which modality. We hope to have these details ironed out by early August.

Safety Protocols, COVID-19 Testing

In order to safely return to campus, students, staff and faculty will be expected to wear an appropriate face covering and socially distance themselves at all times. A safety kit, including two face coverings, hand sanitizer, and disinfecting wipes, will be given to each student upon their arrival. More details are available in the full Safe Return to Farmington — Your Maine Home Plan (pdf)

As you may have read yesterday, UMS has signed a contract with Jackson Laboratories and ConvenientMD to assist in campus COVID-19 testing efforts. Students, staff and faculty returning from out of state will be required to arrive with a negative COVID-19 test result. Testing strategies and logistics are still being developed by the University of Maine System Scientific Advisory Board to accommodate all of the UMS universities, including Farmington.

Residence Halls

Residence Halls will be open this fall with a complement of living options. Dining Services will be provided, and the dining halls and retail operations have been updated for social distancing and safety. Self-service options will no longer be available.

Athletics and Sports

We have not yet made decisions surrounding varsity athletics at Farmington and at the other University of Maine System campuses. We hope to have an NCAA fall season that is compliant with national guidelines and anticipate competitive schedules to be shorter with more localized competition. Sport by sport guidelines continue to be discussed with a focus on creating quality team experiences.

Campus and Classroom Modifications

Facilities Management has been working non-stop on the herculean task of modifying campus as we know it, into an appropriately distanced and sanitized environment, that we can return to and feel safe in. Classroom layouts are being adjusted to allow for a minimum of 6 feet of physical distancing between individuals. Hand sanitizer stations are being placed all over campus, and each classroom will be equipped with hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes. You can learn more about what safety enhancements you can expect to find on campus in our Safe Return to Farmington – Your Maine Home Plan (pdf)

Questions? Two Virtual Town Halls via Zoom July 2

We understand that many of you will still have questions after reading this. In an effort to answer any questions you may have, we will hold two virtual Town Halls via Zoom on Thursday, July 2.

  • The new student (First-Year and Transfer) Town Hall will be held from 6 pm to 7 pm
  • The returning students Town Hall will be held 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

You can register and submit a question for the town halls here.

We will also be fielding questions during the Town Hall as time permits.

Faculty and staff Town Halls are being scheduled for July 13. We’ll send out more details on those next week. In the meantime, the University of Maine System has provided information on Employee Training (pdf).

We still have details to work out and we are ready to adapt as circumstances change. The most important thing to remember is that each of us plays a vital role in our ability to minimize risk as we return to campus. Each day we must live our obligation to each other as members of this community. Wear a mask, wash your hands, check your symptoms and keep your distance — we’re in this together, even at six feet apart.

All the best,

Edward Serna
President, University of Maine at Farmington

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