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|
|August 16||Classes begin|
|August 17||Fall Convocation|
|August 22 to October 13||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.|
|August 23||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.|
|September 4||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 (30th class day)|
|October 5||Fall Break – no classes scheduled (subject to change)|
|October 6||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.|
|October 13||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|
|October 15||Mid-point of semester|
|October 16 to October 27||Faculty advising for pre-registration (Some departments begin advising earlier)|
|October 20||Second progress grade reporting deadline (end of week 10)|
|October 30 to November 10||Pre-registration period for spring semester|
|November 10||Last day to withdraw from University (ten days of classes remaining)|
|November 10||Progress grade reporting closes|
|November 22||Thanksgiving holiday – no classes scheduled|
|November 23||Thanksgiving holiday – no classes scheduled|
|November 24||Thanksgiving holiday – no classes scheduled|
|November 27||Classes resume|
|November 29||Classes end|
|November 29||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|
|November 30||Reading Days (No mandatory class assignments, requirements, meetings)|
|December 1 to December 7||Final examinations|
|December 2||Make-up days (if needed)|
|December 7||MSU-Meridian Commencement 11:00 a.m. – College Park Campus|
|December 8||Last day for December 2017 degree applicants to pay account balance|
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
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)|
|December 11||Final Grades Due 10:00 a.m|
|December 21 to January 1||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.