The page uses Browser Access Keys to help with keyboard navigation. Click to learn moreSkip to Navigation

Different browsers use different keystrokes to activate accesskey shortcuts. Please reference the following list to use access keys on your system.

Alt and the accesskey, for Internet Explorer on Windows
Shift and Alt and the accesskey, for Firefox on Windows
Shift and Esc and the accesskey, for Windows or Mac
Ctrl and the accesskey, for the following browsers on a Mac: Internet Explorer 5.2, Safari 1.2, Firefox, Mozilla, Netscape 6+.

We use the following access keys on our gateway

n Skip to Navigation
k Accesskeys description
h Help
    University of Southern Mississippi
   
 
  Oct 24, 2017
 
 
    
2012-2013 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Calendar



Summer 2012*

March 26- 30 Advisement week for continuing students
April 2-6 Southern's Online Accessible Records (SOAR) Web registration for continuing students
April 16-June 1 Open Registration (No Enrollment Appointment necessary)
Monday, May 28 Memorial Day holiday; Night classes begin
Tuesday, May 29 Day classes begin, including first half-semester (5W1) classes Late registration ($50 Late fee ) and add/drop begin
Tuesday, June 26 Midpoint in summer semester; End of and final examinations for first half-semester (5W1) classes
Wednesday, July 4 Independence Day holiday; Day and night classes do not meet
Monday, July 23 Monday night exams
Tuesday, July 24 Tuesday night exam
Wednesday, July 25 Wednesday night exam
Thursday, July 26 Thursday night exam
Friday, July 27 Last day of full term and 5W2 courses
Monday - Friday Full term exams
  July 30-Aug.3  
Saturday, Aug. 4 Residence halls close
Friday, Aug. 10* Last day to file application for degree for fall 2012 commencement - check Graduate School deadlines*
After this date, a $50 late fee will be assessed on all fall 2012 degree applications

Fall 2012*

March 26-30 Advisement week for continuing students
April 2-6 Southern's Online Accessible Records (SOAR) Web registration for continuing students
April 16-August 31 Open Registration (No Enrollment Appointment necessary); except for PREVIEW registration days
Thursday, August 16 Final orientation and registration for new transfer students
Friday, August 17 Final orientation and registration for new undergraduate students
Wednesday, August 22 Classes begin
Monday, September 3 Labor Day holiday
Day and night classes will not meet.
Thursday-Friday Fall break
  October 11-12 Day and night classes will not meet.
Tuesday, October 16 Examinations for first half-semester (8W1) classes; Midpoint in semester
Wednesday, November 21 Thanksgiving holidays begin
Day and night classes will not meet.
Monday, November 26 Classes resume
Thursday, December 7* Last day of regularly scheduled classes Last day to file application for degree for spring 2013 commencement - check Graduate School deadlines*
Monday-Thursday  
  December 10-13 Examinations
Friday, December 14 Commencement, Bernard Reed Green Coliseum
Saturday, December 15 Residence halls close

Spring 2013*

Oct. 29- Nov. 2, 2012 Advisement week for continuing students
November 5-9 Southern's Online Accessible Records (SOAR) Web registration for continuing students
Nov. 12 -January 18, 2013 Open Registration (No Enrollment Appointment necessary); except for PREVIEW registration days
Friday, January 11 Final orientation and registration for new undergraduate and transfer students Open registration for all students not registered via SOAR
Monday, January 14 Classes begin
Monday, January 21 Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday (observed)
Day and night classes will not meet.
Monday-Tuesday Mardi Gras holiday
  February 11-12 Day and night classes will not meet.
Friday March 8 Midpoint in semester; final examinations for first half- semester (8W1) classes
Monday-Friday  
       March 11-15 Spring holidays
Monday, March 18 Second half-semester (8W2) classes begin
Friday, March 29 Good Friday holiday
Day and night classes will not meet.
Friday, May 3* Last day of regularly scheduled classes
Last day to file application for degree for summer 2013 commencement - check Graduate School deadlines*
Monday-Thursday  
  May 6-9 Examinations
Friday, May 10 Commencement, Bernard Reed Green Coliseum
Saturday, May 11 Residence halls close

Refer to www.usm.edu/registrar/bulletins/graduate for the most up-to-date bulletin information



Calendar Notes

*Graduate Student Special Deadlines - see www.usm.edu/graduateschool