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|
|January 7||Classes begin|
|January 8||Classes begin|
|January 12||Last day to drop a course without a grade (5th class day) 5:00 p.m.|
|January 16 to March 9||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.|
|January 16||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|
|February 19||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.|
|February 27||Mid-point of semester|
|March 9||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|
|March 12 to March 16||Spring Break – No Classes Scheduled (Dates Subject to Change)|
|March 19 to March 30||Faculty advising for pre-registration (Some departments begin advising earlier)|
|March 23||Second progress grade reporting deadline (end of week 10)|
|April 2 to April 13||Pre-registration period for summer and fall semesters|
|April 11||Last day to withdraw from University (ten days of classes remaining)|
|April 11||Progress grade reporting closes|
|April 25||Classes end|
|April 25||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|
|April 26||Reading Day (No mandatory class assignments, requirements, meetings)|
|April 27 to May 2||Final Examinations|
|April 28||Make-up days (if needed)|
|May 2||May 2 MSU-Meridian Commencement – MSU Riley Center|
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.)
|May 4||Last day for May 2018 degree applicants to pay account balance|
|May 4||Make-up days (if needed)|
Commencement Ceremony (Starkville)
Starkville Campus Commencement Ceremony 2 - 9:30 a.m. (Students begin processional at 9:00 a.m.)
Starkville Campus Commencement Ceremony 3 - 3:30 p.m. (Students begin processional at 3:00 p.m.)
|May 7||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. Maymerster, 1 st 5 week, 2 nd 5 week and the 10 week term are each considered individual terms.