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!

  • 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

Spring English department event dates coming soon!