Published on February 24, 2015 by Bailey Fuqua  
grads celebrating commencement

Samford University has announced the dates and times for spring 2015 commencement-related activities. The schedule begins May 5 with the Graduating Seniors Reception and continues through May 16. 

The schedule includes a number of awards ceremonies, receptions and seven commencement ceremonies. 

Commencement ceremonies will be held in Samford’s Leslie S. Wright Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, except as noted in the schedule below. 

Samford will live-stream the seven commencement ceremonies for those unable to attend. Live stream information and other commencement details will be announced later this spring. Updates will be posted online throughout the semester. 

The schedule, as of Feb. 24, includes: 

April 20

School of Education Department of Curriculum and Instruction Awards Ceremony, 5:30 p.m., Orlean Bullard Beeson Hall 

May 5

Graduating Seniors Reception, 6-8 p.m., The President’s Home 

May 6

Beeson Divinity School Commencement and Consecration Service, 11 a.m., Andrew Gerow Hodges Chapel, Divinity Hall 

May 11-15

Graduating Senior Art Exhibit, 9 a.m.-4p.m. , Samford Art Gallery, Swearingen Hall 

May 13

McWhorter School of Pharmacy Awards Ceremony, 6 p.m., Wright Center Concert Hall 

May 14

McWhorter School of Pharmacy Commencement, 6 p.m.              

May 15

Brock School of Business Senior Awards Ceremony, 9 a.m., Brock Forum, Dwight Beeson Hall 

Brock School of Business Reception for graduating students and their families, 10 a.m., Ben Brown Plaza

Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony, 10 a.m., Shades Mountain Baptist Church 

Department of Kinesiology reception for graduates and their families, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Rotunda, Dwight and Lucille Beeson Center for Healing Arts 

Brock School of Business Commencement, 12 p.m. 

College of Health Sciences Commencement, 3 p.m. 

Cumberland School of Law reception for graduates and families, 4-5:15 p.m., Brewer Plaza 

Cumberland School of Law Commencement, 6 p.m. 

School of the Arts dinner for graduating students and their families, 6 p.m., First Baptist Church, Birmingham 

May 16

School of the Arts and Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education Commencement, 10 a.m. 

School of the Arts reception for graduating students and families, 11 a.m., Samford Art Gallery, Swearingen Hall   

Howard College of Arts and Sciences Commencement, 1 p.m. 

Bailey Fuqua is a journalism and mass communication major and a news and feature writer in the Office of Marketing and Communication.

About Samford UniversitySamford is a premier nationally ranked Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts and a distinct blend of 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 3rd nationally for student engagement and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks Samford 34th among private universities in the U.S. for value and affordability. Samford enrolls 5,692 students from 46 states and 28 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.