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Student Handbook

2013-2014 Student Handbook

This student handbook is designed to provide information that will assist you in your academic and extra-curricular endeavors at the University of New England. It is not, however, the only set of guidelines available to you. Program-specific handbooks and manuals, published by certain academic departments, will provide further structure and guidance and should be used in conjunction with this publication.

About Your 2013-2014 Student Handbook

This Student Handbook addresses important areas of information for all student members of the University of New England community on both our Biddeford Campus and our Portland Campus.

The Handbook describes how this University works, where students should go, and who they should see to resolve questions and concerns. Policies, procedures, and regulations are outlined so that all students (undergraduate, graduate, medical, certificate and special status) are aware of the parameters within which this University community functions.

The Student Handbook is published on the UNE website. Certain sections, including the Policy and Conduct Code section as well as the Residential Education and Housing Handbook(s) for both campuses are published in their entirety on the web as well as in the UNE "planner" version available to undergraduates on both campuses. Information, procedures, and programs may change during the year. Students will be notified via e-mail if a change should occur, and the revision, of course, will appear in the web-based version. In addition, changes may be published in handbook supplements.

As a small university, we pride ourselves in our personal approach to everything we do. Faculty, administration, staff, and students are available to help each other. Please ask questions and take responsibility for finding out what opportunities UNE offers. The more involved in your own education and the more active you are in University programs, the more likely you will be satisfied with your UNE experience.

The Office of Student Affairs is here to help you. Stop in and meet our staff. You will always find a friendly face and a helping hand. Best wishes to you as you begin a new year.

The provisions of this student handbook do not constitute a contract, express or implied, between The University of New England and any applicant, student's family, or faculty or staff member. The University of New England reserves the right to change the policies, procedures, rules, regulations, and information in this handbook at any time. Changes will become effective at the time the proper authorities so determine, and the changes will apply to both prospective students and those already enrolled. This handbook is a general information publication only, and it is not intended to nor does it contain all regulations that relate to student.

Academic Handbooks

University Program and Academic Handbooks

Many of the academic and professional colleges and programs have supplemental policies and requirements that govern their students.  Please check with your department as some programs have a handbook specific to a student's entering cohort.