Spring 2019 Full Academic Calendar

 

Spring 2019 Add/Drop/Withdraw Deadlines

Calendar Date

Intersession

Full Term

Session I (8W1)

Session II (8W2)

Class Dates

January 3 - 23

January 24 - May 1

January 24 - March 18

March 19 - May 1

Last day to add/drop without academic/ financial penalty

January 4

February 1

January 28

March 21

Last day to receive 100% refund

(No tuition credit issued after this date)

January 4
February 1
January 28
March 21

Last day to drop classes without instructor permission

January 4

February 1January 28March 21

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

January 5 - 16

February 2 - April 4

January 29 - February 20

March 22 - April 12

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

January 16

April 4February 20April 12

Final exam

January 23

May 6-9

March 7 (TTH classes)

March 18 (MW classes)

May 1 (MW classes)

April 30 (TTH classes)

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

 

Undergraduate Admissions Deadlines 

Thursday, Jan. 17

Deadline for spring freshman admission – Please see Office of Admissions for more information.

Freshman students who intend to enroll at Southern Miss for the Spring 2019 semester must be offered admission on or before this date.

Thursday, Jan. 17

Deadline for spring transfer admission – Please see Office of Admissions for more information.

Transfer students who intend to enroll at Southern Miss for the Spring 2019 semester must be offered admission on or before this date.

Thursday, Jan. 17

Deadline for spring readmission – Please see Office of Admissions for more information.

Previously enrolled students who intend to reenroll must be offered admission 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 

Wednesday, Oct. 3Priority Advisement for spring begins
Wednesday, Oct. 10Begins open registration for spring

Academic dates 

Tuesday, Jan. 1First day to submit a Spring 2019 Very Late Degree Application at the $100 late application fee.
Thursday, Jan. 3 - Wednesday, Jan. 23Winter Intersession (Students may enroll for a maximum of 4 intersession hours)
Friday, Jan. 4

Last day to add/drop Intersession classes without academic or financial penalty and receive 100% tuition credit

Last day to drop Intersession classes without grade of W

Wednesday, Jan. 16Last day to withdraw from Intersession classes with grade of W
Friday, Jan. 18

Final orientation and registration for new undergraduate students

Residence Halls open

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, Jan. 21

Martin Luther King holiday (observed)

Wednesday, Jan. 23

Last day and final exams for Winter Intersession classes

Thursday, Jan. 24

Classes begin

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

First day for Spring 2019 degree candidates to reserve seat free of charge for May commencement ceremony.

Saturday, Jan. 26

Saturday classes begin

Monday, Jan. 28

Last day to add/drop Session I (8W1) classes without academic or financial penalty and receive 100% tuition credit

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

Friday, Feb. 1

Last day to add/drop full term classes without academic or financial penalty and receive 100% tuition credit

Last day to drop full term classes without grade of W

Saturday, Feb. 2

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

Wednesday, Feb. 20

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

Monday - Tuesday, Mar. 4–5MARDI GRAS HOLIDAY (day and night classes do not meet)
Thursday, Mar. 7

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

Monday - Friday, Mar. 11-15

SPRING BREAK HOLIDAY (day and night classes do not meet)

Monday, Mar. 18

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

Tuesday, Mar. 19

Session II TTH (8W2) classes begin

Wednesday, Mar. 20

Session II MW (8W2) classes begin

Thursday, Mar. 21

Last day to add/drop Session II (8W2) classes without academic or financial penalty and receive 100% tuition credit

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

Sunday, Mar. 31

Last day to submit a Spring 2019 Very Late Degree Application at the $100 late application fee.

Last day for Spring 2019 degree candidates to reserve seat free of charge for May commencement ceremony.

Monday, Apr. 1

Last day to file application for degree for summer 2019 commencement without a fee

First day to submit a Spring 2019 Rush Degree Application at the $150 late application fee.

First day for Spring 2019 degree candidates to reserve seat for May commencement ceremony at $100 fee.

Thursday, Apr. 4Last day to withdraw from full term classes with grade of W
Friday, Apr. 12Last day to withdraw from Session II (8W2) classes with grade of W
Thursday, Apr. 18

Last day for Spring 2019 degree candidates to reserve seat for May commencement ceremony at $100 fee.

Students requesting after April 18 will not be allowed to participate in the May ceremony.

Friday, Apr. 19GOOD FRIDAY HOLIDAY (day and night classes do not meet)
Monday, Apr. 22EASTER HOLIDAY (day and night classes do not meet; university remains open)
Tuesday-Thursday, Apr. 30–May 2Night class examinations
Tuesday, Apr. 30Last day of and final examinations for TTH Session II (8W2) classes
Wednesday, May 1

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

Last day of full term classes

Friday, May 3

Last day to submit a Spring 2019 Rush Degree Application at the $150 late application fee.

Monday, May 6

First day to submit a Spring 2019 Extreme Exception Degree Application at the $250 late application fee.

Monday - Thursday, May 6-9

Full term final exams

Thursday, May 9

Graduate School Commencement - Reed Green Coliseum

6:00 p.m. - Doctoral, Specialists, Master's degree candidates

Friday, May 10

Undergraduate Commencement - Reed Green Coliseum

9:00 a.m. - College of Arts & Sciences and College of Nursing & Health Professions

2:00 p.m. - College of Business & Economic Development and College of Education & Human Sciences

Last day to submit a Spring 2019 Extreme Exception Degree Application at the $250 late application fee.

Saturday, May 11

USM Gulf Coast Commencement - MS Gulf Coast Coliseum
10:00 a.m. - Doctoral, Specialists, Master's and undergraduate degree candidates on Gulf Coast campus

Residence halls close at noon

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