Concentrations in English
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Big Book Read
Product 28
Concentrations in English
Licensure Placement at 100%
Big Book Read
Product 28

News

Product is the online literary journal for the University of Southern Mississippi. Product, in partnership with the Center for Writers and the Department of English, is entering its 28th year of publishing creative work by University of Southern Mississippi students. The journal's mission is to promote the literary arts at Southern Miss, as well as introduce students to the standards and procedures of submitting creative work. This marks the fourth year that Product will be published online. 

You can read the current issue of Product here.


To check out recent English Department faculty publications, please click here


Congratulations to our undergraduate award winners! Click here for a complete list.


2014-2015 English Graduate Orientation

Teaching Orientation
(all new grad students enrolled in ENG 690)

Wednesday, August 13, 2014  
9AM-4 PM

Thursday, August 14, 2014
9 AM-4 PM

Friday, August 15, 2014  
9 AM-4 PM                    
 

Writing Center Orientation
(writing center tutors)

Monday, August 18, 2014      
2 PM-5 PM

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
3 PM-5PM

Friday, August 22, 2014  
2 PM-5 PM 

Department Orientation
(ALL current and incoming graduate students)

Tuesday,  August 19, 2014
10 AM-11 AM:  Orientation for all incoming students

11 AM-12 PM:  Orientation for all students—new and returning

12 PM-1 PM:    Lunch for faculty, staff, and all graduate students
 

Pedagogy Breakout Sessions 
(ALL graduate assistant and part-time instructors teaching fall 2014)

Tuesday,  August 19, 2014   
1 PM-2:30 PM                       

 

Fall Schedule

Friday, Aug. 15, 2014
Deadline for fall transfer admission 
 
Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 
Deadline for fall 2014 readmission 
 
Monday, Aug. 4, 2014
Mini session classes begin
Last day to add/drop mini session classes without permission
Last day to drop mini session class and receive 100% financial credit
 
Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014
Mini session add/drop with permission begins. 
Grade of W issued for courses dropped with instructor's permission
No financial credit given for mini session classes starting this date
 
Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014
Last day to drop mini session class with permission with a grade of W
Last day to withdrawal from mini session classes
 
Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014
Late orientation and registration for new freshman and transfer students
 
Friday, Aug. 15, 2014
Last day of mini session classes
 
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014
Classes begin, including first half-semester (8W1) classes 
Add/drop and late registration begin (A $50 late registration fee assessed)
 
Friday, Aug. 22, 2014
Last day to add/drop 8W1 classes without permission
Last day to drop 8W1 classes and receive 100% financial credit
 
Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014
Saturday classes begin
 
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014
Last day to drop full-semester classes and receive 100% financial credit
Last day to add/drop full-term classes without permission
Last day to avoid academic/financial penalty
 
Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014
No financial credit given for full-semester classes starting this date
Grade of W issued for courses dropped with instructor’s permission starting this date
 
Monday, Sept. 1, 2014
LABOR DAY HOLIDAY (day and night classes do not meet)
UNIVERSITY CLOSED
 
Friday, Oct. 10, 2014
Last day of class, final examinations for first half-semester (8W1) classes 
 
Monday, Oct. 13, 2014
Second half-semester (8W2) classes begin
 
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014
Last day to add/drop second half-semester (8W2) classes without permission
Last day to drop 8W2 courses and receive 100% financial credit
 
Thursday - Friday, Oct. 16-17, 2014
FALL BREAK--NO CLASSES
UNIVERSITY OFFICES OPEN
Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 classes WILL meet

Friday,Oct. 31, 2014
Last day to drop full-term courses with permission and receive grade of W (withdrawal)
Last day to withdrawal from the University
 
Friday, Nov. 7, 2014
Last day to file application for degree for spring 2015 commencement
 
Wednesday - Friday, Nov. 26 – 28, 2014
THANKSGIVING HOLIDAYS
UNIVERSITY OFFICES CLOSED NOV. 28-30, 2014

 
Monday, Dec. 1, 2014
Classes resume
 
Monday, Dec. 1, 2014
Monday night class examinations
 
Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014
Tuesday night class examinations
 
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014
Wednesday night class examinations
 
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014
Thursday night class examinations
 
Friday, Dec. 5, 2014
Last day of full term and second half-semester (8W2) classes
 
Monday - Thursday, Dec. 8-11, 2014
Full-term and 8W2 final exams
 
Friday, Dec. 12, 2014
Commencement - Reed Green Coliseum
10 AM and 2:30 PM (Exact schedule TBD)
 
Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014
Residence halls close at noon
 
Monday, Dec. 15, 2014
Final faculty grade submission due into SOAR by 11 AM
 
Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014
Grades available to view in SOAR for students completing their course evaluations