Fall 2018 Academic Calendar

 

Fall 2018 Add/Drop/Withdraw Deadlines

Calendar Date

Intersession

Full Term

Session I (8W1)

Session II (8W2)

Class Dates

August 6 - 23

August 29 - November 30

August 29 - October 10

October 15 - November 29

Last day to add/drop without academic/ financial penalty

August 7

September 7

August 31

October 17

Last day to receive 100% refund

(No tuition credit issued after this date)

August 7September 7August 31October 17

Last day to drop classes without instructor permission

August 7 

September 7August 31October 17

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

August 8 - 17

September 8 - November 1

September 1 - Sept. 26

October 18 - Nov. 9

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

August 17 

November 1Sept. 26Nov. 9

Final exam

August 23

December 3-6

Oct. 9 (TTH classes)

Oct. 10 (MW classes)

Nov. 28 (MW classes)

Nov. 29 (TTH classes)

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

 

Full Listing of Fall 2018 Dates

Undergraduate Admissions Deadlines  

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Deadline for fall freshman admission - Please see Office of Admissions for more information

Freshman students who intend to enroll at Southern Miss for the fall 2018 semester must be offered admission on or before this date.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018Deadline for fall transfer admission - Please see Office of Admissions for more information

Transfer students who intend to enroll at Southern Miss for the fall 2018 semester must be offered admission on or before this date.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Deadline for fall readmission - Please see Office of Admissions for more information 

Previously enrolled students who intend to reenroll at Southern Miss for the fall 2018 semester must be offered readmission on or before this date.

Previously enrolled students who are on admissions or academic suspension must submit all necessary documentation by this deadline in order to be considered for readmission.

Advisement dates 

Begins March 1, 2018Priority Advisement for summer and fall
Begins March 5, 2018Open registration for summer and fall terms will be available for all currently enrolled students. Undergraduate students that have their advisement hold removed by their academic department will be able to register starting this date.  

Academic dates 

Sunday, July 1

Last day to file application for degree for fall 2018 commencement without a fee.

Last day to submit a Fall 2018 Graduation Degree Application at no cost.

Monday, July 2

First day to submit a Fall 2018 Late Degree Application at the $50 late application fee.

August 6 - August 23

Fall Intersession classes (Students may enroll for a maximum of 4 intersession hours)

Tuesday, August 7

Last day to add/drop Intersession classes without instructor permission and academic or financial penalty with a grade of W and receive 100% tuition credit

Last day to drop Intersession classes without grade of W

Friday, August 17

Last day to withdraw from Intersession classes with grade of W

Wednesday, Aug. 29

Day and night classes begin

Late registration and add/drop begin ($50.00 late registration fee)

First day for Summer 2018 graduates and Fall 2018 degree candidates to reserve seat free of charge for December commencement ceremony

Friday, Aug. 31

Last day to add/drop Session I (8W1) classes without instructor permission and academic or financial penalty with a grade of W and receive 100% tuition credit

Last day to drop Session I (8W1) classes without grade of W

Last day to submit a Fall 2018 Late Degree Application at the $50 late application fee.

Saturday, Sept. 1

Saturday classes begin

First day to submit a Fall 2018 Very Late Degree Application at the $100 late application fee.

Monday, Sept. 3LABOR DAY HOLIDAY (day and night classes do not meet) 
Friday, Sept. 7

Last day to add/drop full term classes without instructor permission and academic or financial penalty with a grade of W and receive 100% tuition credit

Saturday, Sept. 8

All approved drops for full term classes assigned a grade of W

Wednesday, Sept. 26

Last day to withdraw from Session I (8W1) classes with grade of W

Wednesday, Oct. 3

Advisement for Spring 2019 begins

Friday, Oct. 5

Interim grades due by 5:00.

Tuesday, Oct. 9

Last day of and final examinations for Session I (8W1) TTH classes

Wednesday, Oct. 10

Last day of and final examinations for Session I (8W1) MW classes

Open enrollment for Spring 2019 classes begins

Thursday - Friday, Oct. 11-12 

FALL BREAK – Full term classes do not meet; Saturday classes meet

Monday, Oct. 15Session II (8W2) classes begin
Wednesday, Oct. 17

Last day to add/drop Session II (8W2) classes without instructor permission and academic or financial penalty with a grade of W and receive 100% tuition credit

Last day to drop Session II (8W2) classes without grade of W

Wednesday, Oct. 31

Last day to submit a Fall 2018 Very Late Degree Application at the $100 late application fee.

Last day for Summer 2018 graduates and Fall 2018 degree candidates to reserve seat free of charge for December commencement ceremony.

Thursday, Nov. 1

Last day to withdraw from full term classes with grade of W

Last day to file application for undergraduate degree for spring 2019 commencement at no cost.

Last day to file application for graduate degree for spring 2019 commencement without an increased late fee

First day to submit a Fall 2018 Rush Degree Application at the $150 late application fee.

First day for Summer 2018 graduates and Fall 2018 degree candidates to reserve seat for December commencement ceremony at $100 fee.

Friday, Nov. 2

First day to submit a Spring 2019 Late Degree Application at the $50 late application fee.

Friday, Nov. 9Last day to withdraw from Session II (8W2) courses with grade of W
Tuesday, Nov. 20Last day for Summer 2018 graduates and Fall 2018 degree candidates to reserve seat for December commencement ceremony at $100 fee.
Wednesday - Friday, Nov. 21–23THANKSGIVING HOLIDAYS
Monday, Nov. 26

Classes resume

Wednesday, Nov. 28

Last day and final examinations of MW Session II (8W2) classes

Thursday, Nov. 29

Last day and final examinations of TTH Session II (8W2) classes

Friday, Nov. 30

Last day to submit a Fall 2018 Rush Degree Application at the $150 late application fee.

Monday - Thursday, Nov. 26-29

Night class (6:30-9:45 pm) examinations

Friday, Nov. 30

Last day of full term classes

Saturday, Dec. 1

Saturday final exams

Monday, Dec. 3

First day to submit a Fall 2018 Extreme Exception Degree Application at the $250 late application fee.

Monday - Thursday, Dec. 3-6

Full-term final exams
Friday, Dec. 7

Commencement - Reed Green Coliseum

9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Last day to submit a Fall 2018 Extreme Exception Degree Application at the $250 late application fee.

Saturday, Dec. 8Residence halls close
Monday, Dec. 10Final faculty grade submission due into SOAR by 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday-Wednesday, Dec. 11-12Registrar’s Office processes end of term grades.
Wednesday, Dec. 12Grades available to view in SOAR for students completing their course evaluations.
Monday, Dec. 31Last day to submit a Spring 2019 Late Degree Application at the $50 late application fee.