Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2010-08-27


Samford Students Arrive This Weekend; Fall Classes Begin Monday, Aug. 30 

Samford University freshmen arrive Friday (AUG. 27) to move in to residence halls and begin three days of Connections events that will acquaint them with campus life.

In addition to small group meetings on various orientation topics, Connections events include a movie at the Alabama Theatre on Friday evening, an ice cream social at Samford President Andrew Westmoreland’s home on Saturday afternoon, and worship in Reid Chapel on Sunday morning.

Samford anticipates some 840 freshmen and undergraduate transfer students to join returning students for a total fall enrollment of about 4,700.

Upperclassmen arrive Saturday and Sunday. Fall semester classes begin Monday. The opening convocation of the academic year will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Wright Center Concert Hall.

A series of Welcome Back programs are planned the first week of school for new and returning students. Events include campus concerts and special activities each day. Some students will travel as a group to Tallahassee, Fla., to watch the Samford Bulldogs take on the Florida State Seminoles in the season-opening football game on Saturday, Sept. 4.


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. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 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.