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.

McWhorter School of Pharmacy Commencement
August 15, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Virtual

Ceremonies will include remarks from university leaders and the school’s dean, Michael Crouch, as well as commencement speakers, Erin Willis and David Singleton. There also will be a reading of the graduates and the presentation of university-wide awards. Ceremonies and the commencement program will be available until Monday, August 24.

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School of Public Health Commencement
August 15, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Virtual

Ceremonies will include remarks from university leaders and the school’s dean, Melissa Lumpkin. There also will be a reading of the graduates and the presentation of university-wide awards. Ceremonies and the commencement program will be available until Monday, August 24.

Cumberland School of Law Commencement
August 15, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Virtual

Ceremonies will include remarks from university leaders and the school’s dean, Corky Strickland. There also will be a reading of the graduates and the presentation of university-wide awards. Ceremonies and the commencement program will be available until Monday, August 24.

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Brock School of Business Commencement
August 15, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Virtual

Ceremonies will include remarks from university leaders and the school’s interim dean, Chad Carson. There also will be a reading of the graduates and the presentation of university-wide awards. Ceremonies and the commencement program will be available until Monday, August 24.

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Orlean Beeson School of Education Commencement
August 15, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Virtual

Ceremonies will include remarks from university leaders and the school’s dean, Anna McEwan, as well as commencement speaker, Gary Palmer. There also will be a reading of the graduates and the presentation of university-wide awards. Ceremonies and the commencement program will be available until Monday, August 24.

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Beeson Divinity School Commencement
August 15, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Virtual

Ceremonies will include remarks from university leaders and the school’s dean, Doulas Sweeney, as well as commencement speaker, Gerald McDermott. There also will be a reading of the graduates and the presentation of university-wide awards. Ceremonies and the commencement program will be available until Monday, August 24.

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Howard College of Arts and Sciences Commencement
August 15, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Virtual

Ceremonies will include remarks from university leaders and the school’s dean, Tim Hall. There also will be a reading of the graduates and the presentation of university-wide awards. Ceremonies and the commencement program will be available until Monday, August 24.

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School of the Arts Commencement
August 15, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Virtual

Ceremonies will include remarks from university leaders and the school’s dean, Joe Hopkins, as well as commencement speaker, Milburn Price. There also will be a reading of the graduates and the presentation of university-wide awards. Ceremonies and the commencement program will be available until Monday, August 24.

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Ida Moffet School of Nursing Commencement
August 15, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Virtual

Ceremonies will include remarks from university leaders and the school’s interim dean, Jane Martin. There also will be a reading of the graduates and the presentation of university-wide awards. Ceremonies and the commencement program will be available until Monday, August 24.

School of Health Professions Commencement
August 15, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Virtual

Ceremonies will include remarks from university leaders and the school’s dean, Alan Jung. There also will be a reading of the graduates and the presentation of university-wide awards. Ceremonies and the commencement program will be available until Monday, August 24.

Patti Callahan Henry: The 2020 Tom and Marla Corts Distinguished Author Series
September 22, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Wright Center

Through the vision of Tom and Marla Corts, and provided by their generosity of spirit, Orlean Beeson School of Education is proud to present Patti Callahan Henry as the 2020 Tom and Marla Corts Distinguished Author.

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

Due to COVID-19, the planning committee has made the difficult decision to postpone this year’s institute to 2021. We will keep you informed once new details arise.

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