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.
Samford University will present six free films Nov. 5-19 as it hosts the annual Tournées Film Festival for a third year.
The Samford Orchestra will have a joint concert with the Alabama School of Fine Arts Orchestra. Make plans to attend this special free event.
Samford will begin the Christmas season with its holiday tradition of Hanging of the Green and Lighting of the Way. Come to the campus to enjoy a candlelit walk, beautiful seasonal decorations, a worship service celebrating the birth of Christ led by a group of selected senior class honorees and the Worship Arts Ensemble and the official lighting of the campus Christmas tree during Lighting of the Way.
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.
Celebrate the season with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. Tickets at alabamasymphony.org.
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.
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.
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!
Enjoy New York's foremost Latin jazz ensemble, in concert with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra.
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.
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.
SYBARITE5 has taken audiences by storm and forever changed the perception of chamber music performance. This performance is copresented by Birmingham Chamber Music Society.
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!
The 2019 Percy Cook Ratliff Lecture Series will feature The New York Times best-selling author Eric Metaxas.
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.
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 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.
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.