Mark your calendars and join us for Homecoming on campus November 5-6. Connect with former classmates and fellow alumni through this special weekend.

Step 1: Download the Homecoming App

Want to make your Homecoming experience as fun and easy as possible? Download the Homecoming app and never miss an event! Not only will it provide a full schedule of events, but you can customize your schedule to get date/time/location notifications about the activities most important to you. In addition, the app will also provide valuable information to enhance your experience (like parking directions!).

Here’s How

  • Download Guidebook app.
  • Search “Samford Homecoming 2021”
  • View the full schedule of events and set reminders/notifications for your favorite ones.

Step 2: Check out the Homecoming Schedule

While the full Homecoming schedule will be released by mid-September, please go ahead and make plans to attend these exciting events—some of Homecoming’s biggest traditions. This year’s Homecoming Weekend will feature many new exciting elements, so be sure to check back with the website and the app so you won’t miss any of the fun!

  • Samford Alumni Celebration – Friday, November 5 – 6 p.m. – Seibert Hall
  • Alumni Tailgating on the Quad – Saturday, November 6 – 11:00
  • Samford vs. The Citadel Football Game – Saturday, November 6 – Kick-off at 2 p.m.

Friday, November 5

Clarence Brooks Art and Design Series presents Disclosure by Guest Artist Tad Gloeckler
October 19, 8 a.m. – November 19, 4 p.m.
Art Gallery

Drop by the Art Gallery to see work by guest artist Tad Gloeckler.

College of Health Sciences Healthcare Leadership Symposium
November 5, 6:30 a.m. – 8 a.m.
College of Health Sciences – Room 1222
Glimpses of Samford History: Special Collection and University Archives Online Exhibit
November 5, 8 a.m. – November 7
Virtual Event

Special Collection and University Archives Online Exhibit Learn about some of the rare, unique, and historically significant items that are preserved in the University Library's Special Collection department which also houses the University Archives. Samford Archivists have curated items from the closed stacks for a special Homecoming online exhibit.

Let's Play International Pursuits! Live from Daniel House
November 5, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Virtual Event

Test your knowledge of British lingo, European culture, world geography, and more with our Daniel House Residence Director, Tom Crosby, live from Samford's study center in London. Come to win or just to learn and have fun! All students, alumni, and parents are welcome.

Air Force ROTC Open House
November 5, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
AFROTC Detachment 012, Building #23
Communication and Media Department Open House
November 5, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Divinity North, Room 302

Meet current faculty, see what CAM has been up to, talk with fellow alumni and current students.

Cumberland School of Law Open House
November 5, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Memory Leake Robinson Hall, First Floor, Room 130
Mathematics and Computer Science Open House
November 5, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Russell Hall, Third Floor
Orlean Beeson School of Education Open House
November 5, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Orlean Beeson School of Education, 2nd Floor Foyer
Physics Department Open House
November 5, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Propst Hall, Ground Floor

Current and retired faculty will gather to welcome physics and engineering physics alumni. For those unable to attend face to face, please join us via Zoom.

Samford University Conservatory Open House
November 5, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Propst Hall, Conservatory Room 101
A Cappella Choir Choral Vespers
November 5, 5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Hodges Chapel

Join Samford's A Cappella Choir for Choral Vespers.

Samford Family Homecoming Dinner
November 5, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Bashinsky Fieldhouse

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.

Samford Alumni Celebration
November 5, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
F. Page Seibert Hall

This dazzling event will be the highlight of Homecoming 2021 and the celebration that Samford and its distinguished alumni deserve! Feast on delicious food stations, take in the best music with an opulent ambience fit for the best Bulldogs, and reminisce with your Samford community as we revel in all that Samford was, is and will be. As part of the can’t-miss festivities, the 2020 and 2021 Alumni of the Year will be honored. We will also hear from Dr. Beck Taylor, Samford’s 19th President, as part of the Homecoming celebration.

Samford vs. ETSU Women’s Volleyball
November 5, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Pete Hanna Center

Saturday, November 6

Preview Day
November 6, 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Join us for Preview Days, where you can tour the South's most beautiful campus, meet current students and faculty, and cheer on the Samford Bulldogs at a football game.

Samford Football Championship Breakfast
November 6, 7:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Sullivan Cooney Family Fieldhouse – 3rd Floor

This breakfast is for Samford Football Teammates, Coaches, and Associates participating in the 1971 Championship Season. Contact Tom Collins for registration information at (205) 527-7948.

Class of 1995 Reunion Breakfast
November 6, 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Ralph W. Beeson University Center

Join fellow classmates and families for a reunion breakfast in Samford's newly renovated University Center. The breakfast is complimentary, and guests/families are welcome to attend. After the breakfast, join alumni and friends for a worship service at 10:15 a.m. in Hodges Chapel, presented by Beeson Divinity School. Tailgates will begin on the Quad at 11:00 for alumni to enjoy.

Class of 1996 Reunion Breakfast
November 6, 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Ralph W. Beeson University Center

Join fellow classmates and families for a reunion breakfast in Samford's newly renovated University Center. The breakfast is complimentary, and guests/families are welcome to attend. After the breakfast, join alumni and friends for a worship service at 10:15 a.m. in Hodges Chapel, presented by Beeson Divinity School. Tailgates will begin on the Quad at 11:00 for alumni to enjoy.

Class of 2010 Reunion Breakfast
November 6, 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Ralph W. Beeson University Center

Join fellow classmates and families for a reunion breakfast in Samford's newly renovated University Center. The breakfast is complimentary, and guests/families are welcome to attend. After the breakfast, join alumni and friends for a worship service at 10:15 a.m. in Hodges Chapel, presented by Beeson Divinity School. Tailgates will begin on the Quad at 11:00 for alumni to enjoy.

Class of 2011 Reunion Breakfast
November 6, 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Ralph W. Beeson University Center

Join fellow classmates and families for a reunion breakfast in Samford's newly renovated University Center. The breakfast is complimentary, and guests/families are welcome to attend. After the breakfast, join alumni and friends for a worship service at 10:15 a.m. in Hodges Chapel, presented by Beeson Divinity School. Tailgates will begin on the Quad at 11:00 for alumni to enjoy.

McWhorter School of Pharmacy Continuing Education
November 6, 9 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
College of Health Sciences, Rooms 1222 and 1409
Rushton Memorial Carillon Homecoming Program
November 6, 9:50 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
The Quad

Enjoy the beautiful music by Steve Knight, Carillonneur, during Homecoming 2021.

Samford University Worship Service
November 6, 10:15 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Hodges Chapel

Join Samford alumni, parents, students, donors and friends for a worship service in Hodges Chapel., hosted by Beeson Divinity School. Tailgates will immediately follow the worship service.

Air Force ROTC Tailgate
November 6, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Quad
Alpha Delta Pi Tailgate
November 6, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Quad
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Tailgate
November 6, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Quad

The Ladies of the Oh So Outrageous Omicron Mu chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. are so excited to welcome you to our 2021 Homecoming tailgate! This is going to be a great time for food, fun, and strolling. Most importantly, we look forward to cheering on our Bulldogs! We look forward to seeing you there!

Children’s Story Time and STEAM Activities
November 6, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The Quad, Education Tent

Story Time will be at 11 a.m. and will feature “Let’s Praise” by Mandy Muir ’12 ’13. Kids can enjoy STEAM activities including playing with robots, music, building with Legos, math manipulatives, reading books and “Ada Twist Scientist.” Complimentary Bluebell Ice Cream will be served!

Golden Bulldog Brunch
November 6, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Dwight and Lucille Beeson Alumni Center/The Rotunda Club

Join fellow alumni who have graduated 50+ years ago for fellowship as we celebrate your time as a Samford/Howard student. We will also honor the 1970 and 1971 reunion classes. Guests are invited to attend.

Howard College of Arts and Sciences Tailgate
November 6, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Quad
Legacy League Tailgate
November 6, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Quad

Join the fun at the Legacy League’s Homecoming Tailgate! Enjoy game day excitement, snacks and fellowship on the Quad, then cheer on the Bulldogs against The Citadel.

Moffett and Sanders School of Nursing Tailgate
November 6, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Quad

Nursing alums, students, prospective students, faculty and staff are invited to the Moffett and Sanders School of Nursing tailgate on the Quad.

Orlean Beeson School of Education Tailgate
November 6, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Quad

Join Orlean Beeson School of Education’s Homecoming tailgate for fun and fellowship for the whole family. There will be complimentary BBQ and an ice cream truck. We will also have cake to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the doctoral program. Kids can enjoy STEAM activities including playing with robots, music, building with Legos, math manipulatives, reading books and “Ada Twist Scientist.” Story Time will be at 11 a.m. and will feature “Let’s Praise” by Mandy Muir ’12 ’13.

Samford Alumni Tailgate on the Quad
November 6, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Quad

Join alumni, friends and families for tailgating on the Quad. We will also be joined by Dr. Beck Taylor, President of Samford University. Lunch will be provided to the first 200 guests in the tent. Enjoy food, games, music and fellowship.

Samford Black Alumni Association Homecoming Tailgate
November 6, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Quad

Enjoy fellowship with alumni and friends through a tailgate on the Quad, hosted by the Samford Black Alumni Association. Lunch will be provided, and guests/families are welcome to attend.

Samford Women’s Basketball Tailgate
November 6, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Quad
School of the Arts Tailgate
November 6, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Quad
Sigma Nu Tailgate
November 6, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Quad
Student Dietetic Association (SDA) Tailgate
November 6, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Quad

The Student Dietetic Association (SDA) will be selling tasty goods such as homemade granola and honey made from Samford's on-campus bees.

Alpha Omicron Pi Tailgate
November 6, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Quad
Brock School of Business Tailgate
November 6, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Quad
Chi Omega and Pi Kappa Phi Tailgate
November 6, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Quad
Student Government Association Tailgate
November 6, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Quad
Tri Delta Tailgate
November 6, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Quad
Zeta Tau Alpha and Sigma Chi Tailgate
November 6, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Quad
Alpha Tau Omega Tailgate
November 6, 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Quad
Bulldog Walk
November 6, 12 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
The Quad
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Tailgate
November 6, 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Quad
S-Club Tailgate on the Viewing Deck
November 6, 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sullivan-Cooney Family Fieldhouse Viewing Deck

As a former Samford student-athlete, we invite you to join us for this very special event exclusive to S-Club members and their immediate family members or a guest. Each S-Club member will receive (2) complimentary general admission tickets for entry into Seibert Stadium and access to the Sullivan-Cooney Family Fieldhouse Viewing Deck. Enjoy great food, fun and the chance to reminisce with former teammates all from the best seat in Seibert Stadium!

Samford vs. The Citadel Football Game
November 6, 2 p.m.

Join Samford alumni, students, friends and parents for the Homecoming football game as we cheer on the Samford Bulldogs!

Samford vs. Chattanooga Women’s Volleyball
November 6, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Pete Hanna Center

Step 3: Update Your Contact Information

Have you recently moved, changed your phone number or email address? We need to know! Please update your contact information so you can receive details about all that is happening with Homecoming and with your Samford University Alumni Association. Homecoming is awesome, but we do tons of great things throughout the year that you need to know about too!

Update Information

Samford shuttles will be circulating throughout campus on Saturday, November 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

*COVID-19 Protocols: Masks are required for individuals indoors and optional for outdoor events, hand sanitizer will be available and we ask you maintain social distance. These protocols may change, based on guidelines recommended by the Alabama Department of Public Health, the Jefferson County Department of Health, the CDC, and Samford University.

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