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Operating Dates

 Residence halls are open and operated when school is in session. They are not available as student housing on a year-round basis and are closed over designated holiday periods. Students may leave personal belongings in their rooms, but the rooms may not be occupied over holiday breaks. Samford is not responsible for any loss or damage to personal property left in rooms. Students may not have access to their rooms in advance of the published opening dates and must vacate their rooms by published closing dates. All personal belongings must be removed from the student’s room at the end of the spring term, or when the student officially vacates the room. The university does not have facilities to provide storage for students’ personal property between terms or over the summer.

Operating Dates for the 2013-14 Academic Year

(Some dates subject to change)


Day/Date Hour Open/Close Event
 Sat., Aug. 24  8 a.m.  Open  Fall Term begins
 Fri., Dec. 13  9 a.m.  Close  Fall Term ends
 Wed., Jan 1  12 p.m.  Open  Jan Term begins*
 Sat., Jan. 25  9 a.m.  Close  Jan Term ends
 Sun., Jan. 26  8 a.m.  Open  Spring Term begins
 Fri., May 16  9 a.m.  Close  Spring Term ends

*Only students enrolled in Jan Term may have access to rooms.


 Special Note: Students should vacate their rooms within 24 hours of their last final exam at the end of the fall and spring terms unless they are involved in graduation or required to remain longer for another university reason. Such students should advise their residence life coordinator of their need in writing and must vacate their room no later than the final closing dates listed above.

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