Academic Calendar

2017 - Spring

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

All dates and deadlines are subject to change.

January 6 New freshmen and transfer student orientation Add to calendar for New freshmen and transfer student orientation 2017-01-06 06:00:00Z 2017-01-07 05:59:59Z America/Chicago New freshmen and transfer student orientation
January 9 Classes begin Add to calendar for Classes begin 2017-01-09 06:00:00Z 2017-01-10 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Classes begin
January 13 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. 2017-01-13 06:00:00Z 2017-01-14 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day to drop a course without a grade (5th class day) 5:00 p.m.
January 16 Holiday Add to calendar for Holiday 2017-01-16 06:00:00Z 2017-01-17 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Holiday
January 17 to March 10 Apply online via myState for May 2017 graduation - $50 fee applies Add to calendar for Apply online via myState for May 2017 graduation - $50 fee applies 2017-01-17 06:00:00Z 2017-03-11 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Apply online via myState for May 2017 graduation - $50 fee applies
January 17 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. 2017-01-17 06:00:00Z 2017-01-18 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day to register or add a course (6th class day) 8:00 a.m.
January 17 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. 2017-01-17 06:00:00Z 2017-01-18 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day to request undergraduate academic forgiveness via myState 5:00 p.m.
February 7 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 2017-02-07 06:00:00Z 2017-02-08 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Deadline for undergraduate students receiving incomplete grades in a previous semester to submit the coursework
February 20 First progress grades reporting deadline (30th class day) Add to calendar for First progress grades reporting deadline (30th class day) 2017-02-20 06:00:00Z 2017-02-21 05:59:59Z America/Chicago First progress grades reporting deadline (30th class day)
February 28 Mid-point of semester and last day to drop a class with a "W" grade (36th class day) 5:00 p.m. Add to calendar for Mid-point of semester and last day to drop a class with a "W" grade (36th class day) 5:00 p.m. 2017-02-28 06:00:00Z 2017-03-01 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Mid-point of semester and last day to drop a class with a "W" grade (36th class day) 5:00 p.m.
March 10 Last day to apply for May 2017 degree via myState with $50 fee Add to calendar for Last day to apply for May 2017 degree via myState with $50 fee 2017-03-10 06:00:00Z 2017-03-11 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day to apply for May 2017 degree via myState with $50 fee
March 11 to April 26 Late May 2017 Degree Application via myState - $50 fee plus $100 late application fee Add to calendar for Late May 2017 Degree Application via myState - $50 fee plus $100 late application fee 2017-03-11 06:00:00Z 2017-04-27 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Late May 2017 Degree Application via myState - $50 fee plus $100 late application fee
March 13 to March 17 Spring Break – No Classes Scheduled (Dates Subject to Change) Add to calendar for Spring Break – No Classes Scheduled (Dates Subject to Change) 2017-03-13 05:00:00Z 2017-03-18 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Spring Break – No Classes Scheduled (Dates Subject to Change)
March 20 to March 31 Faculty advising for pre-registration (Some departments begin advising earlier) Add to calendar for Faculty advising for pre-registration (Some departments begin advising earlier) 2017-03-20 05:00:00Z 2017-04-01 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Faculty advising for pre-registration (Some departments begin advising earlier)
March 24 Second progress grade reporting deadline (end of week 10) Add to calendar for Second progress grade reporting deadline (end of week 10) 2017-03-24 05:00:00Z 2017-03-25 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Second progress grade reporting deadline (end of week 10)
April 3 to April 14 Pre-registration period for summer and fall semesters Add to calendar for Pre-registration period for summer and fall semesters 2017-04-03 05:00:00Z 2017-04-15 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Pre-registration period for summer and fall semesters
April 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) 2017-04-11 05:00:00Z 2017-04-12 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day to withdraw from University (ten days of classes remaining)
April 11 Progress grade reporting closes Add to calendar for Progress grade reporting closes 2017-04-11 05:00:00Z 2017-04-12 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Progress grade reporting closes
April 14 Holiday Add to calendar for Holiday 2017-04-14 05:00:00Z 2017-04-15 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Holiday
April 26 Classes end Add to calendar for Classes end 2017-04-26 05:00:00Z 2017-04-27 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Classes end
April 26 Deadline (last day) to apply for May 2017 graduation via myState with $50 fee plus $100 late application fee Add to calendar for Deadline (last day) to apply for May 2017 graduation via myState with $50 fee plus $100 late application fee 2017-04-26 05:00:00Z 2017-04-27 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Deadline (last day) to apply for May 2017 graduation via myState with $50 fee plus $100 late application fee
April 26 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 2017-04-26 05:00:00Z 2017-04-27 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Deadline for graduate students receiving incomplete grades in a previous semester to submit the coursework
April 27 Reading Day (No mandatory class assignments, requirements, meetings) Add to calendar for Reading Day (No mandatory class assignments, requirements, meetings) 2017-04-27 05:00:00Z 2017-04-28 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Reading Day (No mandatory class assignments, requirements, meetings)
April 28 to May 4 Finals Add to calendar for Finals 2017-04-28 05:00:00Z 2017-05-05 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Finals
April 29 Make-up day (if needed) Add to calendar for Make-up day (if needed) 2017-04-29 05:00:00Z 2017-04-30 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Make-up day (if needed)
May 5 Last day for May 2017 degree applicants to pay account balance Add to calendar for Last day for May 2017 degree applicants to pay account balance 2017-05-05 05:00:00Z 2017-05-06 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day for May 2017 degree applicants to pay account balance
May 5 Make-up day (if needed) Add to calendar for Make-up day (if needed) 2017-05-05 05:00:00Z 2017-05-06 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Make-up day (if needed)
May 5 MSU-Meridian Commencement – 11:00 a.m. – MSU Riley Center Add to calendar for MSU-Meridian Commencement – 11:00 a.m. – MSU Riley Center 2017-05-05 05:00:00Z 2017-05-06 04:59:59Z America/Chicago MSU-Meridian Commencement – 11:00 a.m. – MSU Riley Center
May 5 Starkville Campus Commencement

Commencement 7:00 p.m.

Processional begins at 6:30 p.m.

*** Processional (students begin marching) begins 30 minutes before formal program.

Bagley College of Engineering;

Swalm School of Chemical Engineering;

College of Veterinary Medicine;

College of Agriculture & Life Sciences; School of Human Sciences:

College of Forest Resources;

College of Education;

 

Add to calendar for Starkville Campus Commencement 2017-05-05 05:00:00Z 2017-05-06 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Starkville Campus Commencement

Commencement 7:00 p.m.

Processional begins at 6:30 p.m.

*** Processional (students begin marching) begins 30 minutes before formal program.

Bagley College of Engineering;

Swalm School of Chemical Engineering;

College of Veterinary Medicine;

College of Agriculture & Life Sciences; School of Human Sciences:

College of Forest Resources;

College of Education;

 

May 6 Starkville Campus Commencement
Commencement 10:00 a.m.

Processional begins at 9:30 a.m.

*** Processional (students begin marching) begins 30 minutes before formal program.

College of Arts & Sciences;

College of Architecture, Art and Design;

School of Architecture;

College of Business

Add to calendar for Starkville Campus Commencement 2017-05-06 05:00:00Z 2017-05-07 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Starkville Campus Commencement Commencement 10:00 a.m.

Processional begins at 9:30 a.m.

*** Processional (students begin marching) begins 30 minutes before formal program.

College of Arts & Sciences;

College of Architecture, Art and Design;

School of Architecture;

College of Business

May 8 Final Grades Due 12:00 noon Add to calendar for Final Grades Due 12:00 noon 2017-05-08 05:00:00Z 2017-05-09 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Final Grades Due 12:00 noon

*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.