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The Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy operate on both the Oxford and Jackson campuses. The Schools of Dentistry, Health Related Professionals and Medicine, and the Health Sciences Graduate School, are based in Jackson only. (Additional healthcare programs are available through the School of Applied Sciences on the Oxford campus.) Other than these exceptions, the schools above are on the Oxford campus.


Academic Year and Academic Calendar

The university operates on the semester system. Fall semester begins in mid-August and ends in mid-December. Spring semester begins in mid-January and ends in early May. A detailed university calendar is available from the Registrar’s Office and on the Web at Academic Calendar.

The summer session consists of two terms of approximately four weeks, each with the same number of classroom hours as a regular semester. (Selected courses in the College of Liberal Arts and the professional schools, and all courses in the School of Law, are offered on a 10-week basis spanning both summer terms.) Students may earn up to 14 semester hours of undergraduate credit during the summer. The summer session accommodates students who wish to accelerate their programs or secure advanced class standing; students who need to make up deficiencies; public and private school teachers who are employed during the regular academic year and desire to secure an advanced degree and to advance their teaching certificates to a higher grade; and freshmen who wish to begin their college careers early. A freshman who enters the university in the summer of 2010 may graduate in the spring of 2013.

Intersessions are two-week terms in early January, May, or August.

The policies and regulations contained in this online University of Mississippi Catalog are in effect for the current or selected semester. The catalog is not a contract, but rather a guide for the convenience of students. The University of Mississippi reserves the right to 1) change or withdraw courses; 2) change the fees, rules, and schedules for admission, registration, instruction, and graduation; and 3) change other regulations affecting the student body at any time. Implicit in each student’s enrollment with the university is an agreement to comply with university rules and regulations, which the university may modify to exercise properly its educational responsibility.