A Community-First Campus

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.

Face Covering Policy

This year we’re wearing masks in all indoor public spaces.

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Academic Calendar Update

Important changes to the academic calendar for spring semester.

Latest Updates

COVID Update: De-densifying

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.

COVID Update: Protecting Our Final Stretch

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.

Student Vaccination Registration

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.

Community COVID Update: Staying Ahead of the Wave

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. 

Video Library

To view the playlist click the top right icon in the video player.

Community Safety Measures

Call the Health Center

If you experience fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, or loss of taste or smell, call immediately.

Wear your mask properly

A proper fitting mask goes over your nose and mouth, fits snugly, and must be worn in all indoor public spaces.

Wash your hands regularly

Warm water, soap, and 20 seconds of scrubbing will break down the virus and keep your hands healthy.

Maintain 6 feet of distance

The right amount of space keeps everyone in our community healthy and safe.

Clean & disinfect surfaces

Viruses live on surfaces, up to a few days. Clean the ones you just touched, and the ones you’re about to touch.

Limit social gatherings

Large groups, especially indoors, increase the risk of infection. Know the limits in your space.

Important Health and Safety Contacts:

Health Center (non-emergency): 207-893-6634
Campus Safety (emergencies): 207-893-7911