Posted by Philip Poole on 2010-04-26

Since Samford’s first commencement in 1847, the university community has joined for a service of worship, prayer and reflection.  To continue this tradition, the Class of 2010 and the university faculty will participate in a Prayer Breakfast on Friday, May 14 at 7:15 a.m. in the Cafeteria of Ralph W. Beeson University Center. This private event will allow members of the Samford community to enjoy a special breakfast buffet together and share memories and stories of their shared time at the university.

Candidates for graduation and faculty are encouraged to register in advance. 



Complete Commencement Schedule  

Wednesday, May 5 

11:00 a.m.--Beeson School of Divinity Commencement Ceremony (as part of the Consecration Service), Gerow Hodges Chapel

Friday, May 14 

7:15 a.m.--Graduation Prayer Breakfast, University Cafeteria

10:00 a.m.--McWhorter School of Pharmacy Commencement Ceremony, Leslie S. Wright Center Concert Hall

1:00 p.m.--Brock School of Business Commencement Ceremony, Leslie S. Wright Center Concert Hall

3:30 p.m.--Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing Commencement Ceremony, Leslie S. Wright Center Concert Hall

4:30 p.m.--President's Reception, University Cafeteria

6:00 p.m.--Cumberland School of Law Commencement Ceremony, Leslie S. Wright Center Concert Hall

Saturday, May 15, 2010 

  • 10:00 a.m.-- Howard College of Arts & Sciences/Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education Professional Studies/ The School of the Arts Commencement Ceremony, Thomas E. and Marla H. Corts Arena in the Pete Hanna Center
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.