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.


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.