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 Bulldog Central provides a comprehensive event list for students. The registrar’s office maintains the official academic calendar. Academic units, alumni, athletics and Samford Arts maintain audience specific calendars.

Bulldog Days - Freshmen Students
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Orientation sessions for freshmen students

Bulldog Days - Transfer Students
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Orientation sessions for transfer students

Education Graduate Programs Open Forum
June 23, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Virtual Event

Attend a virtual open forum to learn more about Orlean Beeson School of Education's graduate programs. Ask about our graduate tuition scholarships for our master's and specialist program.

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Bulldog Pharmacy Camp
June 28, 8 a.m. – July 1, 4:30 p.m.
Samford University, College of Health Sciences

Samford’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy is hosting its Bulldog Pharmacy Camp this summer as a day camp, providing the opportunity for rising high school juniors and seniors and incoming college freshmen to learn about careers in pharmacy. Campers will participate in compounding and hands-on demonstrations and take live, virtual tours of local pharmacies. The camp will take place from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day.

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Doctor of Physical Therapy Open House
July 16, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Samford University, College of Health Sciences

Prospective students interested in Samford University's Doctor of Physical Therapy program in the School of Health Professions are invited to an open house event where they can tour the facilities, meet faculty and learn more about the graduate program.

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Communication Sciences and Disorders' Speech Sound Disorders Camp
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Hosted by the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Speech Sound Disorders Camp is a specialty clinic for children with articulation disorders. Sessions will be one hour each day, from July 19-23, 2021, and will be conducted via Zoom. Graduate students will conduct the assessment and intervention sessions, supervised by faculty of the Samford University Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Information will be provided to parents so that they can facilitate the sessions.

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Communication Sciences and Disorders Emergent Literacy Camp
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Offered by Samford University's Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Emergent Literacy Camp is a specialty clinic for children entering kindergarten who are having difficulty acquiring alphabet knowledge. Sessions will be one hour each day, from July 19-23, 2021, and will be conducted via Zoom. Graduate students will conduct the intervention sessions, supervised by faculty of the Samford University Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Information will be provided to parents so that they can facilitate the sessions.

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Samford Athletics Hall of Fame Celebration
August 7
Wright Center
Cumberland School of Law First-Year Orientation
August 9, 8 a.m. – August 11, 5 p.m.
Memory Leake Robinson Hall

Cumberland School of Law hosts orientation for its entering first-year law students.

Nurse Practitioner Virtual Open House
August 18, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Virtual

Register to attend and learn more about Samford University's Moffett and Sanders School of Nursing nurse practitioner programs on Aug. 18.

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Patty McDonald Faculty Gala
September 14, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Brock Recital Hall

Join Samford's School of the Arts for an entertaining evening showcasing its talented faculty. This is the opening event of our events season.

Mary Louise Hodges Faculty Series presents Brian Viliunas, Clarinet
September 21, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Brock Recital Hall

Brian Viliunas is a conductor and clarinetist. He travels extensively as a guest artist and conducts the Samford orchestra.

Family Weekend
September 24 – September 26

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

A Cappella Choir Choral Vespers
September 24, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Hodges Chapel

Each month, Samford's A Cappella Choir presents a Choral Vespers service in Hodges Chapel.

Singing in Heaven! The Annual Hymn Sing
September 26, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Reid Chapel

Join Samford friends and families for the beloved annual hymn sing in Reid Chapel during Family Weekend.

Mary Louise Hodges Faculty Series presents Angela Yoon, Soprano
September 30, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Brock Recital Hall

Enjoy an evening with voice faculty Angela Yoon.

Developments and Trends in Health Care Law
October 1, 8:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Birmingham Marriott

Cumberland School of Law Continuing Legal Education annual health care law seminar. More details and registration information coming soon.

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DUI Law
October 8, 8:30 a.m. – 3:20 p.m.
Samford University, Cooney Hall

Cumberland School of Law Continuing Legal Education DUI law seminar. More details and registration information coming soon.

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Nurse Practitioner Virtual Open House
October 20, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Virtual

Register to attend and learn more about Samford University's Moffett and Sanders School of Nursing nurse practitioner programs on Oct. 21.

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Southeastern Business Law Institute
October 28, 8:30 a.m. – October 29, 11:45 a.m.
Hyatt Regency/Wynfrey Hotel

Cumberland School of Law Continuing Legal Education annual Southeastern Business Law Institute. More details and registration information coming soon.

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Presidential Inauguration Ceremony
November 4, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Samford University

The inauguration ceremony for Samford University's 19th President, Dr. Beck A. Taylor, will be held on November 4, 2021.

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Davis Architects Guest Artist Series presents Sandbox Percussion
November 4, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Brock Recital Hall

Sandbox Percussion has established themselves as a leading proponent of this generation of contemporary percussion chamber music. Described as "exhilarating" by The New York Times, this group is sure to dazzle the audience. This performance is co-presented with the Birmingham Chamber Music Society. Tickets will be available in August.

Homecoming 2021
November 5 – November 6
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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Jere F. White Jr. Trial Advocacy Institute
November 12, 8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Sheraton Birmingham Hotel

Cumberland School of Law Continuing Legal Education annual Jere F. White Jr. Trial Advocacy Institute. More details and registration information coming soon.

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Immigration Law
December 3, 8:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Samford University, Cooney Hall

Cumberland School of Law Continuing Legal Education annual Immigration Law seminar. More details and registration information coming soon.

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Employment Law Update
December 17, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Hyatt Regency/Wynfrey Hotel

Cumberland School of Law Continuing Legal Education annual Employment Law Update. More information and registration details coming soon.

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CLE by the Bundle
December 21, 8:30 a.m. – 3:20 p.m.
Memory Leake Robinson Hall

Cumberland School of Law Continuing Legal Education offers its annual CLE By the Bundle seminar package. More information and registration details coming soon.

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Davis Architects Guest Artist Series presents Misha Dichter, pianist
January 25, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Brock Recital Hall

Renowned pianist Misha Dichter is one of America's most popular artists. His global career spans six decades and he brings his wealth of talent to Samford's stage. This event is co-presented with the Birmingham Chamber Music Society. Tickets will be available in August.

Step Sing
January 27 – January 29
Wright Center

Each year, almost 1,000 students participate in this unique musical production, which began more than 50 years ago and has developed into one of the most popular Samford traditions. Each show is developed, written, choreographed, rehearsed and performed by students. In addition to entertaining thousands of audience members, the proceeds of each Step Sing are donated to charity.

Davis Architects Guest Artist Series presents Rachel Barton Pine, Violin
February 8, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Brock Recital Hall

Rachel Barton Pine is a celebrated violinist whose performances combine her gift for emotional communication with her fascination with historical research. This performance is co-presented with the Birmingham Chamber Music Society. Tickets will be available in August.

Davis Architects Guest Artist Series presents Invoke
March 22, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Brock Recital Hall

Join us for a evening with this multi-instrumental quartet.  Its music is infused with traditions from across America, including bluegrass, Appalachian fiddle tunes, jazz and minimalism.  Invoke weaves all of these styles together to form a unique contemporary repertoire.  Co-presented with the Birmingham Chamber Music Society. Tickets available in August.