Academic Calendar

On Campus - Fall 2016

Registration – Hancock August 3
Registration – Forrest County Center August 4 – 5
Faculty Return August 8
Professional Development August 8 – 10
Registration at All Locations August 11 & 12
Day and Night Classes Begin August 15
Last Day to Drop & Add Classes August 19
Labor Day Holiday (Night Classes DO meet) September 5
Short-term 1 Campuses Classes End October 4
Short-term 1 Campuses Classes Final October 5
Short-term 2 Campuses Classes Begin October 6
Progress Grades Due October 7
Columbus Day Holiday (Night classes DO meet) October 10
Registration for Spring Begins November 1
Last Night for Night Classes November 14 – 17
Night Class Finals November 28 – December 1
Thanksgiving Holiday November 21 – November 25
Last Day of T/R Classes December 1
Last Day of MWF & MW Class December 5
Day Class Final Exams December 6 – 9
Final Grades Due December 12 at 9 a.m.
Winter Term December 12 - 16
Winter Term Final Exam December 17
Winter Term Grades Due December 19
Last Day for Staff/Christmas Holiday begins at 4 p.m. December 15

Online – Fall 2016

Early Registration for Online Classes Begins April 7
Full- Term (15 weeks) Online Classes (OC)
Online Classes (OC) Begin August 24
Add/Drop Ends August 25 at 4 p.m.
Last Day to Withdraw November 6 by 4 p.m.
Last Day to Cut November 16 by 4 p.m.
Last Day of Classes December 4
Grades Due December 7
1st 8 week Online Classes
1st 8 wk Online Classes (OC) Begin August 24
1st 8 wk OC Add/Drop Ends August 25 at 4 p.m.
1st 8 wk OC Last Day to Withdraw October 2 by 4 p.m.
1st 8 wk OC Last Day to Cut October 12 by 4 p.m.
1st 8 wk OC Last Day of Classes October 16
1st 8 wk OC Grades Due October 16 by noon
September (4 weeks) Online Classes
SEPT04 OC Registration Ends September 18
SEPT04 Online Classes Begin September 21
SEPT04 OC Add/Drop Period September 21 at 4 p.m.
SEPT04 OC Last Day to Withdraw October 9 by 4 p.m.
SEPT04 OC Last Day to Cut October 12 by 4 p.m.
SEPT04 OC Last Day of Classes October 16
SEPT04 Grades Due October 19
2nd 8 week Online Classes
2nd 8 wk OC Registration Ends October 16 at 4 p.m.
2nd 8 wk Online Classes Begin October 19
2nd 8 wk OC Add/Drop Ends October 20 at 4 p.m.
2nd 8 wk OC Last Day to Withdraw November 27 by 4 p.m.
2nd 8 wk OC Last Day to Cut December 7 by 4 p.m.
2nd 8 wk OC Last Day of Classes December 11
2nd 8 wk Grades Due December 14 by 9 a.m.

Winter 2016

Classes Meet (Only one week , so classes must meet all day with a lunch break)
Mon, December 12 – Fri, December 16
8 a.m. – 10 a.m.; 10:15 a.m. – 12 p.m.; 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.; 2:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Final Exams Sat, December 17
Final Grades Due by Noon Mon, December 19

On Campus - Spring 2017

Staff Return January 3
Faculty Return January 4
Registration – Hancock January 4
Registration – Forrest County Center January 5
Registration – Poplarville January 6
Day Classes Begin January 9
Night Classes Begin January 9
Last Day to Drop & Add Classes January 13
MLK Day Holiday (Night classes DO meet) January 16
Mardi Gras Holiday (Night classes DO meet) February 27 – 28
Short - term 1 Campuses Classes End March 2
Short - term 1 Campuses Classes Final March 3
Midterm/Progress Grades Due March 3
Short - term 2 Campuses Classes Begin March 6
Spring Break March 13 – 17
Begin Summer 2016 & Fall 2017 Registration April 3
Last Night for Night Classes April 10 – 13
Good Friday Holiday April 14
Night Class Final Exams April 17 – 20
Last Day of TR Classes April 27
Last Day for MWF & MW Classes May 1
Final Exams May 2 – 5
Final Grades Due May 8 by 9 a.m.
Graduation May 12

Online – Spring 2017

Early Registration for Online Classes Begins November 3
Full - Term (15 weeks) Online Classes (OC)
Online Classes (OC) Begin January 17
Add/Drop Ends January 18 at 4 p.m.
Last Day to Withdraw March 31 by 4 p.m.
Last Day to Cut April 3 by 4 p.m.
Last Day of Classes April 28
Grades Due May 1 by 8 a.m.
1st 8 week Online Classes
1st 8 wk Online Classes (OC) Begin January 17
1st 8 wk OC Add/Drop Ends January 18 at 4 p.m.
1st 8 wk OC Last Day to Withdraw February 24 by 4 p.m.
1st 8 wk OC Last Day to Cut February 27 by 4 p.m.
1st 8 wk OC Last Day of Classes March 10
1st 8 wk OC Grades Due March 13 by 8 a.m.
February (4 weeks) Online Classes
FEB04 OC Registration Ends February 10
FEB04 OC Begin February 13
FEB04 OC Add/Drop Ends February 13 at 4 p.m.
FEB04 OC Last Day to Withdraw March 3 by 4 p.m.
FEB04 OC Last Day to Cut March 6 by 4 p.m.
FEB04 OC Last Day of Classes March 10
FEB04 Grades Due March 13 by 8 a.m.
2nd 8 week Online Classes
2nd 8 wk OC Registration Ends March 10 at 4 p.m.
2nd 8 wk Online Classes Begin March 13
2nd 8 wk OC Add/Drop Ends March 14 at 4 p.m.
2nd 8 wk OC Last Day to Withdraw April 21 by 4 p.m.
2nd 8 wk OC Last Day to Cut April 24 by 4 p.m.
2nd 8 wk OC Last Day of Classes May 5
2nd 8 wk Grades Due May 8 by 8 a.m.
April (4 weeks) Online Classes
APR04 OC Registration Ends April 7 at 4 p.m.
APR04 Online Classes Begin April 10
APR04 OC Add/Drop Ends April 10 at 4 p.m.
APR04 OC Last Day to Withdraw April 28
APR04 OC Last Day to Cut May 1 by 4 p.m.
APR04 OC Last Day of Classes May 5
APR04 Grades Due May 8 by 8 a.m.

On Campus - Summer 2017

Registration for Summer Classes (All Locations) May 15 – 19
Summer Night Classes Begin May 22
Memorial Day Holiday (Night classes DO meet) May 29
First Term Day Classes Begin June 5
Registration for Second Term Day Classes June 6 – 28
Last Day of First Term Day Classes June 27
First Term Day Class Finals June 28
Second Term Day Classes Begin June 29
Independence Day Holiday July 3 - 4
Last Day of Second Term Day Classes July 26
Second Term Day Class Finals July 27
Night Class Final Exams All Night Classes Finished by July 27
Summer Grades Due July 28 -- All Summer Grades Due

Online – Summer 2017

*Note:  Online faculty must refer to the eLearning Calendar sent by the Office of eLearning or the calendar posted in the eLearning Community in Canvas.
Early Registration for Online Classes Begins  April 11
Full - Term (8 weeks) Online Classes (OC)
OC Registration Ends May 26 at 4 p.m.
OC Begin May 30
OC Last Day of Classes July 21
June (4 weeks) Online Classes (OC)
OC Registration Ends May 26 at 4 p.m.
OC Begin May 30
OC Last Day of Classes June 23
July (4 weeks) Online Classes (OC)
OC Registration Ends June 23 at 4 p.m.
OC Begin June 26
OC Last Day of Classes July 21