November 2-3, 2018

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Homecoming will take place November 2-3 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.

Check out the complete Homecoming schedule below. 

Also, you can download the Guidebook app to reference the activities schedule throughout the weekend.  Just search “Samford Homecoming 2018” in the app to stay up to date on all that is happening throughout the weekend.

We look forward to seeing you at Homecoming 2018!

Thursday, November 1

Cap and Cape Society Luncheon
November 1, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The Club, 1 Robert S. Smith Drive, Birmingham, AL 35209

Birmingham Baptist Hospital and Ida Moffett School of Nursing alumni from the classes of 1922-1974 are invited to join us for our annual Cap and Cape Society luncheon. There is no cost to attend, but advance registration is required.

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An Evening With James Briscione
November 1, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
College of Health Sciences, Samford University

Details coming soon! The event is complimentary, but registration is required. To register, contact Victoria Allen at vallen2@samford.edu

Samford Jazz Band Concert
November 1, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Brock Recital Hall, Samford University

Enjoy an evening with the talented Samford Jazz Band for their fall concert.

Friday, November 2: Alumni Activities

The Art and Design of Samford's Faculty
November 2, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Samford Art Gallery, Samford University

The Division of Art and Design will present studio work of its faculty, offering a glimpse into recent research and professional practices.

A Cappella Choir – Choral Vespers
November 2, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Hodges Chapel, Samford University

Inspired by the ancient practice of monastic prayer, the Samford Choral Vespers Series is by the internationally-led A Cappella Choir.

The Rotunda Club Reception
November 2, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
The Rotunda Club, Samford University

Check out the newly renovated Dwight and Lucille Beeson Center. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres consisting of new items on the menu in the Rotunda Club as you tour this area that will be available for alumni year-round.

Samford Family Homecoming Dinner
November 2, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Bashinsky Field House, Samford University

Join fellow alumni and their families for a Samford family homecoming dinner. This casual, kid-friendly opportunity 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 Beesons, an exciting awards program recognizing our alumni award recipients.

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Samford Alumni Candlelight Dinner and Awards Program, The Beesons
November 2, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Seibert Gymnasium, Samford University

Join fellow alumni and friends for this time-honored tradition as we celebrate the rich history of Samford University and Howard College. We will also honor this year's Alumni of the Year, Outstanding Young Alumnus of the Year, and Humanitarians of the Year. There will be many exciting elements of this event that you don't want to miss!

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Friday, November 2: Open Houses

Career Development Center Open House
November 2, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Dwight Beeson Hall, Samford University

Come meet the Career Development Staff in their new space in DBH 103. Learn about the resources available to students and alumni, as well as ways to recruit Samford students for your organization.

Phi Mu Open House
November 2, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Phi Mu House, Samford University

Phi Mu alumni with family and friends are invited to visit the Phi Mu house.

Samford Conservatory Open House
November 2, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
The Conservatory, Samford University

Visit Samford’s greenhouse, which has an expanded education and outreach mission and an improved collection of tropical and desert plants.

Samford Religion Department Open House
November 2, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Chapman Hall, Samford University

Visit the Religion Department’s beautifully renovated space on the second (main) floor of Chapman Hall.

Sigma Chi Open House
November 2, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Sigma Chi House, Samford University

Sigma Chi alumni, family and friends are invited to visit the Sigma Chi house. For questions, please contact Jake Massey at jmassey3@samford.edu.

Friday, November 2: University Activities

APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Certificate Training Program
November 2, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
College of Health Sciences, Samford University

This is a practice-based continuing education program for pharmacists (home-study 1.2 CEUs; live 0.8 CEUs). The cost is $375.00.

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Lecture with Jordan Beard, Ph.D. - Postdoctoral Research Associate, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
November 2, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Planetarium

Pharmacogenomics of Pediatric Leukemia: A Samford Grad’s Career Path in Cancer Research

Saturday, November 3: Open Houses and Brunches

Omicron Mu Chapter of AKA Welcome Home Breakfast
November 3, 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Brock School of Business, Regions Community Resource Room (400), Samford University

For questions, please contact Tatiana Taylor at ttaylor7@samford.edu, 678/733-2550.

Cooney Hall Open House
November 3, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Brock School of Business, Samford University

Brock School of Business will host an Open House in Cooney Hall on the Saturday of Homecoming. The event is open to all.

Zeta Tau Alpha Alumnae Brunch
November 3, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Zeta Tau Alpha Chapter Room, Zeta Tau Alpha House, Samford University

For information, contact Jessie Gholson at jgholson@samford.edu.

Alpha Delta Pi Brunch
November 3, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Alpha Delta Phi House, Samford University

Saturday, November 3: Reunions

Golden Bulldog Brunch
November 3, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Seibert Gymnasium, Samford University

Please join fellow alumni who have graduated 50+ years ago for fellowship as we celebrate your time as a Samford/Howard student. The cost for brunch is $25 per person, and guests are invited to attend.

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Class of 1993 Reunion Tailgate
November 3, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The Quad, Samford University

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Class of 2008 Reunion Tailgate
November 3, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The Quad, Samford University

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Class of 1968 Reunion Reception
November 3, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
The Rotunda Club, Samford University

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University Fellows 10 Year Anniversary Reunion
November 3, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Clubhouse on Highland, Birmingham, Alabama

University Fellows invite all of their alumni to an anniversary celebration commemorating ten years of the program. Alumni will receive an invitation with RSVP information.

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Saturday, November 3: Tailgates

Alpha Delta Pi Tailgate
November 3, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The Quad, Samford University
Alpha Tau Omega and Phi Mu Tailgate
November 3, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Quad, Samford University
Brock School of Business Homecoming Tailgate
November 3, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The Quad, Samford University
Delta Delta Delta Tailgate
November 3, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The Quad, Samford University
Howard College of Arts and Sciences Tailgate BBQ including Dr. Randy Todd
November 3, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Quad, Samford University
Lambda Chi Alpha and Alpha Omicron Pi Tailgate
November 3, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The Quad, Samford University
Legacy League Tailgate
November 3, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The Quad, Samford University
Omicron Mu Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Tailgate
November 3, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The Quad, Samford University

For questions, please contact Tatiana Taylor, ttaylor7@samford.edu, 678/733-2550.

Pi Kappa Phi and Alpha Delta Pi Tailgate
November 3, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The Quad, Samford University
Samford Black Alumni Association Tailgate
November 3, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Quad, Samford University

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Samford Track and Field Tailgate
November 3, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Quad, Samford University
Samford University Alumni Association Tailgate
November 3, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Quad, Samford University
School of the Arts Tailgate Featuring Chili and Cupcakes
November 3, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The Quad, Samford University

Drop by the School of the Arts tent for fellowship, chili and cupcakes!

S-Club Tailgate
November 3, 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 2018 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! Contact – Maggie Rountree, mrountr1@samford.edu, (205) 726-4307

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Sigma Chi + Alumni Tailgate
November 3, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The Quad, Samford University

Questions? Contact Jake Massey at jmassey3@samford.edu.

Sigma Nu Tailgate
November 3, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The Quad, Samford University
Student Government Association Tailgate
November 3, 11 a.m. – 1 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. Contact Samford SGA (sga@samford.edu, 205-726-2868) with any questions.

Zeta Tau Alpha Tailgate
November 3, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The Quad, Samford University
Nursing Alumni Homecoming Tailgate BBQ
November 3, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Quad, Samford University

Nursing alumni, current students, faculty, and staff will join others from Samford’s College of Health Sciences for a super-sized tailgate on the Quad. There will be lots of good food, fellowship and family fun. You don’t want to miss this! Contact for additional information - Janis La Velle at jlavelle@samford.edu / 205-726-2854.

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Orlean Beeson School of Education Annual Alumni Homecoming BBQ
November 3, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The Quad, Samford University
Pharmacy Alumni Tailgate BBQ
November 3, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Quad, Samford University

Pharmacy alumni, current students, faculty, and staff will join others from Samford’s College of Health Sciences for a super-sized tailgate on the Quad. There will be lots of good food, fellowship and family fun. You don’t want to miss this! This is a free event, but you must register every guest to attend. Contact for additional information - Victoria Allen at vallen2@samford.edu.

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School of Health Professions Tailgate BBQ
November 3, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Quad, Samford University

School of Health Professions alumni, current students, faculty, and staff will join others from Samford’s College of Health Sciences for a super-sized tailgate on the Quad. There will be lots of good food, fellowship and family fun. You don’t want to miss this! This is a free event, but you must register every guest to attend. Contact for additional information - Patrick Allen at pallen3@samford.edu.

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School of Public Health Alumni Tailgate BBQ
November 3, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Quad, Samford University

School of Public Health alumni, current students, faculty, and staff will join others from Samford’s College of Health Sciences for a super-sized tailgate on the Quad. There will be lots of good food, fellowship and family fun. You don’t want to miss this! This is a free event, but you must register every guest to attend. Contact for additional information - Victoria Allen at vallen2@samford.edu.

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Saturday, November 3: University Activities

Red White and Blue 5K and Fun Run
November 3, 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Lakeshore Trail, Track/Soccer Complex, Samford University

The Aerospace Booster Club will host a 5K and Family Fun Run for all ages in honor of U.S. Military service members, veterans, and their families as well as Samford Homecoming. All Samford alumni, current students/cadets, and anyone else is welcome to participate. The cost - $25 (includes race registration, t-shirt and pre/post-race snacks). Contact Jordan Waterman (waterman.det012@gmail.com, 678-629-4901) with questions.

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McWhorter School of Pharmacy 2018 Homecoming CE Program
November 3, 9 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
College of Health Sciences, Samford University

Topic: “Identification and Management of Opioid Overdose” and Distributing Naloxone by Standing Order: The Law in Alabama. The cost is $50 – but free for Samford Alumni.

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Children’s Story Time
November 3, 11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Orlean Beeson School of Education Tailgate Tent, The Quad, Samford University

Join the Orlean Beeson School of Education for a children’s story time featuring local children’s book authors. Please contact: Kathy Acton (kacton@samford.edu) with any questions.

The Art and Design of Samford's Faculty
November 3, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Samford Art Gallery, Samford University

The Division of Art and Design will present studio work of its faculty, offering a glimpse into recent research and professional practices.

S-Club Gameday Viewing Experience
November 3, 1:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Sullivan-Cooney Family Fieldhouse Veranda (2nd floor), Samford University

All former Samford student-athletes and their families are invited to enjoy the entire game from the viewing deck of the Sullivan-Cooney Family Fieldhouse. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to enjoy the game and connect with former teammates from the best seat in the stadium! Contact Maggie Rountree (mrountr1@samford.edu, 205-726-4307) with questions.

Samford vs. Wofford Football Game
November 3, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Seibert Stadium, Samford University

Homecoming game tickets are $28 for west side reserved per person. Single-game east side tickets are $20 per person and groups of 10 or more are $15 per person. Children 12 and under receive a free east side ticket on the day of the game, courtesy of Alabama Power.

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