The university is proactively implementing measures to safeguard the campus community and to ensure the academic progress of our students as we "bring back the Bulldogs." You will find the latest messages to our campus community regarding the ongoing pandemic below.

August Commencement
July 13, 2020
It is with deep regret that we announce the cancelation of the in-person commencement ceremonies scheduled for August 13-15. Despite our best plans, we’ve come to the conclusion that an event of this nature is inadvisable, no matter how well planned and organized. 
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July 1, 2020 Message to Community
July 1, 2020
In order for us to successfully reopen campus for in-person instruction and residential life, every member of our community must work together.  We’re counting on you and looking forward to seeing you in August. 
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June 11, 2020 Message to Employees
June 11, 2020
As we move into the second phase of the reopening plan, all employees are encouraged to continue to work from home unless they need to perform a critical function on campus and/or need to be on campus to prepare for the fall semester. 
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May 28, 2020 Message to Community
May 28, 2020
The first phase of the return to campus plan is underway, and a second phase will begin on Monday, June 15.  Throughout both phases, the number of employees on campus will increase gradually. 
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May 21, 2020 Message to Employees
May 21, 2020
All in-person university events have been canceled throughout the summer. The campus remains closed to visitors and access is currently restricted to a limited group of employees assigned to return during the first phase of our operational plans. 
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May 14, 2020 Message to Campus
May 14, 2020
We are actively preparing to reopen campus for in-person instruction this fall. In order to do this as safely as possible we will be implementing plans for a gradual return to campus over the next few months. Additional details will be available soon, but in the meantime we want to share our collaborative process for making important decisions about our operations.  
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May 8, 2020 Message to Students
May 8, 2020
On March 27, 2020, following passage by the United States Congress, President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Samford University has received over $1.19 million in HEERF funding. 
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