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Fall 2020 Academic Calendar

Fall 2020 Add/Drop/Withdraw Deadlines (updated 5-29-2020 )

Calendar Date

Intersession

Full Term

Session I (8W1)

Session II (8W2)

Class Dates

August 3 - 14

August 17 - November 23

August 17 - October 5

October 6 - November 23

Last day to add/drop without academic/ financial penalty

August 4

August 24

August 19

October 8

Last day to receive 100% refund

(No tuition credit issued after this date)

August 4 August 24 August 19 October 8

Last day to add/drop classes without instructor permission

August 4

August 24 August 19 October 8

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

August 4 - 11

August 18 - October 23

August 18 - September 14

October 7 - November 2

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

August 11

October 23 September 14 November 2

Final exam (Online)

August 14

November 30 -December 3

Oct. 1 (TTH classes)

Oct. 5 (MW classes)

Nov. 23 (MW classes)

Nov. 19 (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 2020 Dates (updated 11-1-2019 )

Undergraduate Admissions Deadlines  

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

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 2020 semester must be offered admission on or before this date.

Monday, August 17, 2020 Deadline for fall transfer admission - Please see Office of Admissions for more information

Transfer students who intend to enroll at Southern Miss for the fall 2020 semester must be offered admission on or before this date.

Monday, August 17, 2020

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 2020 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 

February 24 Priority Advisement for summer and fall
March 30 Open 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 

Wednesday, July 1

Last day to file application for degree for fall 2020 commencement without a fee.

Last day to submit a Fall 2020 Graduation Degree Application at no cost.

Thursday, July 2

First day to submit a Fall 2020 Late Degree Application at the $50 late application fee.

August 3 - August 14

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

Tuesday, August 4

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 11

Last day to withdraw from Intersession classes with grade of W

Final orientation and registration for new undergraduate students

Friday, August 14

Last day of Fall Intersession classes and final exams

Monday, Aug. 17

Full term and Session I classes begin

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

First day for Summer 2020 graduates and Fall 2020 degree candidates to reserve seat free of charge for December commencement ceremony

Wednesday, Aug. 19

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 2020 Late Degree Application at the $50 late application fee.

Saturday, Aug. 22

Saturday classes begin

First day to submit a Fall 2020 Very Late Degree Application at the $100 late application fee.

Monday, Aug. 24

Last day to add/drop full term classes without a grade of W.

Last day to drop full term classes and receive 100% tuition credit

Monday, Sept. 7 LABOR DAY HOLIDAY (day and night classes do not meet) 
Thursday, Sept. 14

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

Thursday, Oct. 1

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

Monday, Oct. 5 Last day of and final examinations for Session I (8W1) MW classes
Tuesday, Oct. 6 Session II (8W2) classes begin
Thursday, Oct. 8

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

Saturday, Oct. 31

Last day to submit a Fall 2020 Very Late Degree Application at the $100 late application fee.

Last day for Summer 2020 graduates and Fall 2019 degree candidates to reserve seat free of charge for December commencement ceremony.

Friday, Nov. 1

Last day to file application for undergraduate degree for spring 2021 commencement at no cost.

Last day to file applications for graduate degree for spring 2021 commencement. No late applications will be accepted.

First day to submit a Fall 2020 Rush Degree Application at the $150 late application fee.

First day for Summer 2020 graduates and Fall 2020 degree candidates to reserve seat for December commencement ceremony at $100 fee.

Friday, Oct. 23

First day to submit a Spring 2021 Late Degree Application at the $50 late application fee.

Last day to withdraw from full term classes with grade of W
(Request to withdraw should be submitted in SOAR by 5:00 pm.)

Monday, Nov. 2 Last day to withdraw from Session II (8W2) courses with grade of W
Tuesday, Nov. 17

Tuesday night examinations

Wednesday, Nov 18

Wednesday night examinations

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

Thursday, Nov. 19

Thursday night examinations

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

Friday, Nov. 20 Last day for Summer 2020 graduates and Fall 2020 degree candidates to reserve seat for December commencement ceremony at $100 fee.
Monday, Nov. 23

Monday night examinations

 

Monday, Nov. 23

Last day of full term classes

Last day to submit a Fall 2020 Rush Degree Application at the $150 late application fee.

 Tuesday, Nov. 24

Reading Day
Wednesday - Friday, Nov. 25–27 THANKSGIVING HOLIDAYS

Monday - Thursday, Nov. 30- Dec. 3

Full-term final exams
Thursday, Dec. 3

Commencement - Reed Green Coliseum (Graduate candidates)

6:00 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 4

Commencement - Reed Green Coliseum

9:00 a.m. (Undergraduate candidates in the Colleges of Business and Economic Development, Education and Human Sciences, Nursing and Health Professions)

2:00 p.m. (Undergraduate candidates in the College of Arts and Sciences)

Last day to submit a Fall 2020 Extreme Exception Degree Application at the $250 late application fee.

Monday, Dec. 7 Final faculty grade submission due into SOAR by 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday-Wednesday, Dec. 8-9 Registrar’s Office processes end of term grades.
Wednesday, Dec. 9 Grades available to view in SOAR for students completing their course evaluations.
Thursday, Dec. 31 Last day to submit a Spring 2021 Late Degree Application at the $50 late application fee.

 

 

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