2013-2014 Samford University Catalog 
    
    Sep 30, 2022  
2013-2014 Samford University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Calendars and Critical Deadlines


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Calendars for 2013-2014

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 six 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.

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*Except graduate nursing and environmental management students.

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 2013-2014 for
Undergraduate Day & All Graduate Programs*

(except Graduate Nursing & Environmental Management)

Orientation Dates for Summer 2013

June 3-4 Bulldog Days I - New Student Orientation Session 1
June 10-11 Bulldog Days II - New Student Orientation Session 2
June 14 Transfer Bulldog Days - Transfer Student Orientation
June 17-18 Bulldog Days III - New Student Orientation Session 3
August 19-21 International Student Orientation
August 22-23 Bulldog Days IV - New Student Orientation Session 4
   
For more on Orientation, click here
   

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. (Graduate students do not need to complete the application for degree.)
   
Expected Graduation Term Application Deadline
Spring 2014 October 1, 2013
Summer 2014 February 17, 2014
Fall 2014 April 2, 2014
   

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 II 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
   

Fall Semester 2013

August 19-23 Faculty in residence for the academic session
August 23 Advising, registration and payment for students not registered
August 26 Payment due date for students who have registered
August 26 Classes begin
August 27 University Convocation
August 29 Payment due date for students in Orientation Session #4 (Aug 22-23)
August 30 Last day to add or drop a course(s) without FINANCIAL penalty
August 30 Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in semester repeated course is taken
September 2 Labor Day Holiday; no classes meet
October 14-15 Fall Break; no classes meet
October 16 Deadline for faculty to submit midterm grades for freshmen (deadline subject to change)
Oct 31-Nov 22 Registration begins for Jan Term and Spring Semester
  (Note: Registration continues until the last day to add/drop for each future term)
November 14 Last day to withdraw from a Fall course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Fall courses without ACADEMIC penalty
November 27-29 Thanksgiving Holidays; no classes meet
December 6 Classes end
December 9-12 Final Examinations
December 14 Commencement

 

Jan Term 2014

January 2 Payment due date for students who have registered
January 2 Advising, registration, and payment for students not registered
January 2 Classes begin
January 6 Last day to add or drop a course(s) without FINANCIAL penalty
January 6 Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in term repeated course is taken
January 17 Last day to withdraw from a Jan Term course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Jan Term courses without ACADEMIC penalty
January 20 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday; no classes meet
January 23 Classes end
January 24 Final Examinations
   

Spring Semester 2014

January 24 Advising, registration and payment for students not registered
January 27 Payment due date for students who have registered
January 27 Classes begin
January 28 University Convocation
February 7* Last day to add or drop a course(s) without FINANCIAL penalty
February 7* Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in semester repeated course is taken
March 12 Deadline for faculty to submit midterm grades for freshmen (deadline subject to change)
March 21 PRIORITY DEADLINE to submit Transient Enrollment Form/Letter of Good Standing Request for Summer transient work
March 24-28 Spring Break Holidays; no classes meet
March 31-April 28 Registration begins for Summer Terms and Fall Semester
  (NOTE: Registration continues until the last day to add/drop for each future term)
April 11 FINAL DEADLINE to submit Transient Enrollment Form/Letter of Good Standing Request for Summer transient work
April 21 Easter Monday Holiday; no classes meet
April 25 Last day to withdraw from a Spring course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Spring courses without ACADEMIC penalty
May 9 Classes end
May 12-15 Final Examinations
May 16-17 Commencement Weekend
*Special extended deadlines due to inclement weather delays
   

Summer I 2014 (First Five-Week Summer Session)

June 2 Payment due date for students who have registered
June 2 Advising, registration, and payment for students not registered
June 2 Classes begin
June 4 Last day to add or drop a Summer I course(s) without FINANCIAL penalty
June 4 Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in session repeated course is taken
June 25 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 7 Final Examinations
   

Summer II 2014 (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 25 Last day to withdraw from a Summer II course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Summer II courses without ACADEMIC penalty
August 7 Classes end
August 8 Final Examinations
   

Summer 10-Week Term 2014

June 2 Payment due date for students who have registered
June 2 Advising, registration, and payment for students not registered
June 2 Classes begin
June 6 Last day to add or drop a Summer 10-Week course(s) without FINANCIAL penalty
June 6 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 10-Week course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Summer 10-Week courses without ACADEMIC penalty
August 7 Classes end
August 8 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 2013-2014, click here .
For the 2014-2015 Academic Calendar, see the Academic Calendars page.


Calendar for Academic Year 2013-2014 for
Graduate Nursing and Graduate Environmental Management 

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 Summer course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Summer courses without ACADEMIC penalty
August 8 Classes end
August 9 Final Examinations
   

Fall Semester 2013

August 26 Payment due date for students who have registered
August 19 Advising, registration and payment for students not registered
August 19 Classes begin
August 27 Last day to add or drop a course(s) without FINANCIAL penalty
September 2 Labor Day Holiday; no classes meet
Oct 31-Nov 22 Registration begins for Spring Semester*
November 14 Last day to withdraw from a Fall course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Fall courses without ACADEMIC penalty
November 27-29 Thanksgiving Holidays; no classes meet
December 6 Classes end
December 9-12 Final Examinations
December 14 Commencement
   

Spring Semester 2014

January 27 Payment due date for students who have registered
January 2 Advising, registration and payment for students not registered
January 2 Classes begin
January 7 Last day to add or drop a course(s) without FINANCIAL penalty
January 20 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday; no classes meet
March 24-28 Spring Break Holidays; no classes meet
March 31-April 28 Registration begins for Summer and Fall Terms*
  (NOTE: Registration continues until the last day to add/drop for each future term)
April 21 Easter Monday Holiday; no classes meet
April 25 Last day to withdraw from a Spring course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Spring courses without ACADEMIC penalty
May 9 Classes end
May 12-15 Final Examinations
May 16-17 Commencement Weekend
   

Summer Term 2014

June 2 Payment due date for students who have registered
June 2 Advising, registration and payment for students not registered
June 2 Classes begin
June 6 Last day to add or drop a course(s) without FINANCIAL penalty
July 4 Independence Day Holiday, no classes meet
July 25 Last day to withdraw from a Summer course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Summer courses without ACADEMIC penalty
August 7 Classes end
August 8 Final Examinations
   

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 2013-2014, click here .
For the 2014-2015 Academic Calendar, see the Academic Calendars page.


Calendar for Academic Year 2013-2014 for
Undergraduate Evening College 

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
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 course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Summer courses without ACADEMIC penalty
August 8 Classes end
August 9 Final Examinations
   

Fall Term A 2013

August 26 Payment due date for students who have registered
August 26 Advising, registration and payment for students not registered
August 26 Classes begin
August 30 Last day to add or drop a course(s) without FINANCIAL penalty
August 30 Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in semester repeated course is taken
September 2 Labor Day Holiday; no classes meet
September 27 Last day to withdraw from a Fall Term A course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Fall Term A courses without ACADEMIC penalty
October 1 Registration re-opens for Fall Term B
October 11 Classes end
October 14-15 Fall Break; no classes meet
October 16-17 Final Examinations
   

Fall Term B 2013

October 21 Payment due date for students who have registered
October 21 Advising, registration and payment for students not registered
October 21 Classes begin
October 25 Last day to add or drop a course(s) without FINANCIAL penalty
October 25 Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in term repeated course is taken
Oct 31-Nov 22 Registration begins for Jan Term and Spring Terms A & B
  (Note: Registration continues until the last day to add/drop for each future term)
November 22 Last day to withdraw from a Fall Term B course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Fall Term B courses without ACADEMIC penalty
November 27-29 Thanksgiving Holidays; no classes meet
December 6 Classes end
December 9-10 Final Examinations
December 14 Commencement

 

Jan Term 2014

January 2 Payment due date for students who have registered
January 2 Advising, registration, and payment for students not registered
January 2 Classes begin
January 6 Last day to add or drop a course(s) without FINANCIAL penalty
January 6 Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in term repeated course is taken
January 17 Last day to withdraw from a Jan Term course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Jan Term courses without ACADEMIC penalty
January 20 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday; no classes meet
January 23 Classes end
January 24 Final Examinations
   

Spring Term A 2014

January 27 Payment due date for students who have registered
January 27 Advising, registration and payment for students not registered
January 27 Classes begin
February 7* Last day to add or drop a course(s) without FINANCIAL penalty
February 7* Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in semester repeated course is taken
February 28 Last day to withdraw from a Spring Term A course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Spring Term A courses without ACADEMIC penalty
March 3 Registration re-opens for Spring Term B
March 19* Classes end
March 20-21* Final Examinations
March 24-28 Spring Break Holidays fall in between Spring Terms A & B, so no classes meet
*Special extended deadlines/dates due to inclement weather delays
   

Spring Term B 2014

March 31 Payment due date for students who have registered
March 31 Advising, registration and payment for students not registered
March 31 Classes begin
March 31-April 28 Registration begins for Summer Terms and Fall Terms A & B
  (NOTE: Registration continues until the last day to add/drop for each future term)
April 21 Easter Monday Holiday; However, classes meet for Evening College
April 25 Last day to withdraw from a Spring Term B course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Spring Term B courses without ACADEMIC penalty
May 9 Classes end
May 12-15 Final Examinations
May 16-17 Commencement Weekend
   

Summer I 2014 (First Five-Week Summer Session)

June 2 Payment due date for students who have registered
June 2 Advising, registration, and payment for students not registered
June 2 Classes begin
June 4 Last day to add or drop a Summer I course(s) without FINANCIAL penalty
June 4 Deadline to submit Course Repeat form in session repeated course is taken
June 25 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 7 Final Examinations
   

Summer II 2014 (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 25 Last day to withdraw from a Summer II course OR to completely withdraw from ALL Summer II courses without ACADEMIC penalty
August 7 Classes end
August 8 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 2013-2014, click here .
For the 2014-2015 Academic Calendar, see the Academic Calendars page.