Posted by Philip Poole on 2014-02-12

Samford University will close at 1 p.m. today. All classes after 1 p.m. are cancelled and offices are closed.

If you are involved in a non-academic campus activity scheduled for Wednesday afternoon and evening, contact the event coordinator or organization for updates.

Students and employees who drive to campus are encouraged to use caution and to monitor road conditions through ALDOT and other media outlets.

The emergency response team will continue to monitor weather forecasts and road conditions through the afternoon and evening. Students and employees should monitor university communication outlets - website, weather hotline, email and RAVE alerts - as well as local media outlets for updates about Thursday.


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.