Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2007-01-26

Samford University students will return to campus this weekend in anticipation of spring semester classes set to begin Monday (Jan. 29). About 4,234 students are expected.

Samford provost and executive vice president Dr. Brad Creed will speak at the semester's opening convocation Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Wright Center. His topic will be "How to Refute a Sneer."

Returning students will find that while away on mid-year break finishing touches were put on an indoor/outdoor tennis complex, new on-campus roadwork was completed, and work was begun on a 600-space parking deck.

About Samford UniversitySamford is a premier nationally ranked Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts and a distinct blend of 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 3rd nationally for student engagement and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks Samford 34th among private universities in the U.S. for value and affordability. Samford enrolls 5,692 students from 46 states and 28 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.