Academic Calendar

2020 - Spring

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. Add to calendar for 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. 2020-01-01 06:00:00Z 2020-01-02 05:59:59Z America/Chicago 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 Add to calendar for New freshmen and transfer student orientation 2020-01-03 06:00:00Z 2020-01-04 05:59:59Z America/Chicago New freshmen and transfer student orientation
January 6 Classes begin Add to calendar for Classes begin 2020-01-06 06:00:00Z 2020-01-07 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Classes begin
January 10 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. 2020-01-10 06:00:00Z 2020-01-11 05:59:59Z America/Chicago 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. Add to calendar for Last day to register or add a course (6th class day) 8:00 a.m. 2020-01-13 06:00:00Z 2020-01-14 05:59:59Z America/Chicago 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. Add to calendar for Last day to request undergraduate academic forgiveness via myState 5:00 p.m. 2020-01-13 06:00:00Z 2020-01-14 05:59:59Z America/Chicago 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 Add to calendar for Apply online via myState for May 2020 graduation - $50 fee applies 2020-01-13 06:00:00Z 2020-03-21 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Apply online via myState for May 2020 graduation - $50 fee applies
January 20 Holiday Add to calendar for Holiday 2020-01-20 06:00:00Z 2020-01-21 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Holiday
February 5 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 2020-02-05 06:00:00Z 2020-02-06 05:59:59Z America/Chicago 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) Add to calendar for First progress grades reporting deadline (30th class day) 2020-02-17 06:00:00Z 2020-02-18 05:59:59Z America/Chicago First progress grades reporting deadline (30th class day)
February 25 Last day to drop a class* with a "W" grade (36th class day) Add to calendar for Last day to drop a class* with a "W" grade (36th class day) 2020-02-25 06:00:00Z 2020-02-26 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day to drop a class* with a "W" grade (36th class day)
February 25 Mid-point of semester Add to calendar for Mid-point of semester 2020-02-25 06:00:00Z 2020-02-26 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Mid-point of semester
March 9 to March 13 Spring Break – No Classes Scheduled (Dates Subject to Change) Add to calendar for Spring Break – No Classes Scheduled (Dates Subject to Change) 2020-03-09 05:00:00Z 2020-03-14 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Spring Break – No Classes Scheduled (Dates Subject to Change)
March 16 to March 27 Faculty advising for pre-registration (Some departments begin advising earlier) Add to calendar for Faculty advising for pre-registration (Some departments begin advising earlier) 2020-03-16 05:00:00Z 2020-03-28 04:59:59Z America/Chicago 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 Add to calendar for Last day to apply for May 2020 degree via myState with $50 fee 2020-03-20 05:00:00Z 2020-03-21 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day to apply for May 2020 degree via myState with $50 fee
March 20 Second progress grade reporting deadline (end of week 10) Add to calendar for Second progress grade reporting deadline (end of week 10) 2020-03-20 05:00:00Z 2020-03-21 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Second progress grade reporting deadline (end of week 10)
March 21 to April 22 Late May 2020 Degree Application via myState - $50 fee plus $100 late application fee Add to calendar for Late May 2020 Degree Application via myState - $50 fee plus $100 late application fee 2020-03-21 05:00:00Z 2020-04-23 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Late May 2020 Degree Application via myState - $50 fee plus $100 late application fee
March 30 to April 13 Pre-registration period for summer and fall semesters Add to calendar for Pre-registration period for summer and fall semesters 2020-03-30 05:00:00Z 2020-04-14 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Pre-registration period for summer and fall semesters
April 9 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) 2020-04-09 05:00:00Z 2020-04-10 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day to withdraw* from University (ten days of classes remaining)
April 9 Progress grade reporting closes Add to calendar for Progress grade reporting closes 2020-04-09 05:00:00Z 2020-04-10 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Progress grade reporting closes
April 10 Holiday Add to calendar for Holiday 2020-04-10 05:00:00Z 2020-04-11 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Holiday
April 22 Deadline (last day) to apply for May 2020 graduation via myState with $50 fee plus $100 late application fee Add to calendar for Deadline (last day) to apply for May 2020 graduation via myState with $50 fee plus $100 late application fee 2020-04-22 05:00:00Z 2020-04-23 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Deadline (last day) to apply for May 2020 graduation via myState with $50 fee plus $100 late application fee
April 22 Classes end Add to calendar for Classes end 2020-04-22 05:00:00Z 2020-04-23 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Classes end
April 22 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 2020-04-22 05:00:00Z 2020-04-23 04:59:59Z America/Chicago 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) Add to calendar for Reading Day (No mandatory class assignments, requirements, meetings) 2020-04-23 05:00:00Z 2020-04-24 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Reading Day (No mandatory class assignments, requirements, meetings)
April 24 Final examinations begin April 24,25,27,28,29 Add to calendar for Final examinations begin April 24,25,27,28,29 2020-04-24 05:00:00Z 2020-04-25 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Final examinations begin April 24,25,27,28,29
April 29 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) Commencement Ceremony - 2:00 p.m. - Humphrey Coliseum Add to calendar for Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) Commencement Ceremony - 2:00 p.m. - Humphrey Coliseum 2020-04-29 05:00:00Z 2020-04-30 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) Commencement Ceremony - 2:00 p.m. - Humphrey Coliseum
April 30 MSU-Meridian Commencement – 11:00 a.m. - MSU Riley Center (Meridian, MS) Add to calendar for MSU-Meridian Commencement – 11:00 a.m. - MSU Riley Center (Meridian, MS) 2020-04-30 05:00:00Z 2020-05-01 04:59:59Z America/Chicago MSU-Meridian Commencement – 11:00 a.m. - MSU Riley Center (Meridian, MS)
April 30 Starkville Campus Commencement – 3:30 p.m. (Processional at 3:00 p.m.) - Humphrey Coliseum

College of Education

College of Business

Add to calendar for Starkville Campus Commencement – 3:30 p.m. (Processional at 3:00 p.m.) - Humphrey Coliseum 2020-04-30 05:00:00Z 2020-05-01 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Starkville Campus Commencement – 3:30 p.m. (Processional at 3:00 p.m.) - Humphrey Coliseum

College of Education

College of Business

May 1 Last day for May 2020 degree applicants to pay account balance Add to calendar for Last day for May 2020 degree applicants to pay account balance 2020-05-01 05:00:00Z 2020-05-02 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day for May 2020 degree applicants to pay account balance
May 1 Starkville Campus Commencement – 9:30 a.m. (Processional at 9:00 a.m.) - Humphrey Coliseum

College of Arts and Sciences

College of Architecture, Art and Design

Add to calendar for Starkville Campus Commencement – 9:30 a.m. (Processional at 9:00 a.m.) - Humphrey Coliseum 2020-05-01 05:00:00Z 2020-05-02 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Starkville Campus Commencement – 9:30 a.m. (Processional at 9:00 a.m.) - Humphrey Coliseum

College of Arts and Sciences

College of Architecture, Art and Design

May 1 Starkville Campus Commencement – 3:30 p.m. (Processional at 3:00 p.m.) - Humphrey Coliseum

Bagley College of Engineering
College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
College of Forest Resources
College of Veterinary Medicine (Undergraduate, Master, & PhD candidates)
University Studies (C2C)

Add to calendar for Starkville Campus Commencement – 3:30 p.m. (Processional at 3:00 p.m.) - Humphrey Coliseum 2020-05-01 05:00:00Z 2020-05-02 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Starkville Campus Commencement – 3:30 p.m. (Processional at 3:00 p.m.) - Humphrey Coliseum

Bagley College of Engineering
College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
College of Forest Resources
College of Veterinary Medicine (Undergraduate, Master, & PhD candidates)
University Studies (C2C)

May 4 Final Grades Due 10:00 a.m. Add to calendar for Final Grades Due 10:00 a.m. 2020-05-04 05:00:00Z 2020-05-05 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.