Michigan State University, MSU academic calendar has class schedule, exam schedule, holiday schedule, add/drop dates, fall break, winter break, spring break, other important dates, and deadlines.
Michigan State University uses the semester system. There are usually 3 semesters (Fall, Spring, and Summer) in an academic year. There are about 14-15 weeks in each semester at MSU.
Courses at Michigan State University are given on a “semester” basis, and credits earned are semester credits. To convert semester credits to the “quarter” systems, multiply by 3/2. To convert quarter credits to semester credits, multiply by 2/3.
If you have 12 or more credits, you are considered a full-time student at MSU. Freshmen require 0-27 credits, Sophomores require 28-55 credits, Juniors require 56-87, and Seniors require 88+ credits.
All undergraduate baccalaureate programs require a minimum of 120 credits. Most MSU programs are designed so that a student starting a program as a first-year student may finish it in 8 semesters by satisfactorily completing an average of 15 credits a semester.
In practice, students usually carry from 12 to 18 credits a semester depending on personal circumstances and the chosen program of study.
MSU academic calendar fall 2022
Check out the important dates and deadlines on the MSU academic calendar fall 2022.
- Enrollment by Appointment begins on April 11 2022 to April 22, 2022.
- MSU Open Enrollment begins for Fall 2022 on April 23 2022.
- Initial tuition billing statements for Fall 2022 are available electronically on August 11 2022.
- MSU Move-in date 2022 is from August 26, 2022 to August 28, 2022. Move-in times and details will be posted in the MSU Housing portal. As you prepare to make the move to Michigan State, be sure to check your MSU email account and your mailbox for how move-in will work.
- Initial minimum tuition and fee payments are due for Fall 2022 on August 29, 2022.
- Late enrollment fee ($100) for Fall 2022 begins (fee waived for newly admitted and readmitted students) from August 31, 2022 to December 11 2022. Check out MSU STUINFO guide.
- MSU fall 2022 classes start on August 31, 2022. Students should follow their Monday class schedule on Wednesday, August 31, 2022. Thursday, September 1 and Friday, September 2, 2022 classes will meet as normally scheduled.
- Labor day holiday (Michigan State University is closed) is on Monday, September 5 2022.
- The online open add period for Fall ends on September 7, 2022 at 11:59 p.m according to MSU academic calendar 2022-2023.
- The visitor Change Deadline is September 7, 2022. It is the last day to change to or from Visitor for Fall – must be done in the Registrar’s Office by 5 p.m.
- Final certification forms for non-Degree Audit programs are delivered to colleges on September 8, 2022.
- September 23, 2022 is the end of the tuition refund period for Fall semester courses – no refund after this date.
- According to MSU academic calendar 2022, October 18, 2022 is Michigan State University’s Middle of Fall semester 2022.
- October 18, 2022 is the last day to change to or from CR/NC for Fall – must be done in the Registrar’s Office by 5 p.m.
- MSU fall break 2022 (Break Days, Holiday – University Open) is from October 24, 2022 to October 25, 2022.
- MSU Thanksgiving break 2022 is from October 24, 2022 to October 25, 2022. Holiday – Michigan State University is Closed.
- Classes end for Fall semester 2022 on December 11, 2022.
- MSU Final Exams for Fall semester 2022 is from December 12, 2022 to December 16, 2022.
- MSU Commencements for Fall semester 2022 are on December 16, 2022 and December 17, 2022.
- MSU winter break 2022 (Christmas Holiday break – University Closed) is from December 23, 2022 to January 2, 2023.
MSU academic calendar spring 2022
Check out the important dates and deadlines on the MSU academic calendar spring 2023.
- Enrollment by appointment time for Spring 2023 and Summer 2023 is October 31, 2022.
- Open Enrollment begins for Spring 2023 and Summer 2023 on November 12, 2022.
- Initial tuition billing statements for Spring 2023 are available electronically on December 10, 2022.
- Initial minimum tuition and fee payments are due for Spring 2023 on January 4 2023.
- The late enrollment fee ($100) for Spring 2023 begins (fee waived for newly admitted and readmitted students) on January 9, 2023.
- MSU Spring 2023 classes start on January 9, 2023. Michigan State University classes begin for the Spring semester of 2023.
- The online open add period for Spring ends January 13, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.
- January 13, 2023 is the last day to change to or from Visitor for Spring – must be done in the Registrar’s Office by 5 p.m.
- Martin Luther King J.R day holiday is January 16, 2023. MSU University is Open, classes are cancelled.
- Final certification forms for non-Degree Audit programs are delivered to colleges on January 19, 2023, according to MSU academic calendar 2022-2023.
- February 3, 2023 is the end of the tuition refund period for Spring – no refund after this date.
- The last day to change to or from CR/NC for Spring is March 1, 2023. It must be done in the Registrar’s Office by 5 p.m.
- According to MSU academic calendar 2023, the Middle of Spring semester 2023 is March 1, 2023.
- MSU Spring break 2023 is from March 6, 2023 to March 10, 2023.
- MSU Spring classes end on April 30, 2023.
- MSU Final Exams for Spring semester 2023 is from May 1, 2023 to May 5, 2023.
- MSU Commencements for Spring semester 2023 is from May 5, 2023 to May 7, 2023.
For more on MSU academic calendar 2022-2023, visit the Michigan State University registrar website.