Academic Calendar Spring 2015

Monday - Friday,
Dec. 15-19, 2014
Mini session classes begin
Monday, Dec. 15

Last day to add/drop mini session classes without permission

Last day to drop mini session classes and receive 100% financial credit

Tuesday, Dec. 16

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

Monday - Friday,
Jan. 5-9
Mini session classes continue
Wednesday, Jan. 7Spring Registration
Gulf Park Campus, Long Beach

1 p.m. Orientation for new undergraduate students
Check-In:  Hardy Hall Ballroom

2 p.m. - 5 p.m. Advisement and open registration
Check in:  Hardy Hall Admissions
Monday, Jan. 12

Classes begin, including first half-semester (8W1) classes
Add/drop and late registration begin (A $50 late registration fee assessed)

Wednesday, Jan. 14

Last day to add/drop for first half-semester (8W1) classes without permission

Last day to drop 8W1 classes and receive 100% financial credit

Friday, Jan. 16Last day to register late for full-semester classes
Saturday, Jan. 17Saturday classes begin
Monday, Jan. 19

Martin Luther King holiday

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Last day to add/drop full semester classes without permission

Last day to drop full semester classes and receive 100% financial credit

Monday - Tuesday,
Feb. 16 - 17
Mardi Gras holiday
Friday, Mar. 6

Last day of and final examinations for first half-semester (8W1) classes

Midpoint in semester
Monday - Friday,
Mar. 9-13

Spring Break holiday

Monday, Mar. 16

Classes resume

Second half-semester (8W2) classes begin

Wednesday, Mar. 18

Last day to add/drop second half-semester (8W2) classes without permission

Last day to drop 8W2 classes and receive 100% financial credit

Wednesday, Apr. 1

Last day to drop full term classes and receive a grade of W (Withdrawal)

Last day to withdraw from the University

Thursday, Apr. 2Last day to file application for degree for summer 2015 commencement
Friday, Apr. 3Good Friday holiday
Tuesday, Apr. 28Tuesday night classes (6:30 p.m.) and classes that meet once per week examinations
Wednesday, Apr. 29Wednesday night classes (6:30 p.m.) and classes that meet once per week examinations
Thursday, Apr. 30

Thursday night classes (6:30 p.m.) and classes that meet once per week examinations

Friday, May 1

Last day of full term and second half-semester (8W2) classes

Monday - Thursday,
May 4-7

Exams (Full term and 8W2)
Saturday, May 9Commencement
10 a.m.
Mississippi Coast Coliseum
Biloxi, MS
Monday, May 11Final faculty grade submission due into SOAR by 11:00 a.m.
Monday - Tuesday,
May 11 - 12
Registrar’s Office processes end of term grades. 
Wednesday, May 13Grades available to view in SOAR for students completing their course evaluations.