Academic Calendar

2023 - 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 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. 2023-01-01 06:00:00Z 2023-01-02 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 12 New freshmen and transfer student orientation Add to calendar for New freshmen and transfer student orientation 2023-01-12 06:00:00Z 2023-01-13 05:59:59Z America/Chicago New freshmen and transfer student orientation
January 16 Holiday Add to calendar for Holiday 2023-01-16 06:00:00Z 2023-01-17 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Holiday
January 17 Classes begin Add to calendar for Classes begin 2023-01-17 06:00:00Z 2023-01-18 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Classes begin
January 23 to March 24 Apply online via myState for May 2023 graduation - $50 fee applies Add to calendar for Apply online via myState for May 2023 graduation - $50 fee applies 2023-01-23 06:00:00Z 2023-03-25 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Apply online via myState for May 2023 graduation - $50 fee applies
January 23 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. 2023-01-23 06:00:00Z 2023-01-24 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day to drop a course without a grade (5th class day) 11:59 p.m.
January 24 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. 2023-01-24 06:00:00Z 2023-01-25 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day to register or add a course (6th class day) 5:00 p.m.
January 24 Last day to request undergraduate academic forgiveness via myState Add to calendar for Last day to request undergraduate academic forgiveness via myState 2023-01-24 06:00:00Z 2023-01-25 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day to request undergraduate academic forgiveness via myState
February 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 2023-02-16 06:00:00Z 2023-02-17 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Deadline for undergraduate students receiving incomplete grades in a previous semester to submit the coursework
February 27 First progress grades reporting deadline (30th class day) Add to calendar for First progress grades reporting deadline (30th class day) 2023-02-27 06:00:00Z 2023-02-28 05:59:59Z America/Chicago First progress grades reporting deadline (30th class day)
March 6 Mid-point of semester Add to calendar for Mid-point of semester 2023-03-06 06:00:00Z 2023-03-07 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Mid-point of semester
March 7 Last day to drop a class with a "W" grade (36th class day) 5:00 p.m. Add to calendar for Last day to drop a class with a "W" grade (36th class day) 5:00 p.m. 2023-03-07 06:00:00Z 2023-03-08 05:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day to drop a class with a "W" grade (36th class day) 5:00 p.m.
March 13 to March 17 Spring Break – No Classes Scheduled (Dates Subject to Change) Add to calendar for Spring Break – No Classes Scheduled (Dates Subject to Change) 2023-03-13 05:00:00Z 2023-03-18 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Spring Break – No Classes Scheduled (Dates Subject to Change)
March 20 to March 31 Faculty advising for pre-registration (Some departments begin advising earlier) Add to calendar for Faculty advising for pre-registration (Some departments begin advising earlier) 2023-03-20 05:00:00Z 2023-04-01 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Faculty advising for pre-registration (Some departments begin advising earlier)
March 24 Last day to apply for May 2023 degree via myState with $50 fee Add to calendar for Last day to apply for May 2023 degree via myState with $50 fee 2023-03-24 05:00:00Z 2023-03-25 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day to apply for May 2023 degree via myState with $50 fee
March 25 to April 21 Late May 2023 Degree Application via myState - $50 fee plus $100 late application fee Add to calendar for Late May 2023 Degree Application via myState - $50 fee plus $100 late application fee 2023-03-25 05:00:00Z 2023-04-22 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Late May 2023 Degree Application via myState - $50 fee plus $100 late application fee
March 31 Second progress grade reporting deadline (end of week 10) Add to calendar for Second progress grade reporting deadline (end of week 10) 2023-03-31 05:00:00Z 2023-04-01 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Second progress grade reporting deadline (end of week 10)
April 1 Progress grade reporting closes Add to calendar for Progress grade reporting closes 2023-04-01 05:00:00Z 2023-04-02 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Progress grade reporting closes
April 3 to April 14 Pre-registration period for summer and fall semesters Add to calendar for Pre-registration period for summer and fall semesters 2023-04-03 05:00:00Z 2023-04-15 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Pre-registration period for summer and fall semesters
April 7 Holiday (Classes will not meet; University offices closed) Add to calendar for Holiday (Classes will not meet; University offices closed) 2023-04-07 05:00:00Z 2023-04-08 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Holiday (Classes will not meet; University offices closed)
April 10 Holiday (Classes will not meet; University offices open) Add to calendar for Holiday (Classes will not meet; University offices open) 2023-04-10 05:00:00Z 2023-04-11 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Holiday (Classes will not meet; University offices open)
April 18 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) 2023-04-18 05:00:00Z 2023-04-19 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day to withdraw from the semester (ten days of classes remaining)
April 21 Deadline (last day) to apply for May 2023 graduation via myState with $50 fee plus $100 late application fee Add to calendar for Deadline (last day) to apply for May 2023 graduation via myState with $50 fee plus $100 late application fee 2023-04-21 05:00:00Z 2023-04-22 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Deadline (last day) to apply for May 2023 graduation via myState with $50 fee plus $100 late application fee
May 1 Classes end Add to calendar for Classes end 2023-05-01 05:00:00Z 2023-05-02 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Classes end
May 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 2023-05-01 05:00:00Z 2023-05-02 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Deadline for graduate students receiving incomplete grades in a previous semester to submit the coursework
May 2 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 2023-05-02 05:00:00Z 2023-05-03 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Additional class day for Monday classes that meet once per week
May 3 Reading Day (No mandatory class assignments, requirements, meetings) Add to calendar for Reading Day (No mandatory class assignments, requirements, meetings) 2023-05-03 05:00:00Z 2023-05-04 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Reading Day (No mandatory class assignments, requirements, meetings)
May 4 Final examinations (May 4, 5, 8, 9, 10) Add to calendar for Final examinations (May 4, 5, 8, 9, 10) 2023-05-04 05:00:00Z 2023-05-05 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Final examinations (May 4, 5, 8, 9, 10)
May 11 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) 2023-05-11 05:00:00Z 2023-05-12 04:59:59Z America/Chicago MSU-Meridian Commencement 11:00 a.m. – MSU Riley Center (Meridian, MS)
May 11 Starkville Campus Commencement – Details TBA Add to calendar for Starkville Campus Commencement – Details TBA 2023-05-11 05:00:00Z 2023-05-12 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Starkville Campus Commencement – Details TBA
May 12 Starkville Campus Commencement – Details TBA Add to calendar for Starkville Campus Commencement – Details TBA 2023-05-12 05:00:00Z 2023-05-13 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Starkville Campus Commencement – Details TBA
May 12 Last day for May 2023 degree applicants to pay account balance 3:00 p.m. Add to calendar for Last day for May 2023 degree applicants to pay account balance 3:00 p.m. 2023-05-12 05:00:00Z 2023-05-13 04:59:59Z America/Chicago Last day for May 2023 degree applicants to pay account balance 3:00 p.m.
May 15 Final Grades Due 10:00 a.m. Add to calendar for Final Grades Due 10:00 a.m. 2023-05-15 05:00:00Z 2023-05-16 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.