2012-2013 Samford University Catalog 
    
    Aug 12, 2022  
2012-2013 Samford University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Calendars and Critical Deadlines



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; All Graduate Students*

Semester System

For full-time undergraduate and 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 five credits.

Summer Terms

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

*Except graduate nursing and environmental management students.

Calendar for Academic Year 2012-2013 for Undergraduate Day & Evening, and All Graduate Programs*

(except Graduate Nursing & Environmental Management)

Orientation & Connections Dates for Summer 2012

June 4-5 New Student Orientation (Session 1)
June 11-12 New Student Orientation (Session 2)
June 15 Transfer Student Orientation
June 18-19 New Student Orientation (Session 3)
August 23-24 New Student Orientation (Session 4)
August 24-26 Connections
   

Graduation Application Deadlines (Undergraduate Only)

Students must complete the Application for Undergraduate Degree to assure timely assessment of their graduation requirements. The form is available on the Student Records Forms page.
Expected Graduation Term Application Deadline
Spring 2013 October 1, 2012
Summer 2013 February 15, 2013
Fall 2013 April 2, 2013
   

Summer I 2012 (First Five-Week Summer Session)

June 4 Payment due date for students who have registered
June 4 Advising, registration, and payment for students not registered
June 4 Classes begin
June 6 Last day to add or drop a Summer I course(s) without FINANCIAL penalty
June 6 Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in session repeated course is taken
June 22 Last day to withdraw from a Summer I course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Summer I courses without ACADEMIC penalty
July 4 Independence Day Holiday; no classes meet
July 5 Classes end
July 6 Final Examinations
   

Summer II 2012 (Second Five-Week Summer Session )

July 9 Payment due date for students who have registered
July 9 Advising, registration, and payment for students not registered
July 9 Classes begin
July 11 Last day to add or drop a Summer II course(s) without FINANCIAL penalty
July 11 Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in session repeated course is taken
July 27 Last day to withdraw from a Summer II course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Summer II courses without ACADEMIC penalty
August 9 Classes end
August 10 Final Examinations
   

Summer 10-Week Term 2012

June 4 Payment due date for students who have registered
June 4 Advising, registration, and payment for students not registered
June 4 Classes begin
June 7 Last day to add or drop a Summer 10-Week course(s) without FINANCIAL penalty
June 7 Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in term repeated course is taken
July 4 Independence Day Holiday; no classes meet
July 20 Last day to withdraw from a Summer 10-Week course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Summer 10-Week courses without ACADEMIC penalty
August 9 Classes end
August 10 Final Examinations
   

Fall Semester 2012 

August 20-24 Faculty in residence for the academic session
August 24 Advising, registration and payment for students not registered
August 27 Payment due date for students who have registered
August 27 Classes begin
August 28 University Convocation
August 31 Payment due date for students in Orientation Session #4 (Aug 23-24)
August 31 Last day to add or drop a course(s) without FINANCIAL penalty
August 31 Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in semester repeated course is taken
September 3 Labor Day Holiday; no classes meet
October 8-9 Fall Break; no classes meet
October 17 Deadline for faculty to submit midterm grades for freshmen (deadline subject to change)
Nov 5-30 Registration begins for Jan Term and Spring Semester
  (Note: Registration continues until the last day to add/drop for each future term)
November 16 Last day to withdraw from a Fall course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Fall courses without ACADEMIC penalty
November 21-23 Thanksgiving Holidays; no classes meet
December 7 Classes end
December 10-13 Final Examinations
December 15 Commencement

 

Jan Term 2013

January 3 Payment due date for students who have registered
January 3 Advising, registration, and payment for students not registered
January 3 Classes begin
January 7 Last day to add or drop a course(s) without FINANCIAL penalty
January 7 Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in term repeated course is taken
January 18 Last day to withdraw from a Jan Term course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Jan Term courses without ACADEMIC penalty
January 21 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday; no classes meet
January 24 Classes end
January 25 Final Examinations
   

Spring Semester 2013

January 25 Advising, registration and payment for students not registered
January 28 Payment due date for students who have registered
January 28 Classes begin
January 29 University Convocation
February 1 Last day to add or drop a course(s) without FINANCIAL penalty
February 1 Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in semester repeated course is taken
March 13 Deadline for faculty to submit midterm grades for freshmen (deadline subject to change)
March 18-22 Spring Break Holidays; no classes meet
April 1 Easter Monday Holiday; no classes meet
April 2 Deadline to submit Transient Enrollment Form/Letter of Good Standing Request for Summer transient work
April 2-26 Registration begins for Summer Terms and Fall Semester
  (NOTE: Registration continues until the last day to add/drop for each future term)
April 26 Last day to withdraw from a Spring course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Spring courses without ACADEMIC penalty
May 10 Classes end
May 13-16 Final Examinations
May 17-18 Commencement Weekend
   

Summer I 2013 (First Five-Week Summer Session)

June 3 Payment due date for students who have registered
June 3 Advising, registration, and payment for students not registered
June 3 Classes begin
June 5 Last day to add or drop a Summer I course(s) without FINANCIAL penalty
June 5 Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in session repeated course is taken
June 26 Last day to withdraw from a Summer I course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Summer I courses without ACADEMIC penalty
July 3 Classes end
July 4 Independence Day Holiday; no classes meet
July 5 Final Examinations
   

Summer II 2013 (Second Five-Week Summer Session )

July 8 Payment due date for students who have registered
July 8 Advising, registration, and payment for students not registered
July 8 Classes begin
July 10 Last day to add or drop a Summer I course(s) without FINANCIAL penalty
July 10 Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in session 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
August 8 Classes end
August 9 Final Examinations
   

Summer 10-Week Term 2013

June 3 Payment due date for students who have registered
June 3 Advising, registration, and payment for students not registered
June 3 Classes begin
June 7 Last day to add or drop a Summer 10-Week course(s) without FINANCIAL penalty
June 7 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 10-Week course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Summer 10-Week courses without ACADEMIC penalty
August 8 Classes end
August 9 Final Examinations

* For the Beeson School of Divinity Academic Calendar, see their Web site: www.beesondivinity.com/
(Choose Academic Calendar from the Academics drop down menu)
For the Cumberland School of Law Academic Calendar, see their Web site: cumberland.samford.edu/, then click on Calendar.
For the McWhorter School of Pharmacy Academic Calendar for 2012-2013, see that school’s section of this catalog.
For the 2013-2014 Academic Calendar, see the Academic Calendars page.

Graduate Nursing and Graduate Environmental Management 

Summer Term 2012

June 4 Payment due date for students who have registered
June 4 Advising, registration and payment for students not registered
June 4 Classes begin
June 7 Last day to add or drop a course(s) without FINANCIAL penalty
July 4 Independence Day Holiday, no classes meet
July 20 Last day to withdraw from a Summer course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Summer courses without ACADEMIC penalty
August 9 Classes end
August10 Final Examinations
   

Fall Semester 2012

August 27 Payment due date for students who have registered
August 20 Advising, registration and payment for students not registered
August 20 Classes begin
August 28 Last day to add or drop a course(s) without FINANCIAL penalty
September 3 Labor Day Holiday; no classes meet
Nov 5-30 Registration begins for Spring Semester*
November 15 Last day to withdraw from a Fall course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Fall courses without ACADEMIC penalty
November 21-23 Thanksgiving Holidays; no classes meet
December 7 Classes end
December 10-13 Final Examinations
December 15 Commencement
   

Spring Semester 2013

January 28 Payment due date for students who have registered
January 3 Advising, registration and payment for students not registered
January 3 Classes begin
January 8 Last day to add or drop a course(s) without FINANCIAL penalty
January 21 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday; no classes meet
March 18-22 Spring Break Holidays; no classes meet
April 1 Easter Monday Holiday; no classes meet
April 2-26 Registration begins for Summer and Fall Terms*
April 24 Last day to withdraw from a Fall course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Fall courses without ACADEMIC penalty
May 10 Classes end
May 13-16 Final Examinations
May 17-18 Commencement
   

Summer Term 2013

June 3 Payment due date for students who have registered
June 3 Advising, registration and payment for students not registered
June 3 Classes begin
June 7 Last day to add or drop a course(s) without FINANCIAL penalty
July 4 Independence Day Holiday, no classes meet
July 26 Last day to withdraw from a Fall course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Fall courses without ACADEMIC penalty
August 8 Classes end
August 9 Final Examinations
   

*NOTE: Registration continues until the last day to add/drop for each future term.

For the Beeson School of Divinity Academic Calendar, see their Web site: www.beesondivinity.com/ (Click on Academic Calendar from the Academics drop down menu)

For the Cumberland School of Law Academic Calendar, see their Web site: cumberland.samford.edu/ (Click on Calendar)

For the McWhorter School of Pharmacy Academic Calendar for 2012-2013, see that school’s section of this catalog.

For the 2013-2014 Academic Calendar, see the Academic Calendars page.