University Event Calendar

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.

Bulldog Pharmacy Camp
June 24 – June 29
Samford University, College of Health Sciences

Bulldog Pharmacy Camp is an overnight camp that provides an opportunity for high school students and college freshmen to learn about careers in pharmacy. Participate in compounding and hands-on demonstrations in a pharmacy science lab and tour local health care facilities and pharmacies.

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June 25, 2 p.m. – June 29, 11 a.m.
Samford's School of the Arts

Animate is a five-day summer program in worship leadership for teenagers and their adult mentors. It is sponsored by the Center for Worship and the Arts.

Doctor of Physical Therapy Prospective Student Open House
July 17, 12:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Samford University, College of Health Sciences

Prospective students interested in Samford University's Doctor of Physical Therapy program in the School of Health Professions are invited to an open house event where they can enjoy lunch with current students, tour the facilities, meet faculty and learn more about the graduate program.

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Worship Leader Boot Camp presented by Center for Worship and the Arts
July 27, 6 p.m. – July 28, 5:30 p.m.
Samford's School of the Arts

Worship Leader Boot Camp is an intensive 24-hour training experience for student worship leaders and student worship teams. With a practical focus on music skills and principles of worship leadership, Worship Leader Boot Camp prepares teenage youth worship leaders to plan, rehearse, and lead worship for their peers during the Fall semester. Participants will be taught in large plenary sessions, have the opportunity to watch a band rehearse and lead worship, and work in groups to learn songs on their chosen instrument. Students will leave Worship Leader Boot Camp knowing a total of six songs to use throughout the semester.

McWhorter School of Pharmacy Prospective Student Open House
August 3, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Samford University, College of Health Sciences

Prospective students interested in Samford University's McWhorter School of Pharmacy are invited to an open house event where they can tour the facilities, meet faculty and learn more about its prepharmacy studies and Doctor of Pharmacy programs.

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August 24 – August 26
Samford University

Opening Convocation
August 27, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Wright Center

This formal event signifies the official opening of the university’s 177th academic year.

2018 Healthcare Ethics and Law Conference
September 7, 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Samford University

The topic for this year’s Healthcare Ethics and Law (HEAL) Conference is “The Ethics of Access to Health Care: Are We Doing Too Much or Too Little?”

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Consortium on Global Education Conference
September 12 – September 14
Samford University

Family Weekend
September 14 – September 16
Samford University

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

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Rite of Passage 2018
September 14, 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Pete Hanna Center

Approximately 140 students participated in the Rite of Passage ceremony, which celebrates undergraduate pre-business students declaring their major.

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Annual Emergency Readiness Day
September 19, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Samford University

Coordinated by the university’s Emergency Readiness Team (ERT), the day features community agencies, food trucks and activities designed to bring awareness about the importance of emergency preparedness and introducing community partners and agencies who provide emergency response information and services.

What is Anglicanism? Annual Anglican Theology Conference
September 25, 8:30 a.m. – September 26, 12 p.m.
Beeson Divinity School

Beeson Divinity School hosts an annual conference on Anglicanism in September. This year's conference will explore what it means to be Anglican. The conference will feature short papers, panel discussions with opportunity for audience participation, and time for fellowship. There will be an optional banquet on Tuesday with limited seating for an additional $50.

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Courage to Care Gala
October 5, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
The Florentine Building, 2101 2nd Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35203

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

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Lion's Den
October 18, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Brock Recital Hall

Business as Mission Competition

Reformation Heritage Lectures
October 30 – October 31

Each year, Beeson Divinity School of Samford University sponsors The Reformation Heritage Lectures during Reformation Week. The Protestant Reformation of the 16th century was a tremendous movement of spiritual and ecclesial renewal, which called the church back to its biblical and evangelical roots.

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Homecoming 2018
November 2 – November 3
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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Fall Commencement
December 15, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Pete Hanna Center
Step Sing
February 7 – February 9
Wright Center

Step Sing continues to be one of Samford's most popular traditions, and is a popular event not only among students, but also prospective students, employees, alumni and the Birmingham community.

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