2021-2022 Samford University Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Oct 22, 2021  
2021-2022 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 Professional Studies Students

Semester System

Samford University operates on the semester system, consisting of two four-month semesters: fall and spring. The fall semester begins in late August and ends in mid-December. The spring semester begins in January and ends in late-April. For undergraduate students, a maximum of 18 credits may be taken during a fall or spring semester without additional approval of an academic dean.

Fall and Spring Semesters and A/B Terms

For students in the online Professional Studies program, the fall and spring semesters are split into two eight-week terms: A and B. The typical mid-semester point for fall is mid-October and for spring is mid-March. For Professional Studies students, the normal course load for the fall or spring semester (A and B terms combined) is 15-18 credits without additional approval of the Professional Studies director.

Summer Terms

Summer term classes are split into one three-week May Term and, in the summer, two five-week terms (Summer I and Summer II) and one 10-week term (Summer III). (12-week and 14-week summer terms are also available, but are typically reserved for specific graduate programs.) An overall maximum of 22 credits can be taken during the summer: six in May Term plus 16 credits in the traditional summer terms, with a maximum of 8 credits in each five-week term.

May Term

As noted above, Samford University offers a three-week interterm called May 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 an underload in earlier semesters. Most classes will meet daily. The maximum class load allowed in the May Term is two courses, not to exceed a total of six credits.

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 2021-2022 for
Undergraduate Day Programs

Calendar dates/deadlines are subject to change.

 Fall Semester 2021

August 30 Classes Begin (Monday)
August 31 University Convocation
September 3 Last day to add or drop a Fall course(s) (Friday)
September 3 Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in semester repeated course is taken
September 6 Labor Day Holiday (University Closed)
October 4-8 Midterm grade entry for all undergraduates
October 11-12 Fall Break
October 15 Deadline for Undergraduate Graduation Application for Spring 2022
October 20 Registration begins for Spring and Summer terms
  (Note: Registration continues until the last day to add/drop for each term)
November 11 Last day to withdraw from a Fall course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Fall courses without academic penalty
November 11 Deadline to submit Pass/Fail form for a course being taken in the current semester
November 24-26 Thanksgiving Holidays (University Closed Nov 25-26; no classes meet Nov 24)
December 9 Last day of classes (Thursday)
December 10 Study Day (Friday)
December 13-16 Final Exams (Monday-Thursday)
December 18 Fall Commencement (Saturday)
December 20 Final Grades Due (Monday, 12 noon)

 Spring Semester 2022

January 10 Classes Begin (Monday)
January 14 Last day to add or drop a Spring course(s) (Friday)
January 14 Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in semester repeated course is taken
January 17 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (University Closed)
February 2 Deadline for Undergraduate Graduation Application for Summer 2022
February 14-18 Midterm grade entry for all undergraduates
March 7-11 Spring Break
Mid-March Registration begins for Fall semester (exact dates TBA)
  (Note: Registration continues until the last day to add/drop for each term)
April 4 Deadline for Undergraduate Graduation Application for Fall 2022
April 7 Last day to withdraw from a Spring course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Spring courses without academic penalty
April 7 Deadline to submit Pass/Fail form for a course being taken in the current semester
April 18 Easter Monday (University Closed)
April 21 Last Day of Classes (Thursday)
April 22 Study Day (Friday)
April 25-28 Final Exams (Monday-Thursday)
April 29-May 1 Commencement Ceremonies (Friday-Sunday)
May 3 Final Grades Due (Tuesday)

 May Term 2022 (3 Weeks)

May 5 Classes Begin (Thursday)
May 9 Last day to add or drop a May Term course(s) (Monday)
May 9 Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in term repeated course is taken
May 16 Last day to withdraw from a May Term course OR to completely withdraw from ALL May Term courses without academic penalty
May 16 Deadline to submit Pass/Fail form for a course being taken in the current term
May 26 Last Day of Classes (Thursday)
May 27 Final Exams (Friday)
May 30 Memorial Day Holiday (University Closed)
May 31 Final Grades Due (Tuesday)

 Summer I Term 2022 (5 Weeks)

June 1 Classes Begin (Wednesday)
June 3 Last day to add or drop a Summer I course(s) (Friday)
June 3 Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in term repeated course is taken
June 16 Last day to withdraw from a Summer I course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Summer I courses without academic penalty
June 16 Deadline to submit Pass/Fail form for a course being taken in the current term
June 20 Juneteenth Holiday (University Closed)
June 30 Last Day of Classes (Thursday)
July 1 Final Exams (Friday)
July 4 Independence Day Holiday (University Closed)
July 5 Final Grades Due (Tuesday)

 Summer II Term 2022 (5 Weeks)

July 5 Classes Begin (Tuesday)
July 8 Last day to add or drop a Summer II course(s) (Friday)
July 8 Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in term repeated course is taken
July 21 Last day to withdraw from a Summer II course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Summer II courses without academic penalty
July 21 Deadline to submit Pass/Fail form for a course being taken in the current term
August 4 Last Day of Classes (Thursday)
August 5 Final Exams (Friday)
August 8 Final Grades Due (Monday)

 Summer III Term 2022 (10 Weeks)

June 1 Classes Begin (Wednesday)
June 3 Last day to add or drop a Summer III (10-Week) course(s) (Friday)
June 3 Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in term repeated course is taken
June 20 Juneteenth Holiday (University Closed)
July 4 Independence Day Holiday (University Closed)
July 21 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 21 Deadline to submit Pass/Fail form for a course being taken in the current term
August 4 Last Day of Classes (Thursday)
August 5 Final Exams (Friday)
August 8 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.

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/cumberlandlaw/calendars-and-schedules

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 2021-2022 for
Professional Studies (Online Only)

Calendar dates/deadlines are subject to change

 Fall Term A 2021

August 30 Classes Begin for Fall Term A (Monday)
September 3 Last day to add or drop a Fall Term A course(s) (Friday)
September 3 Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in Fall Term A
September 6 Labor Day Holiday (University Closed)
September 20 Registration re-opens for Fall Term B (Monday)
September 24 Last day to withdraw from a Fall Term A course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Fall Term A courses without academic penalty
September 24 Deadline to submit Pass/Fail form for a course being taken in Fall Term A
October 15 Deadline for Undergraduate Graduation Application for Spring 2022
October 15 Last Day of Classes/Final Exams for Fall Term A (Friday)
October 18 Final Grades Due (Monday)
   
October 20 Registration begins for Spring Terms A & B and Summer Terms
  (Note: Registration continues until the last day to add/drop for each term)

 Fall Term B 2021

October 18 Classes Begin for Fall Term B (Monday)
October 22 Last day to add or drop a Fall Term B course(s) (Friday)
October 22 Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in Fall Term B
November 12 Last day to withdraw from a Fall Term B course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Fall Term B courses without academic penalty
November 12 Deadline to submit Pass/Fail form for a course being taken in Fall Term B
November 24-26 Thanksgiving Holidays (University Closed Nov 25-26; no classes meet Nov 24)
December 9 Last Day of Classes for Fall Term B (Thursday)
December 13-16 Final Exams for Fall Term B (Monday-Thursday)
December 18 Fall Commencement (Saturday)
December 20 Final Grades Due (Monday, 12 noon)

 Spring Term A 2022

January 10 Classes Begin for Spring Term A (Monday)
January 14 Last day to add or drop a Spring Term A course(s) (Friday)
January 14 Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in Spring Term A
January 17 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (University Closed)
January 31 Registration re-opens for Spring Term B (Wednesday)
February 2 Deadline for Undergraduate Graduation Application for Summer 2022
February 4 Last day to withdraw from a Spring Term A course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Spring Term A courses without academic penalty
February 4 Deadline to submit Pass/Fail form for a course being taken in Spring Term A
February 25 Last Day of Classes/Final Exams for Spring Term A (Friday)
February 28 Final Grades Due (Monday)

 Spring Term B 2022

February 28 Classes Begin for Spring Term B (Monday)
March 4 Last day to add or drop a Spring Term B course(s) (Friday)
March 4 Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in Spring Term B
March 7-11 Spring Break (Some academic programs may choose not to take this break)
Mid-March Registration begins for Fall Terms A & B (exact dates TBA)
  (Note: Registration continues until the last day to add/drop for each term)
March 25 Last day to withdraw from a Spring Term B course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Spring Term B courses without academic penalty
March 25 Deadline to submit Pass/Fail form for a course being taken in Spring Term B
April 4 Deadline for Undergraduate Graduation Application for Fall 2022
April 18 Easter Monday (University Closed)
April 21 Last Day of Classes for Spring Term B (Thursday)
April 25-28 Final Exams or Spring Term B (Monday-Thursday)
April 29-May 1 Commencement Ceremonies (Friday-Sunday)
May 3 Final Grades Due (Tuesday)

 May Term 2022 (3 Weeks)

May 5 Classes Begin (Thursday)
May 9 Last day to add or drop a May Term course(s) (Monday)
May 9 Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in term repeated course is taken
May 16 Last day to withdraw from a May Term course OR to completely withdraw from ALL May Term courses without academic penalty
May 16 Deadline to submit Pass/Fail form for a course being taken in the current term
May 26 Last Day of Classes (Thursday)
May 27 Final Exams (Friday)
May 30 Memorial Day Holiday (University Closed)
May 31 Final Grades Due (Tuesday)

 Summer I Term 2022 (5 Weeks)

June 1 Classes Begin (Wednesday)
June 3 Last day to add or drop a Summer I course(s) (Friday)
June 3 Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in term repeated course is taken
June 16 Last day to withdraw from a Summer I course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Summer I courses without academic penalty
June 16 Deadline to submit Pass/Fail form for a course being taken in the current term
June 20 Juneteenth Holiday (University Closed)
June 30 Last Day of Classes (Thursday)
July 1 Final Exams (Friday)
July 4 Independence Day Holiday (University Closed)
July 5 Final Grades Due (Tuesday)

 Summer II Term 2022 (5 Weeks)

July 5 Classes Begin (Tuesday)
July 8 Last day to add or drop a Summer II course(s) (Friday)
July 8 Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in term repeated course is taken
July 21 Last day to withdraw from a Summer II course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Summer II courses without academic penalty
July 21 Deadline to submit Pass/Fail form for a course being taken in the current term
August 4 Last Day of Classes (Thursday)
August 5 Final Exams (Friday)
August 8 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.

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/cumberlandlaw/calendars-and-schedules

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