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.

Miss Alabama Pageant
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Wright Center

A grand tradition since 1921, the Miss Alabama competition annually awards over $100,000 in college scholarships to outstanding young women of our state! In partnership with the iconic Miss America program, these community service-based non-profit organizations stand as shining examples of what can be accomplished when students are challenged and encouraged to achieve ambitious goals.

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90th Anniversary Concert of The Warblers Club
June 22, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Wright Center

The Birmingham Warblers Club has entertained audiences for nine decades. Join them for this 90th anniversary celebration.

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Cumberland School of Law First-Year Orientation
August 12, 8 a.m. – August 14, 5 p.m.
Memory Leake Robinson Hall

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

The Magic of David Garrard
September 12, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Wright Center

Samford alumnus and world class magician, David Garrard brings his special brand of magic to Samford. David’s mix of magic and music has made him popular with audiences throughout the United States for more than 50 years. He recently appeared on the popular television show Penn and Teller: Fool Us! David’s show will feature audience participation tricks, so be ready to help make the magic happen! David will also perform several larger illusions, such as Houdini’s Trunk or Sawing a Woman in Two. Admission is free and no ticket necessary!

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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Davis Architects Guest Artist Series presents Sammy Miller and the Congregation
October 1, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Brock Recital Hall

Co-presented by Tonight at the Wright and Birmingham Chamber Music Society. A native of Los Angeles, Grammy® nominated drummer Sammy Miller has become known for his relentless focus on making music that feels good as a drummer, singer, and bandleader. Upon completing his Master’s at The Juilliard School, Sammy formed his ensemble, The Congregation. As a band, they share the power of community through their music—joyful jazz. Award winning theatre incubator, Ars Nova selected The Congregation for the ‘Makers Lab’ in 2017 to develop their genre-bending show, “Great Awakening.” While independently the band members have performed and recorded with notable artists including Wynton Marsalis, Lady Gaga, and Queen Latifah at venues including the White House, Lincoln Center and the Hollywood Bowl, they have opted to stick together to spread joy throughout the world. Get onboard @smcongregation.

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

Co-presented by Birmingham Chamber Music Society. Founded in San Francisco in 1978, Chanticleer is known around the world as "an orchestra of voices" for the seamless blend of its twelve male voices ranging from countertenor to bass and its original interpretations of vocal literature, from Renaissance to jazz, and from gospel to venturesome new music.

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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