Provost's Calendar

June 2017 
 Nothing Due in the Month of June
July 2017 
Tues - 4July 4th HOLIDAY
Wed - 5Sabbatical reports due to the Office of the Provost for sabbaticals taken Spring 2017
Fri - 7Deadline to submit graduate faculty materials and credentials of new faculty members for Fall semester to the Graduate Council (graduate teaching).
August 2017 
Wed - 9College deans send names of academic Ombudsman candidates to the Office of the Provost
Thurs - 10New Faculty Orientation, Day 1
Fri - 11New Faculty Orientation, Day 2
Mon - 14Faculty contracts begin on campus
Wed - 16Classes Begin – Fall Semester
September 2017 
Fri - 1College deans provide names of new faculty mentors to the Office of the Provost
Mon - 4LABOR DAY HOLIDAY (day and night classes do not meet)
Tues - 5New faculty submit graduate status material for teaching graduate courses to the Graduate Council
Wed - 13Applications due for the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Summer Stipends to ORA
Fri – 15Faculty submit tenure and promotion dossiers to department or school
Mon – 18College deans send Departmental Personnel Committee (DPC) option, names of College Advisory Committee (CAC) and University Advisory Committee (UAC) to the Office of the Provost
October 2017 
Fri - 6Deadline to submit graduate faculty materials and credentials of new faculty members for Spring semester to the Graduate Council (graduate teaching).
Fri - 6Departmental Personnel Committee submit tenure and promotion recommendations to department chair
Mon – 9Applications due for HEADWAE to the Office of the Provost
Mon - 16Applications due for the Summer Grants for Improvement of Instruction to the Office of the Provost
Mon - 16Applications due for IHL Diversity Award to the Office of the Provost
Thurs-Fri 19-20FALL BREAK FOR STUDENTS ONLY
Fri - 20Department chairs submit tenure and promotion recommendations to the CAC
November 2017 
Mon - 6Applications due for the Lucas Endowment for Faculty Excellence to the Office of the Provost
Mon - 13Applications due for the Excellence in Service, the Excellence in Teaching and the Excellence in Librarianship Awards to the Office of the Provost
Mon - 20Applications due for the Grand Marshal Award to the Office of the Provost
Tues - 21CAC submit tenure and promotion recommendations to the dean
Thurs-Fri 23-24THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
December 2017 
Fri – 8Commencement – Reed Green Coliseum
Mon – 11Final grades due into SOAR by 11:00 a.m.
Wed - 20LAST DAY TO WORK – HOLIDAY BREAK BEGINS
January 2018 
Tues - 2HOLIDAY BREAK ENDS – FIRST DAY BACK TO WORK
Thurs – 11College deans submit tenure and promotion recommendations to the UAC
Mon – 15MARTIN LUTHER KING HOLIDAY
Tues – 16Classes Begin – Spring Semester
Mon – 22Applications due for the Faculty Senate Junior Faculty Awards to the Office of the Provost
Fri - 26Departmental Committee submit recommendations for Pre-tenure Review to department chairs
February 2018 
Mon-Tues 12-13Mardi Gras Holiday for STUDENTS ONLY
Thurs - 15Department chairs submit recommendations for Pre-tenure Review to the CAC
Fri – 16UAC submit tenure and promotion dossiers and recommendations to the Office of the Provost
Fri - 23Applications due for the Nina Bell Suggs Endowed Professorship to the Office of the Provost
March 2018 
Mon – 12CAC submit recommendations for Pre-Tenure Review to the dean
Mon-Fri 12-16SPRING BREAK FOR STUDENTS ONLY
Fri – 16Sabbatical reports due to the Provost for sabbaticals taken Fall 2017
Mon – 19Provost submits tenure and promotion dossiers and recommendations to the President
Fri – 30GOOD FRIDAY HOLIDAY
April 2018 
Thurs –5College deans submit recommendations for Pre-Tenure Review to the Office of the Provost
Fri - 6Deadline to submit graduate faculty materials and credentials of new faculty members for Summer semester to the Graduate Council (graduate teaching).
May 2018 
Fri - 4Faculty Awards Ceremony at 1:00 p.m.
Fri – 11Commencement - Hattiesburg
Sat - 12Commencement – Gulf Coast
Mon - 14Final Grades due into SOAR by 11:00 a.m.
Thurs - 17Last day of the academic year for faculty on nine-month Contracts
Thurs – 17Finalize 2017-2018 Academic Council Representatives and send membership list to the Office of the Provost
Thurs – 17Finalize 2017-2018 Faculty Senate Representatives and send membership list to the Office of the Provost
Thurs – 17Finalize 2017-2018 Graduate Council Representatives and send membership list to the Office of the Provost
Mon – 28MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY
June 2018 
 Nothing Due in the Month of June
July 2018 
Wed – 4July 4th HOLIDAY
Thurs - 5Sabbatical reports due to the Office of the Provost for sabbaticals taken Spring 2017
Fri - 6Deadline to submit graduate faculty materials and credentials of new faculty members for Fall semester to the Graduate Council (graduate teaching).
Revised May 31, 2017