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Fall 2021 Academic Calendar

Fall 2021 Add/Drop/Withdraw Deadlines (updated 8-20-2021)

Calendar Date

Intersession

Full Term

Session I (8W1)

Session II (8W2)

Class Dates

August 2 - 18

August 23 - December 2

August 23 - October 11

October 12 - December 2

Last day to add/drop without academic/ financial penalty

August 3

September 1

August 25

October 14

Last day to receive 100% refund

(No tuition credit issued after this date)

August 3

September 1

(Date Adjusted for Hurricane Ida)

August 25 October 14

Last day to add/drop classes without instructor permission

August 3

September 1

(Date Adjusted for Hurricane Ida)

August 25 October 14

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

August 4 - 13

September 2 - November 2

August 26 - September 20

October 15 - November 10

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

August 13

November 2 September 20 November 10

Final exam

August 18

December 6-9

Oct. 7 (TTH classes)

Oct. 11 (MW classes)

Dec. 1 (MW classes)

Dec. 2 (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 2021 Dates (updated 8-20-2021)

Undergraduate Admissions Deadlines  

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

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 16, 2021 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 16, 2021

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 

Monday March 1 - Sunday, March 7 Priority Advisement for summer and fall
Monday, March 8 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 

Thursday, July 1

Last day to file application for degree for fall 2021 commencement without a fee.

Last day to submit a Fall 2021 Graduation Degree Application at no cost.

Graduate Students, please visit the grad student deadlines page at https://usm.edu/graduate-school/internalportal/graduate-school-deadlines.php

Friday, July 2

First day to submit a Fall 2021 Late Degree Application at the $75 late application fee.

Graduate Students, please visit the grad student deadlines page at https://usm.edu/graduate-school/internalportal/graduate-school-deadlines.php

August 2 - August 18

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

Tuesday, August 3

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

Last day to drop Intersession classes without grade of W

Friday, August 13

Last day to withdraw from Intersession classes with grade of W

Final orientation and registration for new undergraduate students

Wednesday, August 18

Last day of Fall Intersession classes and final exams

Friday, August 20

Last day to clear academic suspension through the student's respective college. Clearance forms must be submitted to the Registrar's Office by 4:00 pm.

Monday, Aug. 23

Full term and Session I classes begin

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

Wednesday, Aug. 25

Last day to add/drop Session I (8W1) classes without instructor permission and receive 100% tuition credit

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

Saturday, Aug. 28

Saturday classes begin

Tuesday, Aug. 31

Last day to submit a Fall 2021 Late Degree Application at the $75 late application fee.

Graduate Students, please visit the grad student deadlines page at https://usm.edu/graduate-school/internalportal/graduate-school-deadlines.php

Wednesday, Sept. 1

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 (Date Adjusted for Hurricane Ida)

Wednesday, Sept. 1

First day to submit a Fall 2021 Very Late Degree Application at the $125 late application fee.

Graduate Students, please visit the grad student deadlines page at https://usm.edu/graduate-school/internalportal/graduate-school-deadlines.php

Monday, Sept. 6 LABOR DAY HOLIDAY (day and night classes do not meet) 
Monday, Sept. 20

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

Thursday, Oct. 7

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

Friday, October 8

Interim grades are due by 5:00 pm

Monday, Oct. 11 Last day of and final examinations for Session I (8W1) MW classes
Tuesday, Oct. 12 Session II (8W2) classes begin
Thursday, Oct. 14

Last day to add/drop Session II (8W2) classes without instructor permission and receive 100% tuition credit

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

Thursday - Friday, Oct. 21-22

Fall Break

Sunday, Oct. 31

Last day to submit a Fall 2021 Very Late Degree Application at the $125 late application fee.

Last day for Summer 2021 graduates and Fall 2021 degree candidates to reserve seat free of charge for December commencement ceremony.

Graduate Students, please visit the grad student deadlines page at https://usm.edu/graduate-school/internalportal/graduate-school-deadlines.php

Monday, Nov. 1

Last day to file application for undergraduate degree for spring 2022 commencement at the $50 application fee.

Last day to file applications for graduate degree for spring 2022 commencement. No late applications will be accepted.

First day to submit a Fall 2021 Rush Degree Application at the $175 late application fee.

First day for Summer 2021 graduates and Fall 2021 degree candidates to reserve seat for December commencement ceremony at $100 fee.

Graduate Students, please visit the grad student deadlines page at https://usm.edu/graduate-school/internalportal/graduate-school-deadlines.php

Tuesday, Nov. 2

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

First day to submit a Spring 2022 Late Degree Application at the $75 late application fee.

Graduate Students, please visit the grad student deadlines page at https://usm.edu/graduate-school/internalportal/graduate-school-deadlines.php

Wednesday, Nov. 10

Last day to withdraw from Session II (8W2) courses with grade of W

Friday, Nov. 19

Last day for Summer 2021 graduates and Fall 2021 degree candidates to reserve seat for December commencement ceremony at $100 fee.

Wednesday - Friday, Nov. 24–26 THANKSGIVING HOLIDAYS

Friday. Nov. 26

Last day to submit a Fall 2021 Rush Degree Application at the $175 late application fee.

Graduate Students, please visit the grad student deadlines page at https://usm.edu/graduate-school/internalportal/graduate-school-deadlines.php

Saturday, Nov. 27

First day to submit a Fall 2021 Extreme Degree Application at the $275 late application fee.

Graduate Students, please visit the grad student deadlines page at https://usm.edu/graduate-school/internalportal/graduate-school-deadlines.php

Monday, Nov. 29

Monday night examinations

Tuesday, Nov. 30

Tuesday night examinations

Wednesday, Dec. 1

Wednesday night examinations

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

Thursday, Dec. 2

Thursday night examinations

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

Last day of full term classes

Friday, Dec. 3

Reading Day

Final examinations for all 1-day a week Friday courses

Last day to submit a Fall 2021 Extreme Degree Application at the $275 late application fee

Graduate Students, please visit the grad student deadlines page at https://usm.edu/graduate-school/internalportal/graduate-school-deadlines.php

Monday - Thursday, Dec. 6-9

Full-term final exams

Thursday, Dec 9

Commencement - Reed Green Coliseum (Graduate candidates)

6:00 p.m.

Friday, Dec 10

Commencement - Reed Green Coliseum

9:00 a.m. (Undergraduate candidates; Colleges TBD)

2:00 p.m. (Undergraduate candidates; Colleges TBD)

Monday, Dec. 13 Final faculty grade submission due into SOAR by 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday-Wednesday, Dec. 14-15 Registrar’s Office processes end of term grades.
Wednesday, Dec. 15 Grades available to view in SOAR for students completing their course evaluations.
Friday, Dec. 31

Last day to submit a Spring 2022 Late Degree Application at the $75 late application fee.

Graduate Students, please visit the grad student deadlines page at https://usm.edu/graduate-school/internalportal/graduate-school-deadlines.php

 

 

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