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July 2017

In My Backyard

July 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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With song and colorful animation it is an adventure to explore a backyard like this one with children’s song writer, Fred Penner, of Nickelodeon fame. His excitement and love of nature takes visitors on a tour of daytime discovery and then the wonders of the night sky. The changing seasons, rainbows, constellation patterns, planets and moon phases set to music are just a few of the treats in store. From day to night to sunrise, looking at the world and…

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Dawn of the Space Age

July 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until July 28, 2017

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Experience the exciting beginnings of space travel, from the launch of Sputnik 1 to the Apollo landings on the Moon, and from the assembly of the International Space Station to the first private space flights. Trace the initial competition of political systems for supremacy in space, and the peaceful collaboration between nations today. Join in the vivid, historically accurate reconstruction of humans first steps into the cosmos. Learn about the men and women who braved the risks of space travel.…

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August 2017

Summer Open House Program

August 19 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
University Mall, W Mall Rd., University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Take advantage of our comprehensive, all-day Summer Open House Program. This outdoor program is designed for prospective students (first-year or transfer) and their families to find answers to all your academic and admissions questions while enjoying the Maine summer weather. Check-in begins at 9 a.m. on the University Mall followed by academic presentations, informational sessions and a picnic in the afternoon. For more information, visit go.umaine.edu/visit/summer-open-house-program/.

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Solar Eclipse of the Sun

August 21 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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While here in Maine we will be unable to see a total solar eclipse, we will be able to see about 60% of the sun's disk covered by the moon. These events are very rare to see without travel, so make sure to mark it on your calendar. The eclipse begins at approximately 1:35 p.m., and ends at approximately 3:55 p.m. A free eclipse viewing event will be hosted at the Astronomy Center from 1–5 p.m. where special solar telescopes, sun spotters, and…

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Fall Welcome Weekend

August 25 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Memorial Union (Orientation Help Desk), University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Fall Welcome Weekend is held the weekend before classes start in the fall and offer an abbreviated orientation for students who were unable to attend Summer Orientation as well as events and activities for all new students. Fall Welcome Weekend for students starting in the Fall 2017 semester is on Friday, Aug. 25 through Sunday, Aug. 27. For more information, visit go.umaine.edu/orientation/fall-welcome-weekend/.

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Classes begin

August 28

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September 2017

No classes Labor Day

September 4

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Artists’ Reception: Susan Broce and Antonio Small

September 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Lord Hall Gallery, Lord Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Exhibition runs July 21—Sept. 22, 2017 at Lord Hall Gallery of Art.  

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Family and Friends Weekend

September 22 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469 United States + Google Map

Join the Division of Student Life in welcoming back family members and friends of current UMaine black bears. Visit umaine.edu/studentlife/familyandfriends for all event details.

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October 2017

Fall break begins

October 9

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Classes resume

October 11

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Artists’ Reception: Maine Stone

October 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Lord Hall Gallery, Lord Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Exhibition runs Oct. 6–Nov. 17, 2017 at Lord Hall Gallery of Art.  

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November 2017

Veterans’ Day*

November 10

*No classes except classes that meet once per week. For the full 2017–2018 Academic Year Calendar, click here.

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Thanksgiving break begins

November 22

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Classes resume

November 27

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December 2017

Final exams begin

December 11

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Final exams end

December 15

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