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Academic Affairs Dates and Deadlines

2020-2021 Academic Affairs Calendar

* Dates subject to change as COVID-19 impacts occur. 

July 2020

Thurs - 9

Sabbatical reports due to the Office of the Provost for sabbaticals taken Spring 2020

August 2020

Mon - 10

Faculty contracts begin on campus

Week of August 10

Faculty Orientation, college and school meetings

Mon - 17

College deans send names of academic Ombudsman candidates to the Office of the Provost

Mon - 17

Classes Begin – Fall Semester

Mon - 31

Deadline for Faculty submission of promotion and tenure dossiers online

September 2020 

Fri - 4

Applications due to ORA for the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Summer Stipends

Mon - 7

LABOR DAY HOLIDAY (day and night classes do not meet)

Fri - 11

College deans provide names of new faculty mentors to the Office of the Provost

Mon – 14

Finalize University Advisory Committee (UAC) membership; Deans send names to the Provost

Fri - 25

(Extended) Faculty submit applications for the Lucas Endowment for Faculty Excellence to Director/Dean

 October 2020 

Fri - 2

Promotion/Tenure Committees submit promotion and tenure recommendations to the School Director

Fri - 16

Applications due for the IHL Diversity Award to the Office of the Provost

Mon - 26

Applications due for the Summer Grants for Improvement of Instruction to the Office of the Provost

Fri - 30

School directors submit promotion and tenure recommendations to the College Committee

November 2020 

Mon - 16

Faculty Applications due for the Excellence in Service, the Excellence in Teaching and the Excellence in Librarianship Awards to the Office of the Provost

Thurs-Fri 26-27

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

December 2020 

Fri - 4

College Committee submits promotion and tenure recommendations to the Dean

Mon - 7

Final grades due into SOAR by 11:00 a.m.

Tues - 22

LAST DAY TO WORK – HOLIDAY BREAK BEGINS

January 2021 

Mon - 4

HOLIDAY BREAK ENDS – FIRST DAY BACK TO WORK

Jan 4-19

Winter Intersession Semester

Mon - 11

Pre-Tenure Submission Deadline for faculty

Mon – 18

MARTIN LUTHER KING HOLIDAY

Wed – 20

Classes Begin – Spring Semester

Fri – 22

Deans submit tenure stream faculty promotion and tenure decanal recommendations to the UAC

Mon – 25

Applications due for the Faculty Senate Junior Faculty Awards to the Office of the Provost

Thurs - 28

Applications due for the Nina Bell Suggs Endowed Professorship to the Office of the Provost

February 2021

Fri - 5

Promotion/Tenure Committees submit recommendations for Pre-Tenure Review to School Director

Fri – 19

UAC submits tenure stream faculty promotion and tenure recommendations to the Provost

Fri - 26

School directors submit recommendations for Pre-tenure Review to the College Committee

March 2021 

Fri – 26

College Committee submits recommendations for Pre-Tenure Review to the Dean

Mon – 29

Provost submits recommendations to the President

April 2021 

Fri – 2

GOOD FRIDAY HOLIDAY

Thurs – 22

Deans submit decanal recommendations for Pre-Tenure Review of faculty to the Provost

May 2021 

Mon - 3

7:00 p.m. - Undergraduates in the College of Nursing and Health Professions at Reed Green Coliseum, Hattiesburg campus

Tue - 4 

7:00 p.m. - Undergraduates in the College of Education and Human Sciences at Reed Green Coliseum, Hattiesburg campus

Wed - 5 

7:00 p.m. - All Graduate Students at Reed Green Coliseum, Hattiesburg campus

Thu - 6

7:00 p.m. - Undergraduates in the College of Business and Economic Development at Reed Green Coliseum, Hattiesburg campus

Fri - 7

9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. - Undergraduates in the College of Arts and Sciences at
Reed Green Coliseum, Hattiesburg campus (Specific ceremony time assignments for the College of Arts and Sciences TBD)

Sat - 8 

3:00 p.m. - All Coast-based Undergraduate and Graduate Students at Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi

Mon - 10

Final Grades due into SOAR by 11:00 a.m.

Thurs - 20

Last day of the academic year for faculty on nine-month Contracts

Thurs – 20

Finalize 2020-2021 Academic Council Representatives and send membership list to the Office of the Provost

Thurs – 20

Finalize 2020-2021 Faculty Senate Representatives and send membership list to the Office of the Provost

Thurs – 20

Finalize 2020-2021 Graduate Council Representatives and send membership list to the Office of the Provost

Mon – 31

MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY

June 2021

 

Nothing Due in the Month of June

July 2021

 

4TH OF JULY HOLIDAY (TBD)

 

 

 

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Phone
601.266.5002