Academic Calendar

2018 - Spring

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

All dates and deadlines are subject to change.

January 5 New freshmen and transfer student orientation 2018-01-05 06:00:00Z 2018-01-06 05:59:59Z America/Chicago New freshmen and transfer student orientation
January 7 Classes begin 2018-01-07 06:00:00Z 2018-01-08 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Classes begin
January 8 Classes begin 2018-01-08 06:00:00Z 2018-01-09 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Classes begin
January 12 Last day to drop a course without a grade (5th class day) 5:00 p.m. 2018-01-12 06:00:00Z 2018-01-13 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day to drop a course without a grade (5th class day) 5:00 p.m.
January 15 Holiday 2018-01-15 06:00:00Z 2018-01-16 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Holiday
January 16 to March 9 Apply online via myState for May 2018 graduation - $50 fee applies 2018-01-16 06:00:00Z 2018-03-10 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Apply online via myState for May 2018 graduation - $50 fee applies
January 16 Last day to register or add a course (6th class day) 8:00 a.m. 2018-01-16 06:00:00Z 2018-01-17 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day to register or add a course (6th class day) 8:00 a.m.
January 16 Last day to request undergraduate academic forgiveness via myState 5:00 p.m. 2018-01-16 06:00:00Z 2018-01-17 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day to request undergraduate academic forgiveness via myState 5:00 p.m.
February 6 Deadline for undergraduate students receiving incomplete grades in a previous semester to submit the coursework 2018-02-06 06:00:00Z 2018-02-07 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Deadline for undergraduate students receiving incomplete grades in a previous semester to submit the coursework
February 19 First progress grades reporting deadline (30th class day) 2018-02-19 06:00:00Z 2018-02-20 05:59:59Z America/Chicago First progress grades reporting deadline (30th class day)
February 27 Last day to drop a class with a "W" grade (36th class day) 5:00 p.m. 2018-02-27 06:00:00Z 2018-02-28 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day to drop a class with a "W" grade (36th class day) 5:00 p.m.
February 27 Mid-point of semester 2018-02-27 06:00:00Z 2018-02-28 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Mid-point of semester
March 9 Last day to apply for May 2018 degree via myState with $50 fee 2018-03-09 06:00:00Z 2018-03-10 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day to apply for May 2018 degree via myState with $50 fee
March 10 to April 25 Late May 2018 Degree Application via myState - $50 fee plus $100 late application fee 2018-03-10 06:00:00Z 2018-04-26 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Late May 2018 Degree Application via myState - $50 fee plus $100 late application fee
March 12 to March 16 Spring Break – No Classes Scheduled (Dates Subject to Change) 2018-03-12 05:00:00Z 2018-03-17 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Spring Break – No Classes Scheduled (Dates Subject to Change)
March 19 to March 30 Faculty advising for pre-registration (Some departments begin advising earlier) 2018-03-19 05:00:00Z 2018-03-31 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Faculty advising for pre-registration (Some departments begin advising earlier)
March 23 Second progress grade reporting deadline (end of week 10) 2018-03-23 05:00:00Z 2018-03-24 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Second progress grade reporting deadline (end of week 10)
March 30 Holiday 2018-03-30 05:00:00Z 2018-03-31 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Holiday
April 2 to April 13 Pre-registration period for summer and fall semesters 2018-04-02 05:00:00Z 2018-04-14 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) 2018-04-11 05:00:00Z 2018-04-12 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day to withdraw from University (ten days of classes remaining)
April 11 Progress grade reporting closes 2018-04-11 05:00:00Z 2018-04-12 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Progress grade reporting closes
April 25 Classes end 2018-04-25 05:00:00Z 2018-04-26 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Classes end
April 25 Deadline (last day) to apply for May 2018 graduation via myState with $50 fee plus $100 late application fee 2018-04-25 05:00:00Z 2018-04-26 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Deadline (last day) to apply for May 2018 graduation via myState with $50 fee plus $100 late application fee
April 25 Deadline for graduate students receiving incomplete grades in a previous semester to submit the coursework 2018-04-25 05:00:00Z 2018-04-26 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Deadline for graduate students receiving incomplete grades in a previous semester to submit the coursework
April 26 Reading Day (No mandatory class assignments, requirements, meetings) 2018-04-26 05:00:00Z 2018-04-27 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Reading Day (No mandatory class assignments, requirements, meetings)
April 27 to May 2 Final Examinations 2018-04-27 05:00:00Z 2018-05-03 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Final Examinations
April 28 Make-up days (if needed) 2018-04-28 05:00:00Z 2018-04-29 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Make-up days (if needed)
May 2 May 2 MSU-Meridian Commencement – MSU Riley Center 2018-05-02 05:00:00Z 2018-05-03 04:59:59Z America/Chicago May 2 MSU-Meridian Commencement – MSU Riley Center
May 3 Commencement Ceremony (Meridian & Starkville)

Meridian Campus Ceremony - 11:00 a.m.

Starkville Campus Ceremony - 3:30 p.m. (Students begin processional at 3:00 p.m.)
College of Education
College of Business & Adkerson School of Accountancy

2018-05-03 05:00:00Z 2018-05-04 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Commencement Ceremony (Meridian & Starkville)

Meridian Campus Ceremony - 11:00 a.m.

Starkville Campus Ceremony - 3:30 p.m. (Students begin processional at 3:00 p.m.)
College of Education
College of Business & Adkerson School of Accountancy

May 4 Last day for May 2018 degree applicants to pay account balance 2018-05-04 05:00:00Z 2018-05-05 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day for May 2018 degree applicants to pay account balance
May 4 Make-up days (if needed) 2018-05-04 05:00:00Z 2018-05-05 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Make-up days (if needed)
May 4 Commencement Ceremony (Starkville)

Starkville Campus Commencement Ceremony 2 - 9:30 a.m. (Students begin processional at 9:00 a.m.)
College of Arts and Sciences
College of Architecture, Art & Design and the School of Architecture
College of Veterinary Medicine

Starkville Campus Commencement Ceremony 3 - 3:30 p.m. (Students begin processional at 3:00 p.m.)
Bagley College of Engineering & Swalm School of Chemical Engineering
College of Agriculture & Life Sciences & School of Human Sciences
College of Forest Resources
General Studies

2018-05-04 05:00:00Z 2018-05-05 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Commencement Ceremony (Starkville)

Starkville Campus Commencement Ceremony 2 - 9:30 a.m. (Students begin processional at 9:00 a.m.)
College of Arts and Sciences
College of Architecture, Art & Design and the School of Architecture
College of Veterinary Medicine

Starkville Campus Commencement Ceremony 3 - 3:30 p.m. (Students begin processional at 3:00 p.m.)
Bagley College of Engineering & Swalm School of Chemical Engineering
College of Agriculture & Life Sciences & School of Human Sciences
College of Forest Resources
General Studies

May 7 Final Grades Due 10:00 a.m. 2018-05-07 05:00:00Z 2018-05-08 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Final Grades Due 10:00 a.m.