All deadlines are at 12:00 midnight unless otherwise stated.
All dates and deadlines are subject to change.
|January 1||Deadline for payment in full or enrollment payment plan. Class schedules subject to cancellation if full payment not made or not enrolled in payment plan.|
|January 3||New freshmen and transfer student orientation|
|January 6||Classes begin|
|January 10||Last day to drop a course without a grade (5th class day) 11:59 p.m.|
|January 13||Last day to register or add a course (6th class day) 8:00 a.m.|
|January 13||Last day to request undergraduate academic forgiveness via myState 5:00 p.m.|
|January 13 to March 20||Apply online via myState for May 2020 graduation - $50 fee applies|
|February 5||Deadline for undergraduate students receiving incomplete grades in a previous semester to submit the coursework|
|February 17||First progress grades reporting deadline (30th class day)|
|February 25||Last day to drop a class* with a "W" grade (36th class day)|
|February 25||Mid-point of semester|
|March 9 to March 13||Spring Break – No Classes Scheduled (Dates Subject to Change)|
|March 16 to March 27||Faculty advising for pre-registration (Some departments begin advising earlier)|
|March 20||Last day to apply for May 2020 degree via myState with $50 fee|
|March 20||Second progress grade reporting deadline (end of week 10)|
|March 21 to April 22||Late May 2020 Degree Application via myState - $50 application fee|
|March 30 to April 13||Pre-registration period for summer and fall semesters|
|April 9||Last day to withdraw* from University (ten days of classes remaining)|
|April 9||Progress grade reporting closes|
|April 22||Deadline (last day) to apply for May 2020 graduation via myState with $50 application fee|
|April 22||Classes end|
|April 22||Deadline for graduate students receiving incomplete grades in a previous semester to submit the coursework|
|April 23||Reading Day (No mandatory class assignments, requirements, meetings)|
|April 24||Final examinations begin April 24,25,27,28,29|
|April 29||Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) Commencement Ceremony - POSTPONED Last updated: March 18, 2020 - 3:02pm|
|May 1||Last day for May 2020 degree applicants to pay account balance|
Virtual Commencement Ceremony - 2 p.m. CDT
Last updated: April 9, 2020 - 7:17pm
MSU will hold a virtual commencement ceremony for Starkville, Meridian, and Gulf Coast campuses.
This will include all degree levels (See above for DVM ceremony).
Please see the Registrar's website for details.
|May 4||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 additional 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, 1st 5-weeks, 2nd 5-weeks, and the 10-week term are each considered individual terms.