Academic Calendar

2020 - 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. Add to calendar for 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. 2020-08-01 05:00:00Z 2020-08-02 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 14 New freshmen and transfer student orientation Last updated: June 29, 2020 - 8:57am Add to calendar for New freshmen and transfer student orientation 2020-08-14 05:00:00Z 2020-08-15 04:59:59Z America/Chicago New freshmen and transfer student orientation
August 17 Classes begin Last updated: June 29, 2020 - 8:53am Add to calendar for Classes begin 2020-08-17 05:00:00Z 2020-08-18 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Classes begin
August 21 Last day to drop a course without a grade (5th class day) 11:59 p.m. Add to calendar for Last day to drop a course without a grade (5th class day) 11:59 p.m. 2020-08-21 05:00:00Z 2020-08-22 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day to drop a course without a grade (5th class day) 11:59 p.m.
August 24 to October 23 Apply online via myState for December 2020 degree - $50 fee Add to calendar for Apply online via myState for December 2020 degree - $50 fee 2020-08-24 05:00:00Z 2020-10-24 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Apply online via myState for December 2020 degree - $50 fee
August 24 Last day to register or add a course (6th class day) 8:00 a.m. Last updated: June 29, 2020 - 8:57am Add to calendar for Last day to register or add a course (6th class day) 8:00 a.m. 2020-08-24 05:00:00Z 2020-08-25 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day to register or add a course (6th class day) 8:00 a.m.
August 24 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. 2020-08-24 05:00:00Z 2020-08-25 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day to request undergraduate academic forgiveness via myState 5:00 p.m.
August 27 Fall Convocation *CANCELED*

The fall 2020 convocation has been canceled.

Last updated: August 1, 2020 - 4:45pm
Add to calendar for Fall Convocation *CANCELED* 2020-08-27 05:00:00Z 2020-08-28 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Fall Convocation *CANCELED*

The fall 2020 convocation has been canceled.

September 7 Labor Day Holiday - no classes scheduled Add to calendar for Labor Day Holiday - no classes scheduled 2020-09-07 05:00:00Z 2020-09-08 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Labor Day Holiday - no classes scheduled
September 15 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. 2020-09-15 05:00:00Z 2020-09-16 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Deadline for undergraduate students receiving incomplete grades in a previous semester to submit the coursework.
September 28 First progress grade reporting deadline (30th class day) Add to calendar for First progress grade reporting deadline (30th class day) 2020-09-28 05:00:00Z 2020-09-29 04:59:59Z America/Chicago First progress grade reporting deadline (30th class day)
October 6 Mid-point of semester Add to calendar for Mid-point of semester 2020-10-06 05:00:00Z 2020-10-07 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Mid-point of semester
October 6 Last day to drop a course with a “W” grade (36th class day) 5:00 p.m. Last updated: June 29, 2020 - 9:00am Add to calendar for Last day to drop a course with a “W” grade (36th class day) 5:00 p.m. 2020-10-06 05:00:00Z 2020-10-07 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day to drop a course with a “W” grade (36th class day) 5:00 p.m.
October 19 to October 30 Faculty advising for pre-registration (Some departments begin advising earlier) Last updated: June 29, 2020 - 9:02am Add to calendar for Faculty advising for pre-registration (Some departments begin advising earlier) 2020-10-19 05:00:00Z 2020-10-31 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Faculty advising for pre-registration (Some departments begin advising earlier)
October 23 Last day to apply for December 2020 degree via myState - $50 fee Add to calendar for Last day to apply for December 2020 degree via myState - $50 fee 2020-10-23 05:00:00Z 2020-10-24 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day to apply for December 2020 degree via myState - $50 fee
October 23 Second progress grade reporting deadline (end of week 10) Add to calendar for Second progress grade reporting deadline (end of week 10) 2020-10-23 05:00:00Z 2020-10-24 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Second progress grade reporting deadline (end of week 10)
October 24 to November 16 Late December 2020 degree application via myState - $50 fee plus $100 late fee Add to calendar for Late December 2020 degree application via myState - $50 fee plus $100 late fee 2020-10-24 05:00:00Z 2020-11-17 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Late December 2020 degree application via myState - $50 fee plus $100 late fee
November 2 to November 13 Pre-registration period for spring semester Last updated: June 29, 2020 - 9:04am Add to calendar for Pre-registration period for spring semester 2020-11-02 06:00:00Z 2020-11-14 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Pre-registration period for spring semester
November 3 Last day to withdraw from University (ten days of classes remaining) Last updated: June 29, 2020 - 9:05am Add to calendar for Last day to withdraw from University (ten days of classes remaining) 2020-11-03 06:00:00Z 2020-11-04 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day to withdraw from University (ten days of classes remaining)
November 3 Progress grade reporting closes Add to calendar for Progress grade reporting closes 2020-11-03 06:00:00Z 2020-11-04 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Progress grade reporting closes
November 16 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 2020-11-16 06:00:00Z 2020-11-17 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Deadline for graduate students receiving incomplete grades in a previous semester to submit the coursework
November 16 Deadline to apply for December 2020 degree via myState - $50 fee plus $100 late fee Last updated: June 29, 2020 - 9:07am Add to calendar for Deadline to apply for December 2020 degree via myState - $50 fee plus $100 late fee 2020-11-16 06:00:00Z 2020-11-17 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Deadline to apply for December 2020 degree via myState - $50 fee plus $100 late fee
November 16 Classes end Last updated: June 29, 2020 - 9:08am Add to calendar for Classes end 2020-11-16 06:00:00Z 2020-11-17 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Classes end
November 17 Reading Day (No mandatory class assignments, requirements, meetings) Add to calendar for Reading Day (No mandatory class assignments, requirements, meetings) 2020-11-17 06:00:00Z 2020-11-18 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Reading Day (No mandatory class assignments, requirements, meetings)
November 18 to November 20 Final examinations Last updated: June 29, 2020 - 9:14am Add to calendar for Final examinations 2020-11-18 06:00:00Z 2020-11-21 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Final examinations
November 21 Make-up day (if needed) Add to calendar for Make-up day (if needed) 2020-11-21 06:00:00Z 2020-11-22 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Make-up day (if needed)
November 23 to November 24 Final examinations Last updated: June 29, 2020 - 9:14am Add to calendar for Final examinations 2020-11-23 06:00:00Z 2020-11-25 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Final examinations
November 25 Last day for December 2020 degree applicants to pay account balance 3:00 p.m. Add to calendar for Last day for December 2020 degree applicants to pay account balance 3:00 p.m. 2020-11-25 06:00:00Z 2020-11-26 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day for December 2020 degree applicants to pay account balance 3:00 p.m.
November 25 Starkville Campus Commencement - 8:00 a.m. (Doors open at 7 a.m.) - Humphrey Coliseum

College of Arts & Sciences

Last updated: October 21, 2020 - 5:47pm
Add to calendar for Starkville Campus Commencement - 8:00 a.m. (Doors open at 7 a.m.) - Humphrey Coliseum 2020-11-25 06:00:00Z 2020-11-26 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Starkville Campus Commencement - 8:00 a.m. (Doors open at 7 a.m.) - Humphrey Coliseum

College of Arts & Sciences

November 25 Starkville Campus Commencement - 11:00 a.m. (Doors open at 10 a.m.) - Humphrey Coliseum

College of Education
College of Architecture, Art & Design
University Studies (C2C)

Last updated: October 21, 2020 - 5:41pm
Add to calendar for Starkville Campus Commencement - 11:00 a.m. (Doors open at 10 a.m.) - Humphrey Coliseum 2020-11-25 06:00:00Z 2020-11-26 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Starkville Campus Commencement - 11:00 a.m. (Doors open at 10 a.m.) - Humphrey Coliseum

College of Education
College of Architecture, Art & Design
University Studies (C2C)

November 25 Starkville Campus Commencement - 2:00 p.m. (Doors open at 1 p.m.) - Humphrey Coliseum

College of Business
College of Agriculture & Life Sciences

Last updated: October 21, 2020 - 5:43pm
Add to calendar for Starkville Campus Commencement - 2:00 p.m. (Doors open at 1 p.m.) - Humphrey Coliseum 2020-11-25 06:00:00Z 2020-11-26 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Starkville Campus Commencement - 2:00 p.m. (Doors open at 1 p.m.) - Humphrey Coliseum

College of Business
College of Agriculture & Life Sciences

November 25 Starkville Campus Commencement - 5:00 p.m. (Doors open at 4 p.m.) - Humphrey Coliseum

Bagley College of Engineering
College of Forest Resources
College of Veterinary Medicine (Bachelors, Masters, PhDs)

Last updated: October 21, 2020 - 5:45pm
Add to calendar for Starkville Campus Commencement - 5:00 p.m. (Doors open at 4 p.m.) - Humphrey Coliseum 2020-11-25 06:00:00Z 2020-11-26 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Starkville Campus Commencement - 5:00 p.m. (Doors open at 4 p.m.) - Humphrey Coliseum

Bagley College of Engineering
College of Forest Resources
College of Veterinary Medicine (Bachelors, Masters, PhDs)

November 26 to November 27 Thanksgiving holiday – no classes scheduled Add to calendar for Thanksgiving holiday – no classes scheduled 2020-11-26 06:00:00Z 2020-11-28 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Thanksgiving holiday – no classes scheduled
December 1 Final Grades Due 10:00 a.m. Last updated: June 29, 2020 - 9:10am Add to calendar for Final Grades Due 10:00 a.m. 2020-12-01 06:00:00Z 2020-12-02 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Final Grades Due 10:00 a.m.
December 1 MSU-Meridian Commencement 11 a.m. – MSU Riley Center (Meridian, MS) Last updated: September 30, 2020 - 11:06am Add to calendar for MSU-Meridian Commencement 11 a.m. – MSU Riley Center (Meridian, MS) 2020-12-01 06:00:00Z 2020-12-02 05:59:59Z America/Chicago MSU-Meridian Commencement 11 a.m. – MSU Riley Center (Meridian, MS)
December 23 to January 1 Winter Holidays Add to calendar for Winter Holidays 2020-12-23 06:00:00Z 2021-01-02 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Winter Holidays

*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.