The University of Maine Farmington is committed to the safety and well-being of its students, faculty, staff and visitors. When deciding whether to close the campus due to extreme weather conditions, university officials consider many factors, including the condition of roads and streets on campus and in the surrounding areas, power outages, weather forecasts and other safety factors. University officials also consult with local and state public safety and emergency management agencies to make the most informed decisions possible. We trust that all members of the university community will use their best judgment about travel during inclement weather and communicate with faculty or supervisors about their situations.

Cancellations

The myCampus home page is the primary location for all updates on university operations during closures. To receive e-mail or text messages about weather-related cancellations, sign up for text alerts . You may also call 207-778-7000 for information. Cancellations will be posted on WKTJ 99.3 FM, WMTW News 8, WCSH 6 and Facebook.

Athletics

Check the UMF Athletics web page  for any schedule changes.

Fitness and Recreation Center

When the university has a delayed opening or is closed due to snow or poor weather conditions, the Fitness and Recreation Center, (FRC) may remain open. To check if the FRC is open call 778-7495.  Please check the UMF Athletics Site to receive updates as they become available.

Dining

Dining halls are open during weather emergencies with the following hours:

Hours of Operation

South Dining Hall

Monday – Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

The Lodge

Monday – Thursday: 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Saturday: 1:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Check UMF dining website for location information.

Parking Bans

In the event of a snow emergency, the university may invoke an on-campus parking ban to allow for plowing of university lots. In the event of a parking ban, resident students must move their vehicles to a designated lot (see below). Essential personnel and food service staff who park on campus must use university lots designated for their use (please see below).

How will I know if a snow emergency parking ban has been established?

  • The decision to invoke an on-campus snow emergency parking ban will be made by 12:00 PM on the day of the ban.
  • An e-mail on campus list serves announcing the snow emergency ban will be sent.
  • The snow emergency parking ban will be published on myCampus home page.
  • To receive e-mail or text messages about snow emergency parking ban, sign up for text alerts.
  • Resident students with questions about where to park their vehicles during a snow emergency ban should consult the list below or check with their CA.
  • Designated snow lots will be identified with signs.

Where should residential students park during a parking ban?

  • Any UMF Campus lot that is not designated closed during the parking ban
  • Get directions to these locations using our Campus Map. Designated closed parking ban snow lots will be identified with signs.

Where should essential personnel and food service staff park during the ban?

  • Any UMF Campus lot that is not designated closed during the parking ban
  • Get directions to these locations using our Campus Map. Designated closed parking ban snow lots will be identified with signs.

What happens if my car is not moved to a designated lot?

  • Vehicles without university decals will be ticked and may be towed immediately at the owner’s expense.
  • During plowing, any vehicle parked or abandoned in a campus driveway or fire lane or otherwise illegally parked may be towed, without warning and at the owner’s expense.

When should I return my vehicle to its usual parking place?

  • All vehicles in designated snow lots must be moved to normally assigned lots within 2 hours after the parking ban is lifted. Vehicles parked in excess of the 2 hour limit are subject to ticketing.