2019-2020 Samford University Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Nov 20, 2019  
2019-2020 Samford University Undergraduate Catalog

Academic Calendar 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, as well as all University communication is also the student’s responsibility.


Undergraduate Day Calendar | Professional Studies Calendar


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 2019-2020 for
Undergraduate Day Programs

 Fall Semester 2019

August 26 Classes begin
August 27 University Convocation
August 30 Last day to add or drop a Fall course(s)
August 30 Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in semester repeated course is taken
September 2 Labor Day Holiday (no classes meet)
October 4 Deadline for undergraduate Graduation Application for Spring 2020
October 1-11 Deadline for faculty to submit Midterm grades for all undergraduates
October 14-15 Fall Break (no classes meet)
October 23 Registration begins for Spring semester and Summer terms
  (Note: Registration continues until the last day to add/drop for each term)
November 13 Last day to withdraw from a Fall course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Fall courses without ACADEMIC penalty
November 13 Deadline to submit Pass/Fail form for a course being taken in the current semester
November 27-29 Thanksgiving Break (no classes meet)
December 5 Classes end
December 6 Reading/Study Day
December 9-12 Final Examinations
December 13 (Friday) Fall Commencement
December 17 Final Grades Due

 

 Jan Term 2020

January 3 (Friday) Classes begin
January 6 Last day to add or drop a Jan Term course(s)
January 6 Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in term repeated course is taken
January 8 Last day to withdraw from a Jan Term course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Jan Term courses without ACADEMIC penalty
January 8 Deadline to submit Pass/Fail form for a course being taken in the current term
January 16 Classes end
January 17 Final Examinations
January 20 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (no classes meet)
January 21 Final Grades Due

 

 Spring Semester 2020

January 20 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (no classes meet)
January 21 (Tuesday) Classes begin
January 21 University Convocation
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 14 Deadline for undergraduate Graduation Application for Summer 2020
February 24-March 6 Deadline for faculty to submit Midterm grades for all undergraduates
March 9-13 Spring Break (no classes meet)
March 25 Registration begins for Fall semester and Jan Term
  (Note: Registration continues until the last day to add/drop for each term)
April 8 Deadline for undergraduate Graduation Application for Fall 2020
April 8 Last day to withdraw from a Spring course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Spring courses without ACADEMIC penalty
April 8 Deadline to submit Pass/Fail form for a course being taken in the current semester
April 13 Easter Monday Holiday (no classes meet)
April 30 Classes end
May 1 Reading/Study Day
May 4-7 Final Examinations
May 8-9 Spring Commencement (Friday and Saturday)
May 12 Final Grades Due

 

 Summer I Term 2020 (5 Weeks)

June 1 Classes begin
June 2 Last day to add or drop a Summer I course(s)
June 2 Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in term repeated course is taken
June 18 Last day to withdraw from a Summer I course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Summer I courses without ACADEMIC penalty
June 18 Deadline to submit Pass/Fail form for a course being taken in the current term
July 1 Classes end
July 2 Final Examinations
July 3 Independence Day Holiday (no classes meet)
July 6 Final Grades Due

 

 Summer II Term 2020 (5 Weeks)

July 6 Classes begin
July 7 Last day to add or drop a Summer II course(s)
July 7 Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in term repeated course is taken
July 23 Last day to withdraw from a Summer II course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Summer II courses without ACADEMIC penalty
July 23 Deadline to submit Pass/Fail form for a course being taken in the current term
August 6 Classes end
August 7 Final Examinations
August 10 Final Grades Due

 

 Summer III Term 2020 (10 Weeks)

June 1 Classes begin
June 2 Last day to add or drop a Summer III (10-Week) course(s)
June 2 Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in term repeated course is taken
July 3 Independence Day Holiday (no classes meet)
July 23 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 23 Deadline to submit Pass/Fail form for a course being taken in the current term
August 5 Classes end
August 6-7 Final Examinations
August 10 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 2019-2020 for
Professional Studies (Undergraduate Evening)

This calendar is still under review and subject to change.

 Fall Term A 2019

August 26 Classes begin for Fall Term A
August 30 Last day to add or drop a Fall Term A course(s)
August 30 Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in term repeated course is taken
September 2 Labor Day Holiday (no classes meet)
September 13 Last day to withdraw from a Fall Term A course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Fall Term A courses without ACADEMIC penalty
September 13 Deadline to submit Pass/Fail form for a course being taken in the current term
September 16 Registration re-opens for Fall Term B
October 4 Deadline for undergraduate Graduation Application for Spring 2020
October 9-10 Final Examinations for Fall Term A
October 11 Classes end for Fall Term A
October 14 Final Grades Due

 

 Fall Term B 2019

October 14 Classes begin for Fall Term B
October 18 Last day to add or drop a Fall Term B course(s)
October 18 Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in term repeated course is taken
October 23 Registration begins for Spring Terms A & B and Summer Terms
  (Note: Registration continues until the last day to add/drop for each term)
November 13 Last day to withdraw from a Fall Term B course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Fall Term B courses without ACADEMIC penalty
November 13 Deadline to submit Pass/Fail form for a course being taken in the current term
November 27-29 Thanksgiving Holidays (no classes meet)
December 5 Classes end for Fall Term B
December 10-11 Final Examinations for Fall Term B
December 13 (Friday) Fall Commencement
December 17 Final Grades Due

 

 Jan Term 2020

January 3 (Friday) Classes begin
January 6 Last day to add or drop a Jan Term course(s)
January 6 Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in term repeated course is taken
January 8 Last day to withdraw from a Jan Term course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Jan Term courses without ACADEMIC penalty
January 8 Deadline to submit Pass/Fail form for a course being taken in the current semester
January 16 Classes end
January 17 Final Examinations
January 20 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (no classes meet)
January 21 Final Grades Due

 

 Spring Term A 2020

January 21 (Tuesday) Classes begin for Spring Term A
January 28 Last day to add or drop a Spring Term A course(s)
January 28 Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in term repeated course is taken
February 14 Deadline for undergraduate Graduation Application for Summer 2020
February 14 (est) Last day to withdraw from a Spring Term A course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Spring Term A courses without ACADEMIC penalty
February 14 (est) Deadline to submit Pass/Fail form for a course being taken in the current term
February 17 (est) Registration re-opens for Spring Term B
March 4-5 (est) Final Examinations for Spring Term A
March 6 Classes end for Spring Term A
March 9 Final Grades Due
March 9-13 Spring Break (no classes meet)

 

 Spring Term B 2020

March 16 Classes begin for Spring Term B (Tuesday)
March 20 (est) Last day to add or drop a Spring Term B course(s)
March 20 (est) Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in term repeated course is taken
March 25 Registration begins for Fall Terms A & B and Jan Term
  (Note: Registration continues until the last day to add/drop for each term)
April 8 Deadline for undergraduate Graduation Application for Fall 2020
April 8 Last day to withdraw from a Spring Term B course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Spring Term B courses without ACADEMIC penalty
April 8 Deadline to submit Pass/Fail form for a course being taken in the current term
April 13 Easter Monday Holiday (no classes meet)
April 30 Classes end for Spring Term B
May 4-5 (est) Final Examinations for Spring Term B
May 8-9 Spring Commencement (Friday and Saturday)
May 12 Final Grades Due

 

 Summer I Term 2020 (5 Weeks)

June 1 Classes begin
June 2 Last day to add or drop a Summer I course(s)
June 2 Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in term repeated course is taken
June 18 Last day to withdraw from a Summer I course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Summer I courses without ACADEMIC penalty
June 18 Deadline to submit Pass/Fail form for a course being taken in the current term
July 1 Classes end
July 2 Final Examinations
July 3 Independence Day Holiday (no classes meet)
July 3 Final Grades Due

 

 Summer II Term 2020 (5 Weeks)

July 6 Classes begin
July 7 Last day to add or drop a Summer II course(s)
July 7 Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in term repeated course is taken
July 23 Last day to withdraw from a Summer II course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Summer II courses without ACADEMIC penalty
July 23 Deadline to submit Pass/Fail form for a course being taken in the current term
August 6 Classes end
August 7 Final Examinations
August 10 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/