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, advancement, athletics and Samford Arts maintain audience specific calendars.

Patty McDonald Orchestra Series presents Samford Orchestra
March 1, 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 concert will feature the Concerto Aria winners Rebekah Willard and Bradyn Debysingh.

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Community Worship Service
March 2, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Hodges Chapel

Dr. Michael Pasquarello will give a sermon entitled, "A Holy and Happy People," on Matt. 5:1-11. 

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Virtual M.S.W. Open House
March 3, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Virtual

Register to attend a virtual open house on 3/3 hosted by faculty, and learn more about the School of Public Health's Master of Social Work. Upon registration, you will be sent a link to access the virtual event.

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Annual Dance Concert - [to] Soar
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Wright Center

Dates have been updated on this event. The Samford Dance Company, in collaboration with Sanspointe, Birmingham’s esteemed professional contemporary dance company, presents a tale of flight, freedom, and following your heart in an evening filled with dance, music, and art. This is part of the Michael J. and Mary Anne Freeman Theatre and Dance Series.

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Virtual M.S. in Nutrition Open House
March 8, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Virtual

Register to attend a virtual open house on 3/8 hosted by faculty, and learn more about the School of Public Health's Master of Science in Nutrition. Upon registration, you will be sent a link to access the virtual event.

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A Morning of Empowerment
March 9, 10 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Brock Recital Hall

Join Samford University’s Office of the President, the Office of Diversity and Intercultural Initiatives, and the Frances Marlin Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership for A Morning of Empowerment.

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Community Worship Service
March 9, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Hodges Chapel

Dr. Douglas Webster will give a sermon on Eph. 1:3-14.

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Spring Music Backstage Pass
March 11, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Virtual

Join Samford Arts faculty and students to learn more about our music programs. Ask questions, gain valuable admission tips, and see if Samford School of the Arts might be the right for you. Registration will go live Feb. 21.

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Prepharmacy Virtual Open House
March 11, 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Virtual

Register to attend and learn more about Samford University's McWhorter School of Pharmacy and the university's prepharmacy curriculum.

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Division of Music Honors Recital
March 11, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Brock Recital Hall

Join the Division of Music as we honor students and enjoy performances by a variety of students. This event can be viewed via Livestream. In person attendees will be limited to Samford community.

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Cumberland School of Law Admitted Student Day One
March 12, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Memory Leake Robinson Hall

Cumberland School of Law will offer its admitted students the chance to participate in Admitted Student Day on campus on either March 12 or March 26, 2021, with a maximum of 30 participants each day. [Day 1]

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Colorful Harmony: Melodies from Near and Far
March 13, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Brock Recital Hall

Part of the new Diversity Series, this concert will explore solo piano and solo vocal works influenced by a diverse range of cultures, including Korean, Jewish, African-American, Indian, Chinese, and Latin American. Featured artists include Samford faculty members Jason Terry and Angela Yoon.

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Community Worship Service
March 16, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Hodges Chapel

Dr. Thomas Fuller will give a sermon entitled, "The Community of the Called," on Mark 1:14-20; 2:13-14; 3:13-19.

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Virtual M.P.H. and Dr.P.H. Open House
March 16, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Virtual

Register to attend a virtual open house on 3/16 hosted by faculty, and learn more about the School of Public Health's Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) and Doctor of Public Health (Dr.P.H.). Upon registration, you will be sent a link to access the virtual event.

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Nurse Anesthesia Virtual Open House
March 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 anesthesia program.

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Virtual M.H.A. and M.S.H.I.A. Open House
March 18, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Virtual

Register to attend a virtual open house on 3/18 hosted by faculty, and learn more about the School of Public Health's Master of Healthcare Administration (M.H.A.) and Master of Science in Health Informatics and Analytics (M.S.H.I.A.). Upon registration, you will be sent a link to access the virtual event.

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Spring 2021 Virtual Art and Design Studio
March 18, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Virtual

Join Samford Arts faculty and students to learn more about our Art and Design programs. Ask questions, gain valuable admission tips, and see if Samford School of the Arts might be the right for you. Registration opens Feb. 28.

Biblical Studies Lectures Worship Service
March 23, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Hodges Chapel

Dr. Christopher Seitz, senior research professor at Wycliffe College of the University of Toronto, will give the sermon as part of Beeson's annual Biblical Studies Lectures.

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Bulldogs Coast to Coast: Samford Trivia Challenge
March 23, 11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Via Zoom

Test your Samford knowledge through the Samford Trivia Challenge! Join fellow alumni from coast to coast for a mid-day break of Samford trivia.

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Bulldogs Coast to Coast: Putting Samford on the Map
March 25, 11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Via Zoom

Interested in learning more about how to promote Samford in an easy and practical way? Join us for this 30-minute virtual event!

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Virtual M.S.W. Open House
March 25, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Virtual

Register to attend a virtual open house on 3/25 hosted by faculty, and learn more about the School of Public Health's Master of Social Work. Upon registration, you will be sent a link to access the virtual event.

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Physician Assistant Studies Virtual Open House
March 25, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Virtual

Prospective students interested in Samford University's Physician Assistant Studies program in the School of Health Professions are invited to an open house event where they can meet faculty and learn more about the graduate program.

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Spring Virtual Theatre Information Session
March 25, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Virtual

Meet faculty and students in the Department of Theatre and Dance. Learn about our admission and audition process. Take part in helpful Q and A about our programs. Registration opens March 7.

Cumberland School of Law Admitted Student Day Two
March 26, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Memory Leake Robinson Hall

Cumberland School of Law will offer its admitted students the chance to participate in Admitted Student Day on campus on either March 12 or March 26, 2021, with a maximum of 30 participants each day. [Day 2]

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Samford Gives Back
March 27, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Seibert Hall

Join the university for our annual Samford Gives Back event, and help us reach our goal of 400 volunteers to pack 30,000 meals with Rise Against Hunger.

Community Worship Service
March 30, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Hodges Chapel

Kristen Padilla will give the sermon. 

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World Christianity Focus Worship Service
April 6, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Hodges Chapel

Dr. Lionel Young III, executive vice president of Global Action, will give a sermon on Acts 2:1-21, In Our Own Tongues: Acts 2 and the First Era of World Christianity, as part of Beeson's annual World Christianity Focus Week. 

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Virtual M.H.A. and M.S.H.I.A. Open House
April 8, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Virtual

Register to attend a virtual open house on 4/8 hosted by faculty, and learn more about the School of Public Health's Master of Healthcare Administration (M.H.A.) and Master of Science in Health Informatics and Analytics (M.S.H.I.A.). Upon registration, you will be sent a link to access the virtual event.

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Doctor of Pharmacy Virtual Open House
April 8, 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Virtual

Register to attend the April Open House and learn more about Samford University's McWhorter School of Pharmacy and its Doctor of Pharmacy program.

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Big Give
April 13, 7 a.m. – April 14, 8 p.m.

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Community Worship Service
April 13, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Hodges Chapel

Abby Gatliff, the James Earl Massey Student Preacher Award winner for spring 2021, will give the sermon.

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Physician Assistant Studies Open House
April 13, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Samford University College of Health Sciences

Prospective students interested in Samford University's Physician Assistant Studies 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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Faculty Recital, Nothing Like a Stage 3.0
April 20, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Brock Recital Hall

Enjoy an evening of music with Joe Hopkins, Chelsea Nicholson and friends. Part of the Mary Louise Hodges Faculty Series.

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.

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Westmoreland’s Retirement Celebration
April 27, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Pete Hanna Center
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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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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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 Howard College of Arts and Sciences, Brock School of Business, Orlean Beeson School of Education and 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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