Academic calendar

M State academic calendars

Note: Calendars are subject to change. Click here for a downloadable copy of the 2021-22 academic calendar.

Academic calendar for Fall 2020-Summer 2021

Fall semester 2020
August 24 Welcome Day, semester begins
August 26 Last day to add courses for fall semester
August 28 Last day to drop courses for fall semester
September 7 Labor Day - college closed
September 17 Constitution Day
September 18 Application deadline for fall commencement ceremony
October 12 Spring 2021 registration begins
October 15-16 Fall break - no classes, college open
November 11 Veterans Day - college closed
November 25 Last day to withdraw from full-term fall semester courses
November 26-27 Thanksgiving break - college closed
December 14-18 Final exams
December 18 Fall commencement for all campuses - ceremony in Moorhead
December 21-January 8 Semester break - no classes, college open
December 25 Christmas - college closed
January 1 New Year's Day - college closed
Spring semester 2021
January 11 Spring semester begins
January 13 Last day to add courses for spring semester
January 15 Last day to drop courses for spring semester
January 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Day - college closed
February 5 Application deadline for spring graduates/spring commencement
February 15 Presidents Day - college closed
March 8 Summer/fall 2021 registration begins
March 12 Application deadline for summer graduates/spring commencement
March 15-19 Spring break - no classes, college open
April 5 No classes - college open
April 14 Last day to withdraw from full-term spring semester courses
May 3-7 Final exams
May 7 Spring semester virtual graduation ceremony - 7 p.m.
May 7 Spring semester ends
Summer term 2021
May 10 Summer term begins
May 31 Memorial Day - college closed
June 7 Summer term general education/online courses begin
July 5 Independence Day observed - college closed
July 30 Summer term ends

Academic calendar for Fall 2021-Summer 2022

Fall semester 2021
August 2-27 Book charging window open
August 23 Fall semester begins
August 25 Last day to add full-term fall semester classes
August 27 Last day to drop full-term fall semester classes
September 6 Labor Day - college closed
September 17 Priority application deadline for fall commencement ceremony
October 21-22 Fall break - no classes, college open
October 25 Registration opens for spring semester 2022 - 8 a.m.
November 11 Veterans Day - college closed
November 24 Last day to withdraw from full-term fall classes
November 25-26 Thanksgiving holiday - college closed
December 13-17 Final exams
December 17 Fall semester ends
December 17 Fall commencement for all campuses in Moorhead
December 20-January 7 Winter break - no classes, college open
December 24 Christmas holiday observed - college closed
December 31 New Year's holiday observed -college closed
Spring semester 2022
January 10 Spring semester begins
January 12 Last day to add full-term spring semester classes
January 14 Last day to drop full-term spring semester classes
January 17 Martin Luther King Jr. Day - college closed
February 4 Priority application deadline for spring semester graduates
February 21 Presidents Day - college closed
March 7 Registration opens for summer and fall 2022
March 11 Priority application deadline for summer semester graduates attending spring commencement
March 14-18 Spring break - no classes, college open
April 1 No classes, college open
April 13 Last day to withdraw from full-term spring classes
May 2-6 Final exam week
May 5 Detroit Lakes and Fergus Falls campus commencements
May 6 Moorhead and Wadena campus commencements
May 6 Spring semester ends
Summer term 2022
May 9 Summer term begins
May 30 Memorial Day - college closed
June 6 Summer term general education/online courses begin
July 4 Independence Day - college closed
July 29 Summer term ends