Academic Calendar

2021 - Spring

All deadlines are at 12:00 midnight unless otherwise stated.
All dates and deadlines are subject to change.

Please note that Spring Break 2021 has been canceled.

January 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. 2021-01-01 06:00:00Z 2021-01-02 05:59:59Z 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.
January 7 New freshmen and transfer student orientation Last updated: December 14, 2020 - 10:14am Add to calendar for New freshmen and transfer student orientation 2021-01-07 06:00:00Z 2021-01-08 05:59:59Z America/Chicago New freshmen and transfer student orientation
January 11 Classes Begin Last updated: December 14, 2020 - 10:16am Add to calendar for Classes Begin 2021-01-11 06:00:00Z 2021-01-12 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Classes Begin
January 11 to March 26 Apply online via myState for May 2021 graduation - $50 fee applies Add to calendar for Apply online via myState for May 2021 graduation - $50 fee applies 2021-01-11 06:00:00Z 2021-03-27 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Apply online via myState for May 2021 graduation - $50 fee applies
January 15 Last day to drop a course without a grade (5th class day) 11:59 p.m. Last updated: December 14, 2020 - 10:19am Add to calendar for Last day to drop a course without a grade (5th class day) 11:59 p.m. 2021-01-15 06:00:00Z 2021-01-16 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day to drop a course without a grade (5th class day) 11:59 p.m.
January 18 Holiday (Classes will not meet; University offices closed) Add to calendar for Holiday (Classes will not meet; University offices closed) 2021-01-18 06:00:00Z 2021-01-19 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Holiday (Classes will not meet; University offices closed)
January 19 Last day to register or add a course (6th class day) 8:00 a.m. Last updated: December 14, 2020 - 10:20am Add to calendar for Last day to register or add a course (6th class day) 8:00 a.m. 2021-01-19 06:00:00Z 2021-01-20 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day to register or add a course (6th class day) 8:00 a.m.
January 19 Last day to request undergraduate academic forgiveness via myState 5:00 p.m. Last updated: December 14, 2020 - 10:20am Add to calendar for Last day to request undergraduate academic forgiveness via myState 5:00 p.m. 2021-01-19 06:00:00Z 2021-01-20 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day to request undergraduate academic forgiveness via myState 5:00 p.m.
February 9 Deadline for undergraduate students receiving incomplete grades in a previous semester to submit the coursework Last updated: December 14, 2020 - 10:22am Add to calendar for Deadline for undergraduate students receiving incomplete grades in a previous semester to submit the coursework 2021-02-09 06:00:00Z 2021-02-10 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Deadline for undergraduate students receiving incomplete grades in a previous semester to submit the coursework
February 22 First progress grades reporting deadline (30th class day) Last updated: December 14, 2020 - 10:23am Add to calendar for First progress grades reporting deadline (30th class day) 2021-02-22 06:00:00Z 2021-02-23 05:59:59Z America/Chicago First progress grades reporting deadline (30th class day)
March 2 Last day to drop a class with a "W" grade (36th class day) 5:00 p.m. Last updated: December 14, 2020 - 10:24am Add to calendar for Last day to drop a class with a "W" grade (36th class day) 5:00 p.m. 2021-03-02 06:00:00Z 2021-03-03 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day to drop a class with a "W" grade (36th class day) 5:00 p.m.
March 2 Mid-point of semester Last updated: December 14, 2020 - 10:25am Add to calendar for Mid-point of semester 2021-03-02 06:00:00Z 2021-03-03 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Mid-point of semester
March 19 Second progress grade reporting deadline (end of week 10) Add to calendar for Second progress grade reporting deadline (end of week 10) 2021-03-19 05:00:00Z 2021-03-20 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Second progress grade reporting deadline (end of week 10)
March 22 to April 1 Faculty advising for pre-registration (Some departments begin advising earlier) Add to calendar for Faculty advising for pre-registration (Some departments begin advising earlier) 2021-03-22 05:00:00Z 2021-04-02 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Faculty advising for pre-registration (Some departments begin advising earlier)
March 26 Last day to apply for May 2021 degree via myState with $50 fee Last updated: December 14, 2020 - 11:20am Add to calendar for Last day to apply for May 2021 degree via myState with $50 fee 2021-03-26 05:00:00Z 2021-03-27 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day to apply for May 2021 degree via myState with $50 fee
March 27 to April 15 Late May 2021 Degree Application via myState - $50 fee plus $100 late application fee Last updated: December 14, 2020 - 10:27am Add to calendar for Late May 2021 Degree Application via myState - $50 fee plus $100 late application fee 2021-03-27 05:00:00Z 2021-04-16 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Late May 2021 Degree Application via myState - $50 fee plus $100 late application fee
April 1 Progress grade reporting closes Add to calendar for Progress grade reporting closes 2021-04-01 05:00:00Z 2021-04-02 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Progress grade reporting closes
April 2 Holiday (Classes will not meet; University offices closed) Add to calendar for Holiday (Classes will not meet; University offices closed) 2021-04-02 05:00:00Z 2021-04-03 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Holiday (Classes will not meet; University offices closed)
April 5 Holiday (Classes will not meet; University offices open) Add to calendar for Holiday (Classes will not meet; University offices open) 2021-04-05 05:00:00Z 2021-04-06 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Holiday (Classes will not meet; University offices open)
April 5 to April 16 Pre-registration period for summer and fall semesters Add to calendar for Pre-registration period for summer and fall semesters 2021-04-05 05:00:00Z 2021-04-17 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Pre-registration period for summer and fall semesters
April 6 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) 2021-04-06 05:00:00Z 2021-04-07 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day to withdraw from University (ten days of classes remaining)
April 15 Deadline (last day) to apply for May 2021 graduation via myState with $50 fee plus $100 late application fee Last updated: December 14, 2020 - 10:28am Add to calendar for Deadline (last day) to apply for May 2021 graduation via myState with $50 fee plus $100 late application fee 2021-04-15 05:00:00Z 2021-04-16 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Deadline (last day) to apply for May 2021 graduation via myState with $50 fee plus $100 late application fee
April 19 Classes end Add to calendar for Classes end 2021-04-19 05:00:00Z 2021-04-20 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Classes end
April 19 Deadline for graduate students receiving incomplete grades in a previous semester to submit the coursework Last updated: October 1, 2020 - 11:56am Add to calendar for Deadline for graduate students receiving incomplete grades in a previous semester to submit the coursework 2021-04-19 05:00:00Z 2021-04-20 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Deadline for graduate students receiving incomplete grades in a previous semester to submit the coursework
April 20 Additional Class Day for Monday classes that meet once per week Add to calendar for Additional Class Day for Monday classes that meet once per week 2021-04-20 05:00:00Z 2021-04-21 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Additional Class Day for Monday classes that meet once per week
April 21 Reading Day (No mandatory class assignments, requirements, meetings) Add to calendar for Reading Day (No mandatory class assignments, requirements, meetings) 2021-04-21 05:00:00Z 2021-04-22 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Reading Day (No mandatory class assignments, requirements, meetings)
April 22 Final Examinations (April 22, 23, 26, 27, 28) Add to calendar for Final Examinations (April 22, 23, 26, 27, 28) 2021-04-22 05:00:00Z 2021-04-23 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Final Examinations (April 22, 23, 26, 27, 28)
April 29 Starkville Campus Commencement – TBA Add to calendar for Starkville Campus Commencement – TBA 2021-04-29 05:00:00Z 2021-04-30 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Starkville Campus Commencement – TBA
April 30 Last day for May 2021 degree applicants to pay account balance Add to calendar for Last day for May 2021 degree applicants to pay account balance 2021-04-30 05:00:00Z 2021-05-01 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day for May 2021 degree applicants to pay account balance
April 30 Starkville Campus Commencement – TBA Add to calendar for Starkville Campus Commencement – TBA 2021-04-30 05:00:00Z 2021-05-01 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Starkville Campus Commencement – TBA
May 3 MSU-Meridian Commencement - TBA Add to calendar for MSU-Meridian Commencement - TBA 2021-05-03 05:00:00Z 2021-05-04 04:59:59Z America/Chicago MSU-Meridian Commencement - TBA
May 3 Final Grades Due 10:00 a.m. Add to calendar for Final Grades Due 10:00 a.m. 2021-05-03 05:00:00Z 2021-05-04 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.