Latest Communications

7/16/21 Message from President Rice to campus

Dear UMPI Community, As a follow-up to Chancellor Malloy’s message earlier today, I just wanted to take a few moments to summarize the protocols we have announced for this summer and our return to campus in the fall. As of July 26, UMPI will align with changes in state of Maine practices and no longer…

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6/18/21 – Message from President Rice to campus

Dear UMPI community, As you are undoubtedly aware, we have made great progress toward a return toward a more “normal” university operations and campus re-opening to the public.  As we approach the formal start of the summer season, I wanted to send some quick updates as to what we have accomplished, what work we still…

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5/27/21 – Message from President Rice to campus

Dear UMPI community, I’m very pleased to share the news that, due to the very smooth transition we’ve had so far and keeping current federal and Maine CDC guidance in mind, we’ll be opening specific campus buildings up to the public sooner than originally planned. The Campus Center, Gentile Hall (except for the pool), and…

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5/6/2021 – Message from President Rice to campus

Dear UMPI community, With summer approaching, and with federal and Maine CDC guidance changing on health and safety protocols as vaccination numbers climb, I wanted to provide you with an update on how we’ll be handling access to campus for the next several months. In short, our plan is to reopen campus spaces to as…

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4/30/21 – Message from President Rice to campus

Dear UMPI Community, My humble thanks to the entire community, both in the direct efforts of those to keep our campus safe and functioning these past fifteen months of the pandemic, and to all of those who have helped in that regard by following UMS guidelines.  Your care and diligence has truly made a difference.…

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4/28/21 – Message from Sarah Coyer to campus

Greetings UMPI Owls, Yesterday, Governor Janet Mills announced that, starting today, Maine is updating its public health guidance to remove the requirement that people wear face coverings in outdoor settings. For the University of Maine System, we have not yet lifted the requirement for face coverings outdoors.  All students, faculty, and staff should continue to…

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4/8/21 – Message from President Rice to campus

Dear UMPI community, As you may have seen, the University of Maine System has launched a “This Is Our Shot, Maine” vaccination drive. Now that people age 16 and older can get their COVID-19 vaccines, we’re working together to encourage as many students and employees as possible to get vaccinated this spring, so we can…

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4/2/21 – Message from President Rice to campus

Dear UMPI community, By now, you’ve heard the news that all Maine residents over the age of 16 will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine starting Wednesday, April 7. You may also be aware that the University of Maine System is encouraging participation in the COVID-19 vaccination effort as a key step in our…

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