Spring 2017 Deadlines

Class Dates

  • Mini Session: January 3rd – January 13th
  • Full Term: January 17th – May 5th
  • 8W1: January 17th – March 10th
  • 8W2: March 20th – May 5th


Last Day to add/drop without Academic/Financial Penalty

  • Mini Session: January 3rd
  • Full Term: January 24th
  • 8W1: January 19th
  • 8W2: March 22nd


Last day to receive 100% refund

  • Mini Session: January 3rd
  • Full Term: January 24th
  • 8W1: January 19th
  • 8W2: March 22nd


Last day to drop classes without instructor permission

  • Mini Session: January 3rd
  • Full Term: January 24th
  • 8W1: January 19th
  • 8W2: March 22nd


All approved drops will result in grade of “W” within these dates

  • Mini Session: January 4th – January 10th
  • Full Term: January 25th – April 5th
  • 8W1: January 20th – February 17th
  • 8W2: March 23rd – April 21st


Last day to make and add/drop course request or withdraw from the University and receive a grade of “W”

  • Mini Session: January 10th
  • Full Term: April 5th
  • 8W1: February 17th
  • 8W2: April 21st


After the last day to withdraw from the University, students are academically obligated and will receive a grade for all enrolled courses.

Making Their Mark!

  • Winners of poetry awards - A Celebration of Black American Poetry: The Gwendolyn Brooks Award: Ranicia Taylor (For an original poem, $300),
    The Langston Hughes Award: Taraja Gibbs (For delivery of a published poem, $300), The Robert Hayden Award: Denzel Edwards (For an original poem, $200), & The Frances Harper Award: Rita Nassuna (For delivery of a published poem, $200)
  • Dr. Philip Kolin, (Distinguished Professor of English Emeritus) has just published his eighth collection of poems Benedict's Daughter. For more information here is the link to a story about the book. 
  • Dr. Alexandra Valint's article, “Accepting Adèle in Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre.” has just been published in the respected Dickens Studies Annual, Vol 47, 2016, pgs 201-222.
  • Dr. Sreerupa Sengupta, Fall 2016 Ph.D. graduate. She is "Making Her Mark" with her dissertation: "Our Bodies, Ourselves?: Embodiment, Oppression, and Subjectivity in Turn-of-the-Century Women's Fiction and Film of the Indian Subcontinent."
  • Ashley Felder, English Licensure major, won the Honor's College Excellence Award for her honor's thesis on divorce in Victorian Literature. Congratulations to her mentor, Dr. Alexandra Valint, as well. 
  • Eugenie Brignac, English major, was selected to intern at the University Press of Mississippi.
  • Another semester of 100% placement for English Licensure majors! Congratulations on your successful job searches: Megan Wilkinson, Kristan Ladner, Ashley Felder, Cody Ladner, Kristen Morel Adams, and Lori Swistak. 
  • Sigma Tau Delta membersAaron Davenport, Maria Kattner, and Brian King, their proposals were accepted to the organization's international conference in Louisville.
  • USM's World Class Teaching Program, has been ranked #1 in the state and 13th in the nation. Congratulations to Robin Atwood, Darcie Conrad and everyone involved in making this program such a success!
  • Rachael Kunz, English major, has received the Eagle SPUR (Scholars Program for Undergraduate Research) award to support her research efforts in Spring 2017. 
  • Dr. Craig Careywho has been awarded a grant to develop Open Educational Resources (OER), funded by the Hewlett Foundation, with additional support from the University of Mississippi.
  • Dr. Maureen Ryan. Congratulations on the publication of "Intraspecies Communication: Memory, Story-Telling, and Football in American Fiction of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars" in the journal War, Literature & the Arts
  • Jessica Guzman, PhD student in creative writing, was chosen out of 115 poets to be awarded the Tinhouse Winter Workshop Scholarship in her genre. 
  • Hiba Tahir, English major, her Student Printz article, "In a world of frat bros, Muslim student tries her luck on Tinder", has been republished in several national newspapers, including the Sun Herald. 
  • Jonathan Puckett, English major, was recently featured in The Wall Street Journal on his exciting work and discoveries tracing his ancestry
  • Paige Gray, English Literature PhD alumni. Her article "Kids Don't Need to Understand 'Grit'" was recently published in Time Magazine.
  •  Read about other USM English department majors, faculty and alumni who have Made Their Mark!

Spring 2017 Events

"For My People": A Celebration of Black American Poetry
February 16, 2017
R.C.'s Lounge (Student Union)
Pre-performance Talk Series
presents Dr. Katie Angus, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures on Tartuffe by Moliére
Thursday, March 9th 
Woods Theatre
The Visiting Writer’s Series welcomes
Ben Lerner
Reading, followed by book signing
Friday, March 24, 7:30 p.m. (Gonzales Auditorium, LAB 108) 
A Conversation on Craft, followed by question and answer session
Saturday, March 25, 10 a.m. (Gallery for Art and Design)
Pre-performance Talk Series
presents Dr. Allison Abra, Department of History, on Women of Lockerbie by Deborah Brevoort
Wednesday, April 5th
Woods Theatre
The Visiting Writer’s Series welcomes
Jenny Molberg
Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
7:30 p.m.
International Center Auditorium
Pre-performance Talk Series
presents Dr. Luis Iglesias, Department of English, on The Crucible by Arthur Miller
Wednesday, April 23rd
Woods Theatre