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Alert Message Return to Campus - Updated September 24

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

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Student Life

dining-DSC07929.jpgThe health and welfare of our students, staff, and faculty is our top priority. As we work together to face this new challenge, we will need to be flexible and patient. All students are expected to comply with the guidelines outlined, as well as any ancillary policies or procedures implemented during our return to campus life. 

Campus Services may look much different now than in the past. Many services may now be delivered online via telecommunication; appointments may be required. To help us comply with physical distancing protocol, we encourage you to contact offices before visiting. 

 

Residence Life

Residence Life has been working hard to develop protocol that will maximize our students’ safety on campus. Toward that end, we are implementing these health and safety guidelines to protect your health. Every student will be expected to follow these guidelines to ensure a safe living community. 

  • Card access to campus housing will be limited to those who reside within that building, your living community.   
    • Exceptions to this include access to academic spaces/classrooms and needed services that are housed within residence halls. 
  • You and your roommate(s) will NOT be required to wear masks or maintain physical distance. This is because you'll be deemed a family unit for COVID-19 protocols.  
  • Face coverings and physical distancing must be observed in all common areas such as hallways, lobbies, stairwells, offices and classrooms.   
  • Visitors will not be allowed in campus housing.   
  • We have either closed many common areas or moved furniture in those areas to properly maintain physical distancing and capacity guidelines.  
  • Dining will be offering more grab-n-go meals. We’ve adjusted the hours of operation and capacity allowed in the DDC dining room, and have implemented physical distancing measures.

Early Eagle Drop Off

The Office of Residence Life has created an opportunity for students and their families to move their belongings into residence halls from August 1 – 14, prior to Opening Weekend. “Early Eagle Drop Off” will reduce the number of people trying to move in at the same time. Only students who are residents of states exempt from quarantine or testing, according to the State of Maine can participate in “Early Eagle Drop Off.”

Students, please check your official Husson email account to see if you received an invitation to this activity. It will have directions and a link to 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. You’ll need to plan for travel and hotel arrangements, if needed, as you will not 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.

 

Student Financial Services

Room Charges

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.

Dining Plan Options

To align meal allowances with our extended dining hours and dining protocol, we are offering two meal plans this year:

  • 19 meals per week with dining dollars of $125
  • 13 meals per week with dining dollars of $200

Students may rollover any unused dining dollars from the fall to the spring semester. We hope this will motivate students to remain on campus for meals, enhancing safety and wellness for the entire campus community.

 

Who do I contact if I have questions about student accounts or billing?
The 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.

 

Commuter Services

Commuter Student Services helps commuting students succeed academically and become part of our Husson community. Please follow these guidelines for your own safety as well as that of our community.

  • When on campus studying and/or waiting for classes, be sure to maintain at least 6 feet of physical distance from others.   
  • Wear a face mask in common areas where physical distancing is difficult to maintain. 
  • Plan your day strategically to avoid common spaces when those areas typically have high traffic. 

 

Wellness Services

The Wellness Center is here to support your physical health, mental health, and social-emotional health. We are preparing for your return to campus by developing protocols and completing training. We’re also working closely with local health care resources to best serve you during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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.

If you are seeking services, we ask that you call in advance at 207.941.7625 as we have protocols in place to keep everyone safe and maintain physical distancing.  

 

Student Resources

Chaplain Services. A Message From Our Chaplin: One of the most important and impactful things we can do as a community is listen to one another. In times of crisis or concern we must try to hear the pain, the confusion and the hurt. COVID-19 is frightening, and its actions have created a strange new normal. As University Chaplain, I want to be present with you and listen to how you are coping with this new normal. Are you frightened? Have you been hurt by this virus through loss of a loved one? Are you afraid of contracting it? Talk to me. I will listen and together we will get through this. Contact the University Chaplain by email to set up a Zoom or telephone meeting time. 

 

Clubs and Organizations. Student Clubs and Organizations on campus are an important part of campus life. We encourage the use of platforms such as Zoom to participate in meetings. In-person meetings will be limited to the restrictions set by local, state, and federal orders and should not exceed 50 percent of a room’s capacity, assuming individuals can still maintain 6 feet of separation for social distancing requirements. Do not move or consolidate furniture, as layouts support physical distancing practices. All attendees will be expected to wear a mask or face covering while sharing space in a common room.   

 

Dining. Students will have a variety of dining options this year that all meet state and local health requirements.

To limit the number of individuals and interactions within the Dickerman Dining Center, Dining is preparing to provide more grab-and-go options. The number of people allowed within the DDC will also be limited to maintain proper physical distancing. The State of Maine currently limits public gatherings to 50 people. Students will be served on a first-come, first serve basis. Once the number in the dining area reaches 50, students will have to wait until someone has exited, 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. 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. 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. 

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.

Before and after eating, you should wash your hands thoroughly to reduce the potential transmission of the virus. If dining on campus, wear your mask or face covering until you are ready to eat and then replace it afterward. Individuals should not sit facing one another.

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

Fitness Center, Recreation Facilities, Student Activities. All facilities, programs and traditional events will be adapted to maintain your safety and to comply with local, state and federal directives. We will post these adaptations and expect all students to comply for the benefit of our community.