University of Maine System Academic Calendar for the 2023-2024 Academic Year

Key:

UM = University of Maine

UMA = University of Maine at Augusta

UMF = University of Maine at Farmington

UMFK = University of Maine at Fort Kent

UMM = University of Maine at Machias

UMPI = University of Maine at Presque Isle

USM = University of Southern Maine

UM Law School = University of Maine School of Law


Fall Semester 2023:

Event UM UMA UMF UMFK UMM UMPI USM UM Law School
Orientation Aug 21-22 Aug 23-25
Classes begin Aug 28 Aug 28 Aug 28 Aug 28 Aug 28 Aug 28 Aug 28 Aug 28
Labor Day Holiday Sep 4 Sep 4 Sep 4 Sep 4 Sep 4 Sep 4 Sep 4 Sep 4
Fall Break Oct 9-10 Oct 9-10 Oct 9-10 Oct 9-10 Oct 9-10 Oct 9-10 Oct 9-10 Oct 9
Veterans Day Holiday Nov 11 (observed Nov 10) Nov 11 (observed Nov 10) Nov 11 (observed Nov 10) Nov 11 (observed Nov 10) Nov 11 (observed Nov 10) Nov 11 (observed Nov 10) Nov 11 (observed Nov 10) Nov 11 (observed Nov 10)
Thanksgiving Recess Nov 22-26 Nov 22-26 Nov 22-26 Nov 22-26 Nov 22-26 Nov 22-26 Nov 22-26 Nov 22-26
Classes end Dec 8 Dec 8 Dec 8 Dec 8 Dec 8 Dec 8 Dec 8 Dec 1
Final Exams Dec 11-15 Dec 11-15 Dec 11-14 Dec 11-14 Dec 11-14 Dec 11-14 Dec 9-15 Dec 7-19

Spring Semester 2024:

Event UM UMA UMF UMFK UMM UMPI USM UM Law School
Orientation Jan 8-9
Classes begin Jan 16 Jan 16 Jan 16 Jan 16 Jan 16 Jan 16 Jan 16 Jan 16
Presidents Day Holiday Feb 19 Feb 19 Feb 19 Feb 19 Feb 19 Feb 19 Feb 19 Feb 19
Spring Break Mar 11-15 Mar 11-15 Mar 11-15 Mar 11-15 Mar 11-15 Mar 11-15 Mar 11-15 Mar 11-15
Classes End Apr 26 Apr 26 Apr 26 Apr 26 Apr 26 Apr 26 Apr 26 Apr 23
Final Exams Apr 29 – May 3 Apr 29 – May 3 Apr 29 – May 2 Apr 29 – May 2 Apr 29 – May 2 Apr 29 – May 2 Apr 27 – May 3 Apr 29 – May 9
Commencement May 4 May 4 May 4 May 4 May 4 May 4 May 4 May 18

Summer Holidays:

The following holidays are observed during Summer Term:

  • Memorial Day
  • Juneteenth
  • Independence Day

Short Session Courses:

With the exception of national holidays, any additional breaks or holiday observances will be at the discretion of the instructor.


Religious and Cultural Observances:

Our faculty, staff, and students are from varied religious and cultural backgrounds which serve to enrich and strengthen our community. Any event scheduled on a major religious or cultural holiday can send a message of insensitivity or exclusivity to staff and students who cannot participate that day due to their religious beliefs. Therefore, please avoid scheduling important meetings, exams, or other essential events on such dates whenever possible to accommodate the observance of religious traditions for those staff and students who need to be absent for religious holidays throughout the year. Some information about major religious holidays may be found at the University of Maine System Human Resources page. An extensive listing is online at the Interfaith Calendar website (External Site).


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