Samford University Catalog 2017-2018 Academic Year 
    
    Oct 18, 2018  
Samford University Catalog 2017-2018 Academic Year [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Calendar and Critical Deadlines Intro


Sections Calendars for 2017-2018
 

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 2017-2018 for
Undergraduate Day & Most Graduate Programs,
including Graduate CHS, Pharmacy

 

 Fall Semester 2017

August 28 Classes begin for ALL academic programs, including Undergraduate Day, Graduate Day, & Graduate Evening (including CHS). Also, under Law, Health Law & Policy and Paralegal Studies programs.
August 28 P4 Clinical Rotations begin (4th Year Pharmacy Students)
August 29 University Convocation
September 1 Last day to add or drop a Fall course(s)
September 1 Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in semester repeated course is taken
September 4 Labor Day Holiday (no classes meet)
October 3 Deadline for Graduation Application for Spring 2018 (Undergraduates)
October 6 Deadline for faculty to submit Midterm grades for all undergraduates
October 9-10 Fall Break (no classes meet, although grad/professional programs may elect not to observe this)
October 23 Registration begins for Jan Term and Spring Semester
  (Note: Registration continues until the last day to add/drop for each term)
November 15 Last day to withdraw from a Fall course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Fall courses without ACADEMIC penalty
November 15 Deadline to submit Pass/Fail form for a course being taken in the current semester
November 22-24 Thanksgiving Break (Wednesday-Friday) (no classes meet)
December 7 Classes end (all undergraduates and most graduates)
December 8 P4 Clinical Rotations end
December 8 Classes end (Grad CHS & Accelerated 2nd Degree Nursing students)
December 8 Reading/Study Day
December 11-14 Final Examinations
December 16 Fall Commencement
December 18 Final grades due for Fall (Monday)

 

 Jan Term 2018

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 12 Last day to withdraw from a Jan Term course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Jan Term courses without ACADEMIC penalty
January 12 Deadline to submit Pass/Fail form for a course being taken in the current term
January 15 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (no classes meet)
January 18 Classes end
January 19 Final Examinations
January 23 Final Grade due (Tuesday)

 

 Spring Semester 2018

January 2 P4 Clinical Rotations begin (4th Year Pharmacy Students)
January 3 Classes begin for Grad CHS and Accelerated 2nd Degree Nursing
January 15 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (no classes meet)
January 19 Last day to add or drop a Spring course(s) for Grad CHS and Accelerated 2nd Degree Nursing
January 22 Classes begin for undergraduate students and all other grad programs, including Health Law and Policy
January 23 University Convocation
January 26 Last day to add or drop a Spring course(s) for undergraduate students and all other graduate programs
January 26 Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in term repeated course is taken (undergraduate only)
February 14 Deadline for Graduation Application for Summer 2018 (Undergraduates)
March 9 Deadline for faculty to submit Midterm grades for all undergraduates
March 12-16 Spring Break (no classes meet)
March 27 Registration begins for Summer Terms and Fall Semester and Jan Term
  (NOTE: Registration continues until the last day to add/drop for each term)
April 2 Easter Monday Holiday (no classes meet)
April 4 Deadline for Graduation Application for Fall 2018 (Undergraduates)
April 4 Last day to withdraw from a Spring course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Spring courses without ACADEMIC penalty (Grad CHS & Accel 2nd Deg Nursing)
April 4 Deadline to submit Pass/Fail form for a course being taken in the current semester
(Graduate CHS & Accelerated 2nd Deg Nursing)
April 13 P4 Clinical Rotations end
April 25 Last day to withdraw from a Spring course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Spring courses without ACADEMIC penalty (Undergraduates)
April 25 Deadline to submit Pass/Fail form for a course being taken in the current semester (Undergraduates)
April 27 Classes end for Grad CHS programs, Accelerated 2nd Degree Nursing, and Pharmacy
April 30-May 3 Final Exams for Grad CHS programs, Accelerated 2nd Degree Nursing, and Pharmacy
May 3 Classes end for all programs
May 4 Commencement for Grad CHS, Accelerated 2nd Degree Nursing, and Pharmacy (Friday)
May 4 Reading/Study Day
May 7-10 Final Examinations
May 11-12 Spring Commencement (Friday and Saturday)
May 15 Final Grades due (Tuesday)

 

 Full Summer Term 2018 (14 Weeks)

May 14 Classes begin (Grad CHS and Accel 2nd Degree Nursing)
May 14 P4 Clinical Rotations begin
May 14 Last day to add or drop a Full Summer Term (14-Week) course(s)
May 28 Memorial Day Holiday (no classes meet)
July 4 Independence Day Holiday (no classes meet)
July 20 Last day to withdraw from a Full Summer Term course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Full Summer Term courses without ACADEMIC penalty
August 10 Classes end (Grad CHS and Accel 2nd Degree Nursing)
August 13-16 Final Examinations
August 21 Final Grades due (Tuesday)
August 24 P4 Clinical Rotations end

 

 Summer I Term 2018 (5 Weeks)

June 4 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 20 Last day to withdraw from a Summer I course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Summer I courses without ACADEMIC penalty
June 20 Deadline to submit Pass/Fail form for a course being taken in the current term
July 4 Independence Day Holiday (no classes meet)
July 5 Classes end
July 6 Final Examinations
July 9 Final Grades due (Monday)
   

 Summer II Term 2018 (5 Weeks)

July 9 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 25 Last day to withdraw from a Summer II course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Summer II courses without ACADEMIC penalty
July 25 Deadline to submit Pass/Fail form for a course being taken in the current term
August 9 Classes end
August 10 Final Examinations
August 13 Final Grades due (Monday)

 

 Summer III Term 2018 (10 Weeks)

June 4 Classes begin
June 7 Last day to add or drop a Summer III (10-Week) course(s)
June 7 Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in term repeated course is taken
July 4 Independence Day Holiday (no classes meet)
July 25 Last day to withdraw from a Summer III (10-Week) course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Summer III (10-Week) courses without ACADEMIC penalty
July 25 Deadline to submit Pass/Fail form for a course being taken in the current term
August 9 Classes end
August 10 Final Examinations
August 13 Final Grades due (Monday)

 

Note about 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

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.

CHS=College of Health Sciences (includes School of Health Professions, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health)

For the Beeson School of Divinity Academic Calendar, use the following link: http://www.beesondivinity.com/academiccalendar

For the Cumberland School of Law Academic Calendar, use the following link: https://www.samford.edu/departments/registrar/academic-calendar-law

For a calendar with dates specific to the McWhorter School of Pharmacy, use the following link:
http://www.samford.edu/pharmacy/student-services/


Calendar for Academic Year 2017-2018 for
Professional Studies (Undergraduate Evening)

 

 Fall Term A 2017

August 21 Classes begin for Fall Term A
August 25 Last day to add or drop a Fall Term A course(s)
August 25 Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in term repeated course is taken
September 4 Labor Day Holiday (no classes meet)
September 15 Last day to withdraw from a Fall Term A course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Fall Term A courses without ACADEMIC penalty
September 15 Deadline to submit Pass/Fail form for a course being taken in the current term
September 18 Registration re-opens for Fall Term B
October 3 Deadline for Graduation Application for Spring 2018
October 9-10 Fall Break (no classes meet)
October 11 Classes end for Fall Term A
October 12-13 Final Examinations for Fall Term A
October 16 Final Grades due for Fall Term A (Monday)

 

 Fall Term B 2017

October 16 Classes begin for Fall Term B
October 20 Last day to add or drop a Fall Term B course(s)
October 20 Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in term repeated course is taken
October 23 Registration begins for Jan Term and Spring Terms A & B
  (Note: Registration continues until the last day to add/drop for each term)
November 15 Last day to withdraw from a Fall Term B course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Fall Term B courses without ACADEMIC penalty
November 15 Deadline to submit Pass/Fail form for a course being taken in the current term
November 22-24 Thanksgiving Holidays (Wednesday-Friday) (no classes meet)
December 7 Classes end for Fall Term B
December 11-14 Final Examinations for Fall Term B
December 16 Fall Commencement
December 18 Final Grades due (Tuesday)

 

 Jan Term 2018

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 12 Last day to withdraw from a Jan Term course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Jan Term courses without ACADEMIC penalty
January 12 Deadline to submit Pass/Fail form for a course being taken in the current semester
January 15 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (no classes meet)
January 18 Classes end
January 19 Final Examinations
January 23 Final Grades due (Tuesday)

 

 Spring Term A 2018

January 22 Classes begin for Spring Term A
January 26 Last day to add or drop a SpringTerm A course(s)
January 26 Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in term repeated course is taken
February 14 Deadline for Graduation Application for Summer 2018
February 16 Last day to withdraw from a Spring Term A course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Spring Term A courses without ACADEMIC penalty
February 16 Deadline to submit Pass/Fail form for a course being taken in the current term
February 19 Registration re-opens for Spring Term B
March 6 Classes end for Spring Term A
March 7-8 Final Examinations for Spring Term A
March 9 Final Grades due for Spring Term A (Friday)
March 12-16 Spring Break (no classes meet)

 

 Spring Term B 2018

March 19 Classes begin for Spring Term B (Tuesday)
March 23 Last day to add or drop a Spring Term B course(s)
March 23 Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in term repeated course is taken
March 27 Registration begins for Summer Term and Fall Terms A & B and Jan Term
  (Note: Registration continues until the last day to add/drop for each term)
April 2 Easter Monday Holiday (no classes meet)
April 4 Deadline for Graduation Application for Fall 2018
April 20 Last day to withdraw from a Spring Term B course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Spring Term B courses without ACADEMIC penalty
April 20 Deadline to submit Pass/Fail form for a course being taken in the current term
May 3 Classes end for Spring Term B
May 4 Reading/Study Day
May 7-10 Final Examinations for Spring Term B
May 11-12 Spring Commencement (Friday and Saturday)
May 15 Final Grades due (Tuesday)

 

 Summer I Term 2018 (5 Weeks)

June 4 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 20 Last day to withdraw from a Summer I course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Summer I courses without ACADEMIC penalty
June 20 Deadline to submit Pass/Fail form for a course being taken in the current term
July 4 Independence Day Holiday (no classes meet)
July 5 Classes end
July 6 Final Examinations
July 9 Final Grades due (Monday)

 

 Summer II Term 2018 (5 Weeks)

July 9 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 25 Last day to withdraw from a Summer II course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Summer II courses without ACADEMIC penalty
July 25 Deadline to submit Pass/Fail form for a course being taken in the current term
August 9 Classes end
August 10 Final Examinations
August 13 Final Grades due (Monday)

 

Note about 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

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.

CHS=College of Health Sciences (includes School of Health Professions, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health)

For the Beeson School of Divinity Academic Calendar, use the following link: http://www.beesondivinity.com/academiccalendar

For the Cumberland School of Law Academic Calendar, use the following link: https://www.samford.edu/departments/registrar/academic-calendar-law

For a calendar with dates specific to the McWhorter School of Pharmacy, use the following link:
http://www.samford.edu/pharmacy/student-services/