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.

Flourish Connecting Ministries Women's Conference
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Wright Center

Join Connecting Ministries Women's Conference and special guests Lisa Harper and Liz Curtis Higgs for a special two day event at the Samford Wright Center. One ticket is good for one person for the entire conference. All tickets are General Admission, so be sure to arrive early for the best seating.

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American Shakespeare Center Tour presents The Winter's Tale and Comedy of Errors
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Brock Recital Hall

Samford School of the Arts, Samford Cumberland School of Law, and the Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies at The University of Alabama jointly present the American Shakespeare Center event at Samford University. The Comedy of Errors will be Friday, Feb. 15 at 7:30 and The Winter's Tale will take place Sat., Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Musical pre-show will start at 7 p.m. For more information contact artstickets@samford.edu.

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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Patty McDonald Orchestra Series presents Samford Orchestra
February 22, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Brock Recital Hall

Samford Orchestra will present Concerto competition winners and Borodin Symphony no. 2.

Michael J. and Mary Anne Freeman Theatre and Dance Series presents the Annual Dance Concert
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Harrison Theatre

The Samford Dance Company will present In the Round, the annual dance concert. This year, the audience will enjoy a 360 degree experience while being on the revolving stage with the dancers.

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Young Alumni of Birmingham Network Breakfast
February 27, 6:45 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.
The Coca-Cola Suite, Pete Hanna Center, Samford University

This event is a wonderful opportunity to connect with former classmates and fellow young alumni as we enjoy breakfast, build connections, and learn about all that is happening on campus. Keynote speaker is Dr. Betsy Holloway, Vice President of Marketing and Communications.

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25th Annual Thurgood Marshall Symposium
February 28, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Samford University, Cooney Hall, Regions Community Resource Room

Cumberland School of Law’s Black Law Students Association (BLSA) will host the 25th Annual Thurgood Marshall Symposium.

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A Cappella Choir Choral Vespers
March 1, 5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Hodges Chapel

Join Samford's School of the Arts internationally acclaimed A Cappella Choir for Choral Vespers in Hodges Chapel.

Birmingham Ballet presents Swan Lake
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Wright Center

With mesmerizing beauty this ballet tells the story of the lovely Princess Odette who was magically turned into a swan by a sorcerer and triumphantly rescued by the brave Prince Siegfried. Birmingham Ballet’s Swan Lake, with staging by Cindy Free, captures the essence of this classic favorite with innovative freshness that makes it enjoyable for the entire family.

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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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Anna Hersey Guest Recital, Soprano
March 7, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Bolding Studio

Anna Hersey will perform with Matti Hirvonen on piano for a special evening featuring Grieg's Haugtussa and Kvandal's Op. 40.

Golden Bulldog Spring Luncheon
March 12, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The Rotunda Club, Samford University

The Samford University Alumni Association invites you to attend the Golden Bulldog Spring Luncheon on campus. This is a wonderful opportunity to connect with other Golden Bulldogs and enjoy lunch together in the beautiful, newly renovated Rotunda Club. Golden Bulldogs are alumni with graduation dates at least 50 years ago.

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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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Percy Cook Ratliff Lecture Series
March 19, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Wright Center

The 2019 Percy Cook Ratliff Lecture Series will feature The New York Times best-selling author Eric Metaxas.

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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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Emma Taylor Theatre for Youth Series presents Peter and the Starcatcher
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Harrison Theatre

Peter and the Starcatcher is a high-stakes adventure that will remind audiences of the joys of being young and never wanting to grow up. Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, the play is by Rick Elice and the music is by Wayne Baker.

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for King and Country presents Burn the Ships
March 22, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Wright Center

Join for KING and COUNTRY as they perform music from their 3rd studio album, Burn the Ships. Experience this theatrical, inspirational, laser/LED video wall-filled concert featuring the uplifting track "God Only Knows."

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2019 Samford Gives Back
March 30, 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.

Samford Piano Showcase
April 2, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Brock Recital Hall

Samford's piano students and faculty will perform collectively on stage with ten of the world's best pianos. It will be a 10 hands, 100 fingers, 10 piano exhibition and concert.

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.
Samford University, 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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African American Alumni and Friends Luncheon
April 8, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Club, 1 Robert S. Smith Drive, Birmingham, AL

Join the Samford Black Alumni Association for the annual African American Alumni and Friends Luncheon. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet and connect with other Samford alumni and friends in the Birmingham community. Guests will also learn more about efforts to assist current and future minority Samford students. Registration coming soon!

Big Give
April 9 – April 10
Brock School of Business Scholarship and Awards Ceremony
April 12, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Cooney Hall, Regions Community Resource Room

Students will be presented with scholarships and the annual faculty awards will be presented.

Samford Family Easter Egg Hunt
April 13, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Sherman Circle and The Quad, Samford University

The Samford University Alumni Association and Office of Greek Life invite you and your family to an Easter Egg Hunt and Flowering of the Cross. Registration coming soon!

2019 Tom and Marla Corts Distinguished Author Series
April 16, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Wright Center

Through the vision of Tom and Marla Corts, and provided by their generosity of spirit, we are proud to present Anthony Ray Hinton, as the 2019 Tom and Marla Corts Distinguished Author.

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Michael J. and Mary Anne Freeman Theatre and Dance Series presents Disney's Freaky Friday
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Harrison Theatre

Catch this new Disney musical adaptation of the beloved book by Mary Rodgers. Join the hilarious journey of a mother and her daughter when they magically trade bodies and have just one day to make things right before Mom's wedding.

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11th Annual Regions New Venture Challenge
April 26, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Cooney Hall, Regions Community Resource Room

The annual business plan competition supported by Regions Bank features students presenting their plans for a chance to win a cash prize to start their business.

Beta Alpha Psi Scholarship Ceremony and Banquet
April 30, 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Cooney Hall, Regions Community Resource Room

This event recognizes accounting students and alumni of Beta Alpha Psi.

College of Health Sciences Commencement for Graduate Programs
May 3, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Samford University, Pete Hanna Center

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

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Brock School of Business Senior Awards Ceremony
May 10, 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Cooney Hall, Regions Community Resource Room

Graduating seniors will be honored with awards prior to the 2019 commencement ceremony.

Brock School of Business Commencement Ceremony
May 10, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Wright Center

Samford University will honor the Brock School of Business graduates at the 2019 spring ceremony.

College of Health Sciences Commencement for Undergraduate Programs
May 10, 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, McWhorter School of Pharmacy and School of Public Health.

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Cumberland School of Law Commencement
May 10, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Wright Center

Samford University will honor Cumberland School of Law graduates at the 2019 spring ceremony.

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Howard College of Arts and Sciences Commencement
May 11, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Leslie S. Wright Concert Hall

Samford University's Howard College of Arts and Sciences presents the Class of 2019, with undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 40 academic majors and concentrations.

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Samford School of the Arts Commencement
May 11, 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Wright Center

Samford School of the Arts will share commencement with Orlean Beeson School of Education.

Orlean Beeson School of Education Commencement
May 11, 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Wright Center

Orlean Beeson School of Education will share commencement with School of the Arts.

Family Weekend
October 4 – October 6
Samford University

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

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Homecoming 2019
November 8 – November 9
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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