Academic Calendar

2018 - Spring

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

All dates and deadlines are subject to change.


Meridian & Starkville Commencement Ceremonies TBD

January 5 New freshmen and transfer student orientation 1970-01-01 00:00:00Z 1970-01-01 00:00:00Z America/Chicago New freshmen and transfer student orientation
January 8 Classes begin 1970-01-01 00:00:00Z 1970-01-01 00:00:00Z America/Chicago Classes begin
January 12 Last day to drop a course without a grade (5th class day) 5:00 p.m. 1970-01-01 00:00:00Z 1970-01-01 00:00:00Z America/Chicago Last day to drop a course without a grade (5th class day) 5:00 p.m.
January 15 Holiday 1970-01-01 00:00:00Z 1970-01-01 00:00:00Z America/Chicago Holiday
January 16 to March 9 Apply online via myState for May 2018 graduation - $50 fee applies 1970-01-01 00:00:00Z 1970-01-01 00:00:00Z America/Chicago Apply online via myState for May 2018 graduation - $50 fee applies
January 16 Last day to register or add a course (6th class day) 8:00 a.m. 1970-01-01 00:00:00Z 1970-01-01 00:00:00Z America/Chicago Last day to register or add a course (6th class day) 8:00 a.m.
January 16 Last day to request undergraduate academic forgiveness via myState 5:00 p.m. 1970-01-01 00:00:00Z 1970-01-01 00:00:00Z America/Chicago Last day to request undergraduate academic forgiveness via myState 5:00 p.m.
February 6 Deadline for undergraduate students receiving incomplete grades in a previous semester to submit the coursework 1970-01-01 00:00:00Z 1970-01-01 00:00:00Z America/Chicago Deadline for undergraduate students receiving incomplete grades in a previous semester to submit the coursework
February 19 First progress grades reporting deadline (30th class day) 1970-01-01 00:00:00Z 1970-01-01 00:00:00Z America/Chicago First progress grades reporting deadline (30th class day)
February 27 Last day to drop a class with a "W" grade (36th class day) 5:00 p.m. 1970-01-01 00:00:00Z 1970-01-01 00:00:00Z America/Chicago Last day to drop a class with a "W" grade (36th class day) 5:00 p.m.
February 27 Mid-point of semester 1970-01-01 00:00:00Z 1970-01-01 00:00:00Z America/Chicago Mid-point of semester
March 9 Last day to apply for May 2018 degree via myState with $50 fee 1970-01-01 00:00:00Z 1970-01-01 00:00:00Z America/Chicago Last day to apply for May 2018 degree via myState with $50 fee
March 10 to April 25 Late May 2018 Degree Application via myState - $50 fee plus $100 late application fee 1970-01-01 00:00:00Z 1970-01-01 00:00:00Z America/Chicago Late May 2018 Degree Application via myState - $50 fee plus $100 late application fee
March 12 to March 16 Spring Break – No Classes Scheduled (Dates Subject to Change) 1970-01-01 00:00:00Z 1970-01-01 00:00:00Z America/Chicago Spring Break – No Classes Scheduled (Dates Subject to Change)
March 19 to March 30 Faculty advising for pre-registration (Some departments begin advising earlier) 1970-01-01 00:00:00Z 1970-01-01 00:00:00Z America/Chicago Faculty advising for pre-registration (Some departments begin advising earlier)
March 23 Second progress grade reporting deadline (end of week 10) 1970-01-01 00:00:00Z 1970-01-01 00:00:00Z America/Chicago Second progress grade reporting deadline (end of week 10)
March 30 Holiday 1970-01-01 00:00:00Z 1970-01-01 00:00:00Z America/Chicago Holiday
April 2 to April 13 Pre-registration period for summer and fall semesters 1970-01-01 00:00:00Z 1970-01-01 00:00:00Z America/Chicago Pre-registration period for summer and fall semesters
April 11 Last day to withdraw from University (ten days of classes remaining) 1970-01-01 00:00:00Z 1970-01-01 00:00:00Z America/Chicago Last day to withdraw from University (ten days of classes remaining)
April 11 Progress grade reporting closes 1970-01-01 00:00:00Z 1970-01-01 00:00:00Z America/Chicago Progress grade reporting closes
April 25 Classes end 1970-01-01 00:00:00Z 1970-01-01 00:00:00Z America/Chicago Classes end
April 25 Deadline (last day) to apply for May 2018 graduation via myState with $50 fee plus $100 late application fee 1970-01-01 00:00:00Z 1970-01-01 00:00:00Z America/Chicago Deadline (last day) to apply for May 2018 graduation via myState with $50 fee plus $100 late application fee
April 25 Deadline for graduate students receiving incomplete grades in a previous semester to submit the coursework 1970-01-01 00:00:00Z 1970-01-01 00:00:00Z America/Chicago Deadline for graduate students receiving incomplete grades in a previous semester to submit the coursework
April 26 Reading Day (No mandatory class assignments, requirements, meetings) 1970-01-01 00:00:00Z 1970-01-01 00:00:00Z America/Chicago Reading Day (No mandatory class assignments, requirements, meetings)
April 27 to May 3 Final examinations 1970-01-01 00:00:00Z 1970-01-01 00:00:00Z America/Chicago Final examinations
April 28 Make-up days (if needed) 1970-01-01 00:00:00Z 1970-01-01 00:00:00Z America/Chicago Make-up days (if needed)
May 4 Last day for May 2018 degree applicants to pay account balance 1970-01-01 00:00:00Z 1970-01-01 00:00:00Z America/Chicago Last day for May 2018 degree applicants to pay account balance
May 4 Make-up days (if needed) 1970-01-01 00:00:00Z 1970-01-01 00:00:00Z America/Chicago Make-up days (if needed)
May 7 Final Grades Due 10:00 a.m. 1970-01-01 00:00:00Z 1970-01-01 00:00:00Z America/Chicago Final Grades Due 10:00 a.m.