Academic Calendar

Michigan State University has five academic calendars - one for each professional school: College of Law, College of Human Medicine, College of Osteopathic Medicine, and College of Veterinary Medicine and one for remaining careers.

Below highlights important dates for students enrolled in full session courses. Professional schools' individual academic calendars can be found linked in the right-hand navigation.

Please note: important dates and deadlines, including end of tuition refund dates, for all sections can be found by clicking on the section number in Class Search.

Every effort is made to keep the academic calendars as accurate as possible; however, the important dates and deadlines are subject to change at any time.

Academic Calendar

EventFall 2023Spring 2024Summer 2024
Full Session
Summer 2024
Session One
Summer 2024
Session Two
Classes Begin*Monday, 8/28Monday, 1/8Monday, 5/13Monday, 5/13Monday, 7/1
Holiday - University ClosedMonday, 9/4Monday, 1/15Monday, 5/27Monday, 5/27Thursday, 7/4
Classes Not Held Tuesday, 2/13   
Spring Break Monday, 2/26 - Friday, 3/1   
Holiday - University Closed  Thursday, 7/4  
Break DaysMonday, 10/23 - Tuesday, 10/24    
Middle of Semester*Monday, 10/16Monday, 3/4Friday, 6/28Wednesday, 6/5Wednesday, 7/24
Holiday - University ClosedThursday, 11/23 - Friday, 11/24    
Classes End*Sunday, 12/10Sunday, 4/21Thursday, 8/15Thursday, 6/27Thursday, 8/15
Final ExamsMonday, 12/11 - Friday, 12/15Monday, 4/22 - Friday, 4/26Last Class DayLast Class DayLast Class Day
CommencementsFriday, 12/15 - Saturday, 12/16Friday, 4/26 - Sunday, 4/28   
Holiday - University ClosedMonday, 12/25 - Tuesday, 1/2    
*Applies to full session courses only.

Other Important Dates

Enrollment by Appointment Begins

3/13/2023 - 3/22/2023
Enrollment by appointment for fall 2023.

Open Enrollment Begins

3/23/2023
Open enrollment begins for fall 2023.

Tuition Billing Statements Available

8/5/2023
Initial tuition billing statements for fall 2023 are available electronically.

Academic Year Faculty Employment Begins

8/16/2023
Employment start date for academic year faculty.

Minimum Tuition and Fee Payment Due

8/25/2023
Initial minimum tuition and fee payment due for fall 2023.

Late Enrollment Fee ($100) Begins

8/28/2023
Students who initially enroll on or after the class starting date will be charged a late enrollment fee of $100

Classes Begin

8/28/2023
Classes begin for fall semester 2023.

Open Add Period Ends

9/1/2023
Online open add period for fall full-term classes ends at 11:59 pm.

Holiday - University Closed

9/4/2023
Holiday - university closed

Tuition Refund Period End

9/21/2023
End of tuition refund period for full-term fall semester courses. *Tuition refund dates for courses that do not extend over the entire semester can be found in Class Search.

Apply to Graduate Deadline - Commencement Program

10/13/2023
Last day for students to complete the fall 2023 graduation application and have their name included in the commencement program. *Please note: this is not the final deadline to apply to graduate for fall 2023

Middle of Semester

10/16/2023
Middle of fall semester 2023.

Break Days

10/23/2023 - 10/24/2023
Break Days - Classes not in session, university open

Enrollment by Appointment Begins

10/30/2023
Enrollment by appointment begins for spring 2024.

Open Enrollment Begins

11/9/2023
Open enrollment begins for spring 2024.

Enrollment by Appointment Begins

11/13/2023
Enrollment by appointment begins for summer 2024.

Open Enrollment Begins

11/14/2023
Open enrollment begins for summer 2024.

Holiday - University Closed

11/23/2023 - 11/24/2023
Holiday - university closed

Fall 2023 Credit/No-Credit (CR/NC) Deadline - Extended

12/8/2023
Last day for students to choose CR/NC for full term classes. Please discuss with your advisor.

Classes End

12/10/2023
Classes end for fall semester 2023.

Final Exams

12/11/2023 - 12/15/2023
Final exams for fall semester 2023.

Commencements

12/15/2023 - 12/16/2023
Commencements for fall semester 2023.

Apply to Graduate Deadline

12/15/2023
Last day for AgTech, Undergraduate, and Graduate students to apply to graduate Fall Semester 2023.

Degree Conferral

12/15/2023
The date recorded on a student’s transcript signifying when the degree was officially recognized for fall 2023.

Tuition Billing Statements Available

12/16/2023
Initial tuition billing statements for spring 2024 are available electronically.

Holiday - University Closed

12/25/2023 - 1/2/2024
Holiday - university closed

Late Enrollment Fee ($100) Begins

1/8/2024
Students who initially enroll on or after the class starting date will be charged a late enrollment fee of $100.

Minimum Tuition and Fee Payment Due

1/8/2024
Initial minimum tuition and fee payment due for spring 2024.

Classes Begin

1/8/2024
Classes begin for spring semester 2024.

Open Add Period Ends

1/12/2024
Online open add period for spring full-term classes ends at 11:59 pm.

Holiday - University Closed

1/15/2024
Holiday - university closed

Classes Not Held

2/13/2024
Classes will not meet - university remains open.

Classes Not Held

2/13/2024
Classes Not Held

Spring Break

2/26/2024 - 3/1/2024
Spring Break

Middle of Semester

3/4/2024
Middle of spring semester 2024.

Tuition Billing Statements Available

4/20/2024
Initial tuition billing statements for summer 2024 are available electronically.

Classes End

4/21/2024
Classes end for spring semester 2024.

Final Exams

4/22/2024 - 4/26/2024
Final exams for spring semester 2024.

Commencements

4/26/2024 - 4/28/2024
Commencements for spring semester 2024.

Degree Conferral

4/26/2024
The date recorded on a student’s transcript signifying when the degree was officially recognized for spring 2024.

Apply to Graduate Deadline

4/26/2024
Last day for AgTech, Undergraduate, and Graduate students to apply to graduate Spring Semester 2024

Apply to Graduate Deadline

4/26/2024
Last day for AgTech, Undergraduate, and Graduate students to apply to graduate Spring Semester 2024.

Minimum Tuition and Fee Payment Due

5/10/2024
Initial minimum tuition and fee payment due for summer 2024.

Classes Begin

5/13/2024
Classes begin for full summer session 2024.

Classes Begin

5/13/2024
Classes begin for first summer session 2024.

Academic Year Faculty Employment Ends

5/15/2024
Employment end date for academic year faculty.

Open Add Period Ends

5/15/2024
Online open add period for first summer session full-term classes ends at 11:59 pm.

Open Add Period Ends

5/17/2024
Online open add period for summer full-term classes ends at 11:59 pm.

Holiday - University Closed

5/27/2024
Holiday - university closed

Middle of Semester

6/5/2024
Middle of first summer session 2024.

Classes End

6/27/2024
Classes end for first summer session 2024.

Middle of Semester

6/28/2024
Middle of full summer session 2024.

Classes Begin

7/1/2024
Classes begin for second summer session 2024.

Open Add Period Ends

7/3/2024
Online open add period for second summer session full-term classes ends at 11:59 pm.

Holiday - University Closed

7/4/2024
Holiday - university closed

Middle of Semester

7/24/2024
Middle of second summer session 2024.

Classes End

8/15/2024
Classes end for second summer session 2024.

Classes End

8/15/2024
Classes end for full summer session 2024.

Apply to Graduate Deadline

8/15/2024
Last day for AgTech, Undergraduate, and Graduate students to apply to graduate Summer Semester 2024.

Degree Conferral

8/15/2024
The date recorded on a student’s transcript signifying when the degree was officially recognized for summer 2024.