Academic Calendar

2021 - 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 cancellation 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 cancellation if full payment not made or not enrolled in payment plan. 2021-08-01 05:00:00Z 2021-08-02 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Deadline for payment in full or enrollment in payment plan. Class schedules subject to cancellation if full payment not made or not enrolled in payment plan.
August 16 New freshmen and transfer student orientation Add to calendar for New freshmen and transfer student orientation 2021-08-16 05:00:00Z 2021-08-17 04:59:59Z America/Chicago New freshmen and transfer student orientation
August 18 Classes begin Add to calendar for Classes begin 2021-08-18 05:00:00Z 2021-08-19 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Classes begin
August 23 to October 15 Apply online via myState for December 2021 degree - $50 fee Add to calendar for Apply online via myState for December 2021 degree - $50 fee 2021-08-23 05:00:00Z 2021-10-16 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Apply online via myState for December 2021 degree - $50 fee
August 24 Fall Convocation *POSTPONED* Last updated: August 18, 2021 - 8:26am Add to calendar for Fall Convocation *POSTPONED* 2021-08-24 05:00:00Z 2021-08-25 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Fall Convocation *POSTPONED*
August 24 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. 2021-08-24 05:00:00Z 2021-08-25 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day to drop a course without a grade (5th class day) 11:59 p.m.
August 25 Last day to register or add a course (6th class day) 5:00 p.m. Add to calendar for Last day to register or add a course (6th class day) 5:00 p.m. 2021-08-25 05:00:00Z 2021-08-26 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day to register or add a course (6th class day) 5:00 p.m.
August 25 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. 2021-08-25 05:00:00Z 2021-08-26 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day to request undergraduate academic forgiveness via myState 5:00 p.m.
September 6 Labor Day Holiday - no classes scheduled Add to calendar for Labor Day Holiday - no classes scheduled 2021-09-06 05:00:00Z 2021-09-07 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Labor Day Holiday - no classes scheduled
September 16 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 2021-09-16 05:00:00Z 2021-09-17 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Deadline for undergraduate students receiving incomplete grades in a previous semester to submit the coursework
September 29 First progress grades reporting deadline (30th class day) Add to calendar for First progress grades reporting deadline (30th class day) 2021-09-29 05:00:00Z 2021-09-30 04:59:59Z America/Chicago First progress grades reporting deadline (30th class day)
October 6 Mid-point of semester Add to calendar for Mid-point of semester 2021-10-06 05:00:00Z 2021-10-07 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Mid-point of semester
October 7 to October 8 Fall Break - no classes scheduled (subject to change) Add to calendar for Fall Break - no classes scheduled (subject to change) 2021-10-07 05:00:00Z 2021-10-09 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Fall Break - no classes scheduled (subject to change)
October 11 Last day to drop a course with a “W” grade (36th class day) 5:00 p.m. Add to calendar for Last day to drop a course with a “W” grade (36th class day) 5:00 p.m. 2021-10-11 05:00:00Z 2021-10-12 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day to drop a course with a “W” grade (36th class day) 5:00 p.m.
October 15 Last day to apply for December 2021 degree via myState - $50 fee Add to calendar for Last day to apply for December 2021 degree via myState - $50 fee 2021-10-15 05:00:00Z 2021-10-16 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day to apply for December 2021 degree via myState - $50 fee
October 16 to December 1 Late December 2021 degree application via myState - $50 fee plus $100 late fee Add to calendar for Late December 2021 degree application via myState - $50 fee plus $100 late fee 2021-10-16 05:00:00Z 2021-12-02 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Late December 2021 degree application via myState - $50 fee plus $100 late fee
October 22 Second progress grade reporting deadline (end of week 10) Add to calendar for Second progress grade reporting deadline (end of week 10) 2021-10-22 05:00:00Z 2021-10-23 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Second progress grade reporting deadline (end of week 10)
October 25 to November 5 Faculty advising for pre-registration (Some departments begin advising earlier) Add to calendar for Faculty advising for pre-registration (Some departments begin advising earlier) 2021-10-25 05:00:00Z 2021-11-06 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Faculty advising for pre-registration (Some departments begin advising earlier)
November 8 to November 19 Pre-registration period for spring semester Add to calendar for Pre-registration period for spring semester 2021-11-08 06:00:00Z 2021-11-20 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Pre-registration period for spring semester
November 15 Last day to withdraw from the semester (ten days of classes remaining) Add to calendar for Last day to withdraw from the semester (ten days of classes remaining) 2021-11-15 06:00:00Z 2021-11-16 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day to withdraw from the semester (ten days of classes remaining)
November 17 Progress grade reporting closes Add to calendar for Progress grade reporting closes 2021-11-17 06:00:00Z 2021-11-18 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Progress grade reporting closes
November 24 to November 26 Thanksgiving holiday - no classes scheduled Add to calendar for Thanksgiving holiday - no classes scheduled 2021-11-24 06:00:00Z 2021-11-27 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Thanksgiving holiday - no classes scheduled
November 29 Classes resume Add to calendar for Classes resume 2021-11-29 06:00:00Z 2021-11-30 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Classes resume
December 1 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 2021-12-01 06:00:00Z 2021-12-02 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Deadline for graduate students receiving incomplete grades in a previous semester to submit the coursework
December 1 Classes end Add to calendar for Classes end 2021-12-01 06:00:00Z 2021-12-02 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Classes end
December 1 Deadline to apply for December 2021 degree via myState - $50 fee plus $100 late fee Add to calendar for Deadline to apply for December 2021 degree via myState - $50 fee plus $100 late fee 2021-12-01 06:00:00Z 2021-12-02 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Deadline to apply for December 2021 degree via myState - $50 fee plus $100 late fee
December 2 Reading Day (No mandatory class assignments, requirements, meetings) Add to calendar for Reading Day (No mandatory class assignments, requirements, meetings) 2021-12-02 06:00:00Z 2021-12-03 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Reading Day (No mandatory class assignments, requirements, meetings)
December 3 Final Examinations (December 3, 6, 7, 8, 9) Add to calendar for Final Examinations (December 3, 6, 7, 8, 9) 2021-12-03 06:00:00Z 2021-12-04 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Final Examinations (December 3, 6, 7, 8, 9)
December 4 Make-up day (if needed) Add to calendar for Make-up day (if needed) 2021-12-04 06:00:00Z 2021-12-05 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Make-up day (if needed)
December 9 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) 2021-12-09 06:00:00Z 2021-12-10 05:59:59Z America/Chicago MSU-Meridian Commencement 11:00 a.m. – MSU Riley Center (Meridian, MS)
December 10 Last day for December 2021 degree applicants to pay account balance 3:00 p.m. Add to calendar for Last day for December 2021 degree applicants to pay account balance 3:00 p.m. 2021-12-10 06:00:00Z 2021-12-11 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day for December 2021 degree applicants to pay account balance 3:00 p.m.
December 10 Starkville Campus Commencement - 9:30 a.m. (Humphrey Coliseum)

College of Architecture, Art & Design
College of Arts & Sciences
College of Education
Academic Affairs

Add to calendar for Starkville Campus Commencement - 9:30 a.m. (Humphrey Coliseum) 2021-12-10 06:00:00Z 2021-12-11 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Starkville Campus Commencement - 9:30 a.m. (Humphrey Coliseum)

College of Architecture, Art & Design
College of Arts & Sciences
College of Education
Academic Affairs

December 10 Starkville Campus Commencement - 3:30 p.m. (Humphrey Coliseum)

College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
College of Business
Bagley College of Engineering
College of Forest Resources
College of Veterinary Medicine

Add to calendar for Starkville Campus Commencement - 3:30 p.m. (Humphrey Coliseum) 2021-12-10 06:00:00Z 2021-12-11 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Starkville Campus Commencement - 3:30 p.m. (Humphrey Coliseum)

College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
College of Business
Bagley College of Engineering
College of Forest Resources
College of Veterinary Medicine

December 13 Final Grades Due 10:00 a.m. Add to calendar for Final Grades Due 10:00 a.m. 2021-12-13 06:00:00Z 2021-12-14 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Final Grades Due 10:00 a.m.
December 23 to December 31 Winter Holidays Add to calendar for Winter Holidays 2021-12-23 06:00:00Z 2022-01-01 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.