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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On-Campus Management of COVID-19 Update

On April 2, 2021, students and their families joined President James Herbert and senior administrators for a moderated panel discussion regarding the ongoing management of COVID-19 on campus.

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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.

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UNE has won a top Golden Arrow award for its UNE Onward return-to-campus plan

UNE Onward plan takes home top award from Maine Public Relations Council

Onward Update

Update on UNE Onward Plan

UNE COM student Emily Cathey administers a Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at Maine Medical Center in Portland

UNE’s yearlong efforts to ease pandemic’s burden

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