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).

2023/2024 Academic Calendar*

Summer 2023 Calendar 

Classes Begin – Summer Session I (4-Week & 7-Week) May 15, 2023
Memorial Day (no classes)May 29, 2023
Classes End – Summer Session I (4-Week)June 9, 2023
Juneteenth (no classes)June 19, 2023
Classes End – Summer Session I (7-Week)June 30, 2023
Independence Day (no classes)July 4, 2023
Classes Begin – Summer Session II (4-Week & 7-Week)July 3, 2023 July 5, 2023
Classes End – Summer Session II (4-Week)July 28, 2023
Deadline to apply for August GraduationAugust 1, 2023
Classes End – Summer Session II (7-Week & 14-Week)August 18, 2023
Grade Submission DeadlineAugust 28, 2023

Fall 2023 Calendar 

Classes BeginAugust 28, 2023
Labor Day (no classes)September 4, 2023
Deadline to drop a class without penalty (classes 12 weeks or longer) September 11, 2023
Fall Break (no classes)October 9 & 10, 2023
Registration for Winter 2023-24 BeginsOctober 16, 2023
Priority registration for Spring 2024November 6 – 17, 2023
Veterans Day observance (no classes)November 10, 2023
Thanksgiving Break (no classes)November 22 – 26, 2023
Open registration for Spring 2024 beginsNovember 27, 2023
Deadline to drop for a grade of “W” (classes 12 weeks or longer)October 31, 2023 November 27, 2023
Last day of classesDecember 8, 2023
Final ExamsDecember 9 – 15, 2023
Deadline to apply for December graduationDecember 15, 2023
Winter Break BeginsDecember 16, 2023
Christmas Day (no classes)December 25, 2023
Grade Submission DeadlineDecember 26. 2023

Winter 2023/2024 Calendar 

Registration for Winter Session begins October 16, 2023
Winter Session classes beginDecember 18, 2023
Deadline to drop without penalty December 21, 2023
Christmas Day (no classes)December 25, 2023
New Years Day (no classes)January 1, 2024
Deadline to drop for a grade of “W”January 3, 2024 
Last day of Winter Session classes January 12, 2024
Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no classes)January 15, 2024
Grade submission deadline January 22, 2024

Spring 2024 Calendar 

Classes begin January 16, 2024 
End of Add/Drop (classes 12 weeks or longer) January 29, 2024
Presidents Day (no classes) February 19, 2024 
Priority Registration for Summer 2024March 1 – 3, 2024
Deadline to apply for Commencement participationMarch 1, 2024
Open registration for Summer 2024 begins March 4, 2024
Spring Break (no classes) March 11 – 17, 2024
Classes resumeMarch 18, 2024
Priority Registration for Fall 2024April 1 – 12, 2024
Deadline to drop for a grade of “W” (classes 12 weeks or longer)April 1, 2024
Patriots Day (classes in session, some offices closed)April 15, 2024
Open registration for Fall 2024 beginsApril 22, 2024
Last day of classes April 26, 2024
Final ExamsApril 27 – May 3, 2024
CommencementMay 4, 2024
Grade Submission Deadline May 13, 2024

Summer 2024 Calendar 

Classes Begin – Summer Session I (4-Week & 7-Week) May 13, 2024
Memorial Day (no classes)May 27, 2024
Classes End – Summer Session I (4-Week)June 7, 2024
Juneteenth (no classes)June 19, 2024
Classes End – Summer Session I (7-Week)June 28, 2024
Classes Begin – Summer Session II (4-Week & 7-Week)July 1, 2024
Independence Day (no classes)July 4, 2023
Classes End – Summer Session II (4-Week)July 26, 2024
Application Deadline for August GraduationAugust 16, 2024
Classes End – Summer Session II (7-Week & 14-Week)August 16, 2024
Grade Submission DeadlineAugust 26, 2024

*Class information is based on full-semester classes. Non-standard dated class information can be found on MaineStreet.