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 Add to calendar for 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 Add to calendar for Classes begin 2017-08-16 05:00:00Z 2017-08-17 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Classes begin
August 17 Fall Convocation Add to calendar for 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 Add to calendar for 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. Add to calendar for 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. Add to calendar for 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. Add to calendar for 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 Add to calendar for 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. Add to calendar for 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) Add to calendar for 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) Add to calendar for 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) Add to calendar for 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. 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. 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 Add to calendar for 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 Add to calendar for 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 Add to calendar for 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) Add to calendar for 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) Add to calendar for 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 Add to calendar for 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) Add to calendar for 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 Add to calendar for 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 Add to calendar for 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 Add to calendar for 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 Add to calendar for 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 Add to calendar for Classes resume 2017-11-27 06:00:00Z 2017-11-28 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Classes resume
November 29 Classes end Add to calendar for 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 Add to calendar for 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 Add to calendar for 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) Add to calendar for 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 Add to calendar for 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) Add to calendar for 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 Add to calendar for 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 Add to calendar for 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

Add to calendar for Starkville Campus Commencement - 9:30 a.m. 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)

Add to calendar for Starkville Campus Commencement - 4:00 p.m. 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) Add to calendar for 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 Add to calendar for 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 Add to calendar for Winter Holidays 2017-12-21 06:00:00Z 2018-01-02 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.