COMMUNICATOR
July 23, 2024

Important: Christmas Closures and Adjusted Holiday Schedule

Columbia Southern University would like to wish you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. As you prepare for this holiday season, please refer to the following holiday schedule concerning assignment submissions, course enrollment requests and other student requests.

Columbia Southern University will close at 5 p.m. CT on Monday, Dec. 23, 2019, and will remain closed until Friday, Dec. 27, 2019. We will reopen Monday, Dec. 30, 2019 at 8 a.m. CT. In addition, CSU will close at 5 p.m. CT on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019 and will be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. We will reopen Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020 at 8 a.m. CT. Student requests, including email and voicemail, will be promptly attended to upon our return.

Suggested Submission Deadlines for the Holiday Schedule: The following submission deadlines are provided as a guideline to ensure your request is processed prior to holiday closure. Requests submitted after the published deadlines may not be processed until offices reopen. Students wishing to receive email responses from faculty prior to Monday, Dec. 23, 2019, 5 p.m. CT should send an email no later than Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, 5 p.m. CT.

Assignment Submission

  • LifePace Learning /Open Enrollment
    • Students wishing to have a subjective assignment graded prior to the scheduled break should submit the assignment on or before Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. Students may continue to submit assignments throughout the scheduled break; however, assignments submitted after the above deadline will be graded by Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020 11:59 p.m. CT.
    • Students enrolled in courses that are active during 12/18/19 – 12/31/19 will receive 14 days added to the current course end date in order to accommodate for the designated student break. The adjusted course end date should appear in the myCSU Student Portal no later than 1/1/20.
  • Term Enrollment
    • Important information for Term 2B20, 2A20, 3B20, and 3A20 students on an Incomplete:
      • Students wishing to have a subjective assignment graded prior to the scheduled break should submit the assignment on or before Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. Students may continue to submit assignments throughout the scheduled break; however, assignments submitted after the above deadline will be graded by Monday, Jan. 6, 2020 11:59 p.m. CT.
      • Students enrolled in courses that are active during 12/18/19 – 12/31/19 will receive 14 days added to the current course end date in order to accommodate for the designated student break. The adjusted course end date should appear in the myCSU Student Portal no later than 1/1/20.
      • Term 2B20, 2A20, 3B20, and 3A20 students on an Incomplete may have assignment due dates that fall during the designated student break of 12/18/19 – 12/31/19. These deadlines will be waived, and the assignments will be due by 11:59 p.m. CT on the adjusted end date. Students will be held to any assignment due dates prior to 12/18/19, unless otherwise approved by the professor.
    • Important information for Term 3B20 students:
      • The term scheduled break is from 12/18/19 – 12/31/19. Should students wish to work on course assignments during the break, access to Week VII will be available on 12/11/19. Week VII will resume on 1/1/20.  Assignments submitted during the break will be graded by Monday, Jan. 6, 2020 11:59 p.m. CT.
      • Please see the below calendar of assignment due dates for term 3B20
Term 3B20 – 11/6/19 to 1/14/20
Unit Access Date Week Start Date Due Date
Unit I 11/6/19 11/6/19 11/12/19
Unit II 11/6/19 11/13/19 11/19/19
Unit III 11/13/19 11/20/19 11/26/19
*Unit IV 11/20/19 11/27/19 12/3/19*
Unit V 11/27/19 12/4/19 12/10/19
*Unit VI 12/4/19 12/11/19 12/17/19*
Christmas Break: 12/18/19 to 12/31/19
Unit VII 12/11/19 12/18/19 1/7/20
Unit VIII 12/18/19 1/8/20 1/14/20

*Unit IV: May submit through Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, with no late penalty due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

*Unit VI: Late submissions due by Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, unless otherwise approved by the professor.

  • Important information for Term 3A20 students:
    • The term scheduled break is from 12/18/19 to 12/31/19. Should students wish to work on course assignments during the break, access to Week IV will be available on 12/18/19. Week IV will resume on 1/1/20. Assignments submitted during the break will be graded by Monday, Jan. 6, 2020 11:59 p.m. CT.
    • Please see the below calendar of assignment due dates for term 3A20:
Term 3A20 – 12/4/19 to 2/11/20
Unit Access Date Week Start Date Due Date
Unit I 12/4/19 12/4/19 12/10/19
*Unit II 12/4/19 12/11/19 12/17/19*
Christmas Break 12/18/19 to 12/31/19
Unit III 12/11/19 12/18/19 1/7/20
Unit IV 12/18/19 1/8/20 1/14/20
Unit V 1/8/20 1/15/20 1/21/20
Unit VI 1/15/20 1/22/20 1/28/20
Unit VII 1/22/20 1/29/20 2/4/20
Unit VIII 1/29/20 2/5/20 2/11/20

*Unit II: Late submissions due by Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, unless otherwise approved by the professor

Course Enrollments
LifePace Learning /Open Enrollment: Monday, Dec. 16, 2019
Term Enrollment: Refer to the Academic Calendar for scheduled deadlines.

Success Center
Writing and Math Center Requests: Students who would like to submit a writing or math assignment to the Success Center must do so by close of business Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. The Success Center will resume all duties on Monday, Dec. 30, 2019.    

Career Services
Career Counseling Appointments: Students who would like to schedule a career counseling appointment for Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, or Friday, Dec. 20, 2018 must do so by close of business Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. This also includes submitting resumes for review. Career Services will resume all duties on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020.

Incomplete Course and Final Exam Requests/Proctor Approval Requests
Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. Specifically, LifePace Learning/Term Incomplete for Special Circumstances requests should be submitted by Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, and Term Course Incompletes should be submitted by Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019.

Course Drop/Withdrawals
Drop/Withdrawal requests received during the scheduled break will be processed beginning on Jan. 2, 2020.  The date of withdrawal will be considered the last date of scheduled attendance prior to the scheduled break, which is Dec. 17, 2019.

Scheduled Website/Blackboard Maintenance
During the scheduled break, maintenance may occur on one or more Columbia Southern University systems. Please refer to the following website to review the status of any ongoing maintenance that may occur during the scheduled break. www.cseg.info

Questions concerning the above schedule should be directed to the Academic Advising and Student Support Center at 877-323-4471 or Students@ColumbiaSouthern.edu.

Merry Christmas!
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2 Comments

  1. Stephanie Woodley

    What about financial aid? Will our remaining balance (refund)be posted and sent out early.

    1. Libby Reilly

      Hi, Stephanie. The team in the Student Accounts department is planning to have all stipends out by the end of the day on Friday, 12/20. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to them.

      Thank you and Merry Christmas!

      Libby Reilly
      Communications Coordinator
      CSU Marketing