Posted by Maegan Wilson on 2007-09-07

Samford University's annual Family Weekend provides the opportunity for students and their families to become participants in Samford's community and traditions. A variety of activities will take place from Friday, Sept. 21 through Sunday, Sept. 23.

Friday's activities include check-in and registration at the Flag Colonnade in the University Center from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and a family dessert party in Ben Brown Plaza.

On Saturday, the third annual Family Weekend Golf Tournament will take place at Eagle Point Golf Course. Families can also treat themselves to a spa package and participate in the parent-faculty meet and greet. The annual meeting of the Parents Association will take place at 11 a.m. followed by a shrimp boil luncheon on the Quad from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Samford Football takes on Southeast Missouri at 6 p.m. in Seibert Stadium.

Families are invited to attend a worship service at their student's local church on Sunday morning. A closing luncheon in the University Center cafeteria is offered from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. The annual Old Song Sing-Along is at 2 p.m. in Reid Chapel.

Parents and students can register for the entire weekend, golf tournament, spa package and t-shirts at

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Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.