Academic Calendar

2017 - Fall

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

All dates and deadlines are subject to change.

August 11 New freshmen and transfer student orientation 2017-08-11 05:00:00Z 2017-08-12 04:59:59Z America/Chicago New freshmen and transfer student orientation
August 16 Classes begin 2017-08-16 05:00:00Z 2017-08-17 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Classes begin
August 17 Fall Convocation 2017-08-17 05:00:00Z 2017-08-18 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Fall Convocation
August 22 to October 13 Apply online via myState for December 2017 degree - $50 fee 2017-08-22 05:00:00Z 2017-10-14 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Apply online via myState for December 2017 degree - $50 fee
August 22 Last day to drop a course without a grade (5th class day) 5:00 p.m. 2017-08-22 05:00:00Z 2017-08-23 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. 2017-08-23 05:00:00Z 2017-08-24 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 undergraduate academic forgiveness via myState 5:00 p.m. 2017-08-23 05:00:00Z 2017-08-24 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day to request undergraduate academic forgiveness via myState 5:00 p.m.
September 4 Labor Day Holiday - no classes scheduled 2017-09-04 05:00:00Z 2017-09-05 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. 2017-09-14 05:00:00Z 2017-09-15 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 (30th class day) 2017-09-27 05:00:00Z 2017-09-28 04:59:59Z America/Chicago First progress grade reporting deadline (30th class day)
October 5 Fall Break – no classes scheduled (subject to change) 2017-10-05 05:00:00Z 2017-10-06 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Fall Break – no classes scheduled (subject to change)
October 6 Fall Break – no classes scheduled (subject to change) 2017-10-06 05:00:00Z 2017-10-07 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Fall Break – no classes scheduled (subject to change)
October 9 Mid-point of semester & Last day to drop a course with a W grade (36th class day) 5:00 p.m. 2017-10-09 05:00:00Z 2017-10-10 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 Last day to apply for December 2017 degree via myState - $50 fee 2017-10-13 05:00:00Z 2017-10-14 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day to apply for December 2017 degree via myState - $50 fee
October 14 to November 29 Late December 2017 degree application via myState - $50 fee plus $100 late fee 2017-10-14 05:00:00Z 2017-11-30 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Late December 2017 degree application via myState - $50 fee plus $100 late fee
October 15 Mid-point of semester 2017-10-15 05:00:00Z 2017-10-16 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Mid-point of semester
October 16 to October 27 Faculty advising for pre-registration (Some departments begin advising earlier) 2017-10-16 05:00:00Z 2017-10-28 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Faculty advising for pre-registration (Some departments begin advising earlier)
October 20 Second progress grade reporting deadline (end of week 10) 2017-10-20 05:00:00Z 2017-10-21 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Second progress grade reporting deadline (end of week 10)
October 30 to November 10 Pre-registration period for spring semester 2017-10-30 05:00:00Z 2017-11-11 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Pre-registration period for spring semester
November 10 Last day to withdraw from University (ten days of classes remaining) 2017-11-10 06:00:00Z 2017-11-11 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day to withdraw from University (ten days of classes remaining)
November 10 Progress grade reporting closes 2017-11-10 06:00:00Z 2017-11-11 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Progress grade reporting closes
November 22 Thanksgiving holiday – no classes scheduled 2017-11-22 06:00:00Z 2017-11-23 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Thanksgiving holiday – no classes scheduled
November 23 Thanksgiving holiday – no classes scheduled 2017-11-23 06:00:00Z 2017-11-24 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Thanksgiving holiday – no classes scheduled
November 24 Thanksgiving holiday – no classes scheduled 2017-11-24 06:00:00Z 2017-11-25 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Thanksgiving holiday – no classes scheduled
November 27 Classes resume 2017-11-27 06:00:00Z 2017-11-28 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Classes resume
November 29 Classes end 2017-11-29 06:00:00Z 2017-11-30 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Classes end
November 29 Deadline for graduate students receiving incomplete grades in a previous semester to submit the coursework 2017-11-29 06:00:00Z 2017-11-30 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Deadline for graduate students receiving incomplete grades in a previous semester to submit the coursework
November 29 Deadline to apply for December 2017 degree via myState - $50 fee plus $100 late fee 2017-11-29 06:00:00Z 2017-11-30 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Deadline to apply for December 2017 degree via myState - $50 fee plus $100 late fee
November 30 Reading Days (No mandatory class assignments, requirements, meetings) 2017-11-30 06:00:00Z 2017-12-01 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Reading Days (No mandatory class assignments, requirements, meetings)
December 1 to December 7 Final examinations 2017-12-01 06:00:00Z 2017-12-08 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Final examinations
December 2 Make-up days (if needed) 2017-12-02 06:00:00Z 2017-12-03 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Make-up days (if needed)
December 7 MSU-Meridian Commencement 11:00 a.m. – College Park Campus 2017-12-07 06:00:00Z 2017-12-08 05:59:59Z America/Chicago MSU-Meridian Commencement 11:00 a.m. – College Park Campus
December 8 Last day for December 2017 degree applicants to pay account balance 2017-12-08 06:00:00Z 2017-12-09 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day for December 2017 degree applicants to pay account balance
December 8 Starkville Campus Commencement - 9:30 a.m.

(Students march in at 9:00 a.m.)

College of Architecture, Art & Design

College of Arts & Sciences

College of Education

2017-12-08 06:00:00Z 2017-12-09 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Starkville Campus Commencement - 9:30 a.m.

(Students march in at 9:00 a.m.)

College of Architecture, Art & Design

College of Arts & Sciences

College of Education

December 8 Starkville Campus Commencement - 4:00 p.m.

(Students march in at 3:30 p.m.)

College of Agriculture & Life Sciences & School of Human Sciences

College of Business & Adkerson School of Accountancy

Bagley College of Engineering & Swalm School of Chemical Engineering

College of Forest Resources

College of Veterinary Medicine ( Masters & PhDs)

2017-12-08 06:00:00Z 2017-12-09 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Starkville Campus Commencement - 4:00 p.m.

(Students march in at 3:30 p.m.)

College of Agriculture & Life Sciences & School of Human Sciences

College of Business & Adkerson School of Accountancy

Bagley College of Engineering & Swalm School of Chemical Engineering

College of Forest Resources

College of Veterinary Medicine ( Masters & PhDs)

December 9 Make-up days (if needed) 2017-12-09 06:00:00Z 2017-12-10 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Make-up days (if needed)
December 11 Final Grades Due 10:00 a.m 2017-12-11 06:00:00Z 2017-12-12 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Final Grades Due 10:00 a.m
December 21 to January 1 Winter Holidays 2017-12-21 06:00:00Z 2018-01-02 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Winter Holidays