This website section provides University of New England communications related to the COVID-19 pandemic. It includes a listing of all related announcements, and information on UNE’s return to campus plans for the 2020-21 school year. The UNE Onward plan was developed with guidance from leading health experts, including the University’s own scientists and public health professionals. 

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Spring Return-to-Campus Plan

Please note COVID-19 testing requirements for students returning to campus for spring semester. All undergraduate and graduate students must submit proof of a negative viral COVID-19 test taken within the 72 hours preceding campus arrival. Students will be tested again by Student Health Services (by appointment) upon arrival and are invited to participate in UNE’s ongoing COVID-19 surveillance testing program.

See Spring COVID-19 testing Policies

Thank you, students

As the fall semester comes to a close, UNE faculty, professional staff, and administrators offer a heartfelt message of gratitude and admiration to our dedicated students for carrying us through.

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As Nor’easters, we take seriously our mutual responsibility to protect each other and our UNE community. All community members are asked to make the “UNE Onward Promise,” stating their commitment to health and safety guidelines.

See the UNE Onward Promise


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The suspension bridge linking Deer Isle to the mainland

A world away, in remote Deer Isle, UNE students assist virus-stricken nursing home

Portland Campus in winter

UNE researchers publish brief outlining Mainers' food security, purchasing during COVID-19

Charles D. Radis, D.O., clinical professor of medicine in the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine

UNE’s Charles Radis publishes op-ed about COVID-19 vaccines

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