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.

Faculty Recital, Nothing Like a Stage
March 26, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Brock Recital Hall

Enjoy an evening of music with Joe Hopkins and Chelsea Nicholson exploring the intersection of opera and musicals through the last three centuries. One moment they will be singing Mozart, and the next crooning to Rodgers and Hammerstein. When looking at the history of Opera and Musical Theatre, it is easy to pick out the differences between the two; however, it is an undeniable fact that they hold just as many, perhaps more, similarities. As we spend the evening examining the likenesses found in Opera and Musical Theatre, the audience will find themselves in the middle of the biggest likeness of all: the power of storytelling through music. Underwritten by Howard and Ann Holt.

Samford Wind and Chamber Ensembles
March 28, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Brock Recital Hall

Spring concert featuring Samford's Wind Ensemble and Chamber Ensemble.

The Prisoner's Friend
March 29, 6 p.m. – April 4, 9 p.m.
Bolding Studio, Brookwood Baptist Church, Dawson Memorial Baptist Church

Samford English professor David Chapman, former dean of the university’s Howard College of Arts and Sciences, has produced a play inspired by the college’s namesake, 18th-century English humanitarian John Howard, who dedicated his life to the cause of prison reform.

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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.

Elite Eighty-Eights: 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. Free admission and reception to follow.

Robbins Lectures: Douglas Moo
April 4, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Reid Chapel, Brock Forum

Douglas Moo, the Kenneth T. Wessner Professor of New Testament at Wheaton College and Chair of the Committee on Translation for the New International Version, will deliver the 2019 Ray Frank Robbins Lectures April 4.

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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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A Cappella Choir Choral Vespers
April 5, 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.

Dr. Chandler and Jane Paris Smith Opera Series presents Opera Workshops
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Bolding Studio

Samford Opera showcases a variety of opera vignettes during their annual workshop event.

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.

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Big Give
April 9 – April 10
Worship Arts Ensemble Spring Concert underwritten by Bobby and Lynda Little
April 9, 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
April 11, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Brock Recital Hall

The School of the Arts Jazz Band presents its spring concert, conducted by Grant Dalton.

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.

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Patty McDonald Orchestra Series presents Samford Orchestra
April 16, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Brock Recital Hall

Samford Orchestra will present Beethoven Symphony no. 1, Egmont Overture and Short Ride in a Fast Machine.

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.

Courage to Care Gala
September 27, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
The Club, 1 Robert S Smith Dr, Birmingham, AL 35209

Join us as we honor distinguished alumni from Ida Moffett School of Nursing and Birmingham Baptist Hospital.

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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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