Oct 23, 2020  
2020-2021 College Catalog 
    
2020-2021 College Catalog

Academic Calendar


Fall Semester 2020

April 1 Wednesday Financial aid priority deadline
August 10-14 Monday-Friday Open Enrollment
August 11 Tuesday Staff Convocation
August 14 Friday New Personnel Orientation
August 17 Monday Fall Faculty Convocation
August 18 Tuesday Campus Workshops; Residence Hall check-in for students with housing assignments 10:00 a.m.-5:00 pm.
August 19 Wednesday Advising/Registration (Notice: This is the final registration for full semester and first-term classes, there will be no late registration period)
August 20 Thursday Full term and 1st term HyFlex classes begin
August 24 Monday MSVCC Online full term classes begin
September 7 Monday Labor Day holiday (classes that meet on Monday nights only will make-up on Friday, September 11th)
September 15 Tuesday 2020-21 Mississippi State Aid application deadline (MTAG, MESG, etc.)
September 30 Wednesday Second payment of total fees due in the Business Office
October 1 Thursday 2021-22 Mississippi State Aid application opens (MTAG, MESG, etc.)
October 12-13 Monday-Tuesday Columbus Day holidays (All offices closed; Residence Halls remain open)
October 14-16 Wednesday-Friday Midterm Exams for full term classes
October 15-16 Thursday-Friday Final exams for first term classes 
October 19 Monday Second term HyFlex and MSVCC online classes begin.  Midterm grades due for full term courses
October 30 Friday Final payment of total fees due in the Business Office
November 1 Sunday Fall 2020 Degree/Diploma application deadline; Spring semester School of Nursing and Health Professions application deadline (Physical Therapist Assistant, Health Care Assistant, Practical Nursing and Associates Degree Nursing Programs)
Spring 2021 Gala Scholarship Application deadline
November 2 Monday Priority Registration begins for Spring 2021
November 3 Tuesday Residence hall room-reclaim begins for Spring 2021
November 20 Friday Residence halls close 3:00 p.m.
November 23-27 Monday-Friday Thanksgiving holidays
November 29 Sunday Residence halls re-open 3:00 p.m.
December 10-16 Monday-Friday Final examinations for full term courses and second term courses
December 16 Wednesday Residence halls close 3:00 p.m.
December 18 Friday Begin Christmas holidays; All offices close at 5:00 p.m.
     

Fall Semester 2020 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 30 August 23 September 8
1st 8 week term September 28 August 23 August 31
2nd 8 week term November 20 October 18 October 26
MSVCC (online) Full Term November 6 August 23 September 7
MSVCC (online) August 8 week term October 2 August 23 August 31
MSVCC (online) October 8 week term November 27 October 18 October 26
MSVCC (online) August 4 week term September 11 August 23 August 27
MSVCC (online) September 4 week term October 9 September 20 September 24
MSVCC (online) October 4 week term November 6 October 18 October 22
MSVCC (online) November 4 week term December 4 November 15 November 19

* MSVCC (online) dates subject to change

Spring Semester 2021

December 18-January 10 Friday-Sunday (3 weeks) Merrymester
January 4 Monday Employees return to work
January 4-8 Monday-Friday Open Enrollment/Advisement (Notice: This is the final registration for full semester and first term classes, there will be no late registration period)
January 5-8 Tuesday-Friday Spring Campus Meetings
January 7 Thursday Residence hall check in for students with housing assignments 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m
January 11 Monday Full term and 1st term face-to-face classes begin
January 18 Monday Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday
January 19 Tuesday MSVCC Online classes begin
February 15-16 Monday-Tuesday Mardi Gras holidays; Full term Monday night only classes will make-up on Friday, February 19 and full term Tuesday night classes will make up on Friday, February 26.( First term course make up dates will be made up at the discretion of the local dean). Residence halls remain open.
February 26 Friday Second payment of total fees due in the Business Office
March 1 Monday Gulf Coast STEM and Foundation & Alumni Scholarship application deadline
March 3-5 Wednesday-Friday Midterm Exams
March 4-5 Thursday-Friday Final exams for first term classes
March 5 Friday Midterm grades due for full term courses
March 8 Monday Second term face-to-face classes begin (see eLearning calendar for MSVCC online classes)
March 12 Friday Residence halls close 3:00 p.m.
March 15-19 Monday-Friday Spring holidays
March 21 Sunday Residence Halls re-open 3:00 p.m.
March 31 Wednesday Final payment of total fees due in the Business Office
April 1 Thursday Spring 2021 Degree/Diploma application deadline
Summer semester School of Nursing and Health Professions Application Deadline (Radiologic Technology)
April 2 Friday Good Friday holiday (residence halls remain open)
April 12 Monday Priority registration begins for Summer & Fall 2021
April 13 Tuesday Residence Hall Room Reclaim Begins for Fall 2021
May 3-7 Monday-Friday Final examinations for full term courses and second term courses
May 6 Thursday Residence halls close at 3:00 p.m.
May 13 Thursday Graduation – Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center
May 15 Saturday Summer Semester School of Nursing and Health Professions Deadline (Health Care Assistant, LPN to RN Traditional and Hybrid Options, and Surgical Technology Programs)

 Spring Semester 2021 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 30 January 18 February 2
1st 8 week term February 23 January 18 January 26
2nd 8 week term April 15 March 10 March 22
MSVCC (online) April 2 January 18 February 2
MSVCC (online) January 8 week term February 26 January 18 January 26
MSVCC (online) March 8 week term April 23 March 14 March 22
MSVCC (online) January 4 week term February 5 January 18 January 22
MSVCC (online) February 4 week term March 5 February 14 February 18
MSVCC (online) March 4 week term April 2 March 14 March 18
MSVCC (online) April 4 week term April 30 April 11 April 15

* MSVCC (online) dates subject to change.

Summer Semesters 2021

May 28 Friday Summer 2021 Registration
May 31 Monday Memorial Day holiday (Make-up date June 4)
June 1 Tuesday All full-term and 1st term face to face and MSVCC online classes begin
June 28 Monday 2nd term MSVCC online classes begin
June 30 Wednesday Final Payment of total fees due in the Business Office
June 25 Thursday First Session Final Examinations; First Term Ends
Last day to complete the FAFSA for summer financial aid
July 1 Thursday Fall 2021 Semester School of Nursing and Health Professions Deadline (EMT/EMS-Paramedic, Health Care Assistant, Practical Nursing, Associate Degree Nursing, Medical Assisting, Medical Laboratory Technology and Respiratory Care Technology Programs)
Fall 2021 Gala Scholarship Application deadline
July 2 Friday 1st term final exams; Registration for 2nd term
July 5-9 Monday-Friday Summer Break
July 12 Monday 2nd term face to face
August 2-6 Monday-Friday Full-term final examinations (given during the last class meeting)
August 6 Friday 2nd term final examinations

Summer Semester 2021 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 13 May 31 June 8
1st Term June 22 May 31 June 3
2nd Term August 2 July 11 July 14
MSVCC (online) Full Term July 9 May 31 June 8
MSVCC (online) 1st Term June 18 May 31 June 4
MSVCC (online) 2nd Term July 16 June 27 July 1

* 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 2020 • All Campuses

Date Exam Time Class Time  

Thursday, December 10 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m.-9:20 a.m. TR
  10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m 9:30 a.m.-10:50 a.m. TR
  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. TR
  4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.-5:20 p.m. TR
Friday, December 11 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
Saturday, December 12 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Saturday morning classes  
Monday, 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
Tuesday, December 15 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.-12:20 p.m. TR
  10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.-2:20 p.m. TR
    1:30 p.m.-2:50 p.m. TR
  3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.-4:20 p.m. TR
  4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m.-6:20 p.m. TR
Wednesday, 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 2021 • All Campuses

Date Exam Time Class Time  

Saturday, May 1 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Saturday morning classes  
Monday, May 3 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 4 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m.-9:20 a.m. TR
  10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 9:30 a.m.-10:50 a.m. TR
  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. TR
  4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.-5:20 p.m. TR
Wednesday, May 5 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 6 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.-12:20 p.m. TR
  10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.-2:20 p.m. TR
    1:30 p.m.-2:50 p.m. TR
  3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.-4:20 p.m. TR
  4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m.-6:20 p.m. TR
Friday, May 7 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.