The Samford University Event Calendar offers a central listing of significant university events that are open to the Samford community or the public. Samford employees may access a comprehensive event schedule in SPACES. OrgSync provides a similar solution for students. The registrar’s office maintains the official academic calendar. Academic units, advancement, athletics and Samford Arts maintain audience specific calendars.

McWhorter School of Pharmacy Prospective Student Open House, December
December 14, 3 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Samford University, College of Health Sciences

Prospective students interested in Samford University's McWhorter School of Pharmacy are invited to an open house event where they can tour the facilities, meet faculty and learn more about its prepharmacy studies and Doctor of Pharmacy programs.

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Alabama Ballet presents George Balanchine's The Nutcracker
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The Wright Center

Alabama Ballet is proud to present George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® as one of only eight companies in the world licensed by The Balanchine Trust to perform this holiday masterpiece. Tchaikovsky’s beloved melodies transport the young and young at heart to a magical world where mischievous mice besiege a battalion of toy soldiers, and an onstage blizzard leads to an enchanted Land of Sweets.

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Fall Commencement
December 15, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Pete Hanna Center
Sounds of the Season by Opera Birmingham
December 16, 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Brock Recital Hall

Kick off the holidays with Sounds of the Season, a concert of favorites both sacred and secular. Drawing on the talent of the Opera Birmingham Chorus, the concert will feature a variety of solo and ensemble performances by native Birmingham artists, setting the perfect mood for the holiday season. Opera Birmingham is teaming up with the U.S. Marine Corps to provide toys for less fortunate children in the community this season through their TOYS FOR TOTS program. To participate, please bring a new, unwrapped toy to Sounds of the Season, and let's make sure EVERYONE has a Merry Christmas!

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2019 Honor Band Festival Concert
January 12, 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wright Center

School of the Arts hosts the annual Honor Band Festival this January. The culminating event will be the concert on January 12 at 2:30 p.m. in the Wright Center

Alabama Symphony Orchestra's Red Diamond SuperPOPS! presents The Mambo Kings
January 26, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Wright Center

Enjoy New York's foremost Latin jazz ensemble, in concert with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra.

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Michael J. and Mary Anne Freeman Theatre and Dance Series presents Rodgers and Hammerstein's A Grand Night for Singing, Underwritten by Regency Retirement Village Birmingham
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Bolding Studio

Join us for an evening showcasing the legends of the Golden Age of Broadway, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein.

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A Cappella Choir Choral Vespers
February 1, 5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Hodges Chapel

Join Samford's School of the Arts internationally acclaimed A Cappella Choir for Choral Vespers in Hodges Chapel.

Samford String Quartet, endowed by Wilton H. Bunch Family
February 5, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Brock Recital Hall

Join the Samford String Quartet for their annual Samford concert. The quartet is composed of Jeffrey and Angela Flaniken and Samuel and Caroline Nordlund.

Step Sing
February 7 – February 9
Wright Center

Step Sing continues to be one of Samford's most popular traditions, and is a popular event not only among students, but also prospective students, employees, alumni and the Birmingham community.

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Flourish Connecting Ministries Women's Conference
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Wright Center

Join Connecting Ministries Women's Conference and special guests Lisa Harper and Liz Curtis Higgs for a special two day event at the Samford Wright Center. One ticket is good for one person for the entire conference. All tickets are General Admission, so be sure to arrive early for the best seating.

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American Shakespeare Center Tour presents The Winter's Tale and Comedy of Errors
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Brock Recital Hall

Samford School of the Arts, Samford Cumberland School of Law, and the Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies at The University of Alabama jointly present the American Shakespeare Center event at Samford University. The Comedy of Errors will be Friday, Feb. 15 at 7:30 and The Winter's Tale will take place Sat., Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Musical pre-show will start at 7 p.m. For more information contact

Cumberland School of Law 2019 Spring Open House
February 22, 2 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Memory Leake Robinson Hall

Students interested in attending Cumberland School of Law and their guests are invited to an informational afternoon where they will tour the law school and learn about programs, the admission process and financial aid.

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Patty McDonald Orchestra Series presents Samford Orchestra
February 22, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Brock Recital Hall

Samford Orchestra will present Concerto competition winners and Borodin Symphony no. 2.

Davis Architects Guest Artist Series presents SYBARITE5
March 5, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Brock Recital Hall

SYBARITE5 has taken audiences by storm and forever changed the perception of chamber music performance. This performance is copresented by Birmingham Chamber Music Society.

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Opera Birmingham presents Tosca
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Wright Center

Tosca, Puccini’s dramatic and beloved masterpiece sweeps our mainstage in a tale of love, lust, deceit, and murder. A tragic and political love story, Tosca explores sacrifices made for love. Treat yourself to magnificent melodies and nonstop action!

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Percy Cook Ratliff Lecture Series
March 19, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Wright Center

The 2019 Percy Cook Ratliff Lecture Series will feature The New York Times best-selling author Eric Metaxas.

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Davis Architects Guest Artist Series presents Rachel Barton Pine
March 21, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Brock Recital Hall

Celebrated as a leading interpreter of great classical and contemporary works, Rachel Barton Pine combines her innate gift for emotional communication with scholarly historical research. She dazzles audiences with her infectious talent. Her performance is copresented with the Birmingham Chamber Music Society.

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King and Country presents Burn the Ships
March 22, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Wright Center

Join KING and COUNTRY as they perform music from their 3rd studio album, burn the ships. Experience this theatrical, inspirational, laser/LED video wall-filled concert featuring the uplifting track "God Only Knows."

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2019 Samford Gives Back
March 30, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Wright Center, Community Service

Students will meet in The Wright Center at 8 a.m. for a brief orientation session and then disperse to serve with their chosen community partners until around 12 p.m. Participating students receive a free Samford Gives Back t-shirt and breakfast, and earn 4 convocation credits.

The Midtown Men, Underwritten by Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
April 4, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Wright Center

The Midtown Men reunite stars from The Original Cast of Broadway's Jersey Boys, making them the first vocal group ever formed by the principal cast of a high-profile Broadway show.

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McWhorter School of Pharmacy's Professional P3 Pinning Ceremony
April 5, 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Reid Chapel

McWhorter School of Pharmacy's Professional P3 Pinning Ceremony honors third-year students as they make the transition from didactic courses to advanced pharmacy practice experiences.

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Big Give
April 9 – April 10
2019 Tom and Marla Corts Distinguished Author Series
April 16, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Wright Center

Through the vision of Tom and Marla Corts, and provided by their generosity of spirit, we are proud to present Anthony Ray Hinton, as the 2019 Tom and Marla Corts Distinguished Author.

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Family Weekend
October 4 – October 6
Samford University

During this annual event, Samford families come together to enjoy campus and build community with other Samford families.

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Homecoming 2019
November 8 – November 9
Samford University

From reunions, tailgates, Alumni of the Year Awards, and much more, this is a weekend that you will cherish for a life time.

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