Posted by William Nunnelley on 2011-06-22

Twenty-five incoming Samford University freshmen are getting to know some of their new classmates while enjoying the rapids of North Carolina’s Ocoee River this week.  They’re taking part in a Samford Summer Adventure June 22-24 in Bryson City, N.C.

            “This is an optional experience that helps prepare incoming students for the transition to the Samford community,” said Elizabeth Primm, Samford’s associate director of admission.  “They spend time getting to know future classmates while expanding their leadership skills and enjoying outdoor recreation activities.”

            The program is available on a first-come, first served basis to about 25 students twice each summer.  The students are accompanied by Molly McGuire, Samford’s coordinator of new student orientation and special programs, and a team of Samford student orientation leaders.

            The second 2011 Samford Summer Adventure is scheduled for July 11-13 in Bryson City.


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.