The Place To Go for Homecoming October 18–20
Reunions, barbecue, football and fun for all ages will fill the
agenda for Homecoming this fall at Destination: Samford.
That will be the theme October 18–20 as alumni, students,
and their families and friends converge on the campus for the annual
The Class of 1952 will hold a special Golden Reunion Dinner in
the Rotunda Club, and classes ending in two and seven will hold
gatherings and share the spotlight throughout the weekend.
McWhorter School of Pharmacy will celebrate its 75th anniversary,
capped by a Saturday night dinner at The Club on Red Mountain in
Music majors will also hold a reunion and join the A Cappella
Choir to present a Showcase Recital Saturday morning.
Samford will host Alcorn State in the Homecoming football game
Saturday, Oct. 19, at 1 p.m. in Seibert Stadium. Alumni of the Year
and the Homecoming Court will be introduced at the game.
Other highlights are a rock concert in Wright Center Friday night,
Oct. 18, and the annual pregame barbecue in Beeson University Center
Saturday. The Challenge of the Classes Award for the greatest class
participation in giving to Samford and the Odyssey Award to the
alumnus traveling the longest distance to Homecoming will be presented
at the barbecue.
The Half-Century Brunch is scheduled at 8:30 a.m. Saturday in
the Flag Colonnade of Beeson University Center. Alumni from the
Class of ’52 and earlier are invited. The Lockmiller Award
will be presented to representatives of the earliest classes in
The 10 a.m. hour Saturday will have something for everyone—a
hot-air balloon ride in Sherman Circle, Live at the Library lecture,
the Bulldog FunZone children’s carnival at the tennis courts
and Sciencenter open house, complete with planetarium show and hands-on
Southern writer Terry Kay will speak at Live at the Library.
A number of organizations and departments will hold open houses
and reunions after the game Saturday. Check with your organization
The annual worship service will be Sunday, Oct. 20, at 9:30 a.m.
in Beeson Divinity Chapel.
For information and to purchase tickets, call the Samford Office
of Alumni Development at (205) 726-2807 or toll-free at 1-877-782-5867.
Or check the Samford Web site at www.samford.edu
for alumni activity.