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.

James McClintock: From Penguins to Plankton – the Dramatic Impacts of Climate Change on the Antarctic Peninsula
April 15, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Public Zoom Event

The Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences will host eminent polar marine biologist James McClintock for the virtual 3rd annual Howell-McLaughlin Distinguished Research Lecture April 15 at 7 p.m. via public Zoom meeting.

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School of Health Professions Commitment to Calling Ceremony
April 19, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Virtual

During the School of Health Professions Commitment to Calling Ceremony, graduate students pledge to utilize the profession to which they are called to give compassionate service to others. They are guided by the school’s theme verse 1 Peter 4:10 which reads, "Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others." Guests are invited to view the ceremony via livestream at samford.edu/live.

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Worship Arts Ensemble Spring Concert
April 19, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Boren Courtyard

Come for a Sunset Worship Service with the School of the Arts Worship Arts Ensemble

African American Alumni and Friends Virtual Luncheon
April 20, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Via Zoom

Join the Samford Black Alumni Association for this annual event in a virtual format. There will be a panel discussion discussing the Power of Relationships. We will also be joined by Dr. Andrew Westmoreland, President of Samford University.

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Faculty Recital, Nothing Like a Stage 3.0
April 20, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Brock Recital Hall

Part of the Mary Louise Hodges Faculty Series, Joe Hopkins and Chelsea Nicholson will host a special video featuring a variety of faculty members. The video performance will include appearances by Jeff and Angie Flaniken, Joe and Suzanne Hopkins, Steven and Amanda Potaczek, Jason Terry and Angela Yoon, Mark Lackey, Ryan Lovell, Grant Dalton, Brian Viliunas, Brian Walden and more! They anticipate an April 20 release date but check this website for the link!

Nurse Practitioner Virtual Open House
April 21, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Virtual

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

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College of Health Sciences Commencement for Graduate Programs
April 23, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Siebert Stadium

Samford University will award master's and doctoral degrees to graduates of the four schools in Samford's College of Health Sciences: the School of Health Professions, Moffett and Sanders School of Nursing, McWhorter School of Pharmacy and School of Public Health.

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Class of 2020 Celebration and Reception
April 24, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
F. Page Seibert Stadium

Samford University's Alumni Association invites all Class of 2020 graduates back to campus for an acknowledgement ceremony, recognizing their obtained degree. A reception on the Quad will take place following the ceremony. Registration is required for attendance and is now closed.

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Patty McDonald Orchestra Series presents Samford Orchestra
April 26, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Wright Center

The Samford Orchestra will perform twice in the spring, March 1 and April 26. The March 1 concert will feature the Concerto Aria winner Rebekah Willard. Concerto Aria winner Bradyn Debysingh will perform on April 26 with the orchestra.

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Beeson Divinity School Commencement and a Service of Consecration
April 30, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Hodges Chapel and Online

Rev. Dr. Andrew Brunson will be the commencement speaker.

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Postmaster's Doctor of Nursing Practice Virtual Open House
May 4, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Virtual

Register to attend and learn more about Samford University's Moffett and Sanders School of Nursing postmaster's D.N.P. programs.

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Nurse Faculty Loan Program Information Session
May 5, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Virtual

Register to attend and learn more about Samford University's Moffett and Sanders School of Nursing Nurse Faculty Loan Program.

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing Pinning Ceremony
May 6, 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Shades Mountain Baptist Church

During this special ceremony, the B.S.N. class of 2021 will receive their professional nursing pins, indicating a commitment to a life of caring for others. The pinning tradition is a special rite of passage for all nursing students. While the diploma is representative of a graduate's proficiency in the science of nursing, the pin is representative of their mastery of the art of nursing.

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College of Health Sciences Commencement for Undergraduate Programs
May 7, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Siebert Stadium

Samford University will award bachelor's degrees to graduates of the four schools in Samford's College of Health Sciences: the School of Health Professions, Moffett and Sanders School of Nursing, McWhorter School of Pharmacy and School of Public Health.

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Cumberland School of Law Commencement
May 7, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Wright Center

Juris Doctor and master's degree candidates will be recognized during the spring 2021 commencement ceremony. 

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Howard College of Arts and Sciences Commencement
May 8, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Seibert Stadium

Samford University will award bachelor’s and master’s degrees to graduates of Howard College of Arts and Sciences.

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Brock School of Business Commencement
May 8, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Seibert Stadium

Samford University will award bachelor’s and master’s degrees to graduates of  Brock School of Business.

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Orlean Beeson School of Education Commencement
May 8, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Seibert Stadium

Samford University will award bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees to graduates of  Orlean Beeson School of Education.

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School of the Arts Commencement
May 8, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Seibert Stadium

Samford University will award bachelor’s and master’s degrees to graduates of School of the Arts.

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Nurse Practitioner Virtual Open House
June 16, 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.

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Samford Athletics Hall of Fame Celebration
August 7
Wright Center
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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Family Weekend
September 24 – September 26

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

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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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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