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.

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.