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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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.

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 evidence of a negative viral COVID-19 test taken within the 72 hours preceding arrival on campus. Students will be tested again by Student Health Services (by appointment) upon arrival.

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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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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

Portland Campus in winter

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

John Reid, left, facilities manager at the University of New England, stands with Karen Houseknecht, UNE’s associate provost for research, and Steven Boucouvalis, emergency operations coordinator with the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The ultra-cold freezer was delivered to a Maine CDC facility in a location that’s being kept secret for security reasons

UNE lends ultra-cold freezer to Maine CDC to store COVID-19 vaccines

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