Important Update from President Laurie G. Lachance MacKenzie Riley Young | March 13, 2020

Published: March 13, 2020

Dear Thomas College Community,

As circumstances and information concerning the COVID-19 virus cause the ground to continue to move and shift beneath our feet, I remain dedicated to regularly and clearly communicating any changes or updates to College policy based on the latest information that we have available.

As events unfold, we will continue to act with the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff as the most important factor in our decision-making process.

Given developments in the state of Maine in the last 24-hours and noting that there are now presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in the state of Maine, we are implementing the following policy:

Facility Rentals and College-Sponsored Events

Until further notice, Thomas College is postponing all facility rentals and all College-sponsored admissions and athletic events (including campus visits) through Tuesday, March 31, 2020. This policy will be reevaluated on an ongoing basis.

The above directive will be regularly reviewed and will remain in effect until further notice.

Decisions that disrupt our community are not easy to make but out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of our students, staff, faculty and greater Thomas College community, we felt this step was necessary.

For the most current news and updates, please continue to visit our COVID-19 web page at  If you have questions, please email us at  [email protected].

We continue to be grateful to every member of our Thomas College family for their patience and understanding as we work together for the greater good of our community.

With deep respect,

Laurie G. Lachance