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 Bulldog Central provides a comprehensive event list for students. The registrar’s office maintains the official academic calendar. Academic units, alumni, athletics and Samford Arts maintain audience specific calendars.

Bulldog Days - Freshmen Students
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Orientation sessions for freshmen students

Bulldog Days - Transfer Students
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Orientation sessions for transfer students

Montgomery Alumni Chapter's Fall Event 2021
August 5, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Capital City Club - Montgomery

As the Samford University Alumni Association resumes hosting in-person events, we hope to see you at the Montgomery Alumni Chapter's fall event for an evening of dinner and fellowship. We will be joined by Dr. Beck Taylor, Samford's 19th President.

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Samford Athletics Hall of Fame Celebration
August 7
Wright Center
Cumberland School of Law First-Year Orientation
August 9, 8 a.m. – August 11, 5 p.m.
Memory Leake Robinson Hall

Cumberland School of Law hosts orientation for its entering first-year law students.

Breakfast with President Taylor
August 12, 7 a.m. – 8 a.m.
Brock School of Business - Regions Community Resource Room

Join us for the first Samford Professional Network event for the 2021-22 year. Dr. Beck Taylor, Samford's 19th President, will be joining us as the keynote speaker. Learn about the vision Dr. Taylor has for Samford University as we begin the next academic year.

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Samford Alumni Virtual Worship Service
August 17, 11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Via Zoom

Join alumni and friends as we gather together for a virtual worship service through Zoom. As we launch the fall semester, this will be a time for hope and peace as we grow together in Christ.

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Nurse Practitioner Virtual Open House
August 18, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Virtual

Register to attend and learn more about Samford University's Moffett and Sanders School of Nursing nurse practitioner programs on Aug. 18.

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Learning for Life Awards Dinner
August 25, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Vestavia Hills Country Club

The Learning for Life awards seek to honor Orlean Beeson School of Education graduates who exemplify leadership in the classroom, school administration, churches, mission organizations, non-profits, businesses, volunteer organizations and more.

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Graduate Programs Open Forum
August 26, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Virtual Event

Join Orlean Beeson School of Education for a virtual open forum to learn more about its graduate programs. Ask about our graduate tuition scholarships.

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Speech Language Pathology Open House
August 28, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Samford University College of Health Sciences

Prospective students interested in Samford University's Speech Language Pathology program in the School of Health Professions are invited to an open house event where they can tour the facilities, meet faculty and learn more about the graduate program.

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Clarence Brooks Art & Design Series presents Matter & Spirit
September 2, 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Samford Art Gallery

This exhibit will be on display in the Art Gallery from Sept. 1-Oct. 7. There will be a reception at 4:30 on Sept. 2 with an artist talk at 5 p.m. It features a group of traveling artists, 10 American and 10 Chinese, explored the relationship between Christianity and art within a country whose view on visual art has experienced significant transition in contemporary culture. The seminar, hosted by The Nagel Institute for the Study of World Christianity at Calvin College, in partnership with Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and the Lilly Network of Church-Related Colleges and Universities, investigated this main theme and its implications for artists and people of faith in the U.S. and other parts of the world.

Memphis Alumni Chapter's Fall Event 2021
September 14, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Second Presbyterian Church

Join the Memphis Alumni Chapter for the fall event with the Samford University Alumni Association. We will be joined by Beck and Julie Taylor, Samford's 19th President and First Lady. Dinner will be served, and guests are welcome to attend.

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Patty McDonald Faculty Gala
September 14, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Brock Recital Hall

Join Samford's School of the Arts for an entertaining evening showcasing its talented faculty. This is the opening event of our events season.

Nashville Alumni Chapter's Fall Event 2021
September 16, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Brentwood Baptist

Join the Nashville Alumni Chapter for the fall event with the Samford University Alumni Association. We will be joined by Dr. Beck Taylor, Samford's 19th President. Dinner will be served, and guests are welcome to attend.

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Randy Atcheson Christian Ministry Benefit Concert
September 19, 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Reid Chapel

Join Randy Atcheson for a concert to benefit the Christian ministry scholarship for Samford students preparing for Christian service as pastors, evangelists, worship leaders, youth leaders, missionaries and various vocations.

Mary Louise Hodges Faculty Series presents Brian Viliunas, Clarinet
September 21, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Brock Recital Hall

Brian Viliunas is a conductor and clarinetist. He travels extensively as a guest artist and conducts the Samford orchestra.

Family Weekend
September 24 – September 26

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

A Cappella Choir Choral Vespers
September 24, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Hodges Chapel

Join Samford's A Cappella Choir in Hodges Chapel for choral vespers.

Singing in Heaven! The Annual Hymn Sing
September 26, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Reid Chapel

Join Samford friends and families for the beloved annual hymn sing in Reid Chapel during Family Weekend.

Atlanta Alumni Chapter's Fall Event 2021
September 29, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
The Nathan Deal Judicial Center

Join the Atlanta Alumni Chapter for the fall event with the Samford University Alumni Association. We will be joined by Dr. Beck Taylor, Samford's 19th President. Hors d'oeuvres will be served, and guests are welcome to attend.

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Mary Louise Hodges Faculty Series presents Angela Yoon, Soprano
September 30, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Brock Recital Hall

Enjoy an evening with voice faculty Angela Yoon.

Speech Language Pathology Open House
October 1, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Samford University College of Health Sciences

Prospective students interested in Samford University's Speech Language Pathology program in the School of Health Professions are invited to an open house event where they can tour the facilities, meet faculty and learn more about the graduate program.

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Emma Taylor Theatre for Youth Series presents The Wind in the Willows
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Harrison Theatre

The English countryside comes to life in this classic tale of friendship and bravery. In this witty and magical adaptation, humble and friendly Mole leaves behind the safety and comfort of an underground home to explore the Riverbank. There, Mole becomes fast friends with loyal and brave Ratty, who introduces Mole to arrogant Otter, impulsive Toad and wise Badger. Together they embark on thrilling and daring adventures throughout the Wild Wood. This production is adapted by Moses Goldberg and based on the book by Kenneth Grahame. There will be a special by invitation only FirstNight event on Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. with preshow activities starting at 6:16 p.m.

Mary Louise Hodges Faculty Recital Series presents Brad Diamond, tenor
October 3, 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Brock Recital Hall

Professor Brad Diamond is a talented tenor known for his musicianship and style and travels as a guest recitalist. This performance will include John Robertson on the piano. .

Patty McDonald Orchestra Series Presents Samford Orchestra
October 5, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Brock Recital Hall

The Samford Orchestra will perform twice in the fall and twice in the spring.

Alabama GOP U.S. Senate Forum
October 12
Leslie S. Wright Center

Come hear the candidates for the open Alabama U.S. Senate seat to learn more about their visions for the future of Alabama and our nation.

Washington, D.C. Alumni Chapter's Fall Event 2021
October 12, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Sempra Energy Utilities

Join the Washington, D.C. Alumni Chapter for the fall event with the Samford University Alumni Association. We will be joined by Dr. Beck Taylor, Samford's 19th President. Hors d'oeuvres will be served, and guests are welcome to attend.

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Mary Louise Hodges Faculty Recital Series presents Kathleen Buccleugh, soprano and Cindy St. Clair, piano
October 17, 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Brock Recital Hall

This faculty recital will feature both Cindy St. Clair, interim chair of the Division of Music and Kathleen Buccleugh, a soprano joining Samford's faculty this fall.

Nurse Practitioner Virtual Open House
October 20, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Virtual

Register to attend and learn more about Samford University's Moffett and Sanders School of Nursing nurse practitioner programs on Oct. 21.

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Steven and Gena Brown Vinyard Choral Series presents the Fall Combined Choirs Concert
October 21, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Reid Chapel

The University Chorale and the Samford A Cappella Choir will present their fall concert.

Commercial Music Ensemble
October 26, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Boren Courtyard

Come see Samford's newest ensemble from our Commercial Music area. This band will perform popular music from the 1960s to modern day, in addition to performing originals written by Samford students and faculty. This event is planned for Boren Courtyard if weather permitting.

Michael J. and Mary Anne Freeman Theatre and Dance Series presents Crumbs from the Table of Joy
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Harrison Theatre

Through the eyes of 17-year-old Ernestine, we see the history of the Crump family as they move to 1950s New York after the death of their mother. A story of resilience, daydreams, everyday heartbreak, and what it means to feel like an outsider fighting to better yourself and your community, Crumbs is the coming-of-age story of Ernestine, and the ways in which her family finds their way—their own peace. Their story is a testament to the challenging nature of change, and the ways in which to manage it. In the end for the Crump family, "joy comes in the morning." This event is part of the School of the Arts Diversity Series and is sponsored by Alabama Power and The Daniel Foundation.

Mobile Alumni Chapter's Fall Event 2021
October 29, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Original Oyster House

Join the Mobile Alumni Chapter for the fall event with the Samford University Alumni Association. We will be joined by Dr. Beck Taylor, Samford's 19th President. Lunch will be served, and guests are welcome to attend.

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Presidential Inauguration Ceremony
November 4, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Samford University

The inauguration ceremony for Samford University's 19th President, Dr. Beck A. Taylor, will be held on November 4, 2021.

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Homecoming 2021
November 5 – November 6
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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Speech Language Pathology Open House
November 5, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Samford University College of Health Sciences

Prospective students interested in Samford University's Speech Language Pathology program in the School of Health Professions are invited to an open house event where they can tour the facilities, meet faculty and learn more about the graduate program.

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Cumberland School of Law Fall Open House
November 12, 2 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Memory Leake Robinson Hall

Prospective law students and their families are invited to attend Cumberland School of Law's fall Open House.  

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Chamber Ensemble
November 16, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Brock Recital Hall

This concert will feature a variety of student chamber ensembles.

Worship Arts Ensemble Fall Concert
November 18, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Reid Chapel

Come for a special concert and worship service with the Samford Worship Ensemble (WAE).

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.

Davis Architects Guest Artist Series presents Misha Dichter, pianist
January 25, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Brock Recital Hall

Renowned pianist Misha Dichter is one of America's most popular artists. His global career spans six decades and he brings his wealth of talent to Samford's stage. This event is co-presented with the Birmingham Chamber Music Society. Tickets will be available in August.

Step Sing
January 27 – January 29
Wright Center

Each year, almost 1,000 students participate in this unique musical production, which began more than 50 years ago and has developed into one of the most popular Samford traditions. Each show is developed, written, choreographed, rehearsed and performed by students. In addition to entertaining thousands of audience members, the proceeds of each Step Sing are donated to charity.

Davis Architects Guest Artist Series presents Rachel Barton Pine, Violin
February 8, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Brock Recital Hall

Rachel Barton Pine is a celebrated violinist whose performances combine her gift for emotional communication with her fascination with historical research. This performance is co-presented with the Birmingham Chamber Music Society. Tickets will be available in August.

Cumberland School of Law Spring Open House
February 18, 2 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Memory Leake Robinson Hall

Prospective law students and their families are invited to attend Cumberland School of Law's spring Open House.  

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Davis Architects Guest Artist Series presents Sandbox Percussion
February 24, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Brock Recital Hall

Sandbox Percussion has established themselves as a leading proponent of this generation of contemporary percussion chamber music. Described as "exhilarating" by The New York Times, this group is sure to dazzle the audience. This performance is co-presented with the Birmingham Chamber Music Society. Tickets will be available in August.

Davis Architects Guest Artist Series presents Invoke
March 22, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Brock Recital Hall

Join us for a evening with this multi-instrumental quartet.  Its music is infused with traditions from across America, including bluegrass, Appalachian fiddle tunes, jazz and minimalism.  Invoke weaves all of these styles together to form a unique contemporary repertoire.  Co-presented with the Birmingham Chamber Music Society. Tickets available in August.

Cumberland School of Law Admitted Students Day
April 1, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Memory Leake Robinson Hall

Cumberland School of Law admitted students are invited to attend our Admitted Students Day.

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