2018-2019 Samford University Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Nov 17, 2018  
2018-2019 Samford University Undergraduate Catalog

Academic Calendar and Critical Deadlines


Calendars for 2018-2019

Students are expected to know regulations and policies found in this catalog and the Student Handbook. Keeping abreast of the school calendar, critical deadlines, as well as all University communication is also the student’s responsibility.


Undergraduate Day and Evening Students*

Semester System

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 (Jan Term). The fall semester begins in late August and ends in mid-December. The spring semester begins in late January and ends in mid-May. For undergraduate students, 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 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 programs offer Jan Term courses. The accelerated BSN nursing program follows 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 2018-2019 for
Undergraduate Day Programs

 Fall Semester 2018

August 27 Classes begin
August 28 University Convocation
August 31 Last day to add or drop a Fall course(s)
August 31 Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in semester repeated course is taken
September 3 Labor Day Holiday (no classes meet)
October 1 Deadline for undergraduate Graduation Application for Spring 2019
October 5 Deadline for faculty to submit Midterm grades for all undergraduates
October 8-9 Fall Break (no classes meet)
October 29 Registration begins for Jan Term and Spring Semester (tentative)
  (Note: Registration continues until the last day to add/drop for each term)
November 12 Last day to withdraw from a Fall course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Fall courses without ACADEMIC penalty
November 12 Deadline to submit Pass/Fail form for a course being taken in the current semester
November 21-23 Thanksgiving Break (no classes meet)
December 6 Classes end
December 7 Reading/Study Day
December 10-13 Final Examinations
December 15 Fall Commencement
December 17 Final Grades Due

 

 Jan Term 2019

January 2 Classes begin
January 4 Last day to add or drop a Jan Term course(s)
January 4 Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in term repeated course is taken
January 11 Last day to withdraw from a Jan Term course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Jan Term courses without ACADEMIC penalty
January 11 Deadline to submit Pass/Fail form for a course being taken in the current term
January 17 Classes end
January 18 Final Examinations
January 21 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (no classes meet)
January 22 Final Grades Due

 

 Spring Semester 2019

January 22 Classes begin
January 23 University Convocation (tentative)
January 28 Last day to add or drop a Spring course(s)
January 28 Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in semester repeated course is taken
February 13 Deadline for undergraduate Graduation Application for Summer 2019
March 8 Deadline for faculty to submit Midterm grades for all undergraduates
March 11-15 Spring Break (no classes meet)
March 26 Registration begins for Summer Terms and Fall Semester and Jan Term (tentative)
  (Note: Registration continues until the last day to add/drop for each term)
April 4 Deadline for undergraduate Graduation Application for Fall 2019
April 22 Easter Monday Holiday (no classes meet)
April 24 Last day to withdraw from a Spring course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Spring courses without ACADEMIC penalty
April 24 Deadline to submit Pass/Fail form for a course being taken in the current semester
May 2 Classes end
May 3 Reading/Study Day
May 6-9 Final Examinations
May 10-11 Spring Commencement (Friday and Saturday)
May 14 Final Grades Due

 

Full Summer Term 2019 (14 Weeks)*

May 13 Classes begin for Accelerated 2nd Degree Nursing*
May 17 Last day to add or drop a Full Summer Term (14-Week) course(s)
May 17 Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in term repeated course is taken
May 27 Memorial Day Holiday (no classes meet)
July 4 Independence Day Holiday (no classes meet)
July 18 Last day to withdraw from a Full Summer Term (14-Week) course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Full Summer Term (14-Week) courses without ACADEMIC penalty
July 18 Deadline to submit Pass/Fail form for a course being taken in the current term
August 9 Classes end
August 12-15 Final Examinations
August 20 Final Grades Due
  *The Full Summer Term is not typically used for undergraduate day programs

 

 Summer I Term 2019 (5 Weeks)

June 3 Classes begin
June 6 Last day to add or drop a Summer I course(s)
June 6 Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in term repeated course is taken
June 19 Last day to withdraw from a Summer I course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Summer I courses without ACADEMIC penalty
June 19 Deadline to submit Pass/Fail form for a course being taken in the current term
July 2 Classes end
July 3 Final Examinations
July 4 Independence Day Holiday (no classes meet)
July 8 Final Grades Due

 

 Summer II Term 2019 (5 Weeks)

July 8 Classes begin
July 11 Last day to add or drop a Summer II course(s)
July 11 Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in term repeated course is taken
July 24 Last day to withdraw from a Summer II course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Summer II courses without ACADEMIC penalty
July 24 Deadline to submit Pass/Fail form for a course being taken in the current term
August 8 Classes end
August 9 Final Examinations
August 12 Final Grades Due

 

 Summer III Term 2019 (10 Weeks)

June 3 Classes begin
June 6 Last day to add or drop a Summer III (10-Week) course(s)
June 6 Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in term repeated course is taken
July 4 Independence Day Holiday (no classes meet)
July 24 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 24 Deadline to submit Pass/Fail form for a course being taken in the current term
August 8 Classes end
August 8 Final Examinations
August 12 Final Grades Due

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.

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.

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 2018-2019 for
Professional Studies (Undergraduate Evening)

 Fall Term A 2018

August 27 Classes begin for Fall Term A
August 31 Last day to add or drop a Fall Term A course(s)
August 31 Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in term repeated course is taken
September 3 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 17 Registration re-opens for Fall Term B
October 3 Deadline for undergraduate Graduation Application for Spring 2019
October 8-9 Fall Break (no classes meet) (tentative)
October 10 Classes end for Fall Term A
October 11-12 Final Examinations for Fall Term A
October 15 Final Grades Due

 

 Fall Term B 2018

October 15 Classes begin for Fall Term B
October 19 Last day to add or drop a Fall Term B course(s)
October 19 Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in term repeated course is taken
October 29 Registration begins for Jan Term and Spring Terms A & B (tentative)
  (Note: Registration continues until the last day to add/drop for each term)
November 14 Last day to withdraw from a Fall Term B course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Fall Term B courses without ACADEMIC penalty
November 14 Deadline to submit Pass/Fail form for a course being taken in the current term
November 21-23 Thanksgiving Holidays (no classes meet)
December 11 Classes end for Fall Term B
December 12-13 Final Examinations for Fall Term B
December 15 Fall Commencement
December 17 Final Grades Due

 

 Jan Term 2019

January 2 Classes begin
January 4 Last day to add or drop a Jan Term course(s)
January 4 Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in term repeated course is taken
January 11 Last day to withdraw from a Jan Term course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Jan Term courses without ACADEMIC penalty
January 11 Deadline to submit Pass/Fail form for a course being taken in the current semester
January 17 Classes end
January 18 Final Examinations
January 21 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (no classes meet)
January 22 Final Grades Due

 

 Spring Term A 2019

January 22 Classes begin for Spring Term A
January 28 Last day to add or drop a SpringTerm A course(s)
January 28 Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in term repeated course is taken
February 13 Deadline for undergraduate Graduation Application for Summer 2019
February 15 Last day to withdraw from a Spring Term A course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Spring Term A courses without ACADEMIC penalty
February 15 Deadline to submit Pass/Fail form for a course being taken in the current term
February 18 Registration re-opens for Spring Term B
March 5 Classes end for Spring Term A
March 6-7 Final Examinations for Spring Term A
March 8 Final Grades Due
March 11-15 Spring Break (no classes meet)

 

 Spring Term B 2019

March 18 Classes begin for Spring Term B (Tuesday)
March 22 Last day to add or drop a Spring Term B course(s)
March 22 Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in term repeated course is taken
March 26 Registration begins for Summer Term and Fall Terms A & B and Jan Term (tentative)
  (Note: Registration continues until the last day to add/drop for each term)
April 4 Deadline for undergraduate Graduation Application for Fall 2019
April 19 Last day to withdraw from a Spring Term B course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Spring Term B courses without ACADEMIC penalty
April 19 Deadline to submit Pass/Fail form for a course being taken in the current term
April 22 Easter Monday Holiday (no classes meet)
May 3 Classes end for Spring Term B
May 6-7 Final Examinations for Spring Term B
May 10-11 Spring Commencement (Friday and Saturday)
May 14 Final Grades Due

 

 Summer I Term 2019 (5 Weeks)

June 3 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 19 Last day to withdraw from a Summer I course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Summer I courses without ACADEMIC penalty
June 19 Deadline to submit Pass/Fail form for a course being taken in the current term
July 2 Classes end
July 3 Final Examinations
July 4 Independence Day Holiday (no classes meet)
July 8 Final Grades Due

 

 Summer II Term 2019 (5 Weeks)

July 8 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 24 Last day to withdraw from a Summer II course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Summer II courses without ACADEMIC penalty
July 24 Deadline to submit Pass/Fail form for a course being taken in the current term
August 7 Classes end
August 8-9 Final Examinations
August 12 Final Grades Due

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.

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.

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/