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

Coronavirus Cancellation Information

Campus events and visits through the end of the spring semester are either postponed or canceled. The Office of Events Management will contact event hosts with additional details.

 

2020 Samford Gives Back
April 4, 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.

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World Christianity Week: Community Worship
April 7, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Hodges Chapel

Enoch Wan will begin this year's World Christianity Week by preaching in Beeson Divinity School's Hodges Chapel during community worship.

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

This event has been canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Samford Orchestra will present its final concert of the year.

Cordell Hull Speakers Forum Featuring ABA President Judy Perry Martinez
April 8, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Memory Leake Robinson Hall

The 2020 Cordell Hull Speakers Forum will host Judy Perry Martinez, president of the American Bar Association, as the keynote speaker.

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Global Voices (World Christianity Focus Week)
April 8, 12:05 p.m. – 1:05 p.m.
Divinity Hall N101

Dr. Enoch Wan will deliver a lecture for World Christianity Focus Week.

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Community Worship
April 14, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Hodges Chapel

Mark DeVine will preach a sermon on Isaiah 55:1-11 for Beeson Divinity School's chapel service.

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Alabama Symphony Orchestra presents Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Concert
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Wright Center

This event has been postponed. Check the Alabama Symphony Orchestra website for the latest information.

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Community Worship: Student Awards Day
April 21, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Hodges Chapel

The student winner of the James Earl Massey Preaching Award will preach a sermon for Beeson Divinity School's chapel service.

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Sozo Children's Choir Tour 2020
April 21, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Wright Center

Due to COVID-19 this event has been canceled. Sozo Children’s Choir is a group of children who travel from Sozo Children Uganda to America as the Sozo Children’s Choir, touring the States while leading worship at churches, schools, and events. Experience cultural Ugandan singing and dancing with African instruments, powerful corporate worship, and brief testimonies.

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Samford Jazz Band
April 21, 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Brock Recital Hall

This event has been canceled due to COVID-19. Samford's Jazz Band will present its final concert of the year.

David Johnson Biology Lecture
April 22, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Christenberry Planetarium (Propst Hall 140)

Samford professor David Johnson concludes the spring biology lecture series

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Dr. Chandler and Jane Paris Smith Opera Series presents Into the Woods
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Harrison Theatre

This event has been canceled for this spring due to COVID-19. We plan to reschedule this production in our 20-21 season.

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Broadway Star Liz Callaway to Perform at 2020 Scholarship Celebration when Rescheduled
April 30, 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Covenant Presbyterian Church

Originally scheduled for Thursday, April 30, the Celebration has been postponed due to the Coronavirus. New date and reservation details will be published once available.

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Commencement for Health Professions and Nursing Graduate Programs
May 1, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Samford University, Wright Center

Samford University will honor the graduates of the master’s and doctoral programs in Samford University’s School of Health Professions and Ida Moffett School of Nursing.

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Commencement for Pharmacy and Public Health Graduate Programs
May 1, 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Samford University, Wright Center

Samford University will honor the graduates of McWhorter School of Pharmacy's Doctor of Pharmacy and Bachelor of Science in pharmacy studies as well as the master's programs in the School of Public Health.

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Commencement for Health Professions, Nursing and Public Health Undergraduate Programs
May 8, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Samford University, Wright Center

Samford University will honor the graduates of baccalaureate programs in Samford University’s School of Health Professions, Ida Moffett School of Nursing and School of Public Health.

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Commencement for Howard College of Arts and Sciences
May 9, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Wright Center

Samford University will honor the graduates of baccalaureate and master's programs in the university's Howard College of Arts and Sciences.

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Commencement for Orlean Beeson School of Education and School of the Arts
May 9, 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Samford University, Wright Center

Join Orlean Beeson School of Education and the School of the Arts for a combined commencement ceremony celebrating our spring 2020 graduates.

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Alabama Symphony Orchestra presents the Music of John Williams
May 16, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Check the Alabama Symphony website for the latest updates on this event and ticketing information. The Alabama Symphony Orchestra performs favorites from film composer John Williams - from Star Wars to Jurassic Park, to Indiana Jones, you won't want to miss a note of the movie magic! Join Maestro Confessore and the ASO in a celebration of Williams' greatest hits!

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Alabama Symphony Orchestra presents Schubert's Trout Quintet
May 19, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Brock Recital Hall

Check the Alabama Symphony Orchestra's website for the most up to date information regarding their Concertmaster Series.

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Anglican-Wesleyan Theology Conference
August 10, 5:30 p.m. – August 11, 5 p.m.
Beeson Divinity School

Join us for Beeson's first Anglican-Wesleyan Theology Conference (formerly the Anglican Theology Conference) as we consider worship in the Anglican and Wesleyan traditions.

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Family Weekend
September 25 – September 27
Samford University

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

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Courage to Care Gala
September 25, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
The Club, 1 Robert S Smith Dr, Birmingham, AL 35209

Join us as we honor distinguished alumni from Ida Moffett School of Nursing and Birmingham Baptist Hospital.

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Jere F. White Jr. 2020 Trial Advocacy Institute
November 13, 8:25 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Sheraton Hotel, Birmingham, AL 35203

The CLE program features a who's who of skilled litigators, fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers, who will provide tips on trial work, including voir dire, opening statements, cross-examination, and closing statements.

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