Academic Calendar

2016 - Fall

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 Add to calendar for New freshmen and transfer student orientation 2016-08-12 05:00:00Z 2016-08-13 04:59:59Z America/Chicago New freshmen and transfer student orientation
August 16 Classes begin Add to calendar for Classes begin 2016-08-16 05:00:00Z 2016-08-17 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Classes begin
August 16 Fall Convocation Add to calendar for Fall Convocation 2016-08-16 05:00:00Z 2016-08-17 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Fall Convocation
August 22 to October 14 Apply online via myState for December 2016 degree - $50 fee Add to calendar for Apply online via myState for December 2016 degree - $50 fee 2016-08-22 05:00:00Z 2016-10-15 04:59:59Z America/Chicago 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. Add to calendar for Last day to drop a course without a grade (5th class day) 5:00 p.m. 2016-08-22 05:00:00Z 2016-08-23 04:59:59Z America/Chicago 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. Add to calendar for Last day to register or add a course (6th class day) 8:00 a.m. 2016-08-23 05:00:00Z 2016-08-24 04:59:59Z America/Chicago 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 Add to calendar for Last day to request undergrad academic forgiveness via myState 5:00 p.m 2016-08-23 05:00:00Z 2016-08-24 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day to request undergrad academic forgiveness via myState 5:00 p.m
September 5 Labor Day Holiday - no classes scheduled Add to calendar for Labor Day Holiday - no classes scheduled 2016-09-05 05:00:00Z 2016-09-06 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Labor Day Holiday - no classes scheduled
September 14 Deadline for undergraduate students receiving incomplete grades in a previous semester to submit the coursework. Add to calendar for Deadline for undergraduate students receiving incomplete grades in a previous semester to submit the coursework. 2016-09-14 05:00:00Z 2016-09-15 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Deadline for undergraduate students receiving incomplete grades in a previous semester to submit the coursework.
September 27 First progress grade reporting deadline Add to calendar for First progress grade reporting deadline 2016-09-27 05:00:00Z 2016-09-28 04:59:59Z America/Chicago 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 Add to calendar for Mid-point of semester & Last day to drop a course with a "W" grade (36th class day) 5:00 p.m 2016-10-05 05:00:00Z 2016-10-06 04:59:59Z America/Chicago 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) Add to calendar for Fall Break – no classes scheduled (subject to change) 2016-10-13 05:00:00Z 2016-10-14 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Fall Break – no classes scheduled (subject to change)
October 14 Fall Break – no classes scheduled (subject to change) Add to calendar for Fall Break – no classes scheduled (subject to change) 2016-10-14 05:00:00Z 2016-10-15 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Fall Break – no classes scheduled (subject to change)
October 14 Last day to apply for December 2016 degree via myState - $50 fee Add to calendar for Last day to apply for December 2016 degree via myState - $50 fee 2016-10-14 05:00:00Z 2016-10-15 04:59:59Z America/Chicago 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 Add to calendar for Late December 2016 degree application via myState - $50 fee plus $100 late fee 2016-10-15 05:00:00Z 2016-12-01 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Late December 2016 degree application via myState - $50 fee plus $100 late fee
October 17 to October 28 Faculty advising for pre-registration Add to calendar for Faculty advising for pre-registration 2016-10-17 05:00:00Z 2016-10-29 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Faculty advising for pre-registration
October 21 Second progress grade reporting deadline (end of week 10) Add to calendar for Second progress grade reporting deadline (end of week 10) 2016-10-21 05:00:00Z 2016-10-22 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Second progress grade reporting deadline (end of week 10)
October 31 to November 11 Pre-registration period for spring semester Add to calendar for Pre-registration period for spring semester 2016-10-31 05:00:00Z 2016-11-12 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Pre-registration period for spring semester
November 11 Last day to withdraw from University (ten days of classes remaining) Add to calendar for Last day to withdraw from University (ten days of classes remaining) 2016-11-11 06:00:00Z 2016-11-12 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day to withdraw from University (ten days of classes remaining)
November 11 Progress grade reporting closes Add to calendar for Progress grade reporting closes 2016-11-11 06:00:00Z 2016-11-12 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Progress grade reporting closes
November 23 Thanksgiving holiday – no classes scheduled Add to calendar for Thanksgiving holiday – no classes scheduled 2016-11-23 06:00:00Z 2016-11-24 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Thanksgiving holiday – no classes scheduled
November 24 Thanksgiving holiday – no classes scheduled Add to calendar for Thanksgiving holiday – no classes scheduled 2016-11-24 06:00:00Z 2016-11-25 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Thanksgiving holiday – no classes scheduled
November 25 Thanksgiving holiday – no classes scheduled Add to calendar for Thanksgiving holiday – no classes scheduled 2016-11-25 06:00:00Z 2016-11-26 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Thanksgiving holiday – no classes scheduled
November 28 Classes resume Add to calendar for Classes resume 2016-11-28 06:00:00Z 2016-11-29 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Classes resume
November 30 Classes end Add to calendar for Classes end 2016-11-30 06:00:00Z 2016-12-01 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Classes end
November 30 Deadline for graduate students receiving incomplete grades in a previous semester to submit the coursework Add to calendar for Deadline for graduate students receiving incomplete grades in a previous semester to submit the coursework 2016-11-30 06:00:00Z 2016-12-01 05:59:59Z America/Chicago 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 Add to calendar for Deadline to apply for December 2016 degree via myState - $50 fee plus $100 late fee 2016-11-30 06:00:00Z 2016-12-01 05:59:59Z America/Chicago 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) Add to calendar for Reading Days (No mandatory class assignments, requirements, meetings) 2016-12-01 06:00:00Z 2016-12-02 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Reading Days (No mandatory class assignments, requirements, meetings)
December 2 Reading Days (No mandatory class assignments, requirements, meetings) Add to calendar for Reading Days (No mandatory class assignments, requirements, meetings) 2016-12-02 06:00:00Z 2016-12-03 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Reading Days (No mandatory class assignments, requirements, meetings)
December 3 Make-up days (if needed) Add to calendar for Make-up days (if needed) 2016-12-03 06:00:00Z 2016-12-04 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Make-up days (if needed)
December 5 to December 9 Final examinations Add to calendar for Final examinations 2016-12-05 06:00:00Z 2016-12-10 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Final examinations
December 9 Last day for December 2016 degree applicants to pay account balance Add to calendar for Last day for December 2016 degree applicants to pay account balance 2016-12-09 06:00:00Z 2016-12-10 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day for December 2016 degree applicants to pay account balance
December 9 MSU-Meridian Commencement 11:00 a.m. – MSU Riley Center Add to calendar for MSU-Meridian Commencement 11:00 a.m. – MSU Riley Center 2016-12-09 06:00:00Z 2016-12-10 05:59:59Z America/Chicago MSU-Meridian Commencement 11:00 a.m. – MSU Riley Center
December 9 Starkville Campus Commencement 7:00 p.m. – All Colleges

***Processional (students begin marching) begins at 6:30 p.m.

Add to calendar for Starkville Campus Commencement 7:00 p.m. – All Colleges 2016-12-09 06:00:00Z 2016-12-10 05:59:59Z America/Chicago 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) Add to calendar for Make-up days (if needed) 2016-12-10 06:00:00Z 2016-12-11 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Make-up days (if needed)
December 12 Final Grades Due 12:00 noon Add to calendar for Final Grades Due 12:00 noon 2016-12-12 06:00:00Z 2016-12-13 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Final Grades Due 12:00 noon
December 21 to December 30 Winter Holidays Add to calendar for Winter Holidays 2016-12-21 06:00:00Z 2016-12-31 05:59:59Z America/Chicago 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 addition 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, 1 st 5 week, 2 nd 5 week and the 10 week term are each considered individual terms.