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Alert Message Return to Campus - Updated August 5

Husson plans to resume face-to-face instruction on August 31. Read more about Return to Campus.

Updated August 5, 2020

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Will students be returning to Husson University’s campus this fall?

Husson University will be resuming on-campus face-to-face instruction on August 31, 2020. In an effort to protect the health of our Husson community, all students, employees and campus visitors will be required to wear masks in group gatherings and public spaces where incidental contact is likely. This includes the classroom.

 

What kinds of masks should students use on campus?

Husson University’s Wellness Center recommends that students wear a cloth mask, a surgical mask or a standard dust mask. 

Masks with exhalation valves will not be allowed on campus. According to Bangor public health officials, masks with exhalation valves only filter air breathed in. While they protect the wearer, they do not protect others. When exhaled air passes through the valve, it takes respiratory droplets with it. Since this is how COVID-19 spreads from person-to-person, the University recommends students stick with surgical masks, cloth masks and standard dust masks.

 

How will Husson University be handling physical distancing when students return to campus?

In addition to requiring every individual to wear masks in group gatherings and public spaces, the University will also be increasing the physical distance between students in the classroom. To accomplish this, we will be utilizing larger spaces like the Furman Student Center, the Richard E. Dyke Center for Family Business and the Gracie Theatre.

 

Will Husson University test students for COVID-19?

All students taking in-person courses at Husson University's Bangor campus will be required to participate in regularly scheduled surveillance tests for the coronavirus and to monitor their health for any possible symptoms. Any student found to have contracted COVID-19 will be able to seek assistance from campus health services to avoid any further spread of the virus.

 

What are the testing policies for students and visitors coming from out of state?

Out-of-state students and visitors coming to campus will need to comply with Maine’s policies. (See State of Maine website for up-to-date details) State policies currently exempt New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, New Jersey and New York visitors from Maine’s testing and quarantine requirements. Prior to arriving on campus, students and visitors will need to do one of the following:

  • Obtain negative results from a COVID-19 test taken within the past 72 hours (three days). If you need to find a testing center near you, visit https://get-tested-covid19.org.
  • Individuals who do not take a COVID-19 test are required to quarantine for 14 days after arriving in Maine. This quarantine must be completed prior to arriving on campus. Quarantines require individuals to adhere to the following rules:
    • Visitors to the state can only be around those they traveled with for 14 days once they enter the state. They may not visit with friends or family who they didn’t travel with.
    • Visitors may not visit stores, restaurants or other businesses during the quarantine period.
    • Visitors may go for a walk, but they must wear a facemask and stay six feet apart or more from others. Individuals in quarantine are strongly urged to avoid going for walks in heavily traveled areas.
    • Individuals can choose to quarantine at a rental property or place of lodging if they follow Maine’s CDC guidelines for quarantine. For rural camps and remote rental locations with private kitchen and bathroom facilities, quarantine may be possible for the duration of a visit to Maine.
    • Receipts from lodging establishments and a signed Certificate of Compliance form indicating the individuals have completed their quarantine in Maine can serve as documentation of adherence to Maine CDC policies.
  • Have identification that shows they are from one of the following states exempt from these requirements because they have a similar or better COVID-19 experience than Maine. Those states are currently Connecticut, New York, New Jersey (effective July 3), New Hampshire and Vermont (effective June 26).

Here are two examples of how these policies would be put into practice:

  • Example #1: A student living in Husson’s student housing over the summer or during the semester, leaves Maine to go to Boston for a few days to visit friends. Upon returning to the state, the student would need to quarantine for 14 days or until he or she could provide the University with negative results from a valid COVID test taken within 72 hours. Arrangements can be made to quarantine students on campus. For the duration of the quarantine, students would not be able to engage in any physical interaction with the rest of the campus community. The quarantined student would have to take classes online. 

    Why? Massachusetts is currently a state that is not exempt from testing or quarantine requirements. If students leaves our campus to visit a non-exempt state, they will need to follow these rules, just like any other Maine citizen. This is especially relevant for any student who applies to return to campus after traveling to a non-exempt state for Thanksgiving. 

  • Example #2: A person coming to Maine from a non-exempt state to reside in campus housing is not considered a Maine resident. There are other residency requirements individuals must meet to be considered a resident of Maine. (Click here for additional details.) Moving into campus housing is insufficient by itself to establish residency status. As a result, students coming to campus who are not Maine residents, from non-exempt states, still need to show a valid negative test within 72 hours of arriving on campus or begin a 14-day quarantine. 

Student information will be kept on file at the Wellness Center in accordance with State of Maine mandates. Documentation about family members and/or other individuals assisting students with moving in needs to be presented upon arrival to make sure we are keeping our campus community safe but will not be retained by the University.

Students without proper and timely documentation will not be allowed to access campus housing, on-campus services, in-person instruction, or extracurricular activities (athletics, clubs, etc.) Students are also responsible for the compliance of their guests and/or family members.

If you have additional questions, we recommend visiting the following websites:

These websites can provide you with additional guidance. 

 

How will the testing process work during the semester?

Surveillance Testing

Husson University has entered into a contact with the Broad Institute in Boston to do surveillance testing for Husson students who are taking in-person courses on our Bangor campus. Surveillance testing is a minimally invasive method of testing that’s designed to help identify asymptomatic carriers of COVID-19 and to monitor the current state of the pandemic. This type of test is self-administered by the student, by swabbing near the nostril entrance, while observed by trained personnel. The University will have the capacity to test 900 students per week.

All students taking in-person courses on our Bangor campus will be required to participate in surveillance testing. During the testing process, students will be grouped alphabetically by their last name, and will be notified of their testing date(s) via the student portal. Included in this communication will be the location and time of their testing.

Both positive and negative test results will be shared with the Wellness Center and students via email. All positive results will be reported to the State of Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

Surveillance testing will help identify any asymptomatic carriers on our campus. Asymptomatic carriers are people who have become infected with COVID-19, but don’t display any symptoms. They can, however, transmit the disease to others or develop symptoms later. Once identified the University will be able to assist these individuals in obtaining the care they need and making sure they are isolated from the rest of the University community.

 

Symptomatic Testing

Symptomatic testing is reserved for those who are showing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in direct contact with someone who has tested positive for the coronavirus. This form of testing must be conducted by a medical professional, and is more invasive. The test is conducted by inserting a longer swab deep into an individual’s nasal passage.

Students who feel they are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms should call to speak to staff at the Wellness Center rather than going to the walk-in clinic and possibly infecting others. We have developed a process that begins with a phone assessment so we can prepare for an in-person visit, if that’s deemed necessary by our medical staff.

Depending on a student’s COVID-19 symptoms and presentation, a Wellness Center healthcare professional may recommend that a student take additional steps. These may include:

  • Scheduling an appointment for the student to visit the Wellness Center to meet with one of our healthcare providers.
  • Recommending self-quarantine while the student continues to monitor their symptoms.
  • Recommending that the student drive up to our clinic and park in an assigned parking spot for a curbside assessment with a provider.
  • Referral to a local walk-in clinic or emergency department.

Students should bring their Go Bag to the appointment in the event they are required to move to a different location. This may include having the student go home or to an isolation location on campus. This Go Bag should include a couple changes of clothes and daily living needs. These include medications and personal hygiene items.

The COVID-19 surveillance tests are being made available at no charge to students. The symptomatic tests, however, are sent to a local laboratory. Lab charges are currently $75 for the analysis of the symptomatic COVID-19 test. This charge will be billed to each student’s insurance company and/or their student account.

Students attending our Northern Maine satellite campus, or taking coursework exclusively online, are not required to participate in the surveillance or symptomatic testing made available by the University. However, students at our Northern Maine campus are still required to maintain physical distancing, wear masks whenever they are on campus, and other COVID-19-related policies and procedures specified by Northern Maine Community College.

 

What happens to students after they take a COVID-19 test?

Pending

If there is a reason to believe a residential student has contracted COVID-19, the student will be put into quarantine to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to the rest of our campus. When a student is quarantined on campus, they will be required to stay in their room/residence with the understanding that they can only leave to utilize the restroom for personal care or to attend medical appointments. Students are encouraged to go home, if possible. Roommates may be quarantined together, if there are indications that one of the roommates will test positive for COVID-19.

Negative

If students’ receive negative test results, they can return to daily activities. All students should continue to monitor symptoms, and retest if necessary, even if a prior test has indicated that they didn’t have the virus at that time. Continued vigilance will be required while students are on campus.

Positive

If students who reside on campus are tested and the results show that they have COVID-19, they will be placed in isolation. Isolation means that the residential student must remain in their dwelling at all times unless scheduled to receive medical care.

The student is encouraged to go home, if possible. If this is not possible, the student will isolate on campus. All positive results will be reported to the State of Maine CDC. Contact tracing will identify everyone the student has been associating with. Roommates of the student will be contacted so they can be tested. We will not disclose who the individual is that was found to be COVID-19 test positive when notifying potential contacts.

Contact Tracing

Contact tracing begins when a student is tested and presumed positive. A contact tracer will be assigned to each individual presumed to have COVID-19 and will maintain contact with this individual until the person is cleared to reenter the campus community.

If the Maine CDC becomes involved in a COVID-19 campus outbreak, tracing activities will be turned over to the agency. Contact tracers will work with the individual to help them recall everyone with whom they have had close contact when they might have been infectious. 

Education

If students need to be placed in quarantine or isolation during the semester, the Dean of Student Success will work with the affected individuals to ensure they can continue to their education. If a student tests positive for COVID-19 and is quarantined or placed in isolation, they can call the Center for Student Success at 207.992.1934 or email them at studentsuccess@husson.edu.

 

What sort of input is Husson University getting from the healthcare community about handling COVID-19?

As a leading provider of education to students pursuing careers in healthcare, Husson University has access to some to the state’s leading faculty members in their areas of expertise. These areas of expertise include nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, pharmacy, biochemistry, health science, healthcare administration, and clinical mental health. In addition, we are drawing upon the expertise of the medical professionals in our Wellness Center. For athletics, we have actively solicited input from our team physician, a medical professional in private practice from outside of the University community.

Husson University also works collaboratively with numerous clinical healthcare partners to ensure our students meet their training and safety expectations.

In addition to getting input from knowledgeable healthcare professionals in a variety of disciplines, the University is actively following all of the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at the federal level and state levels. 

Our first priority is to protect the health and safety of our community, including students, faculty and staff. All actions taken by the University are in accordance with federal and state guidelines and follow best practices as defined by a variety of healthcare professionals who are working with the University on developing and implementing our COVID-19 response.

 

Are there any changes to Husson University’s academic schedule due to COVID-19?

In the interest of reducing the amount of external interaction that could bring the coronavirus to our campus, Husson University will be compressing our academic calendar. During the fall semester, we will be holding classes on Labor Day, during the traditional two-day October break, and on the Wednesday prior to Thanksgiving.  Most students will be able to head home for the Thanksgiving holiday and stay at home for the remainder of the semester.

Many programs will be completing coursework online during the two weeks after Thanksgiving. This will include final exams. 

Any Fall 2020 resident students interested in returning to campus after Thanksgiving will need to complete a Campus Stay Request form. All students residing on campus will receive information about the Campus Stay Request process around mid-semester. Until then, we will continue to monitor changes to state and local guidelines that could affect our internal processes. Thank you for your patience.

 

Will the compressed semester result in any financial adjustments?

Since the fall semester will be shortened, the University is making the following adjustments to assist students with financial need and ensure housing charges are fair and equitable.

First, we will be providing an additional $300 housing grant to students who live on campus. Students will receive one $150 grant during the Fall 2020 semester and a second $150 grant during the Spring 2021 semester

Those students who apply and receive approval to return to campus after the Thanksgiving break will receive their bills for room and board based on a weekly rate. This will provide the most accurate and equitable billing for students and the university.

 

Dining Plan Options:

To align meal allowances with our extended dining hours and dining safety protocols, we are offering the following meal plans for the fall term: 

Standard Options:

  1. 19 meals per week with dining dollars of $125
  2. 13 meals per week with dining dollars of $200

Premium Options:

  1. 19 meals per week with dining dollars of $225
  2. 13 meals per week with dining dollars of $300

Students may rollover any unused dining dollars from the Fall 2020 semester to the following Spring 2021 semester. We hope this will motivate students to remain on campus for meals. By reducing the amount of off-campus contact, we can enhance and protect the health and safety of our entire campus community.

If you have any questions about these financial adjustments, please contact our Student Accounts Office. It is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Their phone number is 207-941-7150 and their email address is accounts@husson.edu.

 

If students have healthcare issues, can they study online?

Yes. Students will have the opportunity to take courses online in many of our programs. This will help students with medical concerns or other needs to continue their studies without interruption.

Some students, however, whose programs require experiential hands-on learning, internships and clinical experiences essential to their studies, may have to complete specific program requirements on campus. We will work with students to provide flexible options to achieve their educational coursework. Department Chairs and deans are currently identifying academic programs that prefer students to remain on campus in December. 

 

What will happen if the spread of COVID-19 forces the campus to close? 

Husson University is making all of the necessary preparations to address the COVID-19 situation if the infection rates escalate. As a precaution, our faculty members have continued participating in training maximizing the effectiveness of online course offerings. In the event it becomes necessary to close the campus, Husson University will transition the majority of its classes to an online or teleconference modality.

 

Is online education as effective as face-to-face instruction?

Online education is as good as the instructional design and the faculty that stand behind the coursework. Edmit, a website dedicated to helping families navigate the financial challenges of paying for college, recently evaluated the online experiences offered by colleges and universities in Maine. They shared their results with the Boston GlobeThere was only one college in Maine whose online experience Edmit rated highly. That college was Husson University. Every other college and university’s online experience was rated “low” or “medium.” Husson students and their families can rest assured that they’ll continue to receive a quality education regardless of whether they are studying on campus or online.

 

How will moving into campus housing be different this year?

In previous years, all students moved onto campus over the course of two days. This year students will move into campus housing from Wednesday, August 26 to Sunday, August 30, 2020, over the course of five days.

In an effort to facilitate physical distancing and reduce contact between large numbers of people,

Husson University has established a staggered move-in schedule. Instituted in accordance with federal and state Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, this schedule is designed to help protect the health of our students and their families.   

Students can select a move-in date and time through their MyHousing Portal starting on Monday, July 20, at 10 a.m. Please choose a date and time carefully. Rescheduling options may be limited.

Students may bring up to two people to help them move in. When moving in, students and their helpers must wear a mask or face covering at all times. Due to physical distancing and group size recommendations, we are not able to make an exception to this policy. Once students have finished moving in, we ask that helpers depart as soon as possible.

Out-of-state visitors to campus will need to comply with Maine’s policies. (See State of Maine website for more details.) Prior to moving in, a student will need to either:

  • Submit the negative results he or she received from a COVID-19 test within the past 72 hours. Please note that the clock starts when students receive their COVID-19 test results and not when they take the test. If you need information about where to find a testing center near you, visit https://get-tested-covid19.org.
  • Show proof that they maintained a 14-day quarantine.
  • Show proof that they are from one of the following states exempt from these requirements because they have a similar or better COVID-19 experience than Maine. Those states are Connecticut, New York, New Jersey (effective July 3), New Hampshire and Vermont (effective June 26). 

All documentation can be submitted to the Wellness Center though each individual student’s portal in a manner similar to the submission of immunization information.  Students can also email the Wellness Center at studenthealth@husson.edu or make the Wellness Center their first stop when they arrive on campus to ensure the information is on file.

In addition, individuals who are not residents of Maine or states exempted from quarantine requirements will be asked to sign a Certificate of Compliance indicating that they have either:

  • Received a negative COVID-19 test result.
  • Completed a 14-day quarantine.

The certificate of compliance will not have to be completed prior to move in.

If you are a student with a hold on your university record, please resolve this hold with the appropriate department before you arrive. We urge you to take care of this prior to your selected move-in time, as you will have just one hour to move in. Only those who resolve their holds will be cleared and allowed to move in.

Once students arrive at campus housing, they will be instructed to use a certain entrance and stairwell. Please follow this instruction!  It is designed to provide students and their helpers with access to their assigned room with physical distancing in mind.

Students will receive their room key and instructions for completing the Room Condition Report. This report must be completed within 48 hours of check-in. Darling Learning Center residents have a slightly different process. They will not receive a key. Instead, the university will send these students instructions for encoding their cards for door access. Townhouse residents will need to retrieve their keys from Carlisle Hall.

Resident students can expect to receive specific instructions in August about any other move-in day items.

We appreciate your cooperation. If you have any questions about your housing or these guidelines, please contact the Office of Residence Life at reslife@husson.edu or 207-941-7700.

 

Is there any way to move into campus housing early?

To reduce the potential for crowding on campus during Opening Weekend, the Office of Residence Life has created “Early Eagle Drop Off.” Scheduled for August 1 – 14, this opportunity allows students and their families to move their belongings into residence halls ahead of Opening Weekend. This option is only available to students who are residents of states that are exempt from quarantine or testing, according to the State of Maine.

Students, please check your official Husson email account to see if you received an invitation. It will have directions and a link to a webpage where you can select the day and hour time slot that fits your schedule. Once you’ve selected a time slot, you’ll then receive instructions from the resident director of your hall or area. If necessary, you’ll need to plan for travel and hotel arrangements, since you won’t be allowed to stay overnight. This is a first-come, first-served opportunity.

Please note that students will still need to select a time block for Opening Weekend. If you have any questions, please email the Office of Residential Life or call 207.941.7700.

 

Will students’ housing bills be reduced since the fall semester will be shorter than usual?

Because the fall semester will be shortened, the University is making the following adjustments to ensure housing charges are equitable and to assist students with financial need.

Residence Life: Grants. We are providing an additional $300 housing grant to students who live on campus. This will be split into a $150 grant for both the fall and spring semesters.

Residence Life: Billing. For those students who apply and are approved to return to campus after Thanksgiving break to live and take classes in person, room and board will be billed on a weekly rate. This will provide the most accurate and equitable billing for students and the university.

If you have any questions, Student Accounts Office is open 8 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday and can be reached at 207.941.7150 or by email.

 

Who do I contact if I have questions about student housing?

Residence Life is open Monday-Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Resident Directors are routinely in their offices from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm during regular business days. 

To contact Residence Life, call us at 207.941.7700 or email us at reslife@husson.edu. We’re here to help!

 

Will Husson sports teams be playing this year?

Husson Athletics made an official decision on July 17 that they will not be engaging in any athletic competition during the Fall 2020 semester. There will be an opportunity for Husson student-athletes to practice in the fall on campus. There is also a possibility that competition scheduled to take place in the fall could be rescheduled to occur in the spring. The NCAA DIII Management Council approved a proposal on July 21 that allows "schools and conferences to have flexibility in conducting and/or continuing fall sports practices and competitions into the spring."

Fall sports include; football (Commonwealth Coast Conference), field hockey (New England Collegiate Conference), volleyball (North Atlantic Conference - NAC), men's and women's soccer (NAC), men's golf (NAC), women's golf (Northeast Women’s Golf Conference), men's and women's cross country (NAC), and women's tennis (NAC). 

This decision was not one that was taken lightly. A considerable amount of deliberation led up to this decision by Husson administration. In the final analysis, Husson felt that the safety and well-being of the students, staff, faculty, and campus community had to come first. Plans for resuming competition for winter and spring sports will be evaluated based on public health guidance at a later date. The Division III Management Council did announce on July 21 that basketball will be able to start practice on October 1, but maintain the existing competition dates.

All of our sports teams will adhere to the guidelines set by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The NCAA has announced a three-phase return to sports program. To review the program, go to https://www.ncaa.org/sport-science-institute/core-principles-resocialization-collegiate-sport. In addition, the University is following all federal and state Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines.

Students concerned about eligibility will be glad to know that the NCAA Division III Administrative Committee recently approved a blanket waiver. Thanks to the waiver, student-athletes who compete in 50% or less of the sport’s maximum number of competitions will not lose a season of eligibility to compete in college sports.

Husson is currently developing the protocols for coaches and students returning to campus. The University is also developing protocols for when they are participating in sports. This information will be shared with all athletes by their coaches.

Despite the cancellation of fall athletic competition, Husson students and athletes will have the opportunity to access the Clara Swan Center, the Wight’s Strength & Conditioning Facility, and the Webber Pool. The number of people using these facilities at one time, however, will be limited in order to make sure students maintain physical distancing.

The good health of our Husson community remains our first priority.

 

What's going on with Commencement?

Back in March 2020, Husson University made the difficult decision to postpone Commencement until October. Our hope was that the United States would have made significant progress in battling COVID-19 and the limits on public gatherings would have been lifted by then. Unfortunately, under the restrictions put in place by Governor Mills the current Maine limit on indoor public gatherings is 50 people. Understanding how disappointing it would be to all parties to cancel Commencement, we have developed an alternative ceremony to recognize our students’ academic achievements. 

Instead of a large Commencement ceremony in an arena, Husson is offering students the opportunity to participate in smaller graduation ceremonies via Zoom. These online ceremonies will recognize students by college or school. This will allow our graduates to be honored in their regalia with their families, friends and professors. The graduation sessions will take place, in the early evening during the week of October 12. A save the date correspondence about each ceremony will be forthcoming.

Prior to the graduation ceremony, each student will be mailed a diploma cover and a copy of the full Commencement program. Students who earned honor cords will also receive them in the mail. Our talented faculty and staff in our New England School of Communications will be producing this high-quality presentation where every 2020 graduate will have the opportunity to be recognized. 

Students who graduated in December 2019, May and August 2020, may join their school’s Zoom Commencement ceremony. These ceremonies will recognize students from the following Husson colleges and schools: College of Science and Humanities, New England School of Communications, School of Accounting, School of Business and Management, School of Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management, School of Legal Studies, School of Nursing, School of Occupational Therapy, School of Pharmacy, and School of Physical Therapy.

Despite Maine’s restrictions on public gatherings, Husson University is determined to give all of our students the recognition they deserve for their academic accomplishments.

 

Will there be study abroad opportunities in the fall?

Husson University has decided to cancel the study abroad program for the Fall 2020 semester in an effort to protect the health of our students. We will reassess the possibility of reinstituting the study abroad program for the Spring 2021 semester in the coming months. The spread of the coronavirus nationally and internationally will determine whether this program can be reinstituted in the spring.

 

How will dining services work?

Students will have a variety of dining options this year that all meet state and local health requirements. All meal plans go into effect starting on the first day of Opening Week, when students arrive on campus.  

The Dickerman Dining Commons (DDC) will offer students a dine-in seating option. The State of Maine currently limits public gatherings to 50 people. Individuals will be served on a first-come, first serve basis. Once the number of patrons in the room reaches 50, new customers will have to wait until an existing patron completes their meal and leaves the room, before they can enter. To assist students in accessing the DDC, hours of operation have been extended.

Everyone will enter the dining room from the main entrance and leave using the side door. This will prevent existing customers from having to pass by those waiting in line. There will be no self-service. In an effort to promote safe food handling, dining services personnel will prepare and provide all meals, including salads from the salad bar.

Dining Service food offerings will also include a “Grab ‘N’ Go” option with a limited selection. In addition, convenience store items from the Grab ‘N’ Go will also be available. Students can only pay for meals by using their Eagle Card/ID card in order to provide touchless payments. No cash or credit cards will be accepted. Once students have indicated their selections, the food will be bagged for them. They will then enter through the Grab ‘N’ Go entrance, pick up their handpicked order and exit out of the emergency door. 

To reduce the possibility of congestion at the DDC, the Cressy Marketplace will offer meals that mirror what will be offered at the DDC. There will be no “cooked to order” options during the fall semester. All purchased food will be bagged for the student. Students will have one entrance and one exit to the facility.  

The Willey Café will continue to operate in a manner similar to what patrons have become accustomed to. Patrons will now need to maintain six feet of distance in the café, and there will only be one way in and one way out. 

As previously mentioned above, to align meal allowances with our extended dining hours and dining safety protocols, we are offering the following meal plans for the fall term: 

Standard Options:

  1. 19 meals per week with dining dollars of $125
  2. 13 meals per week with dining dollars of $200

Premium Options:

  1. 19 meals per week with dining dollars of $225
  2. 13 meals per week with dining dollars of $300

Students may rollover any unused dining dollars from the Fall 2020 semester to the following Spring 2021 semester. We hope this will motivate students to remain on campus for meals. By reducing the amount of off-campus contact, we can enhance and protect the health and safety of our entire campus community.

Revised Dining Hours
Grab n Go – Retail and Meal Equivalents
Monday – Friday 7AM – 8PM - Breakfast 7 AM-11 AM, Lunch 11 AM-4:30 PM, Dinner 4:30 PM-8 PM
Saturday and Sunday 10AM-6PM - Brunch 10AM-4:30PM, Dinner 4:30PM-6:00PM

Eagle After Hours - Retail
Thursday – Sunday 8PM-11PM

Eagle After Hours – Delivery
Thursday – Sunday 5PM-11PM

Cressy Marketplace – Retail and Meal Equivalents
Monday – Friday – Retail only 7:30AM-11:00AM Cook to Order 7:30AM- 10:00AM
Monday – Friday – Meal Equivalents and Retail 11:00AM – 7:00PM - Lunch 11 AM-4:30 PM, Dinner 4:30 PM-7 PM

Willey’s Café – Retail Only
Monday – Friday 7:30AM- 4:00PM

 

If you have any questions about dining options at Husson University, please email Dining Services at diningservices@husson.edu or call Carole Bemis at 207-941-7076.

 

What can I do to stay healthy?

Here are a series of sensible tips that can help you stay healthy:

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap is not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with other people.
  • Wear a mask whenever you are in a group situation.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Follow all mandates and guidelines from local, state and federal authorities.
  • Download the Eagle Safe app and use the self-assessment function. If you haven’t downloaded the Eagle Safe app yet, please do so. In addition to important COVID-19 information, it will connect you to Husson University Safety and Security in the event of an emergency. 

In addition, if you get sick, make sure they stay home. Please help prevent others from being exposed to illness.

 

What should you do if you believe you have the Coronavirus?

  • Call 911 if you are having difficulty breathing. Notify emergency services of any recent travel exposures you might have had before they arrive.
  • Contact your healthcare provider. Husson University students can also call Husson University Student Health Services at 207.941.7625. If they need assistance after normal Wellness Center hours, seek assistance at an urgent care facility.
  • Avoid contact with others.

 

Is the Wellness Center open for students?

The Husson University Wellness Learning Center remains open for all students who may need health services. Students can call, email, or walk-in to schedule an appointment.

The Wellness Learning Center is located between O'Donnell Commons and the Gracie Theatre. The facility is open Monday – Friday, from 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. There will also be some additional evening hours available during the fall and spring semesters.

Wellness Learning Center consultations are free and confidential; however, payment is required for some lab services and prescription medications by either billing a student’s health insurance or charging a student’s account. If any student has a payment concern, please speak with the staff at the Wellness Learning Center. All Husson students are required to have health insurance.

If a student needs immediate assistance after normal Wellness Learning Center hours, they can seek assistance at an urgent care facility. There is a Convenient MD Urgent Care facility at 543 Broadway in Bangor, approximately 1 mile from campus. Their phone number is 207-922-1300 and are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week. No appointments are necessary. The closest hospital emergency room is located at St. Joseph’s Hospital. The hospital is located at 360 Broadway and is open 24 hours a day. Their phone number is 207-907-1000.

 

What if I have additional questions?

If you are a student who has additional questions about how your program will be affected by the move to online, please contact your faculty advisor or the Office of Student Success at 207.992.1934 or studentsuccess@husson.edu. For questions about housing, please call Residence Life at 207.941.7700 or email them at reslife@husson.edu.