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 2017 Spring 2018 Summer 2018

Full Session Session One Session Two
Classes Begin Wednesday, 8/30 Monday, 1/8 Monday, 5/14 Monday, 5/14 Monday, 7/2
Martin Luther King Day
University open,
classes cancelled

Monday, 1/15


Holiday-University Closed Monday, 9/4
Monday, 5/28 Monday,5/28 Wednesday, 7/4
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, 10/18 Wednesday, 2/28 Friday, 6/29 Wednesday, 6/6 Wednesday, 7/25
Spring Break
Monday, 3/5-Friday, 3/9


Holiday-University Closed Thursday, 11/23
Friday, 11/24

Wednesday, 7/4

Classes End Friday, 12/8 Friday, 4/27 Thursday, 8/16 Thursday, 6/28 Thursday, 8/16
Final Exams Monday, 12/11-
Friday, 12/15
Monday, 4/30-
Friday, 5/4
Last Class Day Last Class Day Last Class Day
Commencements Friday, 12/15
Saturday, 12/16
Friday, 5/4-Sunday, 5/6


Holiday-University Closed Monday, 12/25
Tuesday, 12/26




Holiday-University Closed Monday, 1/1
Tuesday, 1/2





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Date(s)TermDetails
3/14/2017Fall 2017 Notification of Enrollment e-mailed to students for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018.
3/14/2017Spring 2018 Notification of Enrollment e-mailed to students for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018.
3/31/2017Fall 2017 Enrollment by appointment time begins for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018.
3/31/2017-4/21/2017Spring 2018 Enrollment by appointment time begins for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018.
5/6/2017Spring 2018,Fall 2017 Open Enrollment begins for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018.
6/9/2017Fall 2017 Undergraduate, Agricultural Technology, and Veterinary Technology students who have not enrolled for Fall 2017 by 8 p.m. are subject to a $50 late enrollment fee (fee waived for newly admitted and readmitted students.)
6/12/2017-7/24/2017Spring 2018,Fall 2017 Enrollment system is not available to returning undergraduate, Agricultural Technology, and Veterinary Technology students while Academic Orientation Program (AOP)is in progress.
7/21/2017Fall 2017 Graduate, graduate certificate, professional students, and teacher interns, who have not enrolled for Fall 2017 by 8 p.m. are subject to a $50 late enrollment fee (fee waived for newly admitted and readmitted students.)
7/22/2017Fall 2017 Initial tuition billing statements for Fall 2017 are available electronically on STUINFO (no paper bills are mailed).
8/10/2017Fall 2017 Initial minimum tuition and fee payment due – a late registration fee of $50 ($25 for amounts due of $0-$200) will be assessed after this date.
8/26/2017Fall 2017 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).
8/27/2017Fall 2017 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).
8/28/2017Fall 2017 Returning students can move into residence halls beginning at 8 a.m.
8/28/2017Fall 2017 Summer Academic Orientation Program (AOP) students may begin to adjust their schedule
8/28/2017Spring 2018 Summer Academic Orientation Program (AOP) students may begin to adjust their schedule
8/30/2017Fall 2017 Classes begin for Fall semester 2017- A MONDAY schedule is observed.
8/30/2017Fall 2017 Late enrollment fee ($100) begins. (fee waived for newly admitted and readmitted students)
9/1/2017Fall 2017 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
9/4/2017Fall 2017 Holiday -- University closed
9/6/2017Fall 2017 Online open add period ends at 8 p.m.
9/6/2017Fall 2017 Last day to change to or from CR/NC or Visitor -- must be done in the Registrar`s Office by 5 p.m.
9/25/2017Fall 2017 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.
10/18/2017Fall 2017 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.
10/18/2017Fall 2017 Final date to report completion of I-incomplete from Spring 2017 and Summer 2017.
10/19/2017Fall 2017 Late enrollment fee ($200) begins. (fee waived for newly admitted and readmitted students)
11/10/2017Spring 2018 Graduate, graduate certificate, professional students, and teacher interns, who have not enrolled for Spring 2018 by 8 p.m. are subject to a $50 late enrollment fee (fee waived for newly admitted and readmitted students.)
11/10/2017Spring 2018 Undergraduate, Agricultural Technology, and Veterinary Technology students who have not enrolled for Spring 2018 by 8 p.m. are subject to a $50 late enrollment fee (fee waived for newly admitted and readmitted students.)
11/11/2017Spring 2018 Initial tuition billing statements for Spring 2018 are available electronically on STUINFO (no paper bills are mailed).
11/23/2017-11/24/2017Fall 2017 Holiday -- University closed
12/8/2017Spring 2018 Initial minimum tuition and fee payment due – a late registration fee of $50 ($25 for amounts due of $0-$200) will be assessed after this date.
12/8/2017Fall 2017 Classes end for Fall semester.
12/9/2017Fall 2017 Online grading available to instructors (by 10 a.m.) Grades are available to students on STUINFO the following business day.
12/11/2017-12/15/2017Fall 2017 Final Exams for Fall.
12/15/2017-12/16/2017Fall 2017 Commencements
12/19/2017Fall 2017 All grades are due by 4 p.m. Grades are available to students on STUINFO the following business day.
12/20/2017Fall 2017 Deadline for graduate degree candidates to turn in theses/dissertations to The Graduate School for Fall 2017.
1/8/2018Spring 2018 Classes begin for Spring semester 2018.
1/8/2018Spring 2018 Late enrollment fee ($100) begins. (fee waived for newly admitted and readmitted students)
1/12/2018Summer 2018,Spring 2018 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
1/12/2018Spring 2018 Online open add period ends at 8 p.m.
1/12/2018Spring 2018 Last day to change to or from CR/NC or Visitor -- must be done in the Registrar`s Office by 5 p.m.
2/2/2018Spring 2018 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.
2/5/2018Spring 2018 Final Degree Listings distributed for previous semester.
2/28/2018Spring 2018 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.
2/28/2018Spring 2018 Final date to report completion of I-incomplete from Fall 2017.
3/1/2018Spring 2018 Late enrollment fee ($200) begins. (fee waived for newly admitted and readmitted students)
3/5/2018-3/9/2018Spring 2018 Spring Break
3/12/2018Summer 2018 Enrollment by appointment time begins for Summer 2018.
3/26/2018Summer 2018 Open Enrollment begins for Summer 2018.
4/14/2018Summer 2018 Initial tuition billing statements for Summer 2018 are available electronically on STUINFO (no paper bills are mailed).
4/27/2018Spring 2018 Classes end for Spring semester
4/28/2018Spring 2018 Online grading available to instructors (by 10 a.m.) Grades are available to students on STUINFO the following business day.
4/30/2018-5/4/2018Spring 2018 Final Exams for Spring.
5/1/2018Summer 2018 Initial minimum tuition & fee payment due.
5/4/2018-5/6/2018Spring 2018 Commencements
5/8/2018Spring 2018 All grades are due by 4 p.m. Grades are available to students on STUINFO the following business day.
5/9/2018Spring 2018 Academic Standing of Undergraduate Students (ASUS) Reports ready for pickup.
5/9/2018Spring 2018 Final Certifications for graduate degree candidates are due in the Registrar`s Office
5/9/2018Spring 2018 Deadline for graduate degree candidates to turn in theses/dissertations to The Graduate School for Spring 2018.
5/14/2018Summer 2018 Classes begin for Full and First Summer Sessions 2018.
5/14/2018-8/16/2018Summer 2018 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.
5/18/2018Spring 2018 Online open add period ends at 8 p.m. for Full Summer Session courses.
5/18/2018Summer 2018 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.
5/24/2018Summer 2018 Deficiency Lists and Final Certification forms for non-Degree Audit programs delivered to colleges.
5/25/2018Summer 2018 Recess/Dismiss lists from last semester due from Associate/Assistant Deans to the Registrar`s Office.
5/28/2018Summer 2018 Holiday -- University closed
6/28/2018Summer 2018 Classes end for First Summer Session
6/29/2018Summer 2018 Online grading available to instructors (by 10 a.m.) for First Summer Session.
7/3/2018Summer 2018 All grades for First Summer Session courses are due by 4 p.m. Grades are available to students on STUINFO the following business day
7/4/2018Summer 2018 Holiday -- University closed
8/16/2018Summer 2018 Classes end for Full and Second Summer Sessions 2018.
8/17/2018Summer 2018 Online grading available to instructors (by 10 a.m.) for Full and Second Summer Sessions.
8/20/2018Summer 2018 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.
8/21/2018Summer 2018 Final Certifications for graduate degree candidates are due in the Registrar`s Office.
8/21/2018Summer 2018 Academic Standing of Undergraduate Students (ASUS) Reports ready for pickup.
8/21/2018Summer 2018 Final Degree Listings distributed for previous semester.