Emergency Planning

The Health and Safety Committee is responsible for the comprehensive emergency and disaster management planning efforts for the University of Maine at Machias. We provide planning, training, inter-departmental coordination, and emergency response assistance for major emergencies or disasters.

Emergency Notifications

In the event of an emergency, initial notification and instructions will be sent to the campus community via:

  • e2Campus Alert System
  • Campus-wide E-mail
  • UMM Web site

In order to quickly communicate emergency information to the campus community, UMM has implemented the e2Campus emergency notification system that allows anyone in the campus community to receive alerts or other emergency information via e-mail and a text message on their mobile phones. Participation in e2Campus is not mandatory, but is strongly encouraged. Students, faculty, and staff can sign up here.

Winter Parking Regulations

Vehicles parked in violation of UMM’s winter parking regulations will be towed at the owner’s expense.  Effective November 15, 2014 to March 30, 2016, including weekends, breaks, and holidays, no parking is allowed on the sides of any campus road or in the major parking lots (Torrey Hall, Murdock Fitness and Aquatics Center, and  Powers Hall) between the hours of midnight and 7:00 a.m.  This does not include the residence lots or the Reynolds Center dirt lot.  See winter parking maps posted around campus for more detail.

After a snow storm a schedule for snow removal from residence hall parking lots will be announced by the Physical Facilities Department through Residential Education & Commuter Life.  Information will be posted in the lobby and entrances of each residence hall. During class days, snow removal will be scheduled to start at 8:30 p.m. in the event after classes are over.  Students who are away from campus overnight for any reason without their vehicle should move it to either the soccer field lot or the Reynolds Center dirt lot.

Snow Days, Cancellation of Classes, and Winter Parking Regulations

UMM Winter Parking Map

Health and Safety Update

UMM Flu Update:

Currently, there are no reported cases of influenza at UMM. Influenza has officially arrived in Maine on October 16 in Lincoln County. To help reduce influenza in our community, we encourage you get vaccinated and take the basic steps below. If you need vaccination, please contact Beth Russet, Coordinator of Student Health

Basic Steps for the Fall and Winter Season

By following these basic steps, you can stay healthy and help keep our community healthy.

(1) Wash your hands with soap. Make sure to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds. How long is 20 seconds? Sing Happy Birthday two times.

(2) Sneeze to the inside of your elbow.

(3) Cover your cough with a tissue or cough into your shirt.

(4) Fist bump instead of shaking hands.

(5) Stay home when you are sick.

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