Summer 2018 Deadlines

Class Dates

  • Intersession: May 14th - June 1st
  • Full Term: June 4th - July 26th
  • Summer Session 1: June 4th - 29th
  • Summer Session 2: July 2nd - July 30th

 

Last Day to add/drop without Academic/Financial Penalty

  • Intersession: May 15th
  • Full Term: June 11th
  • Summer Session 1: June 6th
  • Summer Session 2: July 5th
     

Last day to receive 100% refund

  • Intersession: May 15th
  • Full Term: June 11th
  • Summer Session 1: June 6th
  • Summer Session 2: July 5th

 

Last day to drop classes without instructor permission

  • Intersession: May 15th
  • Full Term: June 11th
  • Summer Session 1: June 6th
  • Summer Session 2: July 5th

 

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

  • Intersession: May 16th - 25th
  • Full Term: June 12th - July 12th
  • Summer Session 1: June 7th - 21st
  • Summer Session 2: July 6th - 20th

 

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

  • Intersession: May 25th
  • Full Term: July 12th
  • Summer Session 1: June 21st
  • Summer Session 2: July 20th

 

 

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!

  • Erica Brown-Tanner, English alumni, was selected as the recipient of the Mississippi Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (MACTE) Outstanding Professional Educator Award (2017-2018) by Alcorn State University. 
  • Sreerupa Sengupta, PhD Literature alumni, hs recently accepted a tenure-track position in 20th British and Global Anglophone Literature at University of Central Missouri.
  • Robin Atwood, Director of South Mississippi Writing Project, winner of the 2017-2018 Arts & Letters Staff Person of the Year Award.
  • Dr. Angela Ball, selected to receive the 2018 University Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • Bryana Fern, PhD Creative Writing candidate, awarded the Ben Mounger Rawls Award for Excellence in Creative Writing.
  • Todd Osborne, PhD Creative Writing candidate, awarded the Joan Johnson Award in Poetry.
  • Karla Keffer, PhD Creative Writing candidate, awarded the Joan Johnson Award in Fiction.
  • Matthew Schmidt, PhD Creative Writing candidate, awarded the Garth Avant Award for Poetry. 
  • John Duncan, PhD Creative Writing candidate, awarded the Garth Avant Award for Fiction.
  • Jonathan Riccio, PhD Creative Writing candidate, awarded the Jeremy Lespi Award for Poetry.
  • Anastasia Stelse, PhD Creative Writing candidate, awarded the Inaugural Miranda Merklein Award for Graduating Poet. 
  • Andrew Gretes, PhD Creative Writing candidate, awarded the Inaugural Miranda Merklein Award for Graduating Fiction Writer. 
  • Dr. Rebecca Powell, received the Butch Oustalet Distinguished Professorship Service Award, 2018.
  • Dr. Christopher Foley, winner of the Faculty Senate Junior Faculty Outstanding Teacher Award, 2018.
  • Hunter Joplin, PhD Literature candidate won the James Sims Award for his essay “Sing Along with Monsieur Rey: The Ingenuity of H. A. Rey’s Musical Picturebooks.” 
  • Crystal Veronie, PhD Literature candidate won the Linwood Orange Award for her essay “‘When Who Can Uncreate Thee Thou Shalt Know’: Divine Violence in Paradise Lost.” 
  • Karlie Herndon and Crystal Veronie, PhD graduate candidate in Literature were awarded the Howard and Helen Bahr Graduate Research Awards to present papers at conferences. 
  • Carlton McGrone, undergraduate English major, has been selected to participate in this year’s week-long Rutgers English Diversity Institute, at the New Brunswick campus of Rutgers University, NJ.
  • Jessica Guzman, PhD Creative Writing candidate, 2018 Graduate Assistant of the Year.
  • Hunter Joplin, PhD Literature candidate, recipient of a travel award for Professionals in Preparation (PIP) by the USM Graduate School.
  • Chad Foret, PhD Creative Writing candidate, recipient of a scholarship from the Karen M. Yarbrough Graduate Education Scholarship Endowment.
  • Nick Rupert, PhD Creative Writing candidate, won the 2018 Creative Writing Emerging Artist award by the Partners for the Arts.
  • Crystal Veronie, this year’s winner of the Committee on Services and Resources for Women’s Kathanne Greene Essay Award for her submission, “’When my hands are empty / I will be full’: Rhetorical Erasure and Chrystos’s Not Vanishing”.
  • Read about other USM English department majors, faculty and alumni who have Made Their Mark!

ENGLISH COURSE PLACEMENT

 

 

Visit the First-Year Writing Program page to learn more.