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Samford University Catalog 2016-2017 Academic Year
Samford University
   
 
    
 
  Dec 16, 2017
 
Samford University Catalog 2016-2017 Academic Year [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Calendars and Critical Deadlines


Sections Calendars for 2016-2017
 

Students are expected to know regulations and policies found in this catalog and the Student Handbook. Keeping abreast of the school calendar, critical deadlines, and all University mail received in one’s university mailbox and/or electronic mail is also the student’s responsibility

Undergraduate Day and Evening Students; Most Graduate Students*

Semester System

For undergraduate day and most graduate students, Samford University operates on the semester (4-1-4) system, consisting of two four-month semesters, fall and spring, and a three-week term in January (see Jan Term below). The fall semester begins in late August and ends in mid-December. The spring semester begins in late January and ends in mid-May. A maximum of 18 credits may be taken during the semester without additional approval of an academic dean.

Jan Term

Samford University offers a short term consisting of three weeks in the month of January called Jan Term. The major intent of this interterm is to give the student a wider world view, a richer experience in integrating knowledge from a variety of specialties, and a deeper consciousness of the relevance of the student’s studies to one’s life and career. Some courses emphasize interdisciplinary cooperation, using teaching faculty, guest lecturers, and student research and participation. Others are intended to give the student an opportunity for intensive study and observation in a setting involving a potential career. Interterm opportunities include research in libraries or laboratories, contacts with visiting scholars, internships, externships, field trips, and other useful activities. A number of courses are offered at the Daniel House, Samford’s London Study Centre. Regular courses are offered for those who wish to accelerate progress toward graduation or to make up for underload in earlier semesters. The maximum class load allowed in the Jan Term is two courses, not to exceed a total of six credits.

Summer Terms

Summer term day classes are split into two five-week terms, one 10-week summer term, and one 14-week summer term. A maximum of 16 credits can be taken during the summer terms, with a maximum of eight in each five-week term.

Undergraduate Evening Students

Classes for undergraduate evening students meet for two eight-week terms in the fall and spring (A/B Terms), a three-week Jan Term, and two five-week summer terms. All programs offered through Professional Studies follow this format.

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*Not all graduate programs offer Jan Term courses. Environmental management, graduate programs in the College of Health Sciences, and the accelerated BSN nursing program follow a calendar format that consists of a fall, spring, and one 10-week or 14-week summer term.

Inclement Weather Statement

Inclement weather or other events beyond the control of the University that might cause risk or danger to students, faculty, and staff may occasionally result in changes to normal University operations, including cancellation of classes or events; the calendar schedule may be adjusted.

 


Calendar for Academic Year 2016-2017 for
Undergraduate Day & Most Graduate Programs,
including Graduate CHS, Pharmacy

 Graduation Application Deadlines

All students must complete the Application for Graduation to assure timely assessment of their graduation requirements. The form is accessible online through the Samford Portal at: https://casconnect.samford.edu/cas/login

Expected Graduation Term

Student Classification

Application Deadline

Fall 2016 Undergraduate February 16, 2016
Spring 2017 Undergraduate October 3, 2016
Summer 2017 Undergraduate February 15, 2017
Fall 2017 Undergraduate April 3, 2017
     
Fall 2016 Graduate October 3, 2016
Spring 2017 Graduate February 15, 2017
Summer 2017 Graduate July 1, 2017
Fall 2017 Graduate October 2, 2017

 

 Fall Semester 2016

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August 22 Classes begin for graduate programs in the College of Health Sciences
August 26 Last day to add or drop a Fall course for graduate CHS students
August 29 Classes begin for Undergraduate Day students and all other graduate programs, including graduate Health Law and Policy and Paralegal Studies
August 30 University Convocation
September 2 Last day to add or drop a Fall course(s) for Day students and all others who started Aug 29
September 2 Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in semester repeated course is taken
September 5 Labor Day Holiday; no classes meet
October 3 Deadline for Graduation Application for Spring 2017 (Undergraduates)
October 7 Deadline for faculty to submit Midterm grades for all undergraduates
October 10-11 Fall Break (no classes meet although grad/professional programs may elect not to observe this)
October 24 Registration begins for Jan Term and Spring Semester
  (Note: Registration continues until the last day to add/drop for each term)
November 16 Last day to withdraw from a Fall course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Fall courses without ACADEMIC penalty
November 16 Deadline to submit Pass/Fail form for a course being taken in the current semester
November 23-25 Thanksgiving Break (Wednesday-Friday) (no classes meet)
December 8 Classes end
December 9 P4 Clinical Rotations end
December 9 Reading/Study Day
December 12-15 Final Examinations
December 17 Fall Commencement
December 20 Final grades due for Fall (Tuesday)

 

 Jan Term 2017

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January 3 Classes begin
January 5 Last day to add or drop a Jan Term course(s)
January 5 Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in term repeated course is taken
January 13 Last day to withdraw from a Jan Term course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Jan Term courses without ACADEMIC penalty
January 13 Deadline to submit Pass/Fail form for a course being taken in the current semester
January 16 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (no classes meet)
January 19 Classes end
January 20 Final Examinations
January 24 Final Grade due (Tuesday)

 

 Spring Semester 2017

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January 3 Classes begin for graduate programs in the College of Health Sciences (CHS)
January 4 P4 Clinical Rotations begin (4th Year Pharmacy Students)
January 10 Last day to add or drop a Spring course(s) for graduate CHS students
January 16 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (no classes meet)
January 23 Classes begin for undergraduate students and all other graduate programs, including Health Law and Policy
January 24 University Convocation
January 27 Last day to add or drop a Spring course(s) for undergraduate students and all other graduate programs
January 27 Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in term repeated course is taken (undergraduate only)
February 15 Deadline for Graduation Application for Summer 2017 (Undergraduates)
March 10 Deadline for faculty to submit Midterm grades for all undergraduates
March 13-17 Spring Break (no classes meet)
March 27 Registration begins for Summer Terms and Fall Semester
  (NOTE: Registration continues until the last day to add/drop for each term)
April 3 Deadline for Graduation Application for Fall 2017 (Undergraduates)
April 14 P4 Clinical Rotations end
April 17 Easter Monday Holiday (no classes meet)
April 21 Last day to withdraw from a Spring course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Spring courses without ACADEMIC penalty
April 21 Deadline to submit Pass/Fail form for a course being taken in the current semester
April 28 Classes end for graduate CHS programs, 2nd degree Accelerated Nursing, and Pharmacy
May 1-4 Final Exams for graduate CHS programs, 2nd degree Accelerated Nursing, and Pharmacy
May 4 Classes end for all other graduate programs
May 5 Reading/Study Day
May 5 Commencement for graduate CHS programs, 2nd degree Accelerated Nursing, and Pharmacy (Friday)
May 8-11 Final Examinations for all other programs
May 12-13 Spring Commencement
May 16 Final Grades due (Tuesday)

 

 Full Summer Term 2017 (14 Weeks)

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May 15 Classes begin
May 15 P4 Clinical Rotations begin
May 19 Last day to add or drop a Full Summer Term (14-Week) course(s)
May 19 Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in term repeated course is taken
May 29 Memorial Day Holiday (no classes meet)
July 4 Independence Day Holiday (no classes meet)
July 21 Last day to withdraw from a Full Summer Term course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Full Summer Term courses without ACADEMIC penalty
July 21 Deadline to submit Pass/Fail form for a course being taken in the current term
August 11 Classes end
August 14-17 Final Examinations
August 15 Final Grades due (Tuesday)
August 25 P4 Clinical Rotations end

 

 Summer I Term 2017 (5 Weeks)

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June 5 Classes begin
June 7 Last day to add or drop a Summer I course(s)
June 7 Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in term repeated course is taken
June 21 Last day to withdraw from a Summer I course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Summer I courses without ACADEMIC penalty
June 21 Deadline to submit Pass/Fail form for a course being taken in the current term
July 4 Independence Day Holiday (no classes meet)
July 6 Classes end
July 7 Final Examinations
July 10 Final Grades due (Monday)
   

 Summer II Term 2017 (5 Weeks)

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July 10 Classes begin
July 12 Last day to add or drop a Summer II course(s)
July 12 Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in term repeated course is taken
July 26 Last day to withdraw from a Summer II course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Summer II courses without ACADEMIC penalty
July 26 Deadline to submit Pass/Fail form for a course being taken in the current term
August 10 Classes end
August 11 Final Examinations
August 14 Final Grades due (Monday)

 

 Summer III Term 2017 (1o Weeks)

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June 5 Classes begin
June 8 Last day to add or drop a Summer III (10-Week) course(s)
June 8 Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in term repeated course is taken
July 4 Independence Day Holiday (no classes meet)
July 26 Last day to withdraw from a Summer III course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Summer III courses without ACADEMIC penalty
July 26 Deadline to submit Pass/Fail form for a course being taken in the current term
August 10 Classes end
August 11 Final Examinations
August 14 Final Grades due (Monday)

 

Important Note: See the Financial Information section for payment due dates for each semester/term. Students who register AFTER the payment due date MUST make their payments IMMEDIATELY upon registration.

Inclement weather or other events beyond the control of the University that might cause risk or danger to students, faculty, and staff may occasionally result in changes to normal University operations, including cancellation of classes or events; the calendar schedule may be adjusted.


Calendar for Academic Year 2016-2017 for
Professional Studies (Undergraduate Evening)

 

 Fall Term A 2016

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August 22 Classes begin for Fall Term A
August 26 Last day to add or drop a Fall Term A course(s)
August 26 Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in term repeated course is taken
September 5 Labor Day Holiday (no classes meet)
September 16 Last day to withdraw from a Fall Term A course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Fall Term A courses without ACADEMIC penalty
September 16 Deadline to submit Pass/Fail form for a course being taken in the current term
October 3 Deadline for Graduation Application for Spring 2017
October 10-11 Fall Break (no classes meet)
October 12 Classes end for Fall Term A
October 13-14 Final Examinations for Fall Term A
October 17 Final grades due for Fall Term A (Monday)

 

 Fall Term B 2016

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October 17 Classes begin for Fall Term B
October 21 Last day to add or drop a Fall Term B course(s)
October 21 Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in term repeated course is taken
October 24 Registration begins for Jan Term and Spring Terms A & B
  (Note: Registration continues until the last day to add/drop for each term)
November 16 Last day to withdraw from a Fall Term B course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Fall Term B courses without ACADEMIC penalty
November 16 Deadline to submit Pass/Fail form for a course being taken in the current term
November 23-25 Thanksgiving Holidays (Wednesday-Friday) (no classes meet)
December 8 Classes end for Fall Term B
December 12-15 Final Examinations for Fall Term B
December 12 Fall Commencement
December 20 Final grades due (Tuesday)

 

 Jan Term 2017

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January 3 Classes begin
January 5 Last day to add or drop a Jan Term course(s)
January 5 Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in term repeated course is taken
January 13 Last day to withdraw from a Jan Term course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Jan Term courses without ACADEMIC penalty
January 13 Deadline to submit Pass/Fail form for a course being taken in the current semester
January 16 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (no classes meet)
January 19 Classes end
January 20 Final Examinations
January 24 Final Grade due (Tuesday)

 

 Spring Term A 2017

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January 23 Classes begin for Spring Term A
January 27 Last day to add or drop a SpringTerm A course(s)
January 27 Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in term repeated course is taken
February 15 Deadline for Graduation Application for Summer 2017
February 17 Last day to withdraw from a Spring Term A course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Spring Term A courses without ACADEMIC penalty
February 17 Deadline to submit Pass/Fail form for a course being taken in the current term
February 20 Registration re-opens for Spring Term B
March 7 Classes end for Spring Term A
March 8-9 Final Examinations for Spring Term A
March 10 Final Grades due for Spring Term A (Friday)
March 13-17 Spring Break (no classes meet)

 

 Spring Term B 2017

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March 20 Classes begin for Spring Term B (Tuesday)
March 24 Last day to add or drop a SpringTerm B course(s)
March 24 Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in term repeated course is taken
March 27 Registration begins for Summer Term and Fall Terms A & B
  (Note: Registration continues until the last day to add/drop for each term)
April 3 Deadline for Graduation Application for Fall 2017
April 17 Easter Monday Holiday (no classes meet)
April 21 Last day to withdraw from a Spring Term B course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Spring Term B courses without ACADEMIC penalty
April 21 Deadline to submit Pass/Fail form for a course being taken in the current term
May 4 Classes end for Spring Term B
May 5 Reading/Study Day
May 8-11 Final Examinations for Spring Term B
May 12-13 Spring Commencement
May 16 Final Grades due (Tuesday)

 

 Summer 10-Week Term 2017 (aka Summer III)

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June 5 Classes begin
June 8 Last day to add or drop a Summer III (10-Week) course(s)
June 8 Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in term repeated course is taken
July 4 Independence Day Holiday (no classes meet)
July 26 Last day to withdraw from a Summer III course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Summer III courses without ACADEMIC penalty
July 26 Deadline to submit Pass/Fail form for a course being taken in the current term
August 10 Classes end
August 11 Final Examinations
August 14 Final Grades due (Monday)

 

Important Note: See the Financial Information section for payment due dates for each semester/term. Students who register AFTER the payment due date MUST make their payments IMMEDIATELY upon registration.

Inclement weather or other events beyond the control of the University that might cause risk or danger to students, faculty, and staff may occasionally result in changes to normal University operations, including cancellation of classes or events; the calendar schedule may be adjusted.