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 University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.