University of Maine System Academic Calendar for the 2024-2025 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 2024:

Event UM UMA UMF UMFK UMM UMPI USM UM Law School
Orientation Aug 26-27 Aug 28-30
Classes begin Sep 3 Sep 3 Sep 3 Sep 3 Sep 3 Sep 3 Sep 3 Sep 3
Fall Break Oct 14-15 Oct 14-15 Oct 14-15 Oct 14-15 Oct 14-15 Oct 14-15 Oct 14-15 Oct 14
Veterans Day Holiday Nov 11 Nov 11 Nov 11 Nov 11 Nov 11 Nov 11 Nov 11 Nov 11
Thanksgiving Recess Nov 27 – Dec 1 Nov 27 – Dec 1 Nov 27 – Dec 1 Nov 27 – Dec 1 Nov 27 – Dec 1 Nov 27 – Dec 1 Nov 27 – Dec 1 Nov 27 – Dec 1
Classes end Dec 13 Dec 13 Dec 13 Dec 13 Dec 13 Dec 13 Dec 13 Dec 6
Final Exams Dec 16-20 Dec 16-20 Dec 16-19 Dec 16-19 Dec 16-19 Dec 16-19 Dec 14-20 Dec 12-21

Spring Semester 2025:

Event UM UMA UMF UMFK UMM UMPI USM UM Law School
Orientation Jan 13-14
Classes begin Jan 21 Jan 21 Jan 21 Jan 21 Jan 21 Jan 21 Jan 21 Jan 21
Presidents Day Holiday Feb 17 Feb 17 Feb 17 Feb 17 Feb 17 Feb 17 Feb 17 Feb 17
Spring Break Mar 17-21 Mar 17-21 Mar 17-21 Mar 17-21 Mar 17-21 Mar 17-21 Mar 17-21 Mar 17-21
Classes End May 2 May 2 May 2 May 2 May 2 May 2 May 2 Apr 29
Final Exams May 5-9 May 5-9 May 5-8 May 5-8 May 5-8 May 5-8 May 3-9 May 5-15
Commencement May 10 May 10 May 10 May 10 May 10 May 10 May 10 May 24

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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