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.

Holley-Hull Lecture: Purpose and the Personal God
October 16, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Brock Forum, Dwight Beeson Hall

Samford Divinity Professor Emeritus Fisher Humphreys presents the first of three Holley-Hull Lectures.

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Holley-Hull Lecture: Israel, the Church, and the Purposes of God
October 17, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Mountain Brook Baptist Church-3631 Montevallo Road

Samford Divinity Professor Emeritus Fisher Humphreys presents the second of three Holley-Hull Lectures at Mountain Brook Baptist Church

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Holley-Hull Lecture: Knowing God's Will for Your Life
October 18, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Reid Chapel

Samford Divinity Professor Emeritus Fisher Humphreys presents the third of three Holley-Hull Lectures.

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Ed Stetzer presents "Christians in the Age of Outrage"
October 23, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Brooks Hall Auditorium

Join Samford's Christian Ministry Program, Ministry Training Institute, Beeson Divinity School and the Center for Congregational Resources for a seminar featuring Dr. Ed Stetzer. Participants will receive a copy of his new book.

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Davis Architects Guest Artist Series presents Takács Quartet
October 23, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Brock Recital Hall

The Takács Quartet is renowned for the vitality of its interpretations. With a recent new member, it continues a long tradition of uncompromising attention to detail. Samford Arts welcomes this talented group from the University of Colorado. Their visit will include a master class on Tuesday, October 23rd from 10 - noon in Brock Recital Hall. Student performers will be Annesley Streets, Anna Taylor, Chloe Smith, Julia Sedlack and Donny Snyder. The master class is free admission. The concert will include quartets of Haydn, Bartok, and Brahms. The Takács Quartet is not only a Grammy-winning group but is also the first quartet to be awarded the Wigmore Hall Medal. This will be one of the great concerts in Birmingham this year. This performance is copresented with the Birmingham Chamber Music Society.

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Teaching the Christian Intellectual Tradition
October 25, 8:30 a.m. – October 27, 1 p.m.

University Fellows, Howard College of Arts and Sciences, Core Texts program, School of the Arts and The Frances Marlin Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership present the third biennial Teaching the Christian Intellectual Tradition conference: Teaching Dante.

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Michael J. and Mary Anne Freeman Theatre and Dance Series presents Hedda Gabler
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Bolding Studio

In Henrik Ibsen's classic drama of passion and desperation, the beautiful and intelligent Hedda Gabler is trapped in a world she cannot bear.

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Mapping Hell: Dante Lecture By Theodore Cachey, Jr.
October 26, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Reid Chapel

The lecture is part of Samford’s Biennial Teaching the Christian Intellectual Tradition (TCIT) Conference, which this year will focus on the enduring influence of the medieval Italian poet Dante Alighieri.

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Alabama Symphony Orchestra's Red Diamond SuperPOPS! presents Hollywood Legends
October 26, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Get your popcorn ready as the ASO presents an epic concert celebrating the giants of Hollywood, including your favorite actors, actresses, characters, and composers! Stunning music from a variety of genres and eras brings memorable characters from The Wizard of Oz, Jurassic Park, Titanic, The Incredibles, and more to life.

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Reformation Heritage Lectures
October 30 – October 31

Each year, Beeson Divinity School of Samford University sponsors The Reformation Heritage Lectures during Reformation Week. The Protestant Reformation of the 16th century was a tremendous movement of spiritual and ecclesial renewal, which called the church back to its biblical and evangelical roots.

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Worship Arts Ensemble Fall Concert underwritten by Bobby and Lynda Little
October 30, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Reid Chapel

Enjoy a multi-media deep spiritual experience through sharing scripture, music, visual arts and projections and participation by the congregation. Musicians and artists from across the campus join together to sing, worship and celebrate the love of Christ and share their talents.

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

Join the Samford Jazz Band for an evening of music and exploration of jazz.

Homecoming 2018
November 2 – November 3
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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Samford's Wind and Chamber Ensembles Concert
November 6, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Brock Recital Hall

Samford's Wind and Chamber Ensembles join together for their fall concert.

Jere F. White Jr. Trial Advocacy Institute
November 9, 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 and advice on trial work, including voir dire, opening statements, cross-examination, and closing statements.

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McWhorter School of Pharmacy Prospective Student Open House
November 9, 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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Davis Architects Guest Artist Series presents Jovanni-Rey de Pedro in conjunction with the Fletcher and Nell Morris Piano Competition
November 9, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Brock Recital Hall

Filipino-American pianist Jovanni-Rey de Pedro has developed an international reputation as a soloist, collaborator, pedagogue, speaker, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He recently joined the faculty at Samford's School of the Arts and is this year's host of the Morris Competition.

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John Crist, The Human Being Tour
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Wright Center

With over 300 million video views, comedian and viral sensation John Crist is now a well-known entity, performing across the country. Both shows are now SOLD OUT!

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Dr. Chandler and Jane Paris Smith Opera Series presents The Ghosts of Gatsby
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Harrison Theatre

Samford Opera will debut the world premier of The Ghosts of Gatsby, a new one hour opera by Joshua McGuire and Evan Mack and commissioned by Samford University.

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Cumberland School of Law 2018 Fall Open House
November 16, 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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Christmas with Samford Arts
November 30, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Wright Center

Join the School of the Arts for a special Christmas celebration in the Wright Center featuring our talented ensembles, theatre and dance students, and collaboration with our Division of Art and Design. Make plans to arrive early for Christmas music and refreshments in the Wright Center Lobby at 6:30. Thanks to Steven and Gina Vinyard for their support of this event.

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Alabama Symphony Orchestra's Red Diamond SuperPOPS! presents Home for the Holidays
December 7, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Wright Center

Celebrate the season with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. Tickets at alabamasymphony.org.

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McWhorter School of Pharmacy Prospective Student Open House
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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Samford Gives Back
March 30, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Wright Center, Community Service

Samford Gives Back is an annual coordinated service day during which students have the opportunity to meet expressed community needs working with off-campus partners from the Birmingham area. Students will meet in The Wright Center at 8 a.m. for a brief orientation session and then be dismissed to serve in the community until around 12 p.m. Students who participate receive a free Samford Gives Back t-shirt and a Chick-fil-a breakfast. They also earn four 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