November 8-9, 2019

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Homecoming will take place November 8-9 at Samford University, and we are looking forward to you being a part of it! Whether you attend Homecoming each year or this is your first year back on campus since graduation, this is a weekend that you don’t want to miss. From reunions, tailgates, Alumni of the Year Awards, and much more, this is a weekend that you will cherish for a lifetime.

We encourage you to "save the date" for this exciting weekend.

Check out the Homecoming schedule below.

We look forward to seeing you at Homecoming 2019!

Hotels

Please click on the hotel for further information on a Samford University Homecoming stay:

Aloft Birmingham - Book your group rate for Samford Alumni Homecoming 2019!
Drury Hotels
Courtyard Marriott Homewood

 

Thursday, November 7: Other Events

Learning for Life Awards Dinner
November 7, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
The Club State Rooms

The Orlean Beeson School of Education established the Learning for Life Award to honor outstanding education alumni that have made a significant impact in others' lives. The Learning for Life Award honorees emulate and live the school’s mission: To “enrich the community and empower its students to educate, lead, and serve.” Please join us to honor this year’s recipients and the ways that our education graduates impact our world for Christ.

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Friday, November 8: Open Houses

Alpha Omicron Pi Open House
November 8, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Alpha Omicron Pi Chapter Room

Welcome back to campus, Alpha Omicron Pi alumni! Please stop by the house to see the amazing new things Rho Delta has been up to!

Brock School of Business Open House
November 8, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Cooney Hall, Second Floor Student Commons
Chi Omega Open House
November 8, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Chi Omega Chapter Room
Cumberland School of Law Open House
November 8, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
1st Floor entrance lobby for greeting and info table

Tours available.

Samford Conservatory Open House
November 8, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Propst Hall, Conservatory, 101

The Samford Conservatory is a tropical and arid plant collection housed in a beautiful Victorian-Style glasshouse. Come see our redesigned plant collections!

Zeta Tau Alpha Open House
November 8, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Cumberland School of Law, Office of Admission Open House
November 8, 2 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
First and Second Floor of Law School

Prospective students and their guests are welcome at Cumberland School of Law admission open houses. During an open house you will tour the law school, hear from faculty and students during Q and A discussion panels, learn about scholarships and fellowships, discover the law school’s programs and centers, and gain a thorough understanding of the admission process. Registration is required for open houses.

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Friday, November 8: University Activities

Micah and Whitney Stansell Exhibit
November 8, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Swearingen Hall, Art Gallery

Enjoy the work of Samford alumni Micah and Whitney Stansell.

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Biblical and Religious Studies Lecture
November 8, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Brooks Hall, Room 229

Dr. James Strange presents: "Samford’s Biblical Archaeology in Israel Program: Shedding Light on the World of Jesus"

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Samford Branding Lecture
November 8, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Cooney Hall, Brock School of Business, Room 189

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Dwight and Lucille Beeson Alumni Center Reception
November 8, 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Dwight and Lucille Beeson Alumni Center

Visit the renovated Dwight and Lucille Beeson Alumni Center, including The Rotunda Club. Delight in hors d'oeuvres and fellowship as you enjoy this space now available for alumni and guests.

Samford Family Homecoming Dinner
November 8, 5 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
Bashinsky Field House

Join fellow alumni and their families for a Samford family Homecoming dinner. This casual, child-friendly event is designed for alumni with young families to fellowship together, enjoy dinner and participate in family-friendly activities. Families are also encouraged to attend the Samford University Alumni Awards program, The Beesons, which will take place in Seibert Gymnasium beginning at 7:15 p.m.

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A Cappella Choir 80th Anniversary Reunion Concert
November 8, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Reid Chapel

Join the A Cappella Choir for a special anniversary concert.

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Samford Alumni Candlelight Dinner and Awards Program, The Beesons
November 8, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Seibert Gymnasium

Join fellow alumni and friends for this time-honored tradition as we celebrate the rich history of Samford University. We will also honor this year’s Alumnus of the Year, Outstanding Young Alumni of the Year and Humanitarian of the Year. There will be many exciting elements of this event that you don’t want to miss! Doors open 6 p.m., Event begins 6:30 p.m.

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Saturday, November 9: Tailgates

Alpha Tau Omega Tailgate
November 9, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Quad, Samford University
Samford Black Student Union Tailgate
November 9, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Quad, Samford University

This is for the Samford BSU to come together to celebrate and cheer on the players as they get the W at the game. We want to come together as a community and support!

Samford Track and Field Tailgate
November 9, 10:40 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Quad, Samford University

Samford Track and Field is hosting the Quad Vault! Samford pole vaulters will be making their way down the runway.

Alpha Delta Pi Tailgate
November 9, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Quad, Samford University

We will have food for our guests.

Alpha Omicron Pi Tailgate
November 9, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Quad, Samford University

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Brock School of Business Homecoming Tailgate
November 9, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Quad, Samford University
Chi Omega Tailgate
November 9, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Quad, Samford University
Class of 1994 Reunion Tailgate
November 9, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Quad, Samford University

Enjoy community with your classmates and fun Homecoming traditions as you celebrate your 25-year reunion. A variety of food trucks will be serving lunch.

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Class of 2009 Reunion Tailgate
November 9, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Quad, Samford University

Enjoy community with your classmates and fun Homecoming traditions as you celebrate your 10-year reunion. A variety of food trucks will be serving lunch.

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Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. Tailgate
November 9, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Quad, Samford University
Howard College of Arts and Sciences Tailgate
November 9, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Quad, Samford University
Legacy League Tailgate
November 9, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Quad, Samford University

Fun for Everyone! Bring your family and friends and enjoy a Homecoming Tailgate with the Samford Legacy League!

Orlean Beeson School of Education Tailgate
November 9, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Quad, Samford University

Children's Story Time begins at 10:45. Children's face painting and inflatables will also be available.

Phi Mu and Sigma Nu Tailgate
November 9, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Quad, Samford University
Samford Abroad Tailgate
November 9, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Quad, Samford University

Join Samford Abroad for High Tea on the Quad! Stop by for tea and crumpets and to ask us about our upcoming programs.

Samford Black Alumni Association Tailgate
November 9, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Quad, Samford University

Join the Samford Black Alumni Association for the annual tailgate lunch. Connect with fellow alumni and friends and enjoy fellowship together on the Quad.

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Samford University Alumni Association Tailgate
November 9, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Quad, Samford University

Join Samford alumni and friends for a tailgate together on the Quad before cheering on the Samford Bulldogs at the Samford vs. Chattanooga football game. A variety of food trucks will be available to purchase lunch.

S-Club Tailgate
November 9, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Quad, Samford University

All former Samford student-athletes and their families are invited to join us for our 2019 S-Club Homecoming Tailgate. Enjoy snacks, music, and games. Reconnect with former teammates, share memories and enjoy connecting with current players, coaches and athletic administration. Together, let’s carry on the tradition of Samford Athletics!

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Sigma Chi Tailgate
November 9, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Quad, Samford University
Student Government Association Tailgate
November 9, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Quad, Samford University

All are welcome to join the Student Government Association and Class Officers for free lunch and a great time reconnecting with current students, alumni, and friends.

Women's Golf Tailgate
November 9, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Quad, Samford University
World Languages and Cultures Tailgate
November 9, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Quad, Samford University
Zeta Tau Alpha Tailgate
November 9, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Quad, Samford University
School of the Arts Tailgate
November 9, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Quad, Samford University

Join Samford Arts for our tailgate. Don Rankin will be on hand with signed copies of his new book.

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Saturday, November 9: University Activities

Alabama Dietetics Association Meeting
November 9, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
College of Health Sciences, Building 1, Room 1249
Division of Music Breakfast
November 9, 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Brock Recital Hall, Lobby

Join fellow music alumni and faculty for fellowship.

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Micah and Whitney Stansell Exhibit
November 9, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Swearingen Hall, Art Gallery

Enjoy the work of Samford alumni Micah and Whitney Stansell.

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Pharmacy Homecoming Continuing Education Program
November 9, 9 a.m. – November 8, 11:15 a.m.
College of Health Sciences, Room 1409

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Samford Athletic Training Reunion
November 9, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
College of Health Sciences, Atrium

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A Cappella Choir Homecoming Reunion Gathering
November 9, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Brock Recital Hall

Join other a cappella alumni for a time of reminiscing and singing. For A Cappella Choir alumni only.

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Marching Band Reunion Rehearsal
November 9, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Cassese Hall

Join the marching band for a special pre-game rehearsal.

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Children’s Story Time
November 9, 10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Orlean Beeson School of Education Tailgate Tent, The Quad, Samford University
Meet Miss Samford at the University Center
November 9, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
University Center

Meet our newly crowned Miss Samford at the University Center!

Don Rankin Book Signing
November 9, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Lobby of Buchanan Hall

Samford retired faculty Don Rankin will be signing his new book just inside of Buchanan Hall as part of the Samford Arts Tailgate.

Bulldog Walk
November 9, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Quad
S-Club Gameday Viewing Experience
November 9, 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Sullivan-Cooney Family Fieldhouse Viewing Deck (2nd floor), Samford University

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Samford vs. Chattanooga Football Game
November 9, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Seibert Stadium, Samford University

Purchase tickets at samfordsports.com