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.

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.