Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2010-09-16


Samford University will host its annual Family Weekend September 24-26. More than 900 family members have pre-registered for the three-day program that includes family-friendly comedy, a Parents Association meeting, football game and other events.

The schedule starts Friday, Sept. 24, with 3 p.m. check-in and an 8 p.m. performance by the Chicago-based professional comedy improv troupe, Laugh Out Loud.

Saturday’s events include a 10:30 a.m. Parents Association meeting with Samford president Andrew Westmoreland, an academic fair attended by faculty members and a tailgate lunch prior to the 2 p.m. football game against Southern Conference perennial national power Appalachian State.

An outdoor family movie night will be held on the campus quadrangle at 8:30 p.m. The feature presentation will be “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.”

On Sunday, students and families can take in a Samford women’s soccer match or attend the annual Hymn Sing, which features congregational singing of familiar church songs. Both events begin at 2 p.m.

Tickets are required for some programs. For more information or to register, go to or email



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 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.