Posted by Philip Poole on 2014-02-12

Samford University will delay opening until 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13. The university's emergency response team will continue to monitor weather forecasts and road conditions throughout the night and early morning. Students and employees should check official university communication outlets -- website, social media, RAVE alerts and weather hotline (205-726-4636) -- as well as local media outlets for any updates. 

All facilities personnel should report at 9 a.m. 

The university's dining hall will open for breakfast at 8 a.m. on Thursday. 

Students and employees who drive to campus should use caution and monitor road condition through ALDOT and local media outlets. If you believe you are in an area where travel is unsafe and you will not be on campus, you should contact your professor or supervisor.

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 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 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 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.