Academic Calendar

Beeson Divinity School

2015-2016 Academic Calendar

(Updated  11/17/15; Dates are subject to change)

Fall Semester 2015
August 17 -- Tuition and fees due
August 17 -- New student orientation
August 18 -- Classes begin, Divinity Convocation, University Convocation
August 21 -- Last day to add or drop a fall course(s)
August 22 -- Nov. 11 Receive a grade of “W” for courses withdrawn - signature of professor required

September 7 -- Labor Day Holiday; no classes meet (university closed)
September 15 -- Finkenwalde Day
October 19 -- Registration begins for January term and spring semester
October 27-29 -- Reformation Heritage Lectures - Sarah Hinlicky Wilson
November 11 -- Last day to withdraw from a fall course(s) without academic penalty OR to completely withdraw from ALL fall courses without academic penalty
November 13 -- Classes end
November 17-20 -- Final examinations
November 23-27 -- Thanksgiving holidays; no classes meet (university closed 25 and 27)
December 2 -- Commencement and Service of Consecration



January Term 2016
January 4 -- Tuition due

January 4 -- Classes begin
January 4-15 -- D.Min. seminars
January 6 -- Last day to add or drop a Jan term course(s)
January 15 -- 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 -- Classes end
January 15 -- Final examinations
January 18 -- Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday; no classes meet (university closed)



Spring Semester 2016
January 25 -- Tuition and fees due
January 25 -- New student orientation
January 26 -- Classes begin, Divinity Convocation, University Convocation
January 29 -- Last day to add or drop a spring course(s)
January 30-April 22 -- Receive a grade of “W” for courses withdrawn - signature of professor required
February 2-4 -- Biblical Studies Lectures - Liam Golliger
February 23-25 -- Conger Lectures on Biblical Preaching - Laura Smit
March 21-25 -- Spring Break Holidays; no classes meet
March 28 -- Easter Monday Holiday; no classes meet (university closed)
March 30 -- Registration begins for summer terms and fall semester
April 19 -- Last day to withdraw from a spring course(s) OR to completely withdraw from ALL spring courses without academic penalty
April 29 -- Classes end
May 3-6 -- Final examinations
May 9 -- Commencement and Service of Consecration


Summer Term 2016
May 31 -- Tuition due for summer I, summer II, and all summer courses
May 31-June 27 -- Summer I - See Divinity schedule and Samford Academic Calendar for specifics
July 5-August 1 -- Summer II - See Divinity schedule and Samford Academic Calendar for specifics
July 5-14 -- D.Min. seminars