Community and events information

Updated Oct. 7

O’Brien House; recruitment and campus tours

The Office of Admissions is now open during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m., and is scheduling campus visits and tours. New guidance for visitors is aimed at prioritizing the health and safety of our community. Please visit the Admissions site for detailed information.

For those who prefer a virtual experience, virtual admissions events are ongoing and a Virtual New Student Orientation is available.

Merrill Library

The library will open to students, staff and faculty via swipe card access on Aug. 31. The Merrill Library website has posted hours as well as information about requesting materials. A date for reopening or offering curbside pick-up to courtesy patrons (community members) is TBA.

Fitness and Aquatics Center

The Murdock Fitness and Aquatics Center is now open to all members, students, faculty and staff during limited hours of operation: Monday–Thursday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m.–noon.

Day passes and new memberships are not available at this time. New health and safety rules will be posted at the entryway and visitors will have to answer a set of COVID-19 screening questions in order to be admitted. Visit the Fitness Center website for more info.

Art Gallery

The Art Gallery is open; hours are listed on the website.

Kilburn Commons/Machias Sodexo Dining Hall

The dining hall will serve all regular meals as “take-away” with no dine-in seating available. Under current guidance, the dining hall will be open to students and employees only.

Campus events

There are no public campus events at this time. Guidance on public events is under development.

The campus is not currently able to reserve spaces for outside organizations. For more information contact Tracy Ingersoll,