Graduate School Calendar Dates

Fall 2022 (2310)

Description Full 16 Weeks First 8 Weeks Second 8 Weeks
Classes begin after 4 p.m. Mon, Aug. 22
Classes begin Tues, Aug. 23 Mon, Aug. 22 Mon, Oct. 17
Last day to add Wed, Aug. 31 Thurs, Aug. 25 Thurs, Oct. 20
Last day to drop a class or withdraw from all classes and receive a 100% refund Wed, Aug. 31 Thurs, Aug. 25 Thurs, Oct. 20
Labor Day, University closed Mon, Sept. 5 Mon, Sept. 5 Mon, Sept. 5
Last day to withdraw from all classes and receive a 75% refund Fri, Sept. 30 Thurs, Sept. 8 Thurs, Nov. 3
Spring semester registration for currently enrolled students Oct. 25-27 Oct. 25-27 Oct. 25-27
Last day to withdraw from all classes and receive a 50% refund Sun, Oct. 30 Wed, Sept. 21 Wed, Nov. 16
Spring semester graduation application due to Graduate School Tues, Nov. 1 Tues, Nov. 1 Tues, Nov. 1
Last day to drop Thurs, Nov. 10 Wed, Sept. 28 Mon, Nov. 21
Last day for Thesis/Project Defense for December conferral Fri, Nov. 11 Fri, Nov. 11 Fri, Nov. 11
Last day to submit thesis to Graduate School for final review for December conferral Fri, Nov. 11 Fri, Nov. 11 Fri, Nov. 11
Veterans Day, University closed Fri, Nov. 11 Fri, Nov. 11 Fri, Nov. 11
Thanksgiving vacation (University closed Thursday) Nov. 23-25 Nov. 23-25 Nov. 23-25
Last day to upload approved thesis to ProQuest for December conferral Wed, Dec. 7 Wed, Dec. 7 Wed, Dec. 7
Final exams Dec. 12-16 Oct. 12-13 Dec. 7-8
Grades due from faculty to the Registrar's Office at NOON CST Mon, Dec. 19 Tues, Oct. 18 Tues, Dec. 13
Official grades available Mon, Dec. 26 Mon, Oct. 24 Mon, Dec. 19

Spring 2023 (2330)

Description Full 16 Weeks First 8 Weeks Second 8 Weeks
Classes begin after 4 p.m. Mon, Jan. 9
Classes begin Tues, Jan. 10 Tues, Jan. 10 Mon, Mar. 6
Martin Luther King Day, University closed Mon, Jan. 16 Mon, Jan. 16 Mon, Jan. 16
Last Day to Add Thurs, Jan. 19 Thurs, Jan 12 Fri, Mar. 110
Last day to drop a class or withdraw from all classes and receive a 100% refund Thurs, Jan. 19 Thurs, Jan. 12 Fri, Mar. 10
President's Day, University closed Mon, Feb. 20 Mon, Feb. 20 Mon, Feb. 20
Last day to withdraw from all classes and receive a 75% refund Mon, Feb. 20 Thurs, Jan. 26 Sat, Mar. 25
Summer/Fall graduation applications due to Graduate School Fri, Mar 10 Fri, Mar 10 Fri, Mar 10
Spring Break March 13-17 March 13-17 March 13-17
Last day to withdraw from all classes and receive a 50% refund Thurs, Mar. 23 Wed, Feb. 8 Sun, Apr. 9
Last day to drop Thurs, April 6 Wed, Feb 15 Wed, April 19
Easter Break (University closed Friday only) April 7-10 April 7-10 April 7-10
Last day for Thesis/Project Defense for May conferral Mon, Apr. 3 Mon, Apr. 3 Mon, Apr. 3
Last day to submit thesis to Graduate School for final review for May conferral Mon, Apr. 3 Mon, Apr. 3 Mon, Apr. 3
Last day to upload approved thesis to ProQuest for May conferral Tues, May 2 Tues, May 2 Tues, May 2
Final Exams May 8-12 March 1-2 May 3-4
Graduate School Hooding Ceremony in Ann Nicole Nelson Hall 8:00 a.m. Fri, May 12 Fri, May 12 Fri, May 12
Commencement at MSU Dome at 10:00 a.m. Fri, May 12 Fri, May 12 Fri, May 12
Grades due from faculty to the Registrar's Office at NOON CST Mon, May 15 Tues, Mar. 7 Tues, May 9
Official grades available Mon, May 22 Mon, Mar. 13 Mon, May 15

SUMMER 2023 (2340)

Description Date
Standard 8 week term classes begin Tues, May 30
Last day to drop a class or withdraw from all classes and receive a 100% refund Sat, June 3
Last day to add Sat, June 3
Last day for Thesis/Project Defense for August conferral Mon, June 26
Last day to withdraw from all classes and receive a 75% refund Sun, June 18
Last day to withdraw from all classes and receive a 50% refund Mon, July 3
Independence Day, University closed Tues, July 4
Last day to drop Tues, July 11
Last day to submit thesis to Graduate School for final review for August conferral Fri, July 7
Last day of classes Tues, July 25
Final exams July 26-27
Last day to upload approved thesis to ProQuest for August conferral Fri, July 21
Grades due from faculty to the Registrar's Office at NOON CST Mon, July 31
Official grades available Mon, Aug. 7