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



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.