Posted by William Nunnelley on 2009-12-18

Samford University will close for several days during the Christmas holiday season.  The University will be closed the week of Dec. 21-27.  It will reopen Dec. 28-30, and then close again Dec. 31-Jan. 1.

The main gate will be closed at 10 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20, and reopen at 6 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 27.  It will be closed again at 10 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, and reopen at 6 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 2.  During times the university is closed, the west gate entrance will be staffed by the Samford department of public safety to assist anyone needing campus access.

Emergencies during the holiday break should be directed to the department of public safety at (205) 726-2020.  All maintenance issues during the break will be handled by the office of operations and planning’s on-call line at (205) 726-2711.

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.