Campus Accessibility

Accessibility Map

Barrier Notice

Samford University is committed to equal access and the civil rights of people with disabilities, and so strives to remove barriers to its programs wherever they may exist through systematic barrier removal, proper and timely maintenance, encouraging universal design, etc. In the event you encounter a barrier on the campus, such as an inoperative elevator, bicycles blocking an access ramp or problems in the technology labs, help identify them so the university can maintain access by removing barriers as quickly as possible.

Reports about barriers may be made by submitting detailed information to disability@samford.edu. Information submitted does not constitute a formal complaint or grievance. However, Samford will follow up in as timely a manner as possible.

Bashinsky Field House

Accessible entrance on west side of building facing Pete Hannah Center.

Ramp access on south side of building to accessible entrance and to track/football field.

Accessible from first floor of Seibert via ramp.

Beeson Divinity School

Accessible entrances to north and south side of the building from the courtyard next to the Quad.

Only accessible passage between North and South sides of the building is on the first floor.

Divinity South

Accessible entrance on south side of building at ground level including elevator and accessible restrooms.

Accessible restrooms on ground and first floor directly across from elevator.

Accessible restrooms on second and third floors at the east end of the building.

Divinity North

Ramp entrance at both doors.

Accessible restrooms on west end of building for second and third floor.

Accessible restrooms on first floor are next to the kitchen in the student commons.

Elevator on east end of building.

Hodges Chapel

Enter through Divinity South entrance, take elevator to first floor and exit left. Also can be accessed by entering through the east side courtyard entrance at back of building and turning left.

Bonnie Bolding Swearingen Hall

North wing of Wright Center and Harrison Theatre, Samford Art Gallery, Bolding Studio, classrooms, work rooms and offices. Accessible main entrance to second floor of Harrison Theatre. Right to men’s and women’s accessible restrooms on left. Elevator is to the left of main entrance. Accesses first to third floors.

Brock School of Business (Cooney Hall)

Four accessible parking spaces are located on the south side of the building.  Follow the sidewalk and use ramp access to automatic door to the left of the main entrance for access to the first floor. Elevator is on the left as you enter the lobby.  First floor accessible restrooms are in the far corners from the main entrance.  Men’s restroom on the right women’s restroom on the left.

Two accessible parking spaces are located on the north side of the building directly across from the automatic door main entrance that leads to the second floor.  Elevator is on the right. 

Accessible restrooms on the second and third floor.  Women’s restroom is to the left of the elevators.  Men’s restroom is across from the elevators.

Fourth floor accessible restrooms are on the left upon exiting the elevator.

Brooks Hall

Elevator on north side of building. Access sidewalk on east side of library, continue in front of Law School and behind Brooks Hall to service elevator; accesses first and second floors.  Third floor can be accessed by elevator, but you must call. 

Accessible restroom on first floor.  Exit elevator to left.  Follow hallway to the right.  Take the first left and restroom is on the right.

Buchanan Hall

Enter accessible main entrance of Harrison Theatre, turn left to enter Buchanan Hall, second floor only accessible. Accessible restrooms are to the right of Harrison Theatre entrance past the box office.

Burns Hall

Accessible entrance on east side (back) of building. Follow sidewalk on north side of building (in front of Brooks Hall) to back of Burns. Once entered the building, turn right, follow hallway to the left, accessible restroom on left for second and third floors.

Elevator is directly across from the accessible entrance. 

For Accessible Restrooms on first floor exit elevator and turn left.  Restrooms on right.

Chapman Hall

Enter through Burns Hall entrance; take left to enter Chapman Hall side of building.  Accessible Restrooms and Elevator on Burns side of the building.

Courington Tennis Pavilion

Two accessible parking spaces are available.  One near the outdoor courts.  One near the building main entrance. 

Accessible restrooms are inside past the desk on the right.

College of Health Sciences

Building 1

Eight Accessible Parking Spaces are located on the top level of the parking deck.  Follow the breezeway to automatic doorElevator is located straight ahead from entrance on the left with access to all floors.  With the elevator on your left turn right to cross over to Building 2.

On the second floor exit elevator straight for access to Building 2 through automatic door.

Accessible restrooms on first floor are to the left behind the elevator.  Additional accessible restrooms are through the double doors at the end of the hall on the left.

Accessible restrooms on floors 2-5 turn right out of the elevator and right down the hall. Take the first left and restrooms are on the left.

Third floor has a unisex accessible restroom.  Exit the elevator to the right and restroom is on the right.

Building 2

Access from building 1 via bridge through atrium on Floors 1 and 2.  Doors are directly across from elevator. Automatic Door on second floor.

Accessible restrooms on first floor go left from entrance and restrooms are on the left.

For the elevator from the entrance go left and the elevator is around the first turn on the right.

Accessible restrooms on floors A, G, and 2 are out of the elevator to the right.  Take the first left and restrooms are on the left.

On level A exit elevator to the left and follow hallway to the left for accessible entrance to the Atrium.

Cumberland School of Law

Accessible entrance on west side at courtyard. Turn right upon entering, take first left to accessible unisex restroom. Take second left (end of hallway) to south elevator, accesses first floor south, second floor north and south and third floor south. Turn left upon entering west side entrance, follow hallway to the right, north elevator will be on left. Accesses first floor south, second floor north and south, mezzanine and third floor north.

Accessible entrance on north side of building, Riley Road entrance, to second floor north and south. Upon entering follow hallway to the left, right, and another right, Great Room on right. Ramp in the back right corner of the Great Room to access north elevator.

Accessible entrance on east side of building at courtyard. Turn right upon entering, follow hallway to the left, north elevator on right. Accesses first floor south, second floor north and south, mezzanine, and third floor north.

Law Library

Accessible entrance on north side of library, Riley Road entrance. The north entrance leads into a breezeway which connects the library and the law school. Go left to library and right to law school. Once entered the library, elevator is straight ahead at the opposite end of the reading room from the entrance and slightly to the right of the stairs at the far end of the law library. The elevator accesses first through fourth floors. Accessible restrooms are in the back right corner on each floor.

Dwight Beeson Hall (DBH)

Ramp access on right side of front entrance is for access to Brock Forum (DBH 131) only.  Restrooms can be accessed by the doors at the front of Brock Forum.  Women’s on the left.  Men’s on the right.

Accessible ramp entrance with push button door on west side of building. Follow hallway to the left. Accessible restrooms are on the left. Continue following hallway to the right to access elevator.

Harrison Theatre

Accessible main entrance to second floor is up the ramp leading behind the rose garden. Turn right to men’s and women’s accessible restrooms on left past the box office. 

Elevator is to the left of main entrance. Accesses first to third floors.

Ingalls Hall

Accessible entrance with automatic door on south and north side of building between Russell and Ingles Halls. This entrance accesses both Ingalls Hall to the east and Russell Hall to the west and is the only accessible entrance to Ingalls Hall. You will need to call Admissions to be let in this way.

The second Floor can be accessed by the second floor of Russel Hall.  Turn left and the elevator will be on the right.

Elevator accesses ground through third floors.

Unisex accessible restroom on third floor. Exit elevator right, go around the desk on left and continue to back of room. Restroom on right.

Jane Hollock Brock Recital Hall

Two accessible front entrances on the south side of building. Accessible ramp entrance on front left, ramp to the right of steps. Push button entrance on the front right. Both entrances access the auditorium with accessible seating on either side. Accessible restrooms are just inside the front left entrance. Follow hallway to the left of the auditorium for more accessible restrooms on left. Turn right off this hallway behind the auditorium to access elevator on left. Elevator accesses first to third floors. Accessible restrooms on second floor; exit elevator right. Exit elevator left on second floor for push button door to courtyard on north side of building.

Exit elevator right on third floor and follow hallway to access second floor of Swearingen Hall.

Dwight and Lucille Beeson Alumni Center

Accessible main entrance on south side of building. Take first left and first right to accessible restrooms and elevator.  

Accessible restrooms on second floor exit elevator right and take the second door.

Accessible entrance to third floor from the north side of building. Elevator is to the right.

Orlean Beeson School of Education

First-floor accessible entrances are on the south side of the building. Two accessible parking spaces have access to sidewalk and the two entrances. Right entrance has elevator on right. Left entrance has accessible restrooms on the left.

Accessible second floor main entrance on east side of building from street. Elevator is to the left upon entering. Turn right upon entering and follow hallway to accessible women’s restroom on left. Turn Left upon entering and follow hallway to accessible men’s restroom on right.

Accessible restrooms on third floor. Exit elevator. Men’s in back left corner and women’s in back right corner.

Accessible unisex restrooms on fourth floor. Exit elevator either direction and follow hallways to end.

Pete Hanna Center

Student Fitness Center—West side of Pete Hanna Center third floor (plaza)

Accessible Parking—Eight spaces located in small lot (21 total spaces) outside main entrance to student fitness center located on the northwest corner of Pete Hanna Center.  

Accessible Entrance—Push door located at main entrance to student fitness center on west side third-floor (plaza) level.

Accessible Restrooms and Locker Rooms—Men’s locker room (PHC 3026) and women’s locker rooms (PHC 3020) just off main cardio and machine fitness area in the student fitness center. Both locker rooms contain accessible restrooms and showering facilities.

Elevator Access—West side freight elevator serves the student fitness center at third floor (plaza) and is located at the southern end of the student fitness center near the women’s locker room (PHC 3020). Guests can travel down from third floor (plaza) to second floor (concourse) and first floor (ground). Guests will not be able to travel back up to third floor (plaza) without special assistance to override lockout.

Athletics Administration/Coaches Offices, Student Computer Lab (PHC 1124) and Seminar Room (PHC 1125)—Pete Hanna Center first floor (ground)

Accessible Parking—Four spaces located in small lot (20 total spaces) outside west lobby entrance to Pete Hanna Center  

Accessible Entrance—Push door located at the northernmost set of exterior doors that enter the Pete Hanna Center west lobby at second floor (concourse). Guests will utilize the west side freight elevator to travel down to the first floor (ground).Guests can freely travel between the first floor (ground) and second floor (concourse) on this elevator.

Accessible Restrooms—Accessible restrooms are available on the first floor (ground) for men near the west end of the building in PHC 1047 and near the east end of the building in PHC 1121. Accessible restrooms are available on the first floor (ground) for women near the west end of the building in PHC 1046 and near the east end of the building in PHC 1122.

Elevator Access—The west side freight elevator is located at the southern end of the West Lobby near the Pete Hanna Center Hospitality Room (PHC 2020). Guests can freely travel between the first floor (ground) and second floor (concourse) on this elevator, but cannot travel from the first floor (ground) or the second floor (concourse) to the third floor (plaza) and enter the student fitness center without special assistance to override lockout. Additionally, the east side passenger elevator can be used by guests on the first floor (ground) to access the second floor (concourse) level and the third floor (plaza) on the east side of the Pete Hanna Center.

The Thomas E. and Marla H. Corts Arena and Hospitality Room (PHC 2020)—Pete Hanna Center second floor (concourse)

Accessible Restrooms—Accessible restrooms are available on the second floor (concourse) for men on the west lobby of the building in PHC 2030 and on the east second-floor lobby of the building in PHC 2004. Accessible restrooms are available on the second floor (concourse) for women on the west lobby of the building in PHC 2028 and on the east second floor lobby of the building in PHC 2002.

Elevator Access—The west side freight elevator is located at the southern end of the west lobby near the Pete Hanna Center Hospitality Room (PHC 2020). Guests can freely travel between the first floor (ground) and second floor (concourse) on this elevator, but cannot travel from the first floor (ground) or the second floor (concourse) to the third floor (plaza) and enter the Student Fitness Center without special assistance to override lockout. Additionally, the east side passenger elevator can be used by guests by traveling through the Thomas E. and Marla H. Corts Arena on the second floor (concourse) to access the first floor (ground) and the third floor (plaza) on the east side of the Pete Hanna Center.

The Pete Hanna Center Main Box Office and Athletic Director’s Offices (PHC 3014)—Pete Hanna Center east side third floor (plaza) level.

Accessible Parking—Eight spaces located in small lot (21 total spaces) outside main entrance to student fitness center located on the northwest corner of Pete Hanna Center. Guests will travel on sidewalk located along northern face of the Pete Hanna Center to the east third floor (plaza) lobby exterior doors at northeast corner of building.

Accessible Entrance—Push door located at the set of exterior doors that enter the east third-floor (plaza) lobby. Exterior doors located on northeast corner of the Pete Hanna Center.  

Accessible Restrooms—For visitors to the Pete Hanna Center Box Office, accessible restrooms are available on the east second-floor lobby of the building in PHC 2004 for men and PHC 2002 for women by utilizing the east side passenger elevator located on the southern end of the east side third floor (plaza). For visitors to the athletic director’s offices (PHC 3014) accessible restrooms are available for men in PHC 3011 and for women in PHC 3012.

Elevator Access—The east side passenger elevator is located at the southern end of the east side third floor (plaza) near the athletic director’s offices (PHC 3014). Guests can freely travel between the first floor (ground), second floor (concourse), and the east side third floor (plaza).

 

Propst Hall

Three Accessible parking spaces in the lot to the north of the building.  Walk toward the north side of the building for an automatic door entrance to first floor. North elevator is on the left side.

Accessible entrance first-floor main entrance to the right of breezeway, turn right; ahead will be accessible restrooms and south elevator. Exit elevator right to accessible restrooms on the ground -third floors.

Accessible entrances are on both ends of the building on front side.  South end front of building is automatic door.

Reid Chapel

Ramp access on the front left side of Burns Hall main entrance accesses side entrance of Reid Chapel.

Russell Hall

Accessible entrance on east side of building, follow hallway. Elevator on left and accessible restrooms at next left on each floor.

Accessible entrance with automatic door on south and north side of building between Russell and Ingles. This entrance accesses both Ingalls Hall to the west and Russell Hall to the east. Russell entrance has an automatic door. Upon entering follow hallway to the right, accessible restrooms on right and elevator at next right.

Second and third floors, exit elevator left, take an immediate left to accessible restrooms.

Samford Hall

The main entrance is an accessible entrance. To access main entrance follow sidewalk on the south side of building that leads around to the east side main entrance or from the sidewalk that leads in from the north side of building. Once entered, elevator on right accesses first to third floors. On the first floor, exit elevator left and accessible restrooms on right.

Seibert Gym

Accessible ramp entrance at north side (front) of building, gym level, third floor. Ramp is to the right of steps.

Accessible entrance on east side of building to second floor.

Accessible entrance on west side of building, first floor—ramp to this entrance is accessed from the east side of Bashinsky Field House.

Health Services is accessed from south east corner of the building with automatic door.

Sullivan-Cooney Family Field House

Accessible entrance on southwest side of the building provides access to elevator.

Accessible Restrooms on the third floor.  Exit elevator and proceed down the hallway to the right.  Restrooms are on the right.

University Center

Cafeteria, Howard Room, Student Commons

Ramp access on west side of building.  Ramp on left leads to Automatic Door.  Turn right after entering.  Elevator is on the right to access food court, post office, and bookstore.

Food Court, Post Office, Bookstore

Accessible entrance on east side of building Automatic door (near post office). One Elevator on right at this entrance to access second floor cafeteria and dining services only. Second Elevator to left of food court to access student commons, cafeteria, and Howard Room. Turn left from O’Henry’s to Accessible Restrooms on the right.

Ramp Access on the south side of the building from the Quad.  Turn right from this entrance to access books store, food court, post office, and elevators to the cafeteria.  Turn left and follow the ramp up and through the door.  Elevator access on the left to first through third floors.

Parent Programs, Residence Life, Student Life, Greek Life, SGA

Ramp Access on west side of building. Use the ramp on the right. Turn right and go through the door to access the elevator straight ahead.

Ramp Access on the south side of the building from the Quad.  Turn right from this entrance to access books store, food court, post office, and elevators to the cafeteria.  Turn left and follow the ramp up and through the door.  Elevator access on the left to first through third floors.

University Library

Accessible entrance on east side of building, first-floor entrance. Directly ahead are accessible restrooms and elevator. Elevator accesses lower level through fourth floors with accessible restrooms on each floor.

Accessible only entrance on west side of building. Follow sidewalk past brick wall and ring doorbell for access to this first-floor entrance. Go through another door and turn right, with elevator and accessible restrooms on right.

Wright Center

Hours of Operation

Doors typically open 30 minutes before curtain. Exceptions to this occur on an event specific basis and are determined by outside sponsoring programs. We are unable to open the doors earlier than the posted time except in the case of emergency.
For event specific information and special requests, please call the Wright Center Ticket Office at 205-726-2853.

Accessible Entrance Information

Accessible entrances are located on both the east and west sides of the Wright Center. The auditorium can be entered without encountering stairs by using the east and west portals. Accessible ramps for drop-off and pick-up with automatic doors are located on the east side of Brock Recital Hall and Wright Center. There is an automatic door that leads to the lobby of Brock Recital Hall and one that leads to the east portal of the Wright Center. To reach these entrances from the west parking lot, follow the sidewalk in front of the Wright Center.

Parking

Accessible parking is available in the west parking lot beside Wright Center and in the east parking lot beside Brock Recital Hall.

Restrooms

Accessible restrooms are located inside the lobby of Brock Recital Hall and in the lower lounge of Wright Center. Elevators to reach the lounge are located on the east and west sides of the lobby of Wright Center. Push the “L” button to reach the lounge and push “1” to return to the lobby. The men’s restroom is located on the west side of the lounge and the women’s restroom is located on the east side of the lounge.

Concessions

Concessions are also available in the lounge.

Seating

Please contact the Wright Center Ticket Office at 205-726-2853 or go to tickets.samford.edu to purchase accessible seating. Seat maps are available online at tickets.samford.edu. There is no accessible seating in the balcony.