Academic Calendar

2018 - Fall

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

All dates and deadlines are subject to change.

August 1 Deadline for payment in full or enrollment in payment plan. Class schedules subject to cancellation if full payment not made or not enrolled in payment plan. 2018-08-01 05:00:00Z 2018-08-02 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Deadline for payment in full or enrollment in payment plan. Class schedules subject to cancellation if full payment not made or not enrolled in payment plan.
August 17 New freshmen and transfer student orientation 2018-08-17 05:00:00Z 2018-08-18 04:59:59Z America/Chicago New freshmen and transfer student orientation
August 22 Classes begin 2018-08-22 05:00:00Z 2018-08-23 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Classes begin
August 27 to October 19 Apply online via myState for December 2018 degree - $50 fee 2018-08-27 05:00:00Z 2018-10-20 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Apply online via myState for December 2018 degree - $50 fee
August 28 Fall Convocation Last updated: March 26, 2018 - 10:41am 2018-08-28 05:00:00Z 2018-08-29 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Fall Convocation
August 28 Last day to drop a course without a grade (5th class day) 5:00 p.m. 2018-08-28 05:00:00Z 2018-08-29 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day to drop a course without a grade (5th class day) 5:00 p.m.
August 29 Last day to register or add a course (6th class day) 8:00 a.m. 2018-08-29 05:00:00Z 2018-08-30 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day to register or add a course (6th class day) 8:00 a.m.
August 29 Last day to request undergraduate academic forgiveness via myState 5:00 p.m. 2018-08-29 05:00:00Z 2018-08-30 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day to request undergraduate academic forgiveness via myState 5:00 p.m.
September 3 Labor Day Holiday - no classes scheduled 2018-09-03 05:00:00Z 2018-09-04 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Labor Day Holiday - no classes scheduled
September 20 Deadline for undergraduate students receiving incomplete grades in a previous semester to submit the coursework. 2018-09-20 05:00:00Z 2018-09-21 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Deadline for undergraduate students receiving incomplete grades in a previous semester to submit the coursework.
October 3 First progress grade reporting deadline (30th class day) 2018-10-03 05:00:00Z 2018-10-04 04:59:59Z America/Chicago First progress grade reporting deadline (30th class day)
October 11 to October 12 Fall Break – no classes scheduled 2018-10-11 05:00:00Z 2018-10-13 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Fall Break – no classes scheduled
October 15 to October 26 Faculty advising for pre-registration (Some departments begin advising earlier) 2018-10-15 05:00:00Z 2018-10-27 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Faculty advising for pre-registration (Some departments begin advising earlier)
October 15 Last day to drop a course with a W grade (36th class day) 5:00 p.m 2018-10-15 05:00:00Z 2018-10-16 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day to drop a course with a W grade (36th class day) 5:00 p.m
October 19 Last day to apply for December 2018 degree via myState - $50 fee 2018-10-19 05:00:00Z 2018-10-20 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day to apply for December 2018 degree via myState - $50 fee
October 20 to December 5 Late December 2018 degree application via myState - $50 fee plus $100 late fee 2018-10-20 05:00:00Z 2018-12-06 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Late December 2018 degree application via myState - $50 fee plus $100 late fee
October 26 Second progress grade reporting deadline (end of week 10) 2018-10-26 05:00:00Z 2018-10-27 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Second progress grade reporting deadline (end of week 10)
October 29 to November 9 Pre-registration period for spring semester 2018-10-29 05:00:00Z 2018-11-10 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Pre-registration period for spring semester
November 16 Last day to withdraw from University (ten days of classes remaining) 2018-11-16 06:00:00Z 2018-11-17 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day to withdraw from University (ten days of classes remaining)
November 16 Progress grade reporting closes 2018-11-16 06:00:00Z 2018-11-17 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Progress grade reporting closes
November 21 to November 23 Thanksgiving holiday – no classes scheduled 2018-11-21 06:00:00Z 2018-11-24 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Thanksgiving holiday – no classes scheduled
November 26 Classes resume 2018-11-26 06:00:00Z 2018-11-27 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Classes resume
December 5 Deadline for graduate students receiving incomplete grades in a previous semester to submit the coursework 2018-12-05 06:00:00Z 2018-12-06 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Deadline for graduate students receiving incomplete grades in a previous semester to submit the coursework
December 5 Deadline to apply for December 2018 degree via myState - $50 fee plus $100 late fee 2018-12-05 06:00:00Z 2018-12-06 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Deadline to apply for December 2018 degree via myState - $50 fee plus $100 late fee
December 5 Classes end 2018-12-05 06:00:00Z 2018-12-06 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Classes end
December 6 Reading Day (No mandatory class assignments, requirements, meetings) 2018-12-06 06:00:00Z 2018-12-07 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Reading Day (No mandatory class assignments, requirements, meetings)
December 7 to December 13 Final examinations 2018-12-07 06:00:00Z 2018-12-14 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Final examinations
December 8 Make-up day (if needed) 2018-12-08 06:00:00Z 2018-12-09 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Make-up day (if needed)
December 13 MSU-Meridian Commencement 11:00 a.m. – MSU Riley Center 2018-12-13 06:00:00Z 2018-12-14 05:59:59Z America/Chicago MSU-Meridian Commencement 11:00 a.m. – MSU Riley Center
December 14 Last day for December 2018 degree applicants to pay account balance 3:00 p.m. 2018-12-14 06:00:00Z 2018-12-15 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day for December 2018 degree applicants to pay account balance 3:00 p.m.
December 14 Starkville Campus Commencement – 9:30 a.m. (Graduates march at 9:00 a.m.)

College of Architecture, Art and Design
    College of Arts and Sciences
    College of Education
    University Studies

2018-12-14 06:00:00Z 2018-12-15 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Starkville Campus Commencement – 9:30 a.m. (Graduates march at 9:00 a.m.)

College of Architecture, Art and Design
    College of Arts and Sciences
    College of Education
    University Studies

December 14 Starkville Campus Commencement – 3:30 p.m. (Graduates march at 3:00 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)

2018-12-14 06:00:00Z 2018-12-15 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Starkville Campus Commencement – 3:30 p.m. (Graduates march at 3:00 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 17 Final Grades Due 10:00 a.m. 2018-12-17 06:00:00Z 2018-12-18 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Final Grades Due 10:00 a.m.
December 21 to January 1 Winter Holidays 2018-12-21 06:00:00Z 2019-01-02 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Winter Holidays