Posted by William Nunnelley on 2009-09-25

Samford University will hold its annual Family Weekend Friday-Sunday, Oct. 9-11.  The program will include a variety of activities including a reception in the President’s home, State of the University address, Academic Fair, the Samford-Chattanooga football game and others.

Family Weekend will open Friday with check-in and registration from 4-8 p.m. in the Flag Colonnade of Beeson University Center.  President Andrew Westmoreland and his wife, Dr. Jeanna Westmoreland, will host a reception in their home at 8-9:30 p.m.

Saturday will begin with late check-in and registration in the Flag Colonnade from 9-11 a.m.  Greek life open houses are scheduled at 9-10 a.m.  President Westmoreland will present his State of the University address at 10:30 a.m. in the Pete Hanna Center Hospitality Suite.  Parents will be able to meet Samford faculty members in the Academic Fair at 11 a.m.-noon in the Hanna Center East Concourse.  Luncheon on the University Quadrangle follows at noon-2 p.m.

Samford will meet Chattanooga in a Southern Conference football game at 3 p.m. in Seibert Stadium.

On Sunday, Family Weekend visitors will be able to choose between the sixth annual Family Weekend Golf Tournament at Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Oxmoor Valley at 1 p.m. and the annual Samford Hymn Sing in Reid Chapel, a soccer match with Wofford and a Greenhouse Spa and Summit Shopping Trip—all starting at 2 p.m.

Registration is open by mail or online.  For information, go to  Also for information, email or call 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.