Academic Calendar

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. Should changes be necessary, appropriate notice will be given.

Important dates and deadlines for all sections may be found by clicking on the section number in the Schedule of Courses.

Download the current MSU Academic Calendar in iCalendar Format.

Final Exam Policy and Schedule




Fall 2016 Spring 2017 Summer 2017

Full Session Session One Session Two
Classes Begin Wednesday, 8/31 Monday, 1/9 Monday, 5/15 Monday, 5/15 Wednesday, 7/5
Martin Luther King Day
University open,
classes cancelled

Monday, 1/16


Holiday-University Closed Monday, 9/5
Monday, 5/29 Monday,5/29
End of Tuition Refund Refund dates can be found by clicking on the section number in the Schedule of Courses
Holiday-University Closed




Middle of Semester Wednesday, 10/19 Wednesday, 3/1 Friday, 6/30 Wednesday, 6/7 Wednesday, 7/26
Spring Break
Monday, 3/6-Friday, 3/10


Holiday-University Closed Thursday, 11/24
Friday, 11/25

Tuesday, 7/4

Classes End Friday, 12/09 Friday, 4/28 Friday, 8/18 Thursday, 6/29 Friday, 8/18
Final Exams Monday, 12/12-
Friday, 12/16
Monday, 5/1-
Friday, 5/5
Last Class Day Last Class Day Last Class Day
Commencements Friday, 12/16
Saturday, 12/17
Friday, 5/5-Sunday, 5/7


Holiday-University Closed Friday, 12/23
Monday, 12/26




Holiday-University Closed Friday, 12/30
Monday, 1/2





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Date(s)TermDetails
3/15/2016Fall 2016 Notification of Enrollment e-mailed to students for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017.
3/15/2016Spring 2017 Notification of Enrollment e-mailed to students for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017.
4/1/2016Spring 2017 Enrollment by appointment time begins for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017.
4/1/2016Fall 2016 Enrollment by appointment time begins for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017.
5/7/2016Spring 2017,Fall 2016 Open Enrollment begins for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017.
6/10/2016Fall 2016 Undergraduate, Agricultural Technology, and Veterinary Technology students who have not enrolled for Fall 2016 by 8 p.m. are subject to a $50 late enrollment fee (fee waived for newly admitted and readmitted students.)
6/11/2016-7/25/2016Spring 2017, Fall 2016 Enrollment system is not available to returning undergraduate, Agricultural Technology, and Veterinary Technology students while Academic Orientation Program (AOP)is in progress.
7/22/2016Fall 2016 Graduate, graduate certificate, professional students, and teacher interns, who have not enrolled for Fall 2016 by 8 p.m. are subject to a $50 late enrollment fee (fee waived for newly admitted and readmitted students.)
7/23/2016Fall 2016 Initial tuition billing statements for Fall 2016 are available electronically on STUINFO (no paper bills are mailed).
8/11/2016Fall 2016 Initial minimum tuition and fee payment due -- $50 ($25 for amounts due of $0-$200) late registration fee is assessed after this date.
8/20/2016Fall 2016 New INTERNATIONAL students can move into residence halls beginning at 8 a.m. (should confirm arrival plans with hall manager prior to arrival)
8/27/2016Fall 2016 New Freshmen and Transfer students attending an AUGUST orientation can move into residence halls beginning at 8 a.m. (should confirm arrival plans with hall manager prior to arrival).
8/28/2016Fall 2016 New Freshmen and Transfer students who attended orientation in JUNE or JULY can move into residence halls beginning at 8 a.m. (should confirm arrival plans with hall manager prior to arrival).
8/29/2016Fall 2016 Returning students can move into residence halls beginning at 8 a.m.
8/29/2016Spring 2017, Fall 2016 Summer Academic Orientation Program (AOP) students may begin to adjust their schedule
8/31/2016Fall 2016 Classes begin for Fall semester 2016- A MONDAY schedule is observed.
8/31/2016Fall 2016 Late enrollment fee ($100) begins. (fee waived for newly admitted and readmitted students)
9/1/2016Fall 2016 A THURSDAY schedule is observed.
9/2/2016Fall 2016 A FRIDAY schedule is observed.
9/2/2016Fall 2016 Degree candidates for Fall should apply for graduation by this date to ensure the listing of your name in the commencement program - www.reg.msu.edu
9/5/2016Fall 2016 Holiday -- University closed
9/7/2016Fall 2016 Online open add period ends at 8 p.m.
9/7/2016Fall 2016 Last day to change to or from CR/NC or Visitor -- must be done in the Registrar`s Office by 5 p.m.
9/26/2016Fall 2016 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 www.reg.msu.edu.
10/19/2016Fall 2016 Middle of Semester; 8 p.m. – deadline to drop full-semester courses for the fall semester with no grade reported (drop deadlines for courses with non-standard meeting dates are available in Schedule Of Courses). NOTE: Special Session Middle of the Term dates are calculated separately. See web Schedule of Courses at www.reg.msu.edu.
10/19/2016Fall 2016 Final date to report completion of I-incomplete from Spring 2016 and Summer 2016.
10/20/2016Fall 2016 Late enrollment fee ($200) begins. (fee waived for newly admitted and readmitted students)
11/11/2016Spring 2017 Undergraduate, Agricultural Technology, and Veterinary Technology students who have not enrolled for Spring 2017 by 8 p.m. are subject to a $50 late enrollment fee (fee waived for newly admitted and readmitted students.)
11/11/2016Spring 2017 Graduate, graduate certificate, professional students, and teacher interns, who have not enrolled for Spring 2017 by 8 p.m. are subject to a $50 late enrollment fee (fee waived for newly admitted and readmitted students.)
11/12/2016Spring 2017 Initial tuition billing statements for Spring 2017 are available electronically on STUINFO (no paper bills are mailed).
11/24/2016-11/25/2016Fall 2016 Holiday -- University closed
12/9/2016Fall 2016 Classes end for Fall semester
12/9/2016Spring 2017 Initial minimum tuition and fee payment due -- $50 ($25 for amounts due of $0-$200) late registration fee is assessed after this date.
12/10/2016Fall 2016 Online grading available to instructors (by 10 a.m.) Grades are available to students on STUINFO the following business day.
12/12/2016-12/16/2016Fall 2016 Final Exams for Fall
12/14/2016Fall 2016 Deadline for graduate degree candidates to turn in theses/dissertations to The Graduate School for Fall 2016.
12/16/2016-12/17/2016Fall 2016 Commencements
12/20/2016Fall 2016 All grades are due by 4 p.m. Grades are available to students on STUINFO the following business day.
12/23/2016-12/26/2016Fall 2016 Holiday -- University closed
12/30/2016-1/2/2017Fall 2016 Holiday -- University closed
1/9/2017Spring 2017 Classes begin for Spring semester 2017.
1/9/2017Spring 2017 Late enrollment fee ($100) begins. (fee waived for newly admitted and readmitted students)
1/13/2017Summer 2017,Spring 2017 Degree candidates for Spring and Summer should apply for graduation by this date to ensure the listing of your name in the commencement program - www.reg.msu.edu
1/13/2017Spring 2017 Online open add period ends at 8 p.m.
1/13/2017Spring 2017 Last day to change to or from CR/NC or Visitor -- must be done in the Registrar`s Office by 5 p.m.
1/16/2017Spring 2017 Martin Luther King Day University open, classes cancelled
2/3/2017Spring 2017 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 www.reg.msu.edu.
3/1/2017Spring 2017 Middle of Semester; 8 p.m. – deadline to drop full-semester courses for the spring semester with no grade reported (drop deadlines for courses with non-standard meeting dates are available in Schedule Of Courses). NOTE: Special Session Middle of the Term dates are calculated separately. See web Schedule of Courses at www.reg.msu.edu.
3/1/2017Spring 2017 Final date to report completion of I-incomplete from Fall 2016.
3/2/2017Spring 2017 Late enrollment fee ($200) begins. (fee waived for newly admitted and readmitted students)
3/6/2017-3/10/2017Spring 2017 Spring Break
3/13/2017Summer 2017 Enrollment by appointment time begins for Summer 2017.
4/1/2017Summer 2017 Open Enrollment begins for Summer 2017.
4/15/2017Summer 2017 Initial tuition billing statements for Summer 2017 are available electronically on STUINFO (no paper bills are mailed).
4/28/2017Spring 2017 Classes end for Spring semester
4/29/2017Spring 2017 Online grading available to instructors (by 10 a.m.) Grades are available to students on STUINFO the following business day.
5/1/2017-5/5/2017Spring 2017 Final Exams for Spring
5/2/2017Summer 2017 Initial minimum tuition & fee payment due
5/5/2017-5/7/2017Spring 2017 Commencements
5/9/2017Spring 2017 All grades are due by 4 p.m. Grades are available to students on STUINFO the following business day.
5/10/2017Spring 2017 Deadline for graduate degree candidates to turn in theses/dissertations to The Graduate School for Spring 2017.
5/15/2017Summer 2017 Classes begin for Full and First Summer Sessions 2017.
5/15/2017-8/17/2017Summer 2017 Summer students who enroll on the first day of a class will be assessed a $50 late enrollment fee. (Enrollment after the middle of the course term of instruction will result in a late enrollment fee of $100.) NOTE: Summer Session Refund dates can be found by clicking on the course section number in the web Schedule of Courses at www.reg.msu.edu.
5/19/2017Summer 2017 Online open add period ends at 8 p.m. for Full Summer Session courses.
5/19/2017Summer 2017 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.
5/29/2017Summer 2017 Holiday -- University closed
6/7/2017Summer 2017 Middle of First Summer Session. NOTE: Special Session Middle of Term dates are computed separately. See web Schedule of Courses.
6/29/2017Summer 2017 Classes end for First Summer Session
6/30/2017Summer 2017 Middle of Full Summer Session. NOTE: Special Session Middle of Term dates are computed separately. See web Schedule of Courses.
7/4/2017Summer 2017 Holiday -- University closed
7/5/2017Summer 2017 All grades for First Summer Session courses are due by 4 p.m. Grades are available to students on STUINFO the following business day
7/5/2017Summer 2017 Classes begin for Second Summer Session 2017.
7/27/2017Summer 2017 Middle of Second Summer Session. NOTE: Special Session Middle of Term dates are computed separately. See web Schedule of Courses.
8/18/2017Summer 2017 Classes end for Full and Second Summer Sessions 2017.
8/22/2017Summer 2017 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.
8/22/2017Summer 2017 Deadline for graduate degree candidates to turn in theses/dissertations to The Graduate School for Summer 2017.