2014 Homecoming, Family Weekend Dates Set
Posted by Philip Poole on 2014-02-26
Samford University has announced dates for two major fall weekends.
Family Weekend will be Oct. 3-4. A full schedule of events will be announced at a later date, according to Kelia Furr, Samford's director of parent programs. The weekend will include a Saturday afternoon football game against new Southern Conference rival Mercer University.
Homecoming is Oct. 30-Nov. 1. Featured alumni reunions are the classes of 1964, 1989 and 2004, although many organizations and groups are planning reunion events during the weekend.
The homecoming schedule will be announced in early summer, according to Molly McGuire, interim director of alumni programs. McGuire's office coordinates Homecoming with a university-wide planning committee. Traditional events during the weekend will include the homecoming banquet on Friday night honoring the 2014 alumni award recipients, a parade and tailgating on Saturday morning, and a Saturday afternoon football game against Concordia College of Selma, Ala.
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 3rd among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,509 students from 45 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.