Academic Calendar

Important: Fall 2020 Commencement will be virtual. More information will be provided at a later date in Fall 2020. Spring 2021 academic calendar dates are under discussion and may change.
Every effort has been made to make the academic calendars as accurate as possible. However, the important dates and deadlines are subject to change at any time.

Academic Calendar

 Fall 2020Spring 2021Summer 2021
Full Session
Summer 2021
Session One
Summer 2021
Session Two
Classes BeginWednesday, 9/2Monday, 1/11Monday, 5/17Monday, 5/17Tuesday, 7/6
Holiday - University Open, Classes Cancelled Monday, 1/18   
Holiday - University ClosedMonday, 9/7 Monday, 5/31Monday, 5/31 
Middle of SemesterWednesday, 10/21Wednesday, 3/3Friday, 7/2Wednesday, 6/9Wednesday, 7/28
Spring Break Monday, 3/8 - Friday, 3/12   
Holiday - University ClosedThursday, 11/26 - Friday, 11/27 Monday, 7/5  
Classes EndFriday, 12/11Friday, 4/30Thursday, 8/19Thursday, 7/1Thursday, 8/19
Final ExamsMonday, 12/14 - Friday, 12/18Monday, 5/3 - Friday, 5/7Last Class DayLast Class DayLast Class Day
Holiday - University ClosedThursday, 12/24 - Friday, 12/25    
Commencements Friday, 5/7 - Sunday, 5/9   
Holiday - University ClosedThursday, 12/31 - Friday, 1/1    
Important dates and deadlines, including end of tuition refund dates, for all sections can be found by clicking on the section number in the Schedule of Courses.

Other Important Dates

Enrollment Notification

3/10/2020
Notification of Enrollment e-mailed to students for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021.

Enrollment by Appointment Begins

3/27/2020
Enrollment by appointment time begins for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021.

Open Enrollment Begins

4/13/2020
Open Enrollment begins for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021.

Fall 2020 New Student Orientation

6/11/2020 - 6/12/2020
Pre-enrollment for new students for New Student Orientation

Fall 2020 Enrollment System Closed

6/11/2020 - 6/28/2020
Enrollment system not available for continuing undergraduate students

Fall 2020 Enrollment System Available

6/29/2020 - 9/2/2020
Enrollment system available for continuing undergraduate students

Enrollment Deadline

7/24/2020
Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional students and Teacher Interns who have not enrolled for Fall 2020 by 8 p.m. are subject to a $50 late enrollment fee (fee waived for newly admitted and readmitted students).

Tuition Billing Statements Available

7/25/2020
Initial tuition billing statements for Fall 2020 are available electronically on STUINFO (no paper bills are mailed).

New Student Orientation Attendees May Adjust Schedules

8/3/2020
New students who have attended June/July New Student Orientation (NSO) programs may begin to adjust their Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 schedules.

Minimum Tuition and Fee Payment Due

8/13/2020
Initial minimum tuition and fee payment due for Fall 2020 - a late registration fee of $50 will be assessed after this date.

Recess/Dismiss List Due

8/28/2020
Recess/Dismiss lists from last semester due from Associate/Assistant Deans to the Registrar's Office.

Late Enrollment Fee ($100) Begins

9/2/2020
Late enrollment fee ($100) for Fall 2020 begins (fee waived for newly admitted and readmitted students).

Classes Begin

9/2/2020
Classes begin for Fall semester 2020. Students should follow their Monday class schedule on Wednesday, September 2, 2020. Thursday, September 3 and Friday, September 4, 2020 classes will meet as normally scheduled.

Holiday - University Closed

9/7/2020
Holiday - University Closed

Application for Graduation Deadline

9/9/2020
Degree candidates for Fall should apply for graduation by this date to ensure the listing of your name in the commencement program - https://reg.msu.edu.

Open Add Period Ends

9/9/2020
Online open add period for Fall ends at 8 p.m.

CR/NC or Visitor Change Deadline

9/9/2020
Last day to change to or from CR/NC or Visitor for Fall - must be done in the Registrar's Office by 5 p.m.

Final Certification Forms Delivered

9/10/2020
Final certification forms for non-Degree Audit programs delivered to colleges.

Tuition Refund Period End

9/28/2020
End of tuition refund period for fall semester courses - no refund after this date. NOTE: Special Session refund dates can be found by clicking on the course section number in the web Schedule of Courses at: https://schedule.msu.edu/.

Final Degree Listings Distributed

9/29/2020
Final Degree Listings distributed for previous semester.

Middle of Semester

10/21/2020
Last day to drop with no grade reported for most classes. Please check the Schedule of Courses to confirm the class last day.

Enrollment Deadline

11/13/2020
Undergraduate, Agricultural Technology, and Veterinary Technology students who have not enrolled for Spring 2021 by 8 p.m. are subject to a $50 late enrollment fee (fee waived for newly admitted and readmitted students).

Enrollment Deadline

11/13/2020
Graduate, Professional students and Teacher Interns who have not enrolled for Spring 2021 by 8 p.m. are subject to a $50 late enrollment fee (fee waived for newly admitted and readmitted students).

Tuition Billing Statements Available

11/14/2020
Initial tuition billing statements for Spring 2021 are available electronically on STUINFO (no paper bills are mailed).

Holiday - University Closed

11/26/2020 - 11/27/2020
Holiday - University Closed

Classes End

12/11/2020
Classes end for Fall semester 2020.

Minimum Tuition and Fee Payment Due

12/11/2020
Initial minimum tuition and fee payment due for Spring 2021 - a late registration fee of $50 will be assessed after this date.

Final Certifications Due

12/11/2020
Final Certifications for graduate degree candidates are due in the Registrar's Office.

Online Grading Available

12/14/2020
Online grading available to instructors (by 10 a.m.). Grades are available to students on STUINFO the following business day.

Final Exams

12/14/2020 - 12/18/2020
Final Exams for Fall semester 2020.

Grades Due

12/22/2020
All grades are due by 4 p.m. Grades are available to students on STUINFO the following business day.

Holiday - University Closed

12/24/2020 - 12/25/2020
Holiday - University Closed

Holiday - University Closed

12/31/2020 - 1/1/2021
Holiday - University Closed

Classes Begin

1/11/2021
Classes begin for Spring semester 2021.

CR/NC or Visitor Change Deadline

1/15/2021
Last day to change to or from CR/NC or Visitor for Spring - must be done in the Registrar's Office by 5 p.m.

Open Add Period Ends

1/15/2021
Online open add period for Spring ends at 8 p.m.

Holiday - University Open, Classes Cancelled

1/18/2021
Holiday - University Open, Classes Cancelled

Final Certification Forms Delivered

1/21/2021
Final certification forms for non-Degree Audit programs delivered to colleges.

Tuition Refund Period End

2/5/2021
End of tuition refund period for spring semester courses - no refund after this date. NOTE: Special Session refund dates can be found by clicking on the course section number in the web Schedule of Courses at: https://schedule.msu.edu/.

Final Degree Listings Distributed

2/8/2021
Final Degree Listings distributed for previous semester.

Middle of Semester

3/3/2021
Middle of Spring semester 2021.

Spring Break

3/8/2021 - 3/12/2021
Spring Break

Enrollment By Appointment Begins

3/15/2021
Enrollment by appointment time begins for Summer 2021.

Open Enrollment Begins

3/27/2021
Open Enrollment begins for Summer 2021.

Classes End

4/30/2021
Classes end for Spring semester 2021.

Online Grading Available

5/1/2021
Online grading available to instructors (by 10 a.m.). Grades are available to students on STUINFO the following business day.

Final Exams

5/3/2021 - 5/7/2021
Final Exams for Spring semester 2021.

Commencements

5/7/2021 - 5/9/2021
Commencements for Spring semester 2021.

Final Certifications Due

5/7/2021
Final Certifications for graduate degree candidates are due in the Registrar's Office.

Grades Due

5/11/2021
All grades are due by 4 p.m. Grades are available to students on STUINFO the following business day.

Classes Begin

5/17/2021
Classes begin for First Summer Session 2021.

Classes Begin

5/17/2021
Classes begin for Full Summer Session 2021.

CR/NC or Visitor Change Deadline

5/21/2021
Last day to change to or from CR/NC or Visitor for Full Summer Session - must be done in the Registrar's Office by 5 p.m

Final Certification Forms Delivered

5/27/2021
Final certification forms for non-Degree Audit programs delivered to colleges.

Holiday - University Closed

5/31/2021
Holiday - University Closed

Middle of Semester

6/9/2021
Middle of First Summer Session 2021.

Classes End

7/1/2021
Classes end for First Summer Session 2021.

Middle of Semester

7/2/2021
Middle of Full Summer Session 2021.

Online Grading Available

7/2/2021
Online grading available to instructors (by 10 a.m.) for First Summer Session.

Holiday - University Closed

7/5/2021
Holiday - University Closed

Classes Begin

7/6/2021
Classes begin for Second Summer Session 2021.

Grades Due

7/6/2021
All grades for First Summer Session courses are due by 4 p.m. Grades are available to students on STUINFO the following business day.

Middle of Semester

7/28/2021
Middle of Second Summer Session 2021.

Classes End

8/19/2021
Classes end for Full Summer Session 2021.

Classes End

8/19/2021
Classes end for Second Summer Session 2021.

Final Certifications Due

8/19/2021
Final Certifications for graduate degree candidates are due in the Registrar's Office.

Online Grading Available

8/20/2021
Online grading available to instructors (by 10 a.m.) for Full and Second Summer Sessions.

Grades Due

8/23/2021
All grades for Full and Second Summer Session courses are due by 4 p.m. Grades are available to students on STUINFO the following business day.