Posted by Philip Poole on 2012-03-02

Due to the threat of extreme weather for our immediate area, Samford will close at 2:00 pm today (this means classes and university offices).   Because curricular needs vary across programs, instructors will provide course specific make-up information to students enrolled in their courses.   For students living on campus, Residence Life will continue to provide resident-specific emails to provide safety and services information. 

For those who must remain on campus, we are continually monitoring information from the National Weather Service and assessing local conditions.   Stay close to sources of weather information via your tv, radio, computer, or smartphone, as conditions can change rapidly.   We expect a variety of watches and warnings to be issued as the evening continues.  We will utilize our RAVE system in the event that the entire campus is ordered to take action due to the threat of tornadic activity in our immediate vicinity.   To sign up for RAVE, go to: .

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.