Academic Calendar

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Academic Calendar

M State's academic calendar is available to assist with your academic planning. A full calendar listing of M State events and important dates is also available.


 

2018-19 Academic Calendar at a glance

AUGUST 2018

August 27: Fall semester begins
August 29: Last day to add courses for fall semester
August 31: Last day to drop courses for fall semester

SEPTEMBER 2018

September 3: Labor Day COLLEGE CLOSED
September 17: Constitution Day observed
September 21: Application deadline for fall commencement ceremony

OCTOBER 2018

October 15: Spring 2019 registration begins
October 18-19: Fall break No Classes/College Open

NOVEMBER 2018

November 12: Veterans Day observed COLLEGE CLOSED
November 22-23: Thanksgiving break COLLEGE CLOSED
November 28: Last day to withdraw from full-term fall semester courses

DECEMBER 2018

December 17-21: Final exams
December 21: Fall commencement for all campuses; ceremony in Moorhead
December 21: Fall semester ends
December 24-January 11: Semester break No Classes/College Open
December 25: Christmas COLLEGE CLOSED

JANUARY 2019

January 1: New Year's Day COLLEGE CLOSED
January 14: Spring semester begins
January 16: Last day to add courses for spring semester
January 18: Last day to drop courses for spring semester
January 21: Martin Luther King Jr. Day COLLEGE CLOSED

FEBRUARY 2019

February 8: Application deadline for spring graduates/spring commencement ceremony
February 18: Presidents Day COLLEGE CLOSED

MARCH 2019

March 4: Summer/fall 2019 registration opens
March 8: Application deadline for summer graduates/spring commencement ceremony
March 11-15: Spring break No Classes/College Open

APRIL 2019

April 10: No Classes/College Open
April 17: Last day to withdraw from full-term spring semester courses

MAY 2019

May 6-10: Final exams
May 7: Moorhead campus commencement
May 8: Detroit Lakes campus commencement
May 9: Fergus Falls campus commencement
May 10: Wadena campus commencement
May 10: Spring semester ends
May 14: Summer term begins
May 28: Memorial Day COLLEGE CLOSED

JUNE 2019

June 3: Summer term general education/online courses begin

JULY 2019

July 4: Independence Day COLLEGE CLOSED
July 26: Summer term ends


AUGUST 2017
August 21: Fall semester begins
August 23: Last day to add courses
August 25: Last day to drop courses

 

SEPTEMBER 2017
September 4: Labor Day COLLEGE CLOSED
September 15: Application deadline for fall commencement ceremony
September 26: No Classes/College Open

 

OCTOBER 2017
October 16: Spring 2018 registration begins
October 19-20: Fall break No Classes/College Open

 

NOVEMBER 2017
November 10: Veterans Day Observed COLLEGE CLOSED
November 22: Last day to withdraw from full-term fall semester courses
November 23-24: Thanksgiving break COLLEGE CLOSED

 

DECEMBER 2017
December 11-15: Final exams
December 15: Fall commencement for all campuses; ceremony in Moorhead
December 15: Fall semester ends
December 18-January 5: Semester break No Classes/College Open
December 25: COLLEGE CLOSED

 

JANUARY 2018
January 1: COLLEGE CLOSED
January 8: Spring semester begins
January 10: Last day to add courses
January 12: Last day to drop courses
January 15: Martin Luther King Jr. Day COLLEGE CLOSED

 

FEBRUARY 2018
February 2: Application deadline for spring graduates/spring
commencement ceremony
February 19: Presidents Day COLLEGE CLOSED
February 20: No Classes/College Open

 

MARCH 2018
March 5: Summer/fall 2018 registration opens
March 9: Application deadline for summer graduates/spring commencement
ceremony
March 12-16: Spring break No Classes/College Open

 

APRIL 2018
April 11: Last day to withdraw from full-term spring semester courses
April 30-May 4: Final exams

 

MAY 2018
May 2: Detroit Lakes campus commencement
May 3: Fergus Falls campus commencement
May 4: Wadena campus commencement
May 4: Spring semester ends
May 8: Moorhead campus commencement
May 9: Summer term begins
May 28: Memorial Day COLLEGE CLOSED

 

JUNE 2018
June 4: Summer term general education/online courses begin

 

JULY 2018
July 4: Independence Day COLLEGE CLOSED
July 27: Summer term ends