Published on January 13, 2008 by Sean Flynt  
Posted by Sean Flynt on 2008-02-22
After reviewing the needs of its various academic units, Samford has finalized a schedule for 2008 commencement weekend.

The schedule of graduation ceremonies is below. Complete graduation details will be announced at a later date.

Samford University Commencement 2008

Tuesday, May 6
• Beeson Divinity School graduation, 11 a.m., Hodges Chapel
This event will combine the divinity school's traditional consecration service with the conferring of degrees.

Friday, May 16
• McWhorter School of Pharmacy, 10 a.m., Wright Center
• Brock School of Business (undergraduate and graduate), 1 p.m., Wright Center
• Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing (undergraduate and graduate), 3 p.m., Wright Center
• President's Reception for all graduates, 4-5:30 p.m., University Quadrangle
• Baccalaureate (for graduates of all schools), 6 p.m., Wright Center

Saturday, May 17
• Howard College of Arts and Sciences, School of the Arts, and Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education and Professional Studies (undergraduate and graduate), 10 a.m., Hanna Center
• Cumberland School of Law, 3 p.m., Wright Center

There will be no limit on the number of commencement guests for any graduate.
 
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.