Academic Calendar

2017 - Spring

All deadlines are at 12:00 midnight unless otherwise stated.

All dates and deadlines are subject to change.

January 6 New freshmen and transfer student orientation
2017-01-06 06:00:00Z 2017-01-07 05:59:59Z America/Chicago New freshmen and transfer student orientation
January 9 Classes begin
2017-01-09 06:00:00Z 2017-01-10 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Classes begin
January 13 Last day to drop a course without a grade (5th class day) 5:00 p.m.
2017-01-13 06:00:00Z 2017-01-14 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day to drop a course without a grade (5th class day) 5:00 p.m.
January 16 Holiday
2017-01-16 06:00:00Z 2017-01-17 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Holiday
January 17 to March 10 Apply online via myState for May 2017 graduation - $50 fee applies
2017-01-17 06:00:00Z 2017-03-11 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Apply online via myState for May 2017 graduation - $50 fee applies
January 17 Last day to register or add a course (6th class day) 8:00 a.m.
2017-01-17 06:00:00Z 2017-01-18 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day to register or add a course (6th class day) 8:00 a.m.
January 17 Last day to request undergraduate academic forgiveness via myState 5:00 p.m.
2017-01-17 06:00:00Z 2017-01-18 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day to request undergraduate academic forgiveness via myState 5:00 p.m.
February 7 Deadline for undergraduate students receiving incomplete grades in a previous semester to submit the coursework
2017-02-07 06:00:00Z 2017-02-08 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Deadline for undergraduate students receiving incomplete grades in a previous semester to submit the coursework
February 20 First progress grades reporting deadline (30th class day)
2017-02-20 06:00:00Z 2017-02-21 05:59:59Z America/Chicago First progress grades reporting deadline (30th class day)
February 28 Mid-point of semester and last day to drop a class with a "W" grade (36th class day) 5:00 p.m.
2017-02-28 06:00:00Z 2017-03-01 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Mid-point of semester and last day to drop a class with a "W" grade (36th class day) 5:00 p.m.
March 10 Last day to apply for May 2017 degree via myState with $50 fee
2017-03-10 06:00:00Z 2017-03-11 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day to apply for May 2017 degree via myState with $50 fee
March 11 to April 26 Late May 2017 Degree Application via myState - $50 fee plus $100 late application fee
2017-03-11 06:00:00Z 2017-04-27 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Late May 2017 Degree Application via myState - $50 fee plus $100 late application fee
March 13 to March 17 Spring Break – No Classes Scheduled (Dates Subject to Change)
2017-03-13 05:00:00Z 2017-03-18 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Spring Break – No Classes Scheduled (Dates Subject to Change)
March 20 to March 31 Faculty advising for pre-registration (Some departments begin advising earlier)
2017-03-20 05:00:00Z 2017-04-01 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Faculty advising for pre-registration (Some departments begin advising earlier)
March 24 Second progress grade reporting deadline (end of week 10)
2017-03-24 05:00:00Z 2017-03-25 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Second progress grade reporting deadline (end of week 10)
April 3 to April 14 Pre-registration period for summer and fall semesters
2017-04-03 05:00:00Z 2017-04-15 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Pre-registration period for summer and fall semesters
April 11 Last day to withdraw from University (ten days of classes remaining)
2017-04-11 05:00:00Z 2017-04-12 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day to withdraw from University (ten days of classes remaining)
April 11 Progress grade reporting closes
2017-04-11 05:00:00Z 2017-04-12 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Progress grade reporting closes
April 14 Holiday
2017-04-14 05:00:00Z 2017-04-15 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Holiday
April 26 Classes end
2017-04-26 05:00:00Z 2017-04-27 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Classes end
April 26 Deadline (last day) to apply for May 2017 graduation via myState with $50 fee plus $100 late application fee
2017-04-26 05:00:00Z 2017-04-27 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Deadline (last day) to apply for May 2017 graduation via myState with $50 fee plus $100 late application fee
April 26 Deadline for graduate students receiving incomplete grades in a previous semester to submit the coursework
2017-04-26 05:00:00Z 2017-04-27 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Deadline for graduate students receiving incomplete grades in a previous semester to submit the coursework
April 27 Reading Day (No mandatory class assignments, requirements, meetings)
2017-04-27 05:00:00Z 2017-04-28 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Reading Day (No mandatory class assignments, requirements, meetings)
April 28 to May 4 Finals
2017-04-28 05:00:00Z 2017-05-05 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Finals
April 29 Make-up day (if needed)
2017-04-29 05:00:00Z 2017-04-30 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Make-up day (if needed)
May 5 Last day for May 2017 degree applicants to pay account balance
2017-05-05 05:00:00Z 2017-05-06 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day for May 2017 degree applicants to pay account balance
May 5 Make-up day (if needed)
2017-05-05 05:00:00Z 2017-05-06 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Make-up day (if needed)
May 5 MSU-Meridian Commencement – 11:00 a.m. – MSU Riley Center
2017-05-05 05:00:00Z 2017-05-06 04:59:59Z America/Chicago MSU-Meridian Commencement – 11:00 a.m. – MSU Riley Center
May 5 Starkville Campus Commencement
Commencement 7:00 p.m. Processional begins at 6:30 p.m. *** Processional (students begin marching) begins 30 minutes before formal program. Bagley College of Engineering; Swalm School of Chemical Engineering; College of Veterinary Medicine; College of Agriculture & Life Sciences; School of Human Sciences: College of Forest Resources; College of Education;  
2017-05-05 05:00:00Z 2017-05-06 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Starkville Campus Commencement Commencement 7:00 p.m. Processional begins at 6:30 p.m. *** Processional (students begin marching) begins 30 minutes before formal program. Bagley College of Engineering; Swalm School of Chemical Engineering; College of Veterinary Medicine; College of Agriculture & Life Sciences; School of Human Sciences: College of Forest Resources; College of Education;  
May 6 Starkville Campus Commencement
Commencement 10:00 a.m. Processional begins at 9:30 a.m. *** Processional (students begin marching) begins 30 minutes before formal program. College of Arts & Sciences; College of Architecture, Art and Design; School of Architecture; College of Business
2017-05-06 05:00:00Z 2017-05-07 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Starkville Campus Commencement Commencement 10:00 a.m. Processional begins at 9:30 a.m. *** Processional (students begin marching) begins 30 minutes before formal program. College of Arts & Sciences; College of Architecture, Art and Design; School of Architecture; College of Business
May 8 Final Grades Due 12:00 noon
2017-05-08 05:00:00Z 2017-05-09 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Final Grades Due 12:00 noon