Important Dates to View or Download (PDF): Fall 2017

UMF Calendar Notes from 2017-2018

Friday, August 25, 2017 New students move into the residence halls – opening at 8:30am
Sat, August 26 – Sun, Aug 27, 2017 New Student Orientation
Sunday, August 27, 2017 Returning students move into the residence halls – opening at 9am
Monday, August 28, 2017 Convocation and First day of Fall classes
Thursday, August 31, 2017 Last Day to Add a First-Half Semester Course
Monday, September 4, 2017 Labor Day
Varies with course start date * Last Day to Drop a First-Half Semester Course
Day after course drop date * Course Withdrawal Period Begins for First-Half Semester Course
Sunday, September 3, 2017 Last Day to Add a Full-Semester Course
Sunday, September 10, 2017 Last Day to Drop a Full-Semester Course With Reduction in Charges
Monday, September 11, 2017 Course Withdrawal Period Begins for Full-Semester Courses
Varies with course start date * Last Day to Withdraw from a First-Half Semester Course
Friday, Sept 29 – Oct 1, 2017 Family & Friends Fall Fest
Mon & Tues October 9-10, 2017 No classes (Columbus Day)
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 First-Half Semester Courses End
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Second-Half Semester Courses Begin
Monday, October 23, 2017 Last Day to Add a Second-Half Semester Course
Varies with course start date * Last Day to Drop a Second-Half Semester Course
Day after course drop date * Course Withdrawal Period Begins for Second-Half Semester Courses
Monday, October 30, 2017 Last Day to Withdraw from a Full-Semester Course
Varies with course start date * Last Day to Withdraw from a Second-Half Semester Course
Friday, November 10, 2017 Observance Veteran’s Day – November 11, 2017
Wednesday, Nov 22-26, 2017 Thanksgiving Break
Monday, November 27, 2017 Classes Resume
Friday, December 8, 2017 Last Day of Classes
Monday, December 11-15, 2017 Finals Week (15th saved for a scheduled snow date)
Monday, December 18, 2017 Winter Break Begins
Monday, December 18, 2017 Winter Term Classes Start
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 Last Day to Add a Winter Session
Friday, December 22, 2017 Last Day to Drop a Winter Session
Friday, January 5, 2018 Last Day to Withdraw from a Winter Session
Monday, January 15, 2018 Martin Luther King Jr Day
Friday, January 19, 2018 Winter Term Classes End
Friday, January 19, 2018 Winter Break Ends
Monday, January 22, 2018 First Day of Spring Classes
Monday, February 19, 2018 Presidents’ Day
Monday, March 12-16, 2018 Spring Break
Monday, April 16, 2018 Patriots’ Day
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Michael D. Wilson Symposium Day
Friday, May 4, 2018 Last day of classes
Monday, May 7-10, 2018 Finals Week
 Saturday, May 12, 2018                                 UMF 165th Graduation Ceremony  10:30am

Other Notes of General Interest

  • Class schedules may be viewed in your Student Center on MaineStreet.
  •  Textbooks, with the exception of custom course packs printed on campus, are now available for purchase online only.  To look up prices and order textbooks, visit universitystore.umf.maine.edu and click “Textbooks for Fall Term”, then enter course information. Order early to allow time for delivery.  Textbooks can be shipped to your home address or to the UMF University Store for pickup.  Students who wish to order their textbooks by phone can call 877-284-6744.  The University Store has an ordering kiosk in store for anyone who needs assistance ordering books.
  • Students may drop classes during the first two weeks of school and receive an adjustment to charges for full semester courses. The last day for a 100% tuition adjustment for dropping a class is Sunday, September 10, 2017.
  • Checks or money orders should be made payable to the “University of Maine Farmington”.
  • If you are eligible for a refund for fall semester, direct deposit is available and enrolling would allow us to deposit the funds directly into your U.S. bank account.  If you do not apply for direct deposit, the refund will be mailed to your mailing address the week before fall 2017 classes start. Any returned refund checks will be available for pickup in the Merrill Center once classes begin.
  • Meal plan changes for on-campus, resident students may be made in the Student Life Office after the Fall Semester begins. No further changes may be made (except adding points) to meal plans for on-campus residents for Fall 2017 after Sunday, September 10th, at 4:00 p.m.