Academic Calendar

 

Beeson Divinity School

2016-2017 Academic Calendar

(Updated 8/23/16; Dates are subject to change)
 

Fall Semester 2016
August 29 -- New student orientation
August 30 -- Classes begin, Divinity Convocation, University Convocation
September 2 -- Last day to add or drop a fall course(s)
September 3-November 16 -- Receive a grade of “W” for courses withdrawn - signature of professor required
September 5 -- Labor Day Holiday; no classes meet (university closed)
September 6 -- Tuition and fees due
October 11 -- Finkenwalde Day
October 20
-- Registration begins for January term and spring semester
November 1-3 -- Reformation Heritage Lectures - Archbishop Benjamin Kwashi
November 16 -- Last day to withdraw from a fall course(s) without academic penalty OR to completely withdraw from ALL fall courses without academic penalty
November 21-25 -- Thanksgiving holidays; no classes meet (university closed 24 and 25)
December 2 -- Classes end
December 6-12 -- Final examinations
December 7 -- Commencement and Service of Consecration

 

January Term 2017
January 3 -- Classes begin
January 3-13 -- D.Min. seminars
January 5 -- Last day to add or drop a Jan term course(s)
January 6 -- Tuition due
January 13 -- Last day to withdraw from a Jan term course(s) without academic penalty OR to completely withdraw from ALL Jan term courses without academic penalty
January 13 -- Classes end
January 13 -- Final examinations
January 16 -- Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday; no classes meet (university closed)



Spring Semester 2017
January 23 -- New student orientation
January 24 -- Classes begin, Divinity Convocation, University Convocation
January 27 -- Last day to add or drop a spring course(s)
January 28-April 21 -- Receive a grade of “W” for courses withdrawn - signature of professor required
January 30 --
Tuition and fees due
February 7-8 -- Biblical Studies Lectures - Dan Wallace
February 28-March 2 -- Conger Lectures on Biblical Preaching - Christian George
March 13-17 -- Spring Break Holidays; no classes meet
March 27 -- Registration begins for summer terms and fall semester
April 17 -- Easter Monday Holiday; no classes meet (university closed)
April 21 -- Last day to withdraw from a spring course(s) OR to completely withdraw from ALL spring courses without academic penalty
April 28 -- Classes end
May 2-8 -- Final examinations
May 8 -- Commencement and Service of Consecration

 

Summer Term 2017
June 5-30 Summer I -- See Divinity schedule and Samford Academic Calendar for specifics
June 12
-- Tuition due for summer I, summer II, and all summer courses
July 10-August 4 Summer II
-- See Divinity schedule and Samford Academic Calendar for specifics
July 11-20 --
D.Min. seminars


2017-2018 Academic Calendar

(Updated 2/22/17; Dates are subject to change)

Fall Semester 2017
August 28 -- New student orientation
August 29 -- Classes begin, Divinity Convocation, University Convocation
September 1 -- Last day to add or drop a fall course(s)
September 2-Nov. 15 -- Receive a grade of “W” for courses withdrawn - signature of professor required
September 4 -- Labor Day Holiday; no classes meet (university closed)
TBA -- Tuition and fees due
October 30 -- Registration begins for January term and spring semester
October 31 -- Finkenwalde Day
October 31-Nov. 2 -- Reformation Heritage Lectures
November 15 -- Last day to withdraw from a fall course(s) without academic penalty OR to completely withdraw from ALL fall courses without academic penalty
November 20-24 -- Thanksgiving holidays; no classes meet (university closed 23 and 24)
December 1 -- Classes end
December 4-7, 11 -- Final examinations
December 8 -- Commencement and Service of Consecration

 

January Term 2018
January 3 -- Classes begin
January 3-12 -- D.Min. seminars
January 5 -- Last day to add or drop a Jan term course(s)
TBA -- Tuition due
January 12 -- Last day to withdraw from a Jan term course(s) without academic penalty OR to completely withdraw from ALL Jan term courses without academic penalty
January 15 -- Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday; no classes meet (university closed)
January 18 -- Classes end
January 19 -- Final examinations

 

Spring Semester 2018
January 23 -- University Convocation
January 24 -- New student orientation
January 25 -- Classes begin
January 26 -- Last day to add or drop a spring course(s)
January 27-April 25 -- Receive a grade of “W” for courses withdrawn - signature of professor required
TBA -- Tuition and fees due
January 30 -- Divinity Convocation
February 6-7 -- Biblical Studies Lectures - Dan Wallace
TBA -- Conger Lectures on Biblical Preaching
March 12-16 -- Spring Break Holidays; no classes meet
March 27 -- Registration begins for summer terms and fall semester
April 2 -- Easter Monday Holiday; no classes meet (university closed)
April 25 -- Last day to withdraw from a spring course(s) OR to completely withdraw from ALL spring courses without academic penalty
April 27 -- Classes end
April 30-May 3, 7 -- Final examinations
May 4 -- Commencement and Service of Consecration

 

Summer Term 2018
June 4-29 -- Summer I - See Divinity schedule and Samford Academic Calendar for specifics
TBA -- Tuition due for summer I, summer II, and all summer courses
July 9-August 3 -- Summer II - See Divinity schedule and Samford Academic Calendar for specifics
July 10-19 -- D.Min. seminars