Academic Calendar

2019 - 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 cancelation if full payment not made or not enrolled in payment plan. 2019-08-01 05:00:00Z 2019-08-02 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Deadline for payment in full or enrollment in payment plan. Class schedules subject to cancelation if full payment not made or not enrolled in payment plan.
August 16 New freshmen and transfer student orientation 2019-08-16 05:00:00Z 2019-08-17 04:59:59Z America/Chicago New freshmen and transfer student orientation
August 21 Classes begin 2019-08-21 05:00:00Z 2019-08-22 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Classes begin
August 22 Fall Convocation 2019-08-22 05:00:00Z 2019-08-23 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Fall Convocation
August 26 to October 18 Apply online via myState for December 2019 degree - $50 fee 2019-08-26 05:00:00Z 2019-10-19 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Apply online via myState for December 2019 degree - $50 fee
August 27 Last day to drop a course without a grade (5th class day) 11:59 p.m. 2019-08-27 05:00:00Z 2019-08-28 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day to drop a course without a grade (5th class day) 11:59 p.m.
August 28 Last day to register or add a course (6th class day) 8:00 a.m. 2019-08-28 05:00:00Z 2019-08-29 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day to register or add a course (6th class day) 8:00 a.m.
August 28 Last day to request undergraduate academic forgiveness via myState 5:00 p.m. 2019-08-28 05:00:00Z 2019-08-29 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day to request undergraduate academic forgiveness via myState 5:00 p.m.
September 2 Labor Day Holiday - no classes scheduled 2019-09-02 05:00:00Z 2019-09-03 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Labor Day Holiday - no classes scheduled
September 19 Deadline for undergraduate students receiving incomplete grades in a previous semester to submit the coursework. 2019-09-19 05:00:00Z 2019-09-20 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Deadline for undergraduate students receiving incomplete grades in a previous semester to submit the coursework.
October 2 First progress grade reporting deadline (30th class day) 2019-10-02 05:00:00Z 2019-10-03 04:59:59Z America/Chicago First progress grade reporting deadline (30th class day)
October 10 to October 11 Fall Break – no classes scheduled (subject to change) 2019-10-10 05:00:00Z 2019-10-12 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Fall Break – no classes scheduled (subject to change)
October 14 Last day to drop a course with a W grade (36th class day) 5:00 p.m. 2019-10-14 05:00:00Z 2019-10-15 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day to drop a course with a W grade (36th class day) 5:00 p.m.
October 14 Mid-point of semester 2019-10-14 05:00:00Z 2019-10-15 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Mid-point of semester
October 18 Last day to apply for December 2019 degree via myState - $50 fee 2019-10-18 05:00:00Z 2019-10-19 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day to apply for December 2019 degree via myState - $50 fee
October 19 to December 4 Late December 2019 degree application via myState - $50 fee plus $100 late fee 2019-10-19 05:00:00Z 2019-12-05 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Late December 2019 degree application via myState - $50 fee plus $100 late fee
October 21 to November 1 Faculty advising for pre-registration (Some departments begin advising earlier) 2019-10-21 05:00:00Z 2019-11-02 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Faculty advising for pre-registration (Some departments begin advising earlier)
October 25 Second progress grade reporting deadline (end of week 10) 2019-10-25 05:00:00Z 2019-10-26 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Second progress grade reporting deadline (end of week 10)
November 4 to November 15 Pre-registration period for spring semester 2019-11-04 06:00:00Z 2019-11-16 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Pre-registration period for spring semester
November 15 Last day to withdraw from University (ten days of classes remaining) 2019-11-15 06:00:00Z 2019-11-16 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day to withdraw from University (ten days of classes remaining)
November 15 Progress grade reporting closes 2019-11-15 06:00:00Z 2019-11-16 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Progress grade reporting closes
November 27 to November 29 Thanksgiving holiday – no classes scheduled 2019-11-27 06:00:00Z 2019-11-30 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Thanksgiving holiday – no classes scheduled
December 2 Classes resume 2019-12-02 06:00:00Z 2019-12-03 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Classes resume
December 4 Deadline for graduate students receiving incomplete grades in a previous semester to submit the coursework 2019-12-04 06:00:00Z 2019-12-05 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Deadline for graduate students receiving incomplete grades in a previous semester to submit the coursework
December 4 Deadline to apply for December 2019 degree via myState - $50 fee plus $100 late fee 2019-12-04 06:00:00Z 2019-12-05 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Deadline to apply for December 2019 degree via myState - $50 fee plus $100 late fee
December 4 Classes end 2019-12-04 06:00:00Z 2019-12-05 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Classes end
December 5 Reading Day (No mandatory class assignments, requirements, meetings) 2019-12-05 06:00:00Z 2019-12-06 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Reading Day (No mandatory class assignments, requirements, meetings)
December 6 Final examinations 2019-12-06 06:00:00Z 2019-12-07 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Final examinations
December 7 Make-up day (if needed) 2019-12-07 06:00:00Z 2019-12-08 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Make-up day (if needed)
December 9 to December 12 Final examinations 2019-12-09 06:00:00Z 2019-12-13 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Final examinations
December 12 MSU-Meridian Commencement 11:00 a.m. – MSU Riley Center 2019-12-12 06:00:00Z 2019-12-13 05:59:59Z America/Chicago MSU-Meridian Commencement 11:00 a.m. – MSU Riley Center
December 13 Last day for December 2019 degree applicants to pay account balance 3:00 p.m. 2019-12-13 06:00:00Z 2019-12-14 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day for December 2019 degree applicants to pay account balance 3:00 p.m.
December 13 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

2019-12-13 06:00:00Z 2019-12-14 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 13 Starkville Campus Commencement – 3:30 p.m. (Graduates march at 3:00 p.m.)

College of Agriculture & Life Sciences & School of Human Science

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)

2019-12-13 06:00:00Z 2019-12-14 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 Science

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 16 Final Grades Due 10:00 a.m. 2019-12-16 06:00:00Z 2019-12-17 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Final Grades Due 10:00 a.m.
December 23 to January 1 Winter Holidays 2019-12-23 06:00:00Z 2020-01-02 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Winter Holidays