Published on February 10, 2015 by Philip Poole  
Homecoming family 2

With the official announcement of the 2015 football schedule, Samford University has confirmed dates for two major fall events.

Family Weekend will be Sept. 18-20. Defending Southern Conference champion University of Tennessee-Chattanooga will be the football opponent. The full Family Weekend schedule will be announced later this year, according to Susan Todd Doyle, Samford's director of parent programs.

Homecoming is Nov. 6-8 with Clark-Atlanta University as the football opponent. The full weekend schedule is being updated throughout the year, according to Lauren McCaghren, senior director of alumni programs and annual giving.

In addition to seven Southern Conference games and two other home non-conference games against University of Central Arkansas and Florida A & M University, the football schedule includes a Sept. 26 game at Atlantic Coast Conference member University of Louisville (Kentucky).

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 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 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.