Posted by William Nunnelley on 2008-09-30

Samford University will host its annual Family Weekend Oct. 10-12 with a variety of activities including a football game with defending national champion Appalachian State, a reception, golf, music, meals and other activities.

The President's Reception hosted by Drs. Andrew and Jeanna Westmoreland Friday, Oct. 10, will open the weekend. The Samford String Quartet will provide music at the Brewer Plaza event.

The fifth annual Family Weekend Golf Tournament at Eagle Point Golf Course will begin a busy schedule Saturday, Oct. 11. A Greenhouse Spa and Summit shopping trip is also available from 8:30 a.m. until noon.

The annual Samford Parents Association meeting featuring remarks from President Andrew Westmoreland begins at 10 a.m. in the VIP Suite of Pete Hanna Center. An academic fair and parent/faculty meet-and-greet session will follow at 10:45-noon in Hanna Center.

Luncheon on the Quad from noon until 2 p.m. will include music by The Hip Knuckles band and a pep rally.

The Southern Conference game with three-time defending Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) champion Appalachian State will kick off at 2:30 p.m. in Seibert Stadium.

The schedule Sunday, Oct. 12, will include a luncheon from noon until 1:30 p.m. in the main dining room of Beeson University Center and the annual Samford Hymn Sing at 2 p.m. in Reid Chapel. The hymn sing was known formerly as the Old Song Sing-Along.

Tickets are required for some events. For information, contact or call the Office of Student Involvement at 205 726-2345.

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.