Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2007-06-01

Samford University will begin first summer term classes Monday, June 4, with about 1,131 students expected. A second summer term will begin July 9.

Throughout the summer, Samford will host a variety of camps and workshops for students and adults.

June events include theatre and music camps for youngsters, an Orff Schulwerk workshop for music teachers, orientation sessions for next fall's freshmen, and a variety of sports camps and Samford After Sundown courses.

Miss Alabama pageant activity begins Sunday, June 3, with final competition on Saturday, June 9, in Samford's Wright Center Concert Hall. Alabama Governor's School for high school students and Institute for Genealogy and Historical Research for genealogists both begin June 10.

 
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 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.