What does it mean to be prepared with purpose? Returning to Saint Joseph’s College of Maine this semester will require our close-knit campus to put our core value of community first, more than ever before. Teams across campus have been diligently working since March to create the safest and most welcoming experience possible when classes start on August 24th. This portal is just one outcome of that preparation. Its purpose is to help us keep our commitment to each other and to this special place. The resources you’ll find here will help everyone at SJC navigate all aspects of college life during the COVID-19 pandemic. We invite you to read through the sections listed on the left side of the page (or the bottom of the page if you’re on a mobile device). And we encourage you to check back often, because as new information becomes available we will continue to adapt our responses to it.
What You Need to Know
Campus Health Dashboard
Your at-a-glance look at the status of COVID-19 at SJC.
As of Monday morning, we have 25 active cases of COVID-19 on our campus with a number of these cases being new within the last 72 hours. Our goals remain: finish the semester in person and hold our in-person Commencement. However, quickly rising cases are putting those goals at risk.
Today we have 8 new, and 15 active cases of COVID-19 on campus. Our in-person Commencement is now at risk. Campus living for the remainder of the semester is now at risk. Protecting these goals requires that we stop the virus in its tracks now.
This week, all students can register to receive a COVID-19 vaccination at one of many locations around our region and the state of Maine. Use our guide to schedule your vaccine appointment, and help us reach our “community immunity” goal of 85% vaccinated against this deadly, debilitating virus.
The presence of new COVID variants, combined with decreasing adherence to safety measures, are creating a “fourth wave” of infections across the US and Maine, even as vaccinations are being distributed more widely than ever. This wave is now very close to reaching our shores.