University of Maine System Academic Calendar for the 2025-2026 Academic Year

Each semester has the minimum of 68 class days not counting finals.

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 2025:

Event UM UMA UMF UMFK UMM UMPI USM UM Law School
Orientation 8/27-29
Classes begin Sep 2 Sep 2 Sep 2 Sep 2 Sep 2 Sep 2 Sep 2 Sep 2
Fall Break Oct 13-14 Oct 13-14 Oct 13-14 Oct 13-14 Oct 13-14 Oct 13-14 Oct 13-14 Oct 13
Veterans Day Holiday Nov 11 Nov 11 Nov 11 Nov 11 Nov 11 Nov 11 Nov 11 Nov 11
Thanksgiving Recess Nov 26-30 Nov 26-30 Nov 26-30 Nov 26-30 Nov 26-30 Nov 26-30 Nov 26-30 Nov 26-30
Classes end Dec 12 Dec 12 Dec 12 Dec 12 Dec 12 Dec 12 Dec 12 Dec 5
Final Exams Dec 15-19 Dec 15-19 Dec 15-18 Dec 15-18 Dec 15-18 Dec 15-18 Dec 15-19 Dec 11-22

Winter Session 2025/2026:

Beginning & End Dates:

UM = Dec 29 – Jan 16 (tentative)

UMF = Dec 29-Jan 16 (tentative)

UMM = Dec 29 – Jan 16 (tentative)

USM = Dec 22 – Jan 16 (tentative)

UM Law School = Jan 12-16 (tentative)


Spring Semester 2026:

Event UM UMA UMF UMFK UMM UMPI USM UM Law School
Orientation
Classes begin Jan 20 Jan 20 Jan 20 Jan 20 Jan 20 Jan 20 Jan 20 Jan 20
Presidents Day Holiday Feb 16 Feb 16 Feb 16 Feb 16 Feb 16 Feb 16 Feb 16 Feb 16
Spring Break Mar 16-20 Mar 16-20 Mar 16-20 Mar 16-20 Mar 16-20 Mar 16-20 Mar 16-20 Mar 16-20
Classes End May 1 May 1 May 1 May 1 May 1 May 1 May 1 Apr 28
Final Exams May 4-8 May 4-8 May 4-7 May 4-7 May 4-7 May 4-7 May 4-8 May 4-14
Commencement May 9 May 9 May 9 May 9 May 9 May 9 May 9 May 23

Summer Term 2026:

Beginning & End Dates:

UM = May 11 – Aug 21 (tentative)

UMF = May 11 – Aug 28 (tentative)

UMM = May 11 – Aug 21 (tentative)

USM = May 18 – Aug 21 (tentative)

UM Law School = May 26-July 23 (tentative)

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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