Oct 18, 2019  
2016-2017 College Catalog 
    
2016-2017 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Calendar



Fall Semester, 2016

April 1 Friday Alumni Foundation Scholarship application deadline; financial aid priority deadline
June 30 Thursday Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Appeals Priority deadline
August 12 Friday New Personnel Orientation
August 15 Monday Fall Convocation 
August 16 Tuesday Campus Workshops
August 17 Wednesday  
August 18 Thursday Residence Hall check-in for students with housing assignments10:00 a.m.-5:00 pm.
August 18,19 Thursday-Friday Registration (Notice: This is the final registration for full semester and first-term classes, there will be no late registration period)
August 22 Monday All Classes begin (includes online)*
September 5 Monday Labor Day holiday (classes that meet on Monday nights only will make-up on Friday, September 9th)
September 30 Friday Second payment of total fees due in the Business Office
October 10,11 Monday-Tuesday Columbus Day holidays (All offices closed; Residence Halls remain open)
October 12,13 Wednesday-Thursday Final exams for first term classes
October 13 Thursday Midterm grades due for full term courses
October 14 Friday Second term classes begin
October 31 Monday Final payment of total fees due in the Business Office
November 1 Tuesday Fall 2016 Degree/Diploma application deadline; Spring semester Nursing application deadline;  Massage Therapy, Medical Assisting, and Nursing
November 7 Monday Pre-Registration begins for Spring 2017
November 8 Tuesday Residence hall room-reclaim begins
November 18 Friday Residence halls close 3:00 p.m.
November 21,25 Monday-Friday Thanksgiving holidays
November 27 Sunday Residence halls re-open 3:00 p.m.
December 2 Friday MSVCC (online) courses end*
December 12,16 Monday-Friday Final examinations for full term courses and second term courses
December 15 Thursday Residence halls close 3:00 p.m.
December 16 Friday Begin Christmas holidays after exams; Offices close 2:00 p.m.
     

Fall Semester 2016 Refund and Withdrawal Schedule

Term Last day to withdraw
with a "W" grade
Last day for 100% refund Last day for 90% refund

Full Term October 28 August 19 September 2
1st 8 week term September 16 August 19 August 26
2nd 8 week term November 111 October 13 October 20
MSVCC (online) November 6 August 21 September 5

* MSVCC (online) dates subject to change

Spring Semester, 2017

October 31 Monday Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeals Priority deadline
January 3 Tuesday Employees return to work
January 5 Thursday Residence hall check in for students with housing assignments 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m
January 5,6 Thursday-Friday Registration (Notice: This is the final registration for full semester and first term classes, there will be no late registration period)
January 9 Monday Classes begin
January 16 Monday Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday
January 17 Tuesday MSVCC (online) classes begin*
February 24 Friday Second payment of total fees due in the Business Office
February 27,28 Monday-Tuesday Mardi Gras holidays; Residence Halls remain open (Full term Monday night only classes will make-up on Friday, March 10th and full term Tuesday night only classes will make up on Friday, March 24th. First term course make up dates will be made up at the discretion of the local dean. Residence halls remain open.)
March 1,2 Wednesday-Thursday Final exams for first term classes
March 2 Thursday Midterm grades due for full term courses
March 3 Friday Second term classes begin
March 10 Friday Residence halls close 3:00 p.m.
March 13,17 Monday-Friday Spring holidays
March 19 Sunday Residence Halls re-open 3:00 p.m.
March 31 Friday Final payment of total fees due in the Business Office
April 3 Monday Pre-registration begins for Summer & Fall 2017
April 3 Monday Spring 2017 Degree/Diploma application deadline
Summer semester Allied Health deadline for Radiologic Technology
April 14 Friday Good Friday holiday; residence halls remain open)
April 28 Friday MSVCC (online) courses end*
May 1,5 Monday-Friday Final examinations for full term courses and second term courses
May 4 Thursday Residence halls close at 3:00 p.m.
May 11 Thursday Graduation – Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center
May 15 Monday Summer Semester Nursing deadline for the LPN to RN Transitional Program

 Spring Semester 2017 Refund and Withdrawal Schedule

Term Last day to withdraw
with a "W" grade
Last day for 100% refund Last day for 90% refund

Full Term March 24 January 8 January 20
1st 8 week term February 6 January 8 January 13
2nd 8 week term April 14 March 2 March 19
MSVCC (online) April 3 January 16 January 31

* MSVCC (online) dates subject to change.

Summer Semesters, 2017

March 31 Thursday Financial Aid Satisfactory Progress appeals priority deadline
June 29 Thursday Last day to complete the FAFSA for summer financial aid
June 30 Friday Summer 2017 Degree/Diploma application deadline
July 10 Monday Fall Semester Nursing and Allied Health deadline; EMT/EMS-Paramedic, Health Information Systems, Practical and Associate Degree Nursing, Medical Assisting, Medical Laboratory Technology and Surgical Technology

Online Classes Summer Term - Review the College Class Schedules for Class Start Dates

First Session Summer Term • Day Class Schedule

May 26 Friday Registration
May 29 Monday Memorial Day holiday (Make-up dates will be scheduled at the discretion of the local dean)
May 30 Tuesday Classes begin
June 29,30 Thursday-Friday Final Examinations; first session ends

Second Session Summer Term • Day Class Schedule

June 30 Friday Registration
July 3-7 Monday-Friday Summer Break
July 10 Monday Classes begin
August 3,4 Thursday-Friday Final Examinations; second session ends

Full Summer Term • Class Schedule

May 26 Friday Registration
May 29 Monday Memorial Day holiday (Monday night classes will make-up on Friday, June 9) (Make-up dates will be scheduled at the discretion of the local dean)
May 30 Tuesday Classes begin
July 3-7 Monday-Friday Summer Break
July 31-August 4 Monday-Friday Final Examinations will be given during the last class meeting

Summer Semester 2017 Refund and Withdrawal Schedule 

Term Last day to withdraw
with a "W" grade
Last day for 100% refund Last day for 90% refund

Full Term July 3 May 29 June 6
First Session June 13 May 29 June 1
Second Session July 19 July 9 July 12
MSVCC (online) July 8 May 26 June 7
MSVCC (online) 1st Term June 17 May 29 June 2
MSVCC (online) 2nd Term July 15 June 25 June 29

* The refund deadline and last day to receive a "W" for short term, weekend and online classes vary.
Please contact the Admissions Office for questions regarding those dates

Semester Testing Schedule

Fall Semester, 2016 • All Campuses

Date Exam Time Class Time  

Saturday, December 10 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Saturday morning classes  
Monday, December 12 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m.-8:53 a.m. MWF
  10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m.-10:53 a.m. MWF
  1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. 11:00 a.m.-11:53 a.m. MWF
  3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.-3:53 p.m. MWF
Tuesday, December 13 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m.-9:20 a.m. TT
  10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m 9:30 a.m.-10:50 a.m. TT
  1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m 2:00 p.m.-2:53 p.m. MWF
  3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m.-3:50 p.m. TT
  4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.-5:20 p.m. TT
Wednesday, December 14 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m.-9:53 a.m. MWF
  10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m.-12:53 p.m. MWF
  1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.-1:53 p.m. MWF
  4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.-5:20 p.m. MW
Thursday, December 15 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.-12:20 p.m. TT
  10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.-2:20 p.m. TT
    1:30 p.m.-2:50 p.m. TT
  3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.-4:20 p.m. TT
  4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m.-6:20 p.m. TT
Friday, December 16 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Other classes  
       

Evening class exams will be the last meeting of the semester during exam week.
Exams in all flexibly scheduled courses will be given during the last class meeting.

Spring Semester, 2017 • All Campuses

Date Exam Time Class Time  

Saturday, April 29 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Saturday morning classes  
Monday, May 1 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m.-8:53 a.m. MWF
  10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m.-10:53 a.m. MWF
  1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. 11:00 a.m.-11:53 a.m. MWF
  3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.-3:53 p.m. MWF
Tuesday, May 2 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m.-9:20 a.m. TT
  10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 9:30 a.m.-10:50 a.m. TT
  1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m.-2:53 p.m. MWF
  3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m.-3:50 p.m. TT
  4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.-5:20 p.m. TT
Wednesday, May 3 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m.-9:53 a.m. MWF
  10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m.-12:53 p.m. MWF
  1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.-1:53 p.m. MWF
  4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.-5:20 p.m. MW
Thursday, May 4 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.-12:20 p.m. TT
  10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.-2:20 p.m. TT
    1:30 p.m.-2:50 p.m. TT
  3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.-4:20 p.m. TT
  4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m.-6:20 p.m. TT
Friday, May 5 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Other classes  

Evening class exams will be the last meeting of the semester during exam week.
Exams in all flexibly scheduled courses will be given during the last class meeting.