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 Add to calendar for 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 Add to calendar for Classes begin 2018-01-07 06:00:00Z 2018-01-08 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Classes begin
January 8 Classes begin Add to calendar for 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. Add to calendar for 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 Add to calendar for 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 Add to calendar for 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. Add to calendar for 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. Add to calendar for 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 Add to calendar for 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) Add to calendar for 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. Add to calendar for 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 Add to calendar for 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 Add to calendar for 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 Add to calendar for 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) Add to calendar for 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) Add to calendar for 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) Add to calendar for 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 Add to calendar for 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 Add to calendar for 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) Add to calendar for 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 Add to calendar for 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 Add to calendar for 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 Add to calendar for 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 Add to calendar for 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) Add to calendar for 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 Add to calendar for 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) Add to calendar for 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 Add to calendar for 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

Add to calendar for Commencement Ceremony (Meridian & Starkville) 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 Add to calendar for 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) Add to calendar for 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

Add to calendar for Commencement Ceremony (Starkville) 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. Add to calendar for 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.

*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.