Posted by Philip Poole on 2014-01-30

UPDATED, 1/30/14, 1:30 P.M. 

Samford University will continue to be closed on Friday, Jan. 31.

The pharmacy school lecture scheduled for Friday has been cancelled.

The law school symposium scheduled for Friday has been cancelled.

The business school guest lecture scheduled for Friday has been cancelled.

Saturday events for University Fellows and Preministerial Scholars will take place as scheduled.

Pharmacy school admission interviews will take place as scheduled on Saturday.

Academy of the Arts classes scheduled through the weekend will be rescheduled for a later date. Registrants will be notified of the new dates.

The main gate will continue to be closed until further notice. The west gate remains open.

Campus Dining has returned to normal operating hours, except for lunch. Lunch on Thursday and Friday will be served from 11-1:30 p.m.

If you are an employee or commuter student still on campus and you do not plan to leave today, please notify Samford's public safety office (ext. 2020) of your location. The university will do its best to assist you until you can leave.

If you have an emergency, including a medical emergency, continue to contact Samford's public safety office at ext. 2020.


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.