HUTCHINSON CENTER RESPONSE TO COVID-19

Please make sure to read the latest updates, as information is subject to change.

May 6, 2020

UMaine Hutchinson Center to remain closed to the public until further notice

Due to ongoing public health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic and Gov. Janet Mills’ guidelines, the UMaine Hutchinson Center remains closed until further notice. The Hutchinson Center summer registration is open and most summer courses will be offered online or remote format, including some professional development programs.

Students who need assistance registering for classes should contact interim director, Kim Wilson-Raymond, 207.338.8034; kim.raymond@maine.edu. The Hutchinson Center staff is also available to assist students without internet access through the scholarship process. After moving all live classes to remote instruction, the University of Maine System has implemented several measures to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 disruptions, including a pass/fail option. More information is available here.

Hutchinson Center staff will continue to offer support to students to successfully complete their coursework by connecting them to remote resources. Those who need assistance rescheduling or who would like further information can contact the Hutchinson Center staff, who are working remotely.

At this time, the Hutchinson Center remains closed to the public and is not offering public WiFi access. All events scheduled in June are canceled or postponed, including conferences, meetings and professional development programs (unless being offered online). Live classes previously scheduled in June will move to a remote format.

Given the unpredictability of the coronavirus situation, this is subject to change. The Hutchinson Center will continue to monitor the situation and provide ongoing updates on its website. For questions, please contact the Hutchinson Center staff, 207.338.8000; hutchinsoncenter@maine.edu.

Announcement Summer University

March 31, 2020

Due to COVID-19 and current CDC recommendations, courses with a May start date will be moved to a remote teaching and learning environment. This includes:

  • Session 1 (May 11–28)
  • Session 2 (May 11–June 19)
  • Session 8 courses starting in May

Please note: 

  • All existing online courses will be offered as scheduled, subject to regular cancellation policy (e.g. low enrollment).
  • Students will be notified by email of any May course cancellations.
  • Up-to-date course information is available on the Summer University website.

A decision about whether or not on-campus courses starting in June will be moved to a remote learning environment, or remain as scheduled, is expected by mid-April.

If you have further questions, please contact the Summer University staff at 207.581.3143 or summeruniversity@maine.edu.

March 17, 2020

Dear community members,

As you know, the seriousness of the coronavirus pandemic necessitates constant decisions and revisions of plans as we all do our parts to ensure that our community is safe and help avert the spread of this virus.

We are grateful to be part of this community and appreciate everyone’s understanding as we institute these temporary measures to keep us all safe. Given the unpredictability of the coronavirus situation, this is subject to change.

Effective today, through April 5, we are closed to the public. We’re taking this measure to prevent the possible spread of COVID-19 and protect the health of our community. This means that all conferences, events, meetings, professional development programs and live classes between today and April 5 are canceled or postponed. If you’d like to reschedule or have any concerns, please feel free to reach out to us at 207.338.8000; hutchinsoncenter@maine.edu.

In addition, we are not offering public WiFi access. Our staff will continue to offer support for students to successfully complete their coursework by connecting them to remote resources. Students and faculty are asked to consider if they can access the resources they need (WiFi, course materials, computer, etc.) from home. Those who can access these resources from home are asked to do so.

Students and faculty seeking WiFi, computer access or other resources are asked to call the Hutchinson Center at 207.338.8000. The Hutchinson Center’s resources are limited and available by appointment only.

Thank you for your flexibility and understanding during this unprecedented time. Though it’s unfortunate to temporarily postpone events, we look forward to rescheduling and holding them at a later date. We will continue to provide ongoing updates on our website.

Stay safe and hang in there!