Posted by Philip Poole on 2014-10-08

By Cassady Weldon

Many Samford University organizations are hosting reunions and events during homecoming Oct. 31-Nov. 2 to welcome alumni back to campus.

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Molly McGuire, Samford’s director of alumni programs, is pleased to see so many groups planning events for homecoming weekend.

“Homecoming offers a variety of opportunities for alumni to return to campus. We are excited to see many reunions taking place for class years, Greek organizations, school departments and even a study abroad reunion,” said McGuire. “It’s going to be a great weekend for alumni of all ages to celebrate their alma mater."

Samford Greek Life is hosting a “Halloween Spooktacular” Friday, Oct. 31, from 4-6 p.m.. in West Campus housing. The “Spooktacular” is a free Halloween event for children of all ages. Members of the Greek organizations Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Omicron Pi, Alpha Tau Omega, Chi Omega, Phi Mu, Pi Kappa Phi, Sigma Chi, Sigma Nu and Zeta Tau Alpha are hosting this family-friendly event. Costumes are encouraged, McGuire said.

Zeta Tau Alpha will host a dessert reception on Friday, Oct. 31, from 4-6 p.m.. at the Zeta Tau Alpha house. ZTA alumni and families are welcome to join members of Zeta Tau Alpha for the reception during the Halloween Spooktacular. Advance reservations are requested for the reception. Costumes are welcome at this reception.

Many events are scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 1.

Sigma Chi is hosting coffee and bagels at 9:30 a.m. in their new house in West Campus. They will be celebrating their new house dedication at 10 a.m. Advance reservations are requested for Sigma Chi events during homecoming.

Alpha Delta Pi is hosting an open house from 10 a.m. -12 p.m.. at the Alpha Delta Pi house in West Campus. Alpha Delta Pi invites all Kappa alumni to reconnect with alumnae and meet current Kappa chapter members.

Alumni who have participated in study abroad programs are invited to the Global Engagement Office meet-and-greet at 10 a.m. in the new Global Engagement Office, 221 Brooks Hall. Angela Ferguson, Samford’s director of international education, invites alumni to “have a cup of coffee and learn more about the study abroad programs and experiences” now offered by Samford.

Samford A Cappella Choir will have a “Quad Sing” at 10:30 a.m. on the Harwell G. Davis Library steps. A Cappella Choir celebrates their 75th anniversary this year.

The Journalism and Mass Communication Department is celebrating its 30th anniversary and 100 years of journalism studies at Samford. The department will induct four into the JMC Wall of Fame at 11:15 a.m. in Bolding Studio.

Tailgates and reunions on the Quad begin at 12 p.m.. “We want alumni to enjoy the family-friendly environment and tailgate with their Samford friends,” McGuire said.

Tailgate on the quad with Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Omicron Pi, School of the Arts, Howard College of Arts and Sciences, Brock School of Business, the reunion classes of 1989 and 2004, Daniel House alumni, Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education, College of Health Sciences, Cumberland School of Law, Journalism and Mass Communication, Pi Kappa Phi, the Samford Alumni Association, the Samford Black Alumni Association, Sigma Chi, University Fellows and Zeta Tau Alpha.

Zeta Tau Alpha will host a 50th anniversary dinner at 6 p.m.. at Rosewood Hall in downtown Homewood. Enjoy an evening full of sisterhood, philanthropy and fun surprises for all Zeta Tau Alpha alumnae and collegiate members. Dinner is cocktail attire and for alumnae and collegiate members only. RSVP for this event.

Sigma Chi Chapter alumni are invited to join current Sigma Chi members for dinner at 6 p.m.. at the Sigma Chi house in honor of the Pi Chapter's 30 year anniversary of its rechartering. RSVP for the Sigma Chi Homecoming events.

Pi Kappa Phi is hosting a Founders Day Ball at 7 p.m.. at the Marriott Grandview Hotel. To register, contact Chris Belman at 706-593-5148 or at cbelman@samford.edu. Register by Wednesday, Oct. 15. Special room rates are available at the Marriott Grandview.

Alpha Omicron Pi will dedicate their new chapter house in West Campus on Sunday, Nov. 2, at 3 p.m.. The new house is located next to Mountain View Hall.

To register for Homecoming, including all reunions, go to alumni.samford.edu/homecoming2014. All registrations for Homecoming are requested by Oct. 22, McGuire said.

 

Cassady Weldon is a journalism and mass communication major and news and feature writer in the Office of Marketing and Communication.

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