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Campus Recreation

The Department of Campus Recreation offers competitive and recreational intramural activities, outdoor recreation activities, club sports, fitness programs and the Alpine Tower climbing experience, as well as coordinating hours of operation for Seibert Hall, Bashinsky Field House, Outdoor Complex, Tennis Complex, and the Pete Hanna Fitness Center.  Programs are open to current Samford University students, faculty, staff and their spouses.  Alumni passes, with limitations, are offered as well.  

Participation in campus recreation activities at Samford is purely voluntary, and individuals participate at their own risk. Participants should understand that they are responsible for all costs arising out of injury or property damage sustained through participation. It is strongly urged that participants obtain sufficient health insurance coverage, whether it is through the university or a private source. All participants must provide a current Samford ID before participating in competitive or recreational activities. For information on all campus recreation programs, go to or visit the Office of Campus Recreation, Seibert Gym 302. 

Intramural sports annually consist of team sports: flag football, volleyball, basketball, softball, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, and dodge ball. Individual sports consist of tennis, table tennis, billiards, Texas hold’m, and racquetball. A free night of bowling fun is also offered each semester.  Active sports clubs include the soccer club, outdoor club, men’s and women’s lacrosse, ultimate Frisbee, bass fishing club and crew. 

The student fitness/wellness center is located on the upper level of the west side of Pete Hanna Center.  This state-of-the-art facility has 8 treadmills, 8 elliptical machines, and 5 bikes, all with personal televisions.  The cardio room also includes Signature Series Strength equipment.  The fitness center is free to all current Samford students, faculty and staff.   Other fitness opportunities include kickboxing, bootcamp, yoga, hip hop, spin, and zumba, Mondays through Thursdays.  Classes meet in Seibert Gym, Room 108.  Participant cost is minimal. 

The Alpine Tower and Carolina Climbing Wall are 50-foot-high structures offering more than 35 different climbing routes with varying degrees of challenge involved. The Carolina Climbing Wall and Alpine Tower are open for appointments only.  Student organizations, departmental faculty and staff, or other groups interested in team building, improving communication, and enhancing self-esteem are encouraged to participate.  For additional information and scheduling, please contact the Office of Campus Recreation at (205) 726-2194. 


A variety of athletics and recreational facilities are generally available for students, faculty, staff and immediate family members for use except when athletics events, practices or Campus Recreation events are scheduled.  For a schedule of specific hours of availability, go to, Seibert Gym 302, or call (205) 726-2194. Reservations for indoor and outdoor facilities can be made at the Office of Campus Recreation.

Samford University IDs are required to use all recreational facilities during weekdays and open hours on weekends.  Individuals will be asked to leave and/or entry will be denied until a valid ID is presented. Random inspection of IDs is made to ensure that only Samford students, faculty, staff and immediate family members are using the facilities. Cooperation is expected when asked to produce an ID card.

Outdoor facilities include Seibert Stadium, outdoor recreation complex (across Lakeshore Drive) which includes 2 grass fields, a sand volleyball court, outdoor basketball court, and pavilion area, Samford University Track and Soccer Stadium (across Lakeshore Drive), Joe Lee Griffin Baseball Field, Samford Bulldog Softball Field, and the Samford Tennis Center, which includes the indoor Pat M. Courington Tennis Pavilion and the outdoor Darwin C. Hardison Courts.

Indoor facilities include Seibert Hall which houses a hardwood court gym, weight room, swimming pool, billiard tables, table tennis, foosball, air hockey, two dance studios, classrooms and locker room facilities.  The Bashinsky Field House includes a gym with two hardwood courts, an indoor track, and four racquetball/handball courts.  Pete Hanna Center houses the Thomas E. and Marla H. Corts Arena, which hosts volleyball and men’s and women’s basketball teams, graduation, and special events. The student fitness/weight room, athletics administrative offices, athletic training, varsity athletics weight room, and varsity locker facilities are located in Pete Hanna Center.