Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2008-08-22

Returning Samford University students will arrive on campus Sunday (AUG. 24) in anticipation of fall semester classes starting on Monday.

Freshman and transfer students arrived Thursday and Friday for a series of final orientation events. Activities for the new Samford students include an ice cream social at Samford president Andrew Westmoreland's home on Sunday afternoon.

All students will enjoy a week of "Welcome Back" activities, including a tailgate party on Thursday prior to the season opening football game against the University of West Georgia.

The semester-opening convocation will be Tuesday, Aug. 26, at 10 a.m. in Wright Center Concert Hall. Samford president Andrew Westmoreland will speak.

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.