All deadlines are at 12:00 midnight unless otherwise stated.
All dates and deadlines are subject to change.
|August 12||New freshmen and transfer student orientation|
|August 16||Classes begin|
|August 16||Fall Convocation|
|August 22 to October 14||Apply online via myState for December 2016 degree - $50 fee|
|August 22||Last day to drop a course without a grade (5th class day) 5:00 p.m.|
|August 23||Last day to register or add a course (6th class day) 8:00 a.m.|
|August 23||Last day to request undergrad academic forgiveness via myState 5:00 p.m|
|September 5||Labor Day Holiday - no classes scheduled|
|September 14||Deadline for undergraduate students receiving incomplete grades in a previous semester to submit the coursework.|
|September 27||First progress grade reporting deadline|
|October 5||Mid-point of semester & Last day to drop a course with a "W" grade (36th class day) 5:00 p.m|
|October 13||Fall Break – no classes scheduled (subject to change)|
|October 14||Fall Break – no classes scheduled (subject to change)|
|October 14||Last day to apply for December 2016 degree via myState - $50 fee|
|October 15 to November 30||Late December 2016 degree application via myState - $50 fee plus $100 late fee|
|October 17 to October 28||Faculty advising for pre-registration|
|October 21||Second progress grade reporting deadline (end of week 10)|
|October 31 to November 11||Pre-registration period for spring semester|
|November 11||Last day to withdraw from University (ten days of classes remaining)|
|November 11||Progress grade reporting closes|
|November 23||Thanksgiving holiday – no classes scheduled|
|November 24||Thanksgiving holiday – no classes scheduled|
|November 25||Thanksgiving holiday – no classes scheduled|
|November 28||Classes resume|
|November 30||Classes end|
|November 30||Deadline for graduate students receiving incomplete grades in a previous semester to submit the coursework|
|November 30||Deadline to apply for December 2016 degree via myState - $50 fee plus $100 late fee|
|December 1||Reading Days (No mandatory class assignments, requirements, meetings)|
|December 2||Reading Days (No mandatory class assignments, requirements, meetings)|
|December 3||Make-up days (if needed)|
|December 5 to December 9||Final examinations|
|December 9||Last day for December 2016 degree applicants to pay account balance|
|December 9||MSU-Meridian Commencement 11:00 a.m. – MSU Riley Center|
Starkville Campus Commencement 7:00 p.m. – All Colleges
***Processional (students begin marching) begins at 6:30 p.m.
|December 10||Make-up days (if needed)|
|December 12||Final Grades Due 12:00 noon|
|December 21 to December 30||Winter Holidays|
*Drop – If you are choosing to drop one or more classes from a specific *term while still staying enrolled in at least one course. Dropping a course will result in a grade of “W” and tuition plus additional fees will be charged.
*Withdrawal – If you are enrolled in a course/courses as of the first day of the *term and you decide not to attend, you are withdrawing from the term. A withdrawal will result in a grade of “W” and a percentage, if not all, tuition will
be owed depending on the effective withdrawal date.
*Term – Please be aware there are several parts of term for the summer. Maymester, 1st 5-weeks, 2nd 5-weeks, and the 10-week term are each considered individual terms.